Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

: 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117--120

Young microbiologist – The road ahead

Bhaskar Thakuria, Anita Pandey 
 Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Bhaskar Thakuria
Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, NH 58 Meerut Bypass, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

CONTEXT: Because of limited exposure to the vast field of microbiology in the undergraduate time, a notion is generated among young doctors that microbiology only deals with laboratory diagnosis and teaching. When a young medical graduate enrols him/herself to microbiology and see the vastness of the subject and shrinkage of known job prospects, a sense of uncertainty and scepticism about the future creeps into the students mind. It has become a role of a postgraduate teacher to act as a mentor in such moment of crisis. AIM: The present article is aimed to explore the job prospect of a medical microbiologist in various fields, namely hospital setup, laboratory practice, research, corporate world, further studies and also to discuss the job profile, the challenges and future prospectus in each field. CONCLUSIONS: Now, microbiology has evolved beyond a subject encaged in laboratory and teaching or research; in its current form, it has an immense role in patient care and treatment and it has a great market value in the corporate field.

How to cite this article:
Thakuria B, Pandey A. Young microbiologist – The road ahead.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2018;20:117-120

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Thakuria B, Pandey A. Young microbiologist – The road ahead. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 May 27 ];20:117-120
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