BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree programme in medical field. This degree covers the medical knowledge of the homeopathic system. After completing this degree you are eligible to become a doctor in the homeopathic medical field. The degree holder is eligible to have the prefix as a doctor, the abbreviation is Dr.
Homeopathy is the system of alternative medicines. The patients are taken care by enhancing the natural healing power of the human body. The concept of homeopathy is that the body rejuvenates itself because of its self-healing power. We just need to help it by enhancing the natural healing power.
“Homeopathy is the holistic medical system which is involved in the treatment of patients with the high dilutions of the homeopathic medicines mainly in liquid and tablet form, which enhance the body’s natural healing system”.
Homeopathy is the third popular medication system in India, after the allopathic and the ayurvedic system. According to this system the emotions, mind and body are interlinked and remedies which effect on them will seem to fit for the patient. The person got sick or have a disorder if he is out of the harmony of the above three.
The homeopathic medicines are given to the patient as per their physical symptoms, emotional problems and their lifestyle. And the best part of this medication system which makes it valuable among the others that there is no side effect on the body with these medicines.
These days, homeopathy medical studies are being adopted very fast by the young students’ generation among all medical courses. In India, there are numerous colleges and institutions offering the range of academic programmes in the field of homeopathic system. There are diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this field.
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) is an undergraduate degree course in homeopathic system. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5.5 years academic programme containing the 4 and 1/2 year academic session and one year internship programme with live practical. The undergraduate programme in homeopathic system can be pursued through the distance education system.
In this professional course the students are taught about the following:
- Introduction to herbology
- Fundamentals of Ayurvedic plant healing
- Healing through nutritional therapies
- Essential principles of homeopathy
- Mind and body healing techniques
- Introduction to alternative medicine
- History of holistic health
- Immunology and immune system disorders
- Introduction to traditional Chinese medicine
- Health, wellness and longevity
Eligibility & Admission
The basic requirement for the eligibility to get the admission to BHMS programme is qualifying the 10+2 examination with 50% marks. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry and biology in 12th class. The candidate should have to go through the different national and state level entrance examination. The candidate should have minimum 17 years old. Some states conduct the entrance examinations along with the MBBS and BDS test.
The selection of the candidate is based on the final merit as the sum of the total numbers obtained in the qualifying examination in 12th and the number scored in the entrance examinations followed by the personal interview.
Some entrance exams are listed here:
- NEET 2022 – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
- PUCET 2022 – Punjab University Common Entrance Test
- KEAM 2022 – Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical
- IPU CET 2022 – Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
- BVP CET 2022 – Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test
Beside this course, there are the following courses in this field:
- Diploma in Electro-Homeopathy
- Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
- Post Graduate Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
- Master of Doctor in Homeopathy
- Doctor of Medicine (Homeopathic)
The specializations in the field of homeopathic system are as the following:
- Homeopathic pharmacy
- Skin specialist
- Infertility and sex specialist
Some top colleges to pursue BHMS courses are listed here:
- National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Homeopathic Medical College, Pune
- Government Homeopathic Medical College, Bangalore
- Pt. Khushilal Sharma Government Ayurveda College, Bhopal
- Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot
Career & Jobs:
The career opportunity after the completion of BHMS is not only in India but also in abroad. Many organizations are working in the manufacturing and research field in abroad are requiring the professional in this field.
The candidate having the BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) degree is eligible to be called as a doctor and eligible to do the private practice. A homeopathic practitioner may look the career as a medical representative or as a doctor in private or government hospital.
The professionals in this field can work in companies those deal with the homeopathic preparations. He/she may get the job in homeopathic colleges as a professor or the researcher. A large number of people are not satisfied with the allopathic treatment. This gives the birth to the alternative or ayurvedic treatment.
Many people are looking for the complete cure of the disease and move to homeopathic doctors, because this medication system has no side effect, and this factor encourages to the homeopathic graduates to open or establish their own clinic for self practice.
The job profiles after completing the BHMS programme are as the following:
- Private practice
- Public health specialist
- Medical assistant
- Spa director
Recruiters or Employers:
Here some of the employment areas for the professionals who have done the BHMS programme:
- Medical colleges
- Charitable institutions
- Homeopathic medicine store
- Research institutes
- Training institutes
- Life science industries
- Healthcare community
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Government/ private hospitals
- Nursing home
The medical field is the benchmark among the other fields in order to the salaries. Homeopathic field also owes this regard. In government sector the salary of a homeopathic doctor is Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from the Rs. 20,000 per month.
With some experience, one can get the handsome salary like Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50, 000 per month. There is no limit of salary if you have become popular as a good doctor in the society