How To Become A Surgeon?

By Jyothi Swaroop Makena

23rd August, 2023

A student to practice as a general surgeon should get excellent scores in grade 12, clear NEET UG, successfully complete MBBS, clear NEET PG and pursue MS.


Here is everything you need to know about becoming a surgeon

Students have to pass NEET. It is the only entrance examination for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admission in India with a total of 76,928 medical seats, barring 1,205 seats in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Clearing NEET UG

Completing an MBBS Degree

 MBBS is one of the most prominent graduate degrees for becoming a doctor in India. It is a UG level combination of two disciplines in medicine and surgery, which the government and private colleges across the country offer.

NEET PG, which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations, will be the basis of admission to MS courses in medical colleges in India—barring some exceptional colleges like JIPMER and AIIMS.

Clearing NEET PG

Taking-up an MS Degree

After completing an MBBS degree and passing NEET PG, the next step is to get a PG degree, with many having aim fixed on MS, which is one the most prominent PG courses after MBBS. This degree is your ticket to becoming a General Surgeon.

Alternatively, students can pursue Fellowship with Master of Surgery at TAU which gives specialized training to students to clear MRCS exams. This will enable you to practice as a general surgeon in any country, not only in India.