I am in Std IX and want to become a cardiologist. What subjects should I opt for in Std XI? After giving PMT what procedure do I have to follow to become a proper cardiologist? How many years would it take?
Becoming a cardiologist requires 5-6 years of training beyond an MBBS degree. First, clear 10+2 examination with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Then appear in a competitive exam to get admission into M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). This is a 5½ year course which includes one-year internship period as well.
After that you can go for M.D. in General Medicine followed by D.M. in Cardiology, which is a super specialization. You can practise cardiology after your M.D., but to have a really successful career, you must do the D.M. If interested in surgery, you can first do a M.S. in General Surgery after your M.B.B.S. and then M.Ch. in Cardio-thoracic surgery or Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.
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