DNB course at dist hospital from April



The state government has decided to start Diplomate of National Board (DNB) at Bareilly district hospital from April. The hospital will have one seat in each courses — medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics and ophthalmology. The district hospital has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rohilkhand Medical College in this regard.

Chief medical superintendent Dr K S Gupta said, “The admission for DNB course will be done through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the candidate will be allotted colleges depending on the ranking. The course will start here from April. The clinical training will take place at the district hospital, while the students will visit Rohilkhand Medical College for library, pathology and other laboratory works.”

This is the first time that the district hospital will offer a course apart from treatment. The course is aimed at minimising the crunch of specialists, which a majority of government hospitals are facing across the state. The candidates will undergo practical training at these hospitals under the guidance of senior doctors.

Apart from Bareilly, similar centres will come up in the district hospitals of Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Meerut. Once a candidate clears the final DNB examinations, he will be eligible to function as a junior consultant (specialist) in family medicine. They will also be clinically competent to take personal responsibility for rendering comprehensive care to patients in their own family.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Bareilly News / by Priyangi Agarwal / TNN / January 10th, 2018

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