The Full form of MS is Master of Surgery. MS is a postgraduate degree course awarded in the field of surgery. Those who have completed their bachelor degree in medicine can apply for this postgraduate degree course. MS is for some fields where more of surgical expertise and skills are required. There are various branches where a MBBS graduate doctor can pursue MS. After MS, one can start own practice, can apply for job in government health sector or private hospitals, can join a medical college as teaching faculty. A person becomes a surgeon who completes MS while the one who takes up MD is a physician. A physician cannot be a surgeon, while a surgeon, with more study of medicine can work in place of a physician. If a surgeon is good and skilled, financially he can earn a lot more money that a physician. According to doctors in India, some of the best institutes from where a student can pursue MS are: AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) Pondicherry, SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences), Lucknow, PGI (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh.