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What is the full form of BHMS

BHMS: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

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BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. It is an undergraduate medical degree in Homeopathy; an alternative approach to medicine. The duration of the course is around 4.5 years with a one-year mandatory Internship. The course is followed by an internship which starts after the students complete the final examination.

Homeopathy emerged in the year 1796 and its founder is Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle that the substances responsible for the symptoms of a disease in healthy people can be used to treat similar symptoms in ailing people.

Homeopathy is a system of treatment based on the belief that the body can heal itself when given greatly diluted medicines. Homeopathy is essentially a supplemental or alternative medicine that differs significantly from procedures that are a part of western conventional medicine.

Why Choose BHMS?

Holistic strategy: Homeopathy is a holistic strategy that includes naturopathic treatment and alternative medicine. Practitioners watch how patients respond to their environment and how their lifestyle and heredity affect their illnesses.

Global Demand: Homeopathic doctors will find demand everywhere they go because this method is used all around the world.

Pay scale: A BHMS graduate often earns more money than an ayurvedic physician. A government hospital offers plenty of options for students as well.

The level of difficulty: Since students must acquire knowledge-related studies as well as modern science, the curriculum's level of difficulty is often lower than that of Ayurvedic studies; in contrast, students in BHMS are only required to learn a small fraction of modern science.

Eligibility for BHMS

A student who has passed 12th class with physics, chemistry and Biology as the main subjects is eligible to enrol in BHMS. The admission is based on merit. There are also various joint entrance exams for M.B.B.S, B.D.S and B.H.M.S courses. The subjects included in this course are Homeopathic Pharmacy, Homeopathic Material Medica, Homeopathic Philosophy, Bio-Chemistry, Homoeopathic Repertory, Practice of Medicine, etc. Course fees can start from INR 1,50,000 to INR 3,50,000.

Specialization in BHMS

After successfully completing the course, one can pursue a specialization in Homeopathy. There are various options for specialization in Homeopathy like Paediatrics, Infertility, Psychiatry, Skin Specialist, etc.

Some Popular BHMS Colleges

  • Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, New Delhi
  • Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homoeopathic Medical College, Mumbai
  • Bakson Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital, Greater Noida
  • Calcutta Homeopathic Medical College, Calcutta
  • Shri Sairam Homeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Chennai
  • Venkateswara Homoeopathy Medical College and Hospital, Chennai
  • Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College, Karnataka

Some Popular BHMS Entrance Exams

  • NIH BHMS Entrance Exam
  • UP BHMS - Common Entrance Test
  • PU CET (BHMS) Entrance Test
  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test (BVP CET)
  • Engineering, Agricultural, and Medical Common Entrance Test (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) (EAMCET)
  • Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET)
  • Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical (KEAM) and
  • Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PUCET)

Syllabus of Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)

BHMS - First Year

  • Organon of Medicine, Principles of Homoeopathic Philosophy and Psychology
  • Physiology including Biochemistry
  • Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology
  • Homeopathic Materia Medica
  • Homeopathic Pharmacy

BHMS - Second Year

  • Pathology and Microbiology including Virology and Parasitology Bacteriology
  • Organon of Medicine and Principles of Homeopathic Philosophy
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Homoeopathic Materia Medica
  • Surgery including ENT, Eye Dental and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Practice of Medicine and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Infant Care and Homeo Therapeutics

BHMS - Third Year

  • The Practice of Medicine and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Infant Care and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Organon of Medicine
  • Homoeopathic Materia Medica

BHMS - Fourth Year

  • The Practice of Medicine and Homeo Therapeutics
  • Organon of Medicine
  • Homoeopathic Materia Medica
  • Repertory
  • Community Medicine

Career Prospects

The BHMS graduates can easily find a job in government hospitals, private hospitals, Insurance companies, NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, research labs etc. Some common job profiles for BHMS graduates are given below:

  • Homeopathic Consultant
  • Homeopathic Doctor
  • Junior Lecturer
  • Research Associate
  • Pharmacist
  • Insurance Officer
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Private Practitioner
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Homeopathic Physician

Post-Graduate Courses after Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)

M.D (Hom) Materia Medica M.Sc Clinical Research
M.D (Hom) Organon of Medicine and Philosophy M.Sc Human Genome
M.D (Hom) Practice of Medicine M.Sc Applied Psychology
M.D (Hom) Case Taking and Repertorisation M.Sc Medical Biochemistry
M.D (Hom) Psychiatry M.Sc Health Sciences and Yoga Therapy
M.D (Hom) Paediatrics PGDM Holistic Health Care
M.D (Hom) Pharmacy PGDM Acupuncture
M.Sc Epidemiology PGDM Preventive and Promotive Health Care
M.Sc Medical Biochemistry PGDM Diabetes Mellitus
M.Sc Medical Anatomy PGDM Clinical Diabetology
M.Sc Neuroscience MHA (Master of Hospital Administration)
M.Sc Genetics MBA (Healthcare Management)
M.Sc Food and Nutrition MPH (Master of Public Health)

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