The following 3 steps are the ways through which one can get a degree to become a rheumatologist:
Step 1: Entering a medical school
After completing +2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects, a medical entrance test is conducted by various states as well as independent bodies.
Step 2: Postgraduate medical entrance exam
After attending medical school for four to five years, one must take training for M.D.(Medicine) Internal medicine. For this, you need to appear for the postgraduate medical entrance exam. After this, a super specialisation has to be done in Rheumatology.
Step 3: Residency in rheumatology fellowship
Residency in rheumatology fellowship is for two to three years. During these years, you will study autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal conditions and how to treat them. After the completion of the course, it is mandatory to get a registration from the Medical Council of India.