M.D. Pharmacology or Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacology is a postgraduate Pharmacy course. Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (within the cell) molecule which exerts a biochemical and or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism. The duration of the course is three years and it is career orienting in nature which opens many jobs for them after its successful completion.

M.D. Pharmacology Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a pass M.B.B.S. degree from a recognized university.

M.D. Pharmacology Course Suitability

  • Those who want to analyze the day to day development in therapeutics and new drugs can go for the course.
  • Those who want to make themselves familiar with the newer developments in pharmacology/emerging trends/novel mechanisms of drug action etc also are good match for it.
  • Those who are willing to have further research studies and want to become teacher and lecturer also are good for it.
  • They should have good communication skills so as to explain treatments to patients as well as liaise and co-ordinate treatment with other healthcare professionals.

How is M.D. Pharmacology Course Beneficial?

  • Students acquire sound knowledge of general pharmacological principles, systemic pharmacology and rational use of drugs after its completion.
  • After its completion they can plan and conduct lecture, practical demonstration, and tutorial classes for students of medical and allied disciplines in the jobs sphere, colleges.
  • They can handle adverse drug reactions, therapeutic drug monitoring, and able to provide drug information service to needy places.
  • They can also go for further research work and for teaching jobs in colleges and schools as per their educational qualification like B.Ed. and UGC-NET.


Candidates must have a pass M.B.B.S. degree from a recognized university.
  • M.D. Pharmacology Syllabus

    Syllabus of Pharmacology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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    Subjects of Study




    General pharmacological principles and allied sciences (section I)


    Systemic pharmacology, chemotherapy and therapeutics (section II)


    Experimental pharmacology, screening of drugs and statistics (section III)


    Clinical pharmacology and recent advances in pharmacology (section IV)




    One experimental pharmacology exercise on intact animal


    One experimental pharmacology exercise on isolated organ


    One chemical pharmacology exercise


    One clinical pharmacology exercise




    Microteaching session


    Thesis presentation and discussion


    General viva voce

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