Homeopathy - Doctor Qualification
It takes almost 10 years to become a homeopath
A homeopath in India is not someone who has done a weekend or 'six-week' course in homeopathy.
- A professional homeopath has to go through the same rigorous 5-year course as any other allopathic doctor, including one year of internship at a hospital.
- Subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Gynecology, Surgery and Medicine are taught in allopathy and homeopathy.
- To become a Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy [M.D. (Hom)], one needs to study for another three years, followed by a one-year fellowship course in dermatology.
- It takes almost 10 years overall to make a good homeopath.
A homeopath is truly a multi-specialist
Homeopathic practice is never restricted to one type of illness or segment. For example, in allopathy, a dermatologist only treats skin ailments and a gastroenterologist only sees patients with problems in their digestive system. However, a homeopath is trained to treat a wide variety of illnesses, right from common problems like sinusitis and allergic coughs to more serious conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and even diseases like cancer. In the true sense, a homeopath is a multi-specialist.