What People in India think about Doctors !!

What People in India think about Doctors !!

Well you may be wondering that this article may highlight the glorious history of Indian medicine and how people in India should appreciate  that. But well lets just say thats not the scenario presently. Lets just say it is one of the most respected career options available in India. People are trying hard to crack the entrance exams to be in this. But the weird thing is that very parent who is actually criticising the doctors admits his/her child in the best coaching institute so that entering into that very profession becomes easy. So you can say a lot of bad things but at the end of the day you unknowingly admit that they are still the saviours of the society. That means people do not actually think that way but they are made to believe certain things by some group of people. now lets think about the so called “Group of People” who are spreading a poison in our profession.

Is it the biased media who considers themselves greater than any doctor and apparently end up channeling an artery?

or is it the fake doctors who are practicing in reputed institutions 

Or is it the local goons who just waits for a moment to take out their frustration on Doctors maybe because he was unable to save an 80 yr old chronic alcoholic with liver cirrhosis . ?

Or is it our very own system who actually makes a doctor work for 10-20 hours continuously ?


All these poisons have actually misguided people about us. We still do work as hard as possible. We sacrifice our own lives for the betterment of society. So lets hope for a day when people will again start admitting that they do respect us and more importantly they need us when their mind will be free from all the influences . Then will be a time when you actually wont be hearing people mumbling behind our backs…you wont actually feel the need for greater security during a night duty…..you will finally be happy after seeing “That Smile” in the innocent face of a child who will actually admire you after you had treated him .

Lets hope for a better future…

Average salary of a doctor in India – Recent Study

Average salary of a doctor in India – Recent Study

Some killer facts about salary of a Indian Doctors, how much the doctors earn in India. Doctors are the most respected persons in a society. These noble persons are regarded as “The living God”.  They are some most paid professionals with high salary compared to other professionals. Salary of doctor in India or monthly income varies from Rs.30,000 to Rs.50 lakhs per month. There are doctors with highest tax payers to poor doctors supported by parents for a living. So, there are no fixed salary for a medical professional in India.  These are some general queries about salary of doctor in India often asked by general people to growing baby doctors. Here everything will be discussed about salary of doctors in India. Definitely as a developing country with low GDP, PPP Indian Doctors get low salary compared to USA medical professionals. Salary of doctor in India varies depending upon several factors like Country, Place of work, Type of Specialization, Type of sector – government or private , Skills of the doctor , Experience, Strategies with Personal setup and others.

Some facts about salary of doctor in india –

  1. There are only one doctor present for serving One thousand five hundred people.
  2. 48,180 hours are needed to be a doctor to earn 48K per month.
  3. A Intern can work continuously for 68hours.
  4. A MBBS doctor works 18hrs a day.
  5. The highest paid interns earn 50 paisa per second that is 30 Rupees a hour.
  6. If a doctor start a nursing home he can buy a new BMW every month.
  7. Government spent 24 lakhs to produce one MBBS doctor.
  8. Sometime, A medical seat in private medical college costs 5 cr.

Here I will mainly discuss about the salary of doctor in India with several dependencies.

Time table for a doctor to earn 60K+ in a month – A doctor who has spent 5.5 years for a MBBS degree. If he is too lucky, hardworking and brilliant and passes the Postgraduate entrance in one attempt then he has to give 3 years for MD and let us assume 5 years for experience. So, he has to give 13.5 years of life to earn 60,000 rupees per month – salary of doctor in India who has passed MD.

MBBS Course – 4.5 years.

Internship – 1 year.

MD – 3 years.

Experience – 5 years.

Total – 13.5 years

Number of doctors present in India – Number of doctors present in India are very low compared to other countries like it’s neighbor China. There are 1.9 doctors present for 1000 Chinese but for India it is 0.7 doctors for one thousand people of India. It means there are 7 doctors for 10000 Indians. So, statistics said that 1450 Indians are dependent on one doctor. It is clear picture of India’s poor health service. If you consider United Kingdom and United States the ratio of Doctor and Patient is quite high compared to India. Spain has an absolutely high Doctor to Patient Ratio. DP ratio of Spain is 4.9. Spain has one doctor serving 200 citizens of the country.

Doctor and Patient Ratio in different parts of the world:

Country: India

Doctor : Patient Ratio = 0.7

Patient dependent on One Doctor = 1450

Country: China

Doctor : Patient Ratio = 1.88

Patient dependent on One Doctor = 550

Country: United State

Doctor : Patient Ratio = 2.52

Patient dependent on One Doctor = 400

Country: United Kingdom

Doctor: Patient Ratio = 2.92

Patient dependent on One Doctor = 350

Country: Spain

Doctor: Patient Ratio = 4.87

Patient dependent on One Doctor = 200


Salary of intern doctors in different states of India

Assam – ₹14,000 per month

Andhra Pradesh – ₹10,000 per month

Bihar – ₹14,000 per month

Bengal – ₹18,000 per month

Chhattisgarh – ₹10,000 per month

Delhi – ₹15,000 per month

Gujrat – ₹9,500 per month

Himachal Pradesh – ₹12,000 per month

Jammu – ₹7,000 per month

Karnataka – ₹ 22,000 per month

Maharashtra – ₹8,500 per month

Madhya Pradesh – ₹8,000 per month

Orissa – ₹15,500 per month

Punjab – ₹10,000 per month

Rajasthan – ₹7,000 per month

Tripura – ₹10,500 per month

Uttar Pradesh – ₹9,500 per month


Post MBBS- Rs. 10,000 to 40,000/month (5.5 years of training)

Post MD/MS – Rs. 30,000 to 2,00,000/ month ( 9-12years of training)

Post DM/Mch/Fellowship – Rs. 50,000 to 3,00,000/month. (12-15 years of training)


Radiologists 1.5 -3.5 lakhs.

Gynecologist 1 – 2.5 lakhs

Pediatrician 1 – 2  lakhs

Orthopaedician 1 – 2 lakhs

Orthopaedician  surgeon– 1.5 to 26 lakhs

Anesthesia 1 – 2 lakhs

General Physician 1 – 2  lakhs

General Surgery  1 – 1.75 lakhs

Ophthalmologist – 80k – 1.75 lakhs

Pathologist doctor – 9.0 to 10.0 lakhs

Dermatologist doctor – 9.0 to 10.0 lakhs

Microbiologist doctor – 4.0 to 5.0 lakhs



Cardiology 3.5 – 7 lakhs / month

Neurology 2.5 – 6.5 lakhs / month

Urology 1.7 – 5.5 lakhs / month


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  8. Medical Writer fresher salary – 1.0 to 2.0 lakhs
  9. Accounts Receivable Analyst fresher salary – 1.0 to 2.0 lakhs
  10. Medical Biller fresher salary – 1.0 to 1.5 lakhs


Strategies with personal setup:

The following strategies can make a doctor earn money quickly and effieciently.

Private Practice – Private practicing is the way most of the doctors earn a lot.

Commission from pharmacy and labs – Doctors earn by getting commission from different pharmacy and laboratory.

Investment – If you invest some penny in your business you are the winner.

Private setup – Setting up a private nursing home gives you the choice to have a new car every 3 weeks.

Marketing skills – Your marketing skill will help you make a comfortable zone to have good no of customer.

Professional skill – Finally your professional skill is the thing you can really sell to earn a lot of money



Eye Surgeon: 15,000-30,000 Yuan a month.

Heart Surgeon: (Cardiology): 20,000 to 50,000 Yuan a month.

Regular Doctor: At least 5,000 Yuan a month.

Other Doctor Professions: 5,000 to 10,000 Yuan a month


Story of poor doctors:

The story of Hemang Sanghvi, a gold medallist plastic surgeon of Bangalore Medical College is demoralizing for the society of baby doctors and aspirants. The doctor has to work for 18 hours a day to get a salary of 30,000 per month. He is unable to afford a home and the institution has not provided a house for him. He has to live in the Men boy’s hostel of the Medical College. This is same story of 300 other doctors.


Experience in first year MBBS final Anatomy practical exam

Experience in first year MBBS final Anatomy practical exam

A knowledge in anatomy is like a dead weight if we do not know how to apply the knowledge with successful skill. My experience in first year MBBS is quite good.Anatomy is really a hard subject for first year students because you never read about it like two other subjects like Physiology and Biochemistry. Our school teacher used to tell us that you have entered into a sea when we were in class eleven, But we are now really understanding what actually a sea is. The sea we were used to think are now like a small pond. Every wise person said that Practical part of the anatomy is more important than theory. I am sharing my experience in first year mbbs anatomy practical examination.

“I will turn human anatomy into roses and stars and sea. I will dissect the beloveds body in metaphor.” – Siri Hustvedt in The Summer Without Men

I know syllabus of human anatomy is like counting number of stars and amount of water in sea but if you love it like you love the beauty and smell of a  living rose – you are going to be a genius. I am writing another quotes which sounds funny.

“No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.” – Honoré de Balzac

He had told like this to express that it is impossible to understand a woman. But if he really tried to learn anatomy- ever read the Grey’s anatomy, he would not said like this. If People have to study anatomy in order to get married – then – I like to hear your comment in this regard. It’s really a long debate.

So, I had the Anatomy practical exam. There was one day gap between two practical exam. Anatomy was next to Physiology practical exam. So, I had to focus on important chapters of anatomy and obviously my most favorite Atlas of anatomy utilizing most of the day. It was a amazing experience in first year mbbs anatomy practical examination.

The Day of Exam (experience in first year mbbs) 

Journey from Hostel room to Anatomy Hall – some unexpected moments 

Moments in the morning The day was luckily unlucky – Sometimes my luck favored but mostly luck was not with me. I was forced to wake up at 6:35 AM in the morning by me though alarm was set for 7 AM. And after some unorganized last minute view of Histology slides, I got ready and prepared my bag with with few  books, color pencils, pen etc. Then I see my white apron was staring at me curiously hanging from a overpopulated rope. I thanked myself for remembering that as I am a experienced and expert in forgetting.

Crisis in the road – It was 9:15 and I hurried for auto, taking a cake from canteen as usually I do. I was in hurry and there was auto but fully loaded there was no space for a single poor man. After few minutes a auto came and there was a space. But around ten people were struggling for  the single seat without showing any sympathy with this fighter. Waited for another 10 min with red face with anger in every cell like the Angry Bird and finally, I managed to get a seat and now I was the winner of the battle, feeling proud for myself. I traveled the 3/4th of the road very smoothly but suddenly paused but time was not paused. It’s cost was only 5 min, I had to pay. I started running, reached the college at 9:45. My heart was beating very fast as it wanted to come out from by body. I was feeling my apex beat like a novice drummer practicing with a hammer inside my chest.

The incidents that took place inside the anatomy hall – usual or unusual 

At last I entered the anatomy hall with gathering some confidence with in me. I was trying to charge mind but past experience was haunting my mind in the staircase. Head of the Department mam had already scolded me for the same reason.  It was my good luck for that day.

Histology exam experience – Histology exam started at 10:30 am, Histology notebooks were taken. I am telling seriously that I had some type of allergy in Histology notebook.  In Histology exam you have to identify 5 slides with two points and a special slide which you have to  draw only. Viva will be asked from the special slide . There was no problem in identifying the five slides and also the special slide. I was happy and did not hear any mishap from my fellow batch mates though 2 or 3 people mis-identified and later corrected with HOD’s solid snub.

Other six exam tables – After Histology, you have the freedom to choose any one of the following tables- Identification, Radiology & Surface Marking, Bones, Viscera and dissection window. Histology exam is conducted by fully internal team of Anatomy department but now it is the time for facing external.

My first choice Window – There was two cadavers one in supine and one in prone position. You have to give exam for one window. Normally you have to pick one card by lottery. The name of the window is written in the card. If you are lucky enough you get the chance to play with your luck again if the sir or mam conducting the lottery has some sympathy for you.

Luck didn’t favor this time – But actually what happened, the lottery was conducted by a really good and sympathetic mam. I was in a small queue behind two. They did no lottery just told what they want and mam gave the same card to them. My mind and heart was bouncing like a spring to get my most wanted, most practiced, most studied  Femoral triangle.  But, when my turn came another mam came to assist her. I told mam my choice. But mam was completely changed. The mam came like a negative inducer and I was ordered to choose from the bunch of cards. I choose a card and it was not for me, I have not done this before I told. The second mam started her mouth which I denied to hear and requested for another choice. First mam gave me the chance warning that it was my last chance. I did and and yes I got “Cubital fossa” a hot thing.

On spot preparation – I went for the cubital fossa there was no one for it. External sir was taking exam of a other fortunate who were first in the queue. I got the time as I required to prepare myself extra time to discuss with others who got the same.

We both enjoyed the Cubital Fossa – My turn came, Sir asked me to show roof, floor, boundaries, nerves, vessels everything and some clinical questions that I answered properly. I was happy to make sir happy but happiness came to anger when I came to know that sir gave 6.5 for good answers and 6 for moderate to bad answers. Actually they gave average number for experience in first year mbbs.

Identification, not a problem – Then I preferred to go for identification and waited for my turn sir pointed his forceps to  vessels, nerves, structures, viscera’s, muscles. I identified and answered carefully. Very good experience in first year mbbs practical exam.

Radiology and surface marking was my next choice I got a token of a line and a point frontal air sinus and 9th costal cartilage respectively. Examiner asked me few questions from occipito-mental view of skull.

V for Viscera – I gave the Viscera exam confidently. Brian, lung, tongue, cerebellum etc was given to me and I tried my best to satisfy the teacher. My total experience in first year mbbs dissection classes for viscera works fine.

Studying bones proved useless – The examination of bone was my last exam and the examiner’s too. We were three left for the exam. So as a team of three got confidence but he picked up the section of a bone. Giving half of the sectioned bone asked some definitions. He wanted us to tell “The exact definition written in the book” we failed to satisfy him. No anatomical position, no bony features, no attachment – studying these all things proved truly useless for the exam – a nice experience in first year mbbs.

It was my experience in first year mbbs and It was truly my last exam for anatomy, I successfully passed the first year and now trying to study the anatomy of second year that is Pharmacology.

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