General Physician

Providing Comprehensive Care to Patients of All Ages: A Career in General Medicine


A general physician is a medical doctor who provides primary care to patients of all ages. They are often the first point of contact for patients seeking medical attention and provide comprehensive healthcare services including diagnosing as well as treating a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses.

General physicians are trained to treat a variety of medical conditions ranging from minor illnesses like the common cold to chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. They also provide preventive care such as routine health check-ups, immunizations as well as health screenings in order to help patients maintain good health and prevent illnesses.

In addition to medical treatments, general physicians often provide emotional support and guidance to their patients. They may address issues related to mental health, lifestyle changes as well as preventive healthcare.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from a recognised board. 
  • Moreover, students need to pass a national level entrance exam like NEET, CET or any other in order to get admission in an MBBS course. 

For Masters

  • Seekers can opt for a PG program after completing their MBBS.
  • Candidates can choose MD (Doctor of Medicine) courses. 
  • One can also pursue the DNB (Diplomate National Board) program after MBBS and for that a national level entrance exam NBE is conducted.

Job Roles

The field of healthcare aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the field of medicine presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Hospitalist
  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Medical Director
  • Public Health Officer
  • Medical Researcher

Employment Sector

  • Public Hospitals & Clinics
  • Private Hospitals & Clinics
  • Military Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Primary Health Centres
  • Embassies
  • NGOs

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential medical students. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Fortis Escort Heart Institute
  • Apollo Hospitals Group
  • Kokilaben Hospital
  • Narayana Health
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital
  • Jaypee Hospitals, Noida
  • Shri Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Max Healthcare & Super-speciality Hospitals
  • Christian Medical College
  • Surya Child care


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a general physician is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,40,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,90,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹12,10,000


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking


The career scope of a general physician is broad and varied as they can work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practices as well as community health centres. They can also specialise in areas such as geriatrics, paediatrics, sports medicine or occupational medicine. General physicians are in high demand particularly in rural or underserved areas where there is a shortage of healthcare professionals.

With the growing demand for healthcare services the job outlook for general physicians is expected to remain strong. In addition, advancements in technology as well as healthcare practices are creating new opportunities for general physicians to expand their scope of practice and offer more specialised care to their patients. Overall, a career as a general physician can be both personally and professionally rewarding as it allows individuals to make a significant impact on the health as well as wellbeing of their patients.


  • Helping others
  • Diverse work opportunities
  • Job security
  • Salary
  • Continual learning


  • High-pressure job
  • Long and challenging education
  • Extended working hours
  • High levels of responsibility