List of Medical Courses After 12th for Bangladeshi Students

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The medical field is a diverse field where students can choose from various options. Treating people and saving lives is a noble job and thus, studying medicine is an honour for any student.
Medical courses are great and should be pursued by students interested in working with the body, treatment, or biology. It mainly deals with in-depth study of various biological topics and can help students become professionals that help others. 

What is Medical Course?

Medical courses deal with the study of medicine and health and provide various specialisations like medical, pharmacy, allied health, nursing, paramedical sciences, health, etc. There are 38 medical courses that a student can pursue after class 12th.

A medical course student can expect job opportunities for doctors, veterinarians, homoeopathic doctors, ayurvedic doctors, therapists, physiotherapists, etc. It entirely depends on the course they are pursuing.

  • The salary of practising medical personnel can range anywhere between 3320 USD to 50,000 USD per annum, depending on their fields. It can also go up to 100,000 USD per annum for an experienced professional.

Why Study Medical Courses Abroad?

  • Nowadays, students are pursuing medical courses abroad as it has many benefits.
  • The biggest reason for a student to pursue a medical course abroad is that universities focus more on providing practical knowledge rather than theoretical.
  • Not just that one can also find good accommodation facilities, labs and sports facilities in abroad colleges.
  • This comes with the added benefit of learning from some of the best faculty members in the world and getting better job opportunities upon graduation.
  • Students can check out various universities abroad and their medical courses to better understand the benefits.

List of Medical Courses available after 12th

A student can pursue multiple diplomas, certificates and undergraduate medical courses after class 12th. The only difference to keep in mind is that diploma and certificate courses are comparatively shorter in duration and less detailed than undergraduate courses. These courses are great for students who wish to get jobs right after graduation.

Following is a list of various medical courses that one can opt for right after class 12th, along with a brief explanation:

  • Diploma in Nursing: This course is a 3-year long course that focuses on the fundamentals of nursing.
  • Bachelor in medicine: This is a 5.5 year-long course (with MBBS) and includes a mandatory 1-year internship. It deals with the study of medicine.
  • Bachelor in surgery: This is a 5.5 year-long course (with MBBS) and consists of compulsory 1-year training. Students pursuing this course can become surgeons in the future.
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy: This is a 4-year course and a 6-month mandatory internship. It deals with the study of physical movements.
  • B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology: This is a 3-year long course that deals with the study of medical equipment and its operations.
  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery: This is a 5-year long course with a 1-year mandatory internship. Students pursuing this course can become dentists.
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery: This is a 5.5year-long course and includes 1-year compulsory training. It focuses on the exhaustive investigation of life structures with medication.
  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery: This is a 5.5 year-long course and includes a mandatory 1-year internship. Its study is based on the self-healing power of the body.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary: This is a 5.5year-long course and consists of a compulsory six month 1year internship. It deals with the science of curing animals.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy: This is a 4-year long course dealing with the study of drugs and their production.

Diploma Medical Courses after 12th

Diploma courses are shorter in duration than undergraduate courses lasting 2-3 years. They are great for students to wish to get a job as quickly as possible. Students can get admitted to diploma courses by either giving entrance exams or based on their marks.

Given below is the list of diploma courses after 12th:

Type of Course


Diploma in Medical Nursing Assistant

1 year

General Duty Assistant (DGDA)


Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant (DOA)


Diploma in Emergency Medical technician (DEMT)

18 months

Diploma in Medical X-ray Technology (DMRT)

2 years

Diploma in Optometry Technician  (DOPT)

2 years

Diploma in Sanitary Inspector (DSI)

2 years

Diploma in Radio Imaging Technology (DRIT)

2 years

Diploma in Blood bank technician (DBBT)

2 years

Diploma in Dental Technician and Hygiene

2 years

Diploma in Physiotherapy

2 years

Diploma in Dialysis Technician

2 years

Diploma in Optometry

2 years

Diploma in Cardiac Care Technology

2 years

Diploma in ECG Technician

2 years

Diploma in CT Technician

2 years

Diploma  in Naturopathy and Yogic Science (DNYS)

2 years

Diploma  in Occupational Therapy (DOT)

2 years

Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

2 years

Diploma in Dental technician and hygiene

2 years

Diploma in Nursing

3 years

UG Medical Courses after 12th

Undergraduate courses are the best option for any student who wishes to pursue medical courses. It usually ranges from 3 to 5.5 years and includes mandatory internships for a fixed period, i.e. six months to 1 year.

A student can get admitted to an undergraduate course by entrance exams and based on marks. Each college follows its procedure for admission that is distinct from others.

After graduation, a student has two options: work or pursue a master's degree.

Following is a list of some of the top undergraduate programs:

Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

5.5 years

Bachelor of Dental Sciences

5 years

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery

5.5 years

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

5.5 years

Bachelor in Unani Medicine

5.5 years

Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry

5 years

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4.5 years

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

4.5 years

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology

3-4 years

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

4.5 years

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

4 years

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences

5.5 years

PG Medical Courses after Graduation

After completing their undergraduate courses like MBBS, various students like to move on to pursue their masters. This is also known as a postgraduate course.

Students can get admitted to PG courses either via entrance exams or based on merit. Some colleges also offer postgraduate diploma programs, which last for 2-3 years.

There are three main types of doctoral courses, i.e. Doctor Of Medicine (MD), Master Of Surgery (MS) and PG Diploma.

Given below is a list of some of them:





General Surgery

Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery



Physical Medicine



Radiation Medicine

Community Medicine


Dermatology and Venerology


Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology


Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine


Medical Radio-Therapy

General Medicine


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Traumatology and Surgery

Psychological Medicine



Sports Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases



Tropical Medicine and Hygiene



Gynaecology and Obstetrics



Haematology and Blood Transfusion



Medical Radio-Diagnosis







Entrance Exams to Study Medical in Abroad

Studying medical abroad is a dream for many students. A student can get admission to abroad universities only if their score is a minimum of 50% in class 12th in subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. They also need to give various entrance exams and English proficiency exams like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE and OET.

But to study abroad, one needs to keep their budget in mind as abroad universities can be costly and provide the best faculty and other facilities.

Following are some exams that one can give to pursue medical courses in abroad colleges:

  • IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test)
  • MCAT (Medical Colleges Admission Test)
  • OMET(Overseas Medical Entrance Test)
  • USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Examination)

Abroad Universities to Study Medical Courses

Given below are some of the best publicly-funded abroad universities that a student can opt for to study medical abroad:




University of Toronto

IELTS: 6.5

45000 USD

The University of British Columbia

TOEFL: 90, IELTS: 6.5

47000 USD

University of Alberta

TOEFL: 90, IELTS: 6.5

28000 USD

Humber College

TOEFL: 100, IELTS: 7

23000 USD

Hebei United University


1700 USD

Lugansk State Medical University

IELTS: 5.5

3900 USD

Palawan State University

IELTS: 4.5

5400 USD

China Pharmaceutical University

TOEFL: 90, IELTS: 6.5

5500 USD

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University


5500 USD

Brazosport College


5500 USD

Jobs & Salary for Medicine Abroad

Most of the freshers gain at least one year of experience from the mandatory internships thus can get jobs in various hospitals and institutes with a starting salary of 6500 USD.

Following is a list of some of the essential professions along with their wages:

Job Profile

Starting Salary


200,000 USD per annum


24000 – 72000 USD per annum


65000 USD per annum

Medical Officer

60000 – 80000 USD per annum

Sales Representative 

62000 USD per annum


45000 – 68000 USD per annum

Scope for Medical Courses in Abroad

The scope of medical courses is vast and is increasing every day due to discoveries. One can expect to excel in this field and get a good salary after gaining experience.

Overall, medical courses are necessary and can be opted by students who enjoy studying biology.

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