Medical practitioner is a person who see man in the truest condition. He is the only person welcomed unarmed in battlefields. A medical practitioner comes into contact with all sorts of conditions and people. Apart from work ethic, professionalism, knowledge and confidence the profession require humility and compassion to maintain a good and caring relationship with the patient.
Good training is a mandatory requirement in this profession. The top five colleges in India based on the reputation, placements and education quality are listed.
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi: Established as the institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament for teaching in Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education in 1956. This operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The admission is granted through entrance examination. The hospitals treat 3.5 million patients every year.
- Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMC), Vellore: Founded in 1900 it is one of the prominent and oldest medical institutions in India. It is a private, minority-run educational and research institute that includes a network of primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals in and around Vellore. Admission is offered based on the NEET score.
- Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune: This is the first medical college to be set up by the Armed Forces in Asia. It was set up on BC Roy Committee recommendations in 1962. The purpose is to train medical, paramedical and nursing staff for employment in the Indian armed forces and to encourage more of the younger medical graduates to consider employment in the military services. Admissions are provided based on the NEET score. Candidates who qualify NEET will be invited to appear in Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning, a psychological assessment test cum interview.
- Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi: The college is a tribute to the Indian freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. There are 4 institutes attached to the college. They are Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Centre. Admission is offered based on the NEET score.
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry: Founded in 1823, this is one of the oldest government medical college. This is under the direct administrative control of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India with autonomy to run its internal administration. JIPMER is not affiliated to any university and it awards its own degrees. Admission is offered based on the NEET score.