WHAT ARE THE TOP CAREER OPTIONS AFTER DENTAL GRADUATION (BDS/MDS)
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In this article, we are going to discuss all the career options that are available to a Dentist after Dental Graduation/ School. The job scenarios listed in this article to Dentists residing in India. Compared to western countries, where entrepreneurial sense in more, in India there is much more value of government jobs. Anyway, this article lists most of the career options that are available to a dental student after graduation.
CAREER OPTIONS AFTER BDS AND MDS
Before joining dentistry as a career, we generally have no idea 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 easy and high returns.
By the time we finish our internship this dream breaks and we come face to face with the stark and hard realities.
Everything is no more as rosy as we had imagined.
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WELCOME TO THE MOST DARING
MOST INFORMATIVE ARTICLE ON WHAT AFTER BDS ???
Please buckle up, it’s a long article with a lot of information specially for young Dental Graduates.
By the time you finish reading this article you will have a clearer idea as to what to do after BDS
NO DENTAL COLLEGE WILL GIVE YOU THIS INFORMATION …
Information collected from the experience of many past BDS/MDS students.
So Lets Start and Solve the Mystery of What After BDS?
In the next few slides, we will decode all the career options that are available to a fresh dental graduate. Please note that the career scenario is dynamic. New options keep coming in and some old ones keep going out. Many times some old job scenarios revive. There are private & government options also. So you have a lot to consider and decide and it’s not going to be easy.
So, check out all the slides which will help you in making an informed decision.
Let’s Start with 1st Career Option
A. GETTING A MDS SEAT FOR FURTHER PROGRESS IN EDUCATION & CLINICAL PRACTICE
The phase between 2004 to 2010, MDS was the golden option after BDS. The reason being after MDS there were high chances to join colleges as a faculty. By 2016 the scenario has changed. Staff positions in colleges are few due to saturation. But still, there is value in doing MDS as it will give you the additional clinical knowledge that you can use in your clinical practice.
For certain persons, whose parents are already into dentistry things might be a little easy and different. But such cases are an exception and if you are a first-time dentist in your family without any proper backup things can be a little difficult. In such a scenario you can’t afford to have a laid back attitude.
You need to plan, decide & execute without wasting much time in just thinking.
MDS/PG – Can be done in both Govt. & Private.
You must be knowing the recent developments by Supreme Court that NEET (Single Exam for Health Sciences UG/PG seats) is going to be the official & only way to get into dental colleges (Govt. & Private) for MDS seats.
What does NEET mean for you?
- Admission to all the approved MDS seats in India will be done by a single exam.
- Colleges cannot carry out independent exams and give admissions.
- To get an MDS the candidate must get a minimum qualifying mark in NEET.
- After that the admissions to all the colleges – private and govt. will be based on the NEET merit list
- This will create a fair field for all the students and definitely reduce the cost of education as colleges cannot give admission to anyone out of the merit list. (by asking for more money)
- The bottom line is just having a good financial background will not guarantee that a dentist can secure an MDS seat.
- Money or no money, every student will now be forced to study, qualify the NEET exam and fare well in the Merit list.
Once you qualify, then depending on your rank and the seats left by the time you are called for counseling, you might get a Government or a Private seat.
Govt. MDS seats will have very low tuition fees. (as the education cost is sponsored by the State Government)
Private colleges will have higher prices per year (approximating 5 Lakhs per year which might vary).
Hence prepare well for exams so that you qualify and get into MDS/PG.
The skills you learn will definitely help you in your clinical practice.
How to prepare for MDS / NEET exams can be very daunting.
DentalOrg.com in association with 2 of the best authors in the field of MDS/NEET have arranged two best articles on NEET Exams.
Your friendly Dr.Deb is back again and Proud & Privileged to present a brand new series of articles on MDS Entrance Preparation by one of the Living Legend in the field of dentistry. This series of Article is Written By DR. GOWRI SHANKAR .
N.B – This article is talks about the NEET Exams. They NEET was proposed to start and notifications also came in that regard but by court orders it was cancelled in 2013. But there are news in the social media that NEET might be revived.
N.B – NEET exams have been made official and the admissions to all the MDS seats for the year 2017 & beyound will be made through the NEET Exams.