BHMS stands for Bachelors Degree in Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery. In India this course is equivalent to MBBS. It is a 5.5 yrs course, which includes 1 year internship.

The subjects that are taught to students in BHMS course are Homeopathy

  • philosophy
  • Materia Medica
  • Repertory
  • Pharmacy
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Embryology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Preventive and Social Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Psychology etc.

After doing BHMS, you can do MD in following subjects at present

  • Materia Medica
  • Organon/Philosophy
  • Repertory
  • Paediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Practice of Medicine
  • Psychiatry.

But you cannot do MS, i.e., you cannot become a surgeon.

The scope in the field in only limited by your own potential. After graduating in homeopathy,you can work as :

  • government doctor or have your own private practice.
  • You can also teach in a homeopathy college (more than 180 in India).
  • You can also go into research by joining CCRH.

Financially and socially, the scope is limited by your own potential. Plus the joy of curing that homeopathy can give, can rarely be felt in other systems of medicine. In all government departments, homeopathy doctors are paid salary which is equal to their allopathic counterparts.