What is the full form of BHMS?
The full form of BHMS is Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. BHMS is an academic undergraduate degree course that covers homoeopathic system medical knowledge. The curriculum has a period of five and a half years which involves four and half years of research followed by one year of internship. In the homoeopathic system, the undergraduate curriculum can also be pursued through the distance educational process. A graduate is qualified to become a doctor in the homoeopathic field of medicine after completing a BHMS degree.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifying criteria set down below in order to be admitted to this course.
- 12th level or any equivalent grade from a recognized university.
- An aggregate score of 50 percent in 12th class.
- Physics, biology, chemistry, and English are mandatory subjects.
- Minimum age is seventeen.
Admission to many of the leading institutes for BHMS study is made through entrance examination. Applicants are required to pass various state and national entrance examinations.
Applicants are determined based on the score obtained in the respective entry test followed by a group discussion round and a personal interview. With this, the abilities and skills of applicants may be measured and shortlisted. Those applicants who successfully clear the entrance test may show up for the further counselling sessions.
List of entrance examinations
- PU CET
- AP EAMCET
- TS EAMCET
Application form for the entrance test can be found on the official website of the board conducting the exam, which performs the test both online and offline. A demand draft of the fixed amount has to be submitted before filling out the application form via online mode. Applicants applying by the offline method must collect the application form from the college counter providing the curriculum.
List of top institutes providing BHMS course
BHMS course enables candidates to select any specialization such as Paediatrics, Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Psychology, Infertility and Skin Specialist to treat patients with access to their knowledge of homoeopathic research.
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
- Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
- Parul University, Vadodara
- Vinayaka Missions University, Salem
- RKDF University, Bhopal
Career after BHMS
Graduates of BHMS can find employment conveniently in government and private hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, research laboratories, etc. Homoeopathic consultant, homoeopathic doctor, research associate, insurance officer, quality control officer, junior lecturer, and pharmacist are some standard job profiles for BHMS graduates.
Candidates can go for higher Homeopathy research and the related areas. Some of the sectors in which higher research may be conducted after the BHMS curriculum are discussed below.
- M.Sc. in Psychiatry
- MD in Homeopathy
- Masters in Hospital Management
- M.Sc. in Epidemiology
- MD in Endocrinology