A career in medicine is one of the most sought after paths for those interested in science with a lot of scopes. However still, a career in Medicine is a challenging profession which requires utmost patience to excel. The Career gestation period in medicine is relatively longer than other career options as specialization post the MBBS degree is highly recommended. Intricate and fast lifestyles have given rise to multiple new diseases, which the general doctors armed with an MBBS degree find difficult to deal with. This makes specializations a necessity in this field, specializations include General Surgery, General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, anesthesiology etc. Other systems of medicine like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Dentistry & Veterinary Science are also fast emerging fields with excellent career opportunities. Medical Science courses are offered at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. At the undergraduate level, an MBBS degree is awarded in the allopathic system of medical science, whereas in Homeopathic, Unani System and Ayurvedic System of Medical science, BHMS, BUMS and BAMS degree are awarded. A BDS degree is awarded at the undergraduate level in dental science. For veterinary science, BSc degree is awarded. The competitive environment in the field of Medicine is extremely vigorous as the number of seats in premier institutes is significantly less in comparison to the aspiring candidates. However, with the increasing focus on healthcare, the number of medical colleges in the country is rapidly increasing. A candidate seeking admission in the field of medicine should have had the subject combination of Science with Biology at 10+2 level. Entrance test like NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the gateway to various medical colleges across the country, both private as well as the public. Top recruiting companies include- Fortis, Apollo and Max amongst others. Popular fields include- Cardiologist, Surgeon, Psychiatrist, and Neurologist.