Medicine as a subject has grown leaps and bounds over the recent past. It has emerged as a viable career option for individuals interested in studying medicine.
Medical education in Meghalaya gives the students a wide scope of careers to choose from - Dentist, Audiology, Electropathy, Medical Lab Technologist, Microbiology, Nurse, Nutritionist/ Dietician, Ophthalmologist, Orthopedics, Optometry, Occupational Therapist, Pathology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Psychiatrist, Radiography, Speech Therapy, Sports Medicine, etc. For more Career Options in Health Care, click here
However, this coveted professional education in medical education is the most expensive and of the longest in duration.
The problem faced by students of Meghalaya is that the number of medical colleges in the state is too low compared to the ever increasing demand for the study of medical courses. The state is only home to two best medical colleges and hospitals in northeast, viz. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Bissau College etc. The colleges are finding it difficult to accommodate more and more students. The need for the establishment of new medical colleges in Meghalaya has been recognised and is being worked upon by the Govt. of Meghalaya. There is a
entrance exam which is conducted to get admission in UG medical courses (MBBS/BDS).