D.M. (Endocrinology)

Doctor of Medicine in Endocrinology

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Doctorate
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Post Graduation

D.M. Endocrinology or Doctor of Medicine in Endocrinology is a Doctorate level course. Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions called hormones, the integration of developmental events such as proliferation, growth, and differentiation and the coordination of metabolism, respiration, excretion, movement, reproduction, and sensory perception depend on chemical cues, substances synthesized and secreted by specialized cells. The duration of the course two years and it is career orienting in nature that opens many jobs for them.

D.M. Endocrinology Eligibility

  • A candidate must possess M.D. in Medicine or Paediatrics of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or any other University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the MCI for this purpose.

D.M. Endocrinology Syllabus

The following are study related subjects:-

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Diabetes Mellitus




Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary Disease


Growth and Maturation


Adrenal Gland and Adrenal Hormones


Reproductive Endocrinology and Sexual Function in both males and females


Parathyroid Gland, Calcitropic Hormone and Bone Metabolism


Obesity, Anorexia and Nutrition


Endocrinology of Pregnancy


Endocrine Tumor Syndromes


Endocrine changes in critically in Patient


Cardiovascular Endocrinology


Immunology and Endocrinology


Clinical epidemiology relevant to endocrinology


Endocrine involvement in other medical disorders and management of the relevant disorders


Relevant theoretical aspects of Surgical endocrine procedures


Relevant Radiological and nuclear medicine aspects: reading imaging modalities like USG, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine scans, DXA scans etc as applied to endocrine disorders


Basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, laboratory methods and molecular biology as applied to endocrinology


Hormone assay procedures


Record keeping (case)


Computer databases for dealing with endocrine disorders


Clinical, laboratory & basic Research including statistical methods


Medical Nutrition Therapy (Student should be able to assess the diet of a patient and give proper advice)


Medical audit


Extramural training rotation should be encouraged


D.M. Endocrinology Colleges

D.M. Endocrinology Course Suitability

  • The course is suitable for those who have skills like decision-making, clinical diagnosis, investigations, planning, interpreting and executing endocrine testing and management of Endocrine problems.
  • They should have the ability to carry out scientific research, review and present research findings.
  • It helps those who want to become teacher/ lecturer should have the ability to teach undergraduate & postgraduate students in the subject.

How is D.M. Endocrinology Course Beneficial?

  • After completing the course they can join hospitals; here they are responsible for and specialized in caring for the endocrine glands and the hormones secreted by them.
  • This is a very involved specialty of medicine and therefore requires a great attention to detail as well as a strong understanding of this pivotal part of the body.
  • They can run their own practice; these specialized doctors are also responsible for all business functions within it as well.

 D.M. Endocrinology Job Types

  • Assist. Product Manager - Infectious Diseases Endocrinology Gastroentology
  • Consultant - Endocrinology
  • Assistant Professors - Endocrinology
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Scientific Sales Executive
  • Medical Officer
  • Professor - Endocrinology
  • Drug Regulatory Director
  • Clinical Leader
  • Medical Coding Trainee
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