BHMS - Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery is an undergraduate degree in Homeopathy (an alternative approach to medicine, originated by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796). Homeopathy works on the principle that "a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people".
The degree of BHMS teaches subjects related to Homeopathic Medicine which are common in most of the Universities in India. These subjects include :
- Homeopathic Pharmacy
- Surgery including E. N.T, Opthalmology, Dentistry
- Homeopathic Materia Medica
- Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
- Practice of Medicine
- Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
After passing the Final Examination, a candidate has to go through an internship of one year, to become eligible for getting a degree.
Scope of BHMS in India
In India, Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery has a good scope as more number of people are opting for Homeopathic Medicines because they don't have any side effects.