I want the detail information of the course BHMS. Which are the subjects offered? Is there any scope for it? After getting the BHMS degree what we can do in future? Can we do M.D as in MBBS? If yes then in which subject? Can we do surgery ? Can I become a surgeon? or just a specialist? These are my doubts. please give me detail information about it. please reply me. Waiting for your reply.
BHMS stands for Bachelors Degree in Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery. In India this course is equivalent to MBBS. It is a 5.5 yrs course, which includes 1 year internship. The subjects that are taught to students in BHMS course are Homeopathy philospohy, Materia Medica, Repertory, Pharmacy and all other subjects that are taught in MBBS like Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, Pathology, Microbiology, Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Preventive and Social Medicine, Surgery, Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Psychology etc.
After doing BHMS, you can do MD in following subjects at present – Materia Medica, Organon/Philosophy, Repertory, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Practice of Medicine, Psychiatry. But you cannot do MS, i.e., you cannot become a surgeon.
The scope in the field in only limited by your own potential. After graduating in homeopathy, you can work as a government doctor or have your own private practice. You can also teach in a homeopathy college (more than 180 in India). You can also go into research by joining CCRH. Financially and socially, the scope is limited by your own potential. Plus the joy of curing that homeopathy can give, can rarely be felt in other systems of medicine. In all government departments, homeopathy doctors are paid salary which is equal to their allopathic counterparts.
To start learning homeopathy through distance education, you can take this homeopathy elementary online course
To learn homeopathy more deeply through an online homeopathy course, you can take this online homeopathy course
But in India you do need a BHMS degree to practice homeopathy.
You can find a list of homeopathy colleges here
Some other questions that get commonly asked –
Can I do BHMS if I am from Arts or Commerce stream?
No. You need to do your 12th with Science-Biology to get admission to BHMS.
Can I do BHMS part time or from distance education?
No. It is a full time regular course. In India no part-time course or online course or distance education course is considered a valid legal qualification to practice homeopathy.
How to take admission in BHMS?
Each state/University conducts it’s own entrance exam. Contact the college where you wish to take admission to know more. Also, private colleges offer seats on management quota too.
Dr. Manish Bhatia