DNB in Family Medicine

 

DNB candidate Dr Shanti examines a patient

 

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J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre has been accredited by the National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India) to offer the three-year post-graduate medical programme DNB in Family Medicine.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) was established by the Government of India in 1975 to conduct postgraduate and postdoctoral medical examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board (DNB).

Leadership

Course Director

Dr Anil Chawla has over 25 years of teaching experience and practise experience in India and overseas. He holds a post-graduate degrees in medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh (MD), and from AIIMS, New Delhi (DNB).

Dr Chawla is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow).

Assistant Programme Coordinator

Dr Nabajyoti Upadhyaya holds a degree in alternative medicine from SJN Government College, Guwahati, and a postgraduate degree in disaster mitigation from Sikkim Manipal University.

He has to his credit short courses:

Pre Hospital Trauma Course from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and Short Term Training in Emergency Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi.

Fact File

  • Successful batches 4
  • Successful candidates 8
  • Ongoing candidates 2

FAQS

What Does DNB in Family Medicine Involve?

DNB (Family Medicine) is a residential training-cum-employment post-graduate programme in family medicine encompassing the academic and clinical aspects of family medicine. Doctors must compulsorily rotate in different departments–general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, casualty and emergency care.DNB (Family Medicine) is a residential training-cum-employment post-graduate programme in family medicine encompassing the academic and clinical aspects of family medicine. Doctors must compulsorily rotate in different departments–general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, casualty and emergency care.

SEATS

J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre is accredited for four DNB in family medicine seats per year (2 primary and 2 secondary).

Eligibility & Selection

Candidates with a recognised MBBS degree and registered with the Medical Council of India or a State Medical Council are eligible to sit for the CET-NBE examination. Thereafter successful candidates appear for a centralised counselling test conducted by NBE, which selects candidates fro the available seats.

Stipend

Selected candidates receive a monthly stipend as per NBE guidelines.

Annual Fees

Rs 80,000 is the annual training fee.

Recognition Of Degree

Diplomate qualifications awarded by the NBE have been equated with postgraduate and postdoctoral degrees awarded by other Indian Universities (such as MD/ MS/ DM/ MCh) for all purposes including appointments to specialist’s posts and teaching positions (lecturers or assistant professors) by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.