WELCOME TO THE MOST DARING & MOST INFORMATIVE ARTICLE ON WHAT AFTER BDS ???
By the time you finish reading this article you will have a more clearer idea as to what to do after BDS …
NO DENTAL COLLEGE WILL GIVE YOU THESE INFORMATIONS …
Informations collected from the experience of many past BDS students .
So Lets Start and Solve the Mystery of What After BDS ?
Before joining dentistry stream ,we are usually not aware of the difficulties that we are going to face . Most of us do this mistake of thinking that doing BDS ensures a smooth career with smooth and easy returns . By the time we finish our internship this dream breaks and we face the stark and hard reality . Every thing doesn’t look as rosy as we imagined.
For certain persons whose father and mother are already in this field things might be a little easy and different. But such cases are exception and if you are first time dentist in your family without any proper back up things can be a little difficult.
In this post lets go through some of the possibilities that lie ahead …
A ) The list is endless , but always remember to choose what u r comfortable with.The best course for an indian would be to do the PG courses in a good college and then invest in a nice furnished clinic or better still be a consultant in some clinics. That way u invest in solid returns.Initial setbacks are common. I know of a dentist who had virtually no good practice for years before he clicked and is one of the top endodontic consultant.
Now here’s the catch . Getting a govt MDS seat is not easy. It not only needs a great deal of hard work , sometimes two to three attempts to get through and there is always the risk of not getting through even after a lot of dedicated preparation.
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But one got to take the chance. There is this second way to get into private colleges spending some bulk some of money . But some times it works out as people who can afford to pay get the degree faster and easier than others.
B) ACADEMIC LECTURE :
The most common idea that any body has is to to land in academic field as a lecturer …….if u r comfortable in teaching fields.
If u r undergraduate please dont expect high salaries!use it as a platform to learn and prepare for ur PG. Use the help of the aspirants and senior people! If u complete ur post graduation that is a sure shot since u can get sure salary every month irrespective of ur practice..and in a decade or so u can land as an asst. professor or professor and HOD in some college!
But here’s also there is a catch . There has been a steady increase in the number of PG in the recent past and the chances of getting a permanent opening in the college is getting slimmer and tighter.
C) GOVERNMENT SERVICE :
Govt. service is another option.In Tamil nadu,TNPSC exams are conducted with few years gap.so know what it is like in ur place.that way its good even if u can squeeze in just after ur UG.cuz u can do ur PG as a service candidate later …..so get the details..
D) GOING ABROAD :
Its not about financial burden.
Its about wise investment, I mean it.
I would suggest that ypu dont put plans on US as of now for two reasons.The tests will be of difficult nature and u need to accustom urself to the practices there….like the drugs and legal issues!
And the cost u need to incur to attempt once the exam may be huge and its not wise unless we plan to settle there or you already have a solid back up like some relative and even then we cannot afford the loss if we fail.Test fees are huge by indian standards and just to attempt it you need lots of investment.
But of course if one does make it finally abroad as a good dentist then you can be one of the few ultra successful dentists, as unlike India , dentistry abroad is one of the most highest paid jobs . But in the end its you who have to decide and weigh the advantages v/s disadvantages of trying to settle in abroad , as the personal situation varies from one individual to other .
N.B >>> The details regarding the various informations for going abroad can be found here
E) So whats the most easy way to go abroad ??? GULF ???
The best way is to invest where u can get returns.
One sure shot way is to be vigilant when they recruit in the gulf.Its better you do it after PG.
Still u can go after ur UG and for that one must give the MOH(ministry of health)exam.
WHATS THE CATCH HERE — Once more a catch comes … Now a days the gulf countries are giving jobs on a contract basis for certain duration of time with a minimum duration of 3 to 4 years.But for some people it may not be feasible to stay so long out of the country. So again the situation and decision varies from person to person.
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F) Army dental corps is a good idea ….u know y?
They recruit only civil dental surgeons for the job.No competition from any armed force colleges as in the army medical corps where they directly qualify for the same once they graduate from the college !
One can join army as Short Commission or Longterm service. In my opinion its a very good option as >>>>
You get a part to be a part of Indian Army , that itself is highly respectable.
With time you get promotion and can rise to the higher level in the army.
Pay is good with lots of perks .
Its a package of money and respect.
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G) If your main goal is to immediately start a clinic then its better if u do so. If u feel you are inadequate in clinical skills then you can do a senior internship to improve your technical aspects and then open a clinic.
H) MBA IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT
The most recent trend after BDS seems to be Joining MBA course in Hospital Management. Just now 3 New Articles have been published to describe in detail about the course & Career options .
One Line View : This new option is gaining popularity and providing an alternative and better source of employment .Read the articles below in detail.
From the above posts we now have following options after BDS >>>
- Army dental corps
- Pre PG- assist some dentist or put up clinic or senior internship or teaching or govt. placement.then
- PG entrance and MDS.then
- Gulf or academics or clinics or army dental corps or govt. placement.
- Choose well before u go to any other country….
- MBA in Hospital Management
So as the say goes think wisely and choose well before jumping in to any conclusion . Adios Friends !
“Keep Running Towards your Goal … You will reach the destination” ….. Leo Tolstoy