Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine that uses the principle of 'Like can cure like' to heal diseases. The term Homeopathy has been derived from two Greek words Homeo' meaning similar and 'Pathos' meaning suffering or treatment by the same. This natural method of therapy was demonstrated by a German scientist Hahnemann in 1806.
Education Details & Eligibility:
To become a homeopathy professional one should have a graduate degree (BHMS.) or at least a diploma in homeopathy science.
The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and individual institutes across India.
Basic eligibility criteria:
+2 (Higher Secondary students) with 1 st group as the majors or Diploma holders in related fields.
Homeopathy is offered both U.G and P.G programs across various universities.They are as follows:
Bachelor program in Homeopathy:
BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery).
Duration: five and half year duration with one year internship.
Pharmacist, surgeon, dieticians, gynecologist, teacher, practitioner, etc.
Post graduate program in Homeopathy medicine:
M.D. (Homeopathy) and M.S. (Homeopathy).
Duration: three years.
One can also undertake Diploma course which is of four years duration.
Admission in some private medical colleges is on merit basis by conducting their own entrance examinations.
Approximate Education Expenses:
The Total expense for doing Bachelor degree in Homeopathic Medicine is as follows
B.H.M.S - Rs.50000/ per year - (5 + Years)
M.S - Rs.65000/ per year - (3 Years)
Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.
To be a successful Homeopathic practitioner, one must have
Higher Education Options:
After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Masters (M.Sc /M.D) in Homeopathy.
Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Homeopathy.Some of them are:
The fresh graduates/post graduates of Homeopathy are generally employed in Hospitals/clinics (Both private and Govt.) as
Homeopathic medicine is an enriching career option where one can earn money as well reputation. The remuneration of a homeopathic doctor appointed in government hospital varies between Rs.10, 000 Rs.15, 000. In private practice the earning is more and depends totally on the effort put into action.
The European Society of Homeopaths is the largest organization registering professional homeopaths in Europe.
Web site link: http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/