Careers in Homeopathy: Homeopathy is treatment of a disease or condition by using very small amounts of drugs which, if they were given to a healthy person, would produce systems like those of the disease. It is called as a form of alternative medicine. It was first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. General notion about Homeopathic remedies is that these are mostly safe.
Careers in Homeopathy – How to enter?
You should have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry and biology then you can go for Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) programme.
Some of the Homoeopathic Medical Colleges offering admission to first year of 5V2-Bachelor of Homeopathy System of Medicine & Surgery (B.H.M.S.) (including one year internship) are given below. Admission is generally made on the basis of merit in the competitive entrance examination covering Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Further information and current status of recognition of medical qualifications awarded by Universities/ Boards/ Council of Homeopathy, can be ascertained from the Secretary, Central Council of Homeopathy, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhartia Chikitsa avam Homoeopathic Anusandhan Bhawan, 5th & 6th Floor, 61-65 Institutional Area, Opp. ‘D’ Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058 (Ph: 28525582, 28520607, www.cchindia.com.)
Careers in Homeopathy | Remuneration
At the entry level one can get approx. Rs. 45,000 p.m., at middle level Rs. 70,000 p.m. and at the Senior level it rises up to Rs. 90,000 p.m. in the govt, sector. Besides all these you can go for your own venture.
Various courses in Homeopathy
Careers in Homeopathy | Homeopathy (Degree Course) B.H.M.S.
BHMS Course Duration: 5.5 years including compulsory internship of one year duration after passing the final degree examination. Eligibility: Intermediate Science (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or equivalent.
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Careers in Homeopathy | Homeopathy (Graded Degree Course) B.H.M.S.
BHMS Graded Degree Course spreads over a period of two years including compulsory internship of six months duration after passing the final degree examination. This Course has been recommended as a bridge or link short term course for the benefit of diploma holders to raise their educational level to that of degree.
The Central Council has also laid down minimum standards of education specifying that every college shall provide minimum requirements, norm and standards in regard to teaching as well as hospital staff, equipment, accommodation and other facilities for proper training of the medical students of Homeopathy.
Careers in Homeopathy | Homeopathy (Post Graduate Degree Course) M.D. (Horn.)
The Central Council has prescribed Post Graduate Degree Courses in Homoeopathic subjects i.e., Materia Medica, Homoeopathic Philosophy and Repertory which spread over 3 years duration including one year house job or equivalent thereof.
In order to evaluate the standards of medical education being imparted in various medical colleges of Homeopathy, the Central Council has laid down with the prior approval of Central Government, Homeopathy Central Council (Inspectors and Visitors) Regulations, 1982 for inspection of the Colleges in terms of teaching facilities, equipments, accommodation, staff provided in the Colleges and attached hospitals.
Besides it, the Central Council has undertaken in-service Orientation Training Programme of three days duration with the aim to acquaint the Principals/Professors/Assistant Professors/Lecturers level teaching staff of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges with the provisions of the Homeopathy Central Act and various Educational Regulations made thereunder as the said Act and Code of Ethics Regulations are also a part of syllabus of Forensic Medicine at the undergraduate level courses in Homoeopathic Medical Colleges.
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