Published on


Published in: Health & Medicine
1 Comment
  • could u please tell me reg. sankara eye hospital, pammal
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide


  1. 1. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON DNB BY DR. OM J LAKHANI I have been receiving a lot of requests on guidance for DNB counseling and other information. Here is a general information on DNB based on Frequently asked questions by the students. Q. Is DNB equivalent to MD or MS ? Yes. According to National Board, DNB is considered equivalent to MD/MS for all practical purposes. This means for employment purpose or for any other reason nobody can discriminate against you because you have DNB and not MD or MS. Q. What should you keep in mind while joining DNB institutes ? Keep the following rules in Mind. 1. Prefer Government or semi government institutes over Purely Private 2. Prefer DNB seats attached to Medical colleges or teaching institutions. In these places you will be exposed to better academics. Also your residency would be counted as teaching experience, which would be useful for you future career. 3. Prefer place with more seats. More co-residents so less work burden more time to study. Remember passing DNB is more difficult than passing MD or MS. 4. Prefer ones which have been around for some time instead of new institutes. Institutes which have been around have stood the test of time and hence by natural selection would be better. 5. For specific institutes we recommend you to contact someone who has passed from that institute or is working there. You can find such people easily on Facebook . Q. Is it better to do DNB vs Diploma (eg: DNB Obstetrics vs DGO ) ? In my opinion, it is better to do DNB then Diploma. This is because with Diploma you are half way in your work. You are neither considered a general doctor like an MBBS guy nor a specialist like a DNB or MD person. You lie midway. With DNB atleast you have considered a specialist.
  2. 2. Q. Is it true than DNB final exam is difficult to pass ? It is difficult , not impossible. DNB Final exams are relatively difficult to pass because the exam conducted centrally and it is properly regulated. Hence in some of the branches the passing rate is a little poor. However, it is not impossible to pass. You just require a little more dedication compared to MD and MS. It is said MD and MS are more difficult to get in and easier to pass, DNB is easier to get in and more difficult to pass. Here are the passing rate in various branches
  3. 3. Q. Can I get a job as Assistant professor after doing DNB ? Now this is tricky. To become eligible to be Assistant professor, you need to have Three years of teaching experience as a Resident according to MCI. Many of the DNB institutes are private hospital and not attached to any medical college. If your DNB course is from a private hospital without a medical college, then you have the degree and not the teaching experience. MD and MS are conducted in institutes attached to medical colleges , so automatically you have a teaching experience when you are working as a resident. This is one of the biggest advantage of MD and MS. So when you apply for Assistant professor’s post after you DNB, you may not be eligible for the post because of lack of teaching experience. However, if you work as a Resident in an institute attached to a medical college, after your DNB and accumulate the required teaching experience, you can be eligible for the post. Q. Can you tell me which institutes are good and which are not ? It is impossible for anyone to comment upon an institute and it would be unfair to give you half baked information based on mere perspective because it is you future which is at stake. However my suggestion is make a list of institutes and branches you wish you take and do some research on them by asking people who have passed out from these institutes. Even people in doing DNB in same branch have a fair knowledge of institutes around them. If you are well connected on facebook a search for
  4. 4. people on Facebook can also help you catch hold of such people whom you can contact for authenticate information. Q. What do internet forums say about certain institutes ? We have searched some good internet forums and found a list of good institutes. PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION (IN YELLOW HIGHLIGHT) IS SHARED FROM PUBLIC AND INTERNET FORUMS. IT IS NOT MY PERSONAL OPINION NOR AUTHENTICATED INFORMATION. I PERSONALLY DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY OF THESE INSTITUTES For DNB Ophthalmology- 1. Sir ganga ram, New Delhi 2, Hindurao New Delhi 3. SHROFF EYE CENTRE (SOUTH DELHI) 4. Arvind eye hospital trichy 5. Aravind Eye Hospital [Theni]371, Periyakulam Road, Theni-Tamilnadu, 6. Sri kanchi kamakoti medical trust hospital, eye centre, coimbatore. 7. Sri sathya sai institute of higher medical sciences, puttaparthi 8. Sankara eye hospital, Chennai 9. Sankara eye hospital guntur 10. HV desai eye hospital pune 11. National institute of opthalmology pune. 12. J.L.N. Hospital, Bhilai For DNB Medicine- 1. Sir Gangaram Hospital, Delhi 2. Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai 3. Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital 4. S.V. Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 5. Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala 6. Lourde Hospital Road, Ernakulam, Kerala 7. Narayana hrudayalaya of Bangalore 8. ST.MARTHA’S HOSPITAL, NRUPATHUNGA ROAD, BANGALORE 9. Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai
  5. 5. 10. Hinduja Mumbai 11. Madurai meenakshi mission hospital 12. Pushpagiri Hospital, Tiruvella, Kerala For DNB Ortho- 1. GSK Miraj, Sangli, Maharashtra 2. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai 3. St Martha's Hospital, Bangalore 4. KMCH, Coimbatore 5. Devdas Hospital Madurai 6. LISIE hospital, Kochi 7. Ganga Hospital,Coimbatore 8. Hosmet Hospital, Banglore 9. Tejasvini Hospital, (Mangalore) 10. Miot hospital Chennai 11. St. Stephen, Delhi 12. Sant Parmanand Hospital, Delhi 13. Port trust Mumbai 14. SPARSH bangalore 15. APOLLO chennai 16. APOLLO Hyderabad 17. Tata main Jamshedpur 18. Sir Ganga Ram hospital,delhi 19. Sundaram Medical Foundation Community Hospital, Chennai 20. INSTITUTE OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH & ACCIDENT SURGERY (IORAS) 484 B, K.K.NAGAR, MADURAI institutes are good for DNB Paed- Andhra Pradesh: 1. Aditya Hospital, Hyderabad 2. Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad 3. Pragna Children's Hospital, Hyderabad 4. Princess Durru Shevar Childrens Hospital, Hyderabad 5. Rainbow Children's Hospital, Hyderabad Delhi: 1. Batra Hospital & Med.Res. Centre, New Delhi 2. Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi 3. Max Super Specialty Hospital Saket, Delhi
  6. 6. 4. Shanti Mukund Hospital, Delhi 5. St. Stephen's Hospital, New Delhi 6. Sunderlal Jain Hospital, New Delhi 7. Tirath Ram Shah Hospital, Delhi Gujarat: 1. K.G. Patel Children Hospital & Jayodia Res. Instt., BARODA 2. Nirmal Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Surat Karnataka: 1. Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore 2. C.S.I. Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore 3. Dr. Bidari's Ashwani Hospital, Bijapur 4. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore 5. Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore 6. St. Martha's Hospital, Bangalore Kerala: 1. Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala 2. Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, CALICUT 3. Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, TRIVANDRUM 4. Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd., KOZHIKODE 5. Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, 6. Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital, Tiruvalla Maharashtra: 1. Bakul Parekh Children's Hospital, Chembyu, Mumbai 2. Bhaba Atomic Research Centre & Hospital, Mumbai 3. Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Res. Centre, Pune 4. K.E.M. Hospital, Pune 5. Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Wadala (East), Mumbai 6. Nirmaya Hospital & Res. Centre, Satara 7.Noble Hospital, Pune 8. Shankar Institute, Pune 9. Span Critical Care Centre, Solapur Tamil Nadu: 1. Apollo Hospital, Chennai 2. Dr. Mehta's Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Chennai 3. G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Pappanaickenpalayan, COIMBATORE 4. Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, CHENNAI
  7. 7. 5. Kovai Medical Centre, COIMBATORE 6. Masonic Medical Centre for Children, Coimbatore 7. Meenakshi Mission Hosp. & Res. Centre, MADURAI 8. Southern Railway HQ Hospital, CHENNAI 9. Sundaram Medical Foundation, CHENNAI West Bengal: 1. Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata 2. Dr. B C Roy Memorial Hospital for Children, Kolkata For-Psychiatry- (Not in order) 1. Central Institute of Psychiatry CIP, Ranchi 2. Agra mental hospital, 3. Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health (Tezpur Mental Hospital) 4. Vims Speciality Hospitals in Marathahalli, Bangalore 5. Institute Of Mental Health & Neuro Science, Kuthiravattam, Calicut 6. Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences, Jhilmil, Dilshad Garden Delhi. Good Institutions for doing Anaesthesia-- 1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital , Mankhurd , MumbaiSir 2. Ganga Ram ,New Delhi. 3. KEM hospital Pune 4. all Apollo hospitals are good 5. Sri satya sai hospital, Banglore 6. Baby memorial hospital, Kerala 7. Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand 8. Fortis Hospitals, Banglore 9. Kovai Medical Centre, Coimbatore 10. Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam 11. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore 12. Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi 13. Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi 14. Saifee Hospital, Mumbai 15. Southern Railway HQ Hospital, Chennai 16. Sri Sathya Sai Instt. of Higher Medical Sciences Bangalore 17. Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Hyderabad
  8. 8. Good hosp for dnb anaes- 1.Ganga, Coimbatore 2.Poona hosp, Pune 3.Hinduja hosp, Mumbai 4.Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore 5.Holy family, Bandra, Mumbai these Institutions are good for Sugery- Delhi 1.Railway hospital,connaught place. 2.Deen dayal upadhyay hospital. 3.St.stephens hospital. Mumbai 1.Railway hospital. 2.bhabha hospital,bandra. 3.k.j.somaiya medical college,sion. 4.port trust hospital ,wadala. pune 1.kem hospital.(linked to bj medical college,pune) For DNB Family medicine- 1] Sir Gangaram, Delhi 2] St Stephen's, Delhi 3] MGIMS, Sevagram, Maharashtra 4] Deenanath Mangeshkar, Pune 5] St Philomena hospital, Bangalore 6] Indira Gandhi hospital, Pondicherry 7] Bhabha Atomic Research centre, Mumbai 8] Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai 9] CMRI, Kolkata. 10] Kamineni hospital, Hyderabad. 11] Maharaja Agrasen, Delhi 12] CMRI, Kolkata 13] Guru Tegh bahadur charitable hospital, Punjab. 14] Jehangir hospital, Pune 15] Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, Pune 16] KIMS, Andhra pradesh 17] Peerless Hospital, West Bengal
  9. 9. 18] Medical trust hospital, Kerala 19] C.S.I. Kalyani General Hospital, Tamil nadu 20] Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune GOOD INSTITUTES FOR DOING DNB O&G- 1. Edappal Hospitals Pvt Ltd - Malappuram - Kerala 2. Sri RAMAKRISHNA HOSPITAL,COIMBATORE 3. Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, THRISSUR 4. St Isabel Hospital in Chennai 5. Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi 6. Army Hospital (R & R), Delhi Cantt- 7. BHEL Kasturba Hospital, BHOPAL 8. Bokaro General Hospital, Jharkhand 9. Govt. Medical College (Maharani Hospital) Jagadalpur Chattishgarh 10. Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi 11. Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai 12. Shri Harilal Bhagwati Municipal General hospital, Mumbai 13. South Central Railways Hospital Lallguda, Secunderabad 14. Southern Railway HQ Hospital, CHENNAI 15. St. Martha's Hospital, Bangalore 16. St. Stephen's Hospital, New Delhi 17. Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Hyderabad Good Institutes for DNB Respiratory Medicine- 1. Narayana Hrudayalaya, Banglore 2. Mahaveer Jain hospital, Banglore 3. Kerala inst of medical sciences 4. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi Best for DNB Radio-diagnosis: DELHI : 1. Deewanchand 2. R&R 3. GB Pant HYDERABAD : 4. YASHODA 5. KIMS 6. KAMINEINI
  10. 10. 7. MEDWIN 8. APOLLO 9. Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bangalore 10. Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai 11. Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bnagalore 12. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore 13. Kovai Medical Centre, COIMBATORE Best for DNB Radio-diagnosis(after info by doctor17283): DELHI : 1-gangaram 2-st.stephens 3-inmas 4-rajiv gandhi cancer hospital 5-inprastha apollo,max,batra all are same 6-mata chanan devi hospital Another student posted 1.NIMS ...inst is gud for al modalities..xrays 150 per day..ct 50..mri 25 to 30..us over al 150..daily us guided procedures 10..ct guded 5..dsa..10 cases per week..tchrs r gud..positivity is high..plenty num of sesns nd gud semnrs..gud stpnd arnd 40...but lacks obg,peds,opthl,ent,gen surg depts..fr obg nd peds ur postd to odr hosp fr 1 mo...ovr al gud dept and inst.no mamogrphy 2.safdrjung...vry big hosp..huge case load..al dept der..al modalties dr..but u have got 8 MD nd 2 dnb felws..stpnd arnd 58.. 3.gangram..gud hosp..gud case load..stpnd 40k..acdemcs ok ok.. 4.stphn..gud hosp..small dept..ok ok case load..les acdmc..stpn 32k 5.apolo chenai gud hosp..gud acdmc..but more onco cases..gen cases less. More on Radio
  11. 11. 1-chennai apollo speciality is good nd better than main apollo chennai, u got petct there , in mains only 64 slice ct while in speciality 128 slice , only 2mth u have to go in mains for conventional otherwise everything in speciality 2-NIMS hydrabad and Breach candy have the best teaching.in hyderbad after NIMS,,Krishna inst,Care and yashoda. I would prefer Krishna>Yahsoda>Care. All have good patient load with CT and MR.Academics are OK. Stipend around20-25K. 3-preference list in delhi gangaram , apollo, st stephens . batra Max mein cases are very less.. around 10-10 ct/mr... half normal or minimal findings... that however goes for every corporate.. Look 4 better options.. like stephens and Rajiv gandhi... Govt n charitable ones if u want good exposure st. stephens --- very good hospital, moreover a charity hosp, good exposure, no master health check- ups, wish i had taken it.. ----batra-- recommending u wit a heavy heart ---apollo-- Only machines are good, NO ACADEMIC WHAT-SO-EVER, NO RELIEVING ---RGCI is a govt / aided institute.. they hav a lot of pts and onco work.. stipend is more. They do all the PET / intervention work there.. pt load is good.. machines 64 / 1.5 .. GOOD ACADEMICS.. if u r interested in delhi ,,, yes consider it.. In a way u can be half-a superspecialist.. 4-NH bangalore>Manipal bang=krishna hyd>srisatya sai bang>Care Hyd>Columbia asia Bang> Rest. Cant rank south central railways---pay is high around 50k.Workload is good.But no idea about academics and machines.Would be glad if someone can throw some light 5-KJ somaiya college....Stipend around 25-30K. No MRI.Caseload is OK.Academics not good.He advised to go for a better one if possible. 6- 1) NIMS-Gangaram-St Stephens All are on par.U just need to decide which place u want to take delhi or hyderabad?? These are the best in this session. If u r from delhi and nearby Gangaram and stepehns have good brand name there. 2)Rajiv gandhi cancer institute and Beach Candy-If mumbai is your option.Very good institutes. 3)Narayana hrudayalaya-Kovai medical centre if u want to stay south.
  12. 12. 4)KIMS good exposure and academics too.Less stipend. 3 and 4 are good institutes. Q. What about 5 year combined DNB courses, are they good ? 5 year combined DNB courses are a good idea if you are sure which branch you wish to super specialize in. These combo courses are mainly in surgical branches and they are sensible choice for those having passion for surgery. However in surgery it is important to know if your institute does give you a hands- on experience. You don’t want to end up in an institute for 5 years which does not give you enough independent surgeries. Since superspeciality is the need of the hour, 5 year combo courses are a good idea in general. FINALLY PLEASE DO NOT SEND QUERIES ABOUT SPECIFIC INSTITUTES. I DO NOT HAVE AUTHENTIC INFORMATION ON THEM AND IT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD IDEA MORE ME TO GIVE YOU HALF-BAKED KNOWLEDGE. Hope this was helpful. Good luck and best wishes for a bright future Regards Dr. Om Lakhani, MD (Medicine)