DM /M.Ch Courses Allowed After MD /MS

DM M Ch after MD MS


After a lot of hard work to clear PG medical entrance exams, students have to face another hurdle after getting a good rank. That hurdle is to choose a good PG speciality branch. Nowadays after doing MD/MS, it has become almost a necessity to do DM/M.Ch as PG seats are increasing every year and so is the competition.

I am enlisting here MD/MS courses here doing which students could get into DM/M.Ch courses.

Different States and institutes have different criteria on which super-speciality courses can be done by doing which MD/MS courses. 90% of these criteria are same in all institutes or states so students have to manually check their respective states  of allowed super-speciality courses.

More important than State and Institute rules are MCI Regulations. It mentions all details of all DM/ M. Ch courses and prerequisite MD/ MD courses for a candidate to be eligible for super specialty courses.

Following are MD courses which are prerequisite for DM courses according to MCI PG Medical Regulation 2000 (click here for pdf).

MCI Rule: D.M. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) for which candidates must possess recognised degree of M.D. (or its equivalent recognised degree) in the subject

Area of SpecialisationPrior Requirement
Cardiac AnaesthesiaMD (Anaesthesia)
CardiologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
MD (Respiratory Medicine)
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMD (Psychiatry)
Clinical HematologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Pathology)
MD (Paediatrics)
MD (Biochemistry)
Clinical PharmacologyMD (Pharmacology)
EndocrinologyMD (Medicine)
HepatologyMD (General Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
ImmunologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Pathology)
MD (Microbiology)
MD (Paediatrics)
MD (Biochemistry)
MD (Physiology)
Medical GastroenterologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
Medical GeneticsMD/MS in any subject
Medical OncologyMD (Medicine)
MS (Radiotherapy)
MD (Paediatrics)
NeonatologyMD (Paediatrics)
NephrologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
NeurologyMD (Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
Neuro-radiologyMD (Radio-Diag.)
Paediatrics CardiologyMD (Paediatrics)
Paediatrics GastroenterologyMD (Paediatrics)
RheumatologyMD (General Medicine)
MD (Paediatrics)
For D.M. Endocrinology (Note: MD - (Biochemistry) not eligible vide notification No.:MCI – 18(1)/2011-Med dated 17.04.2013)
M.D. (Respiratory Medicine) was added to Cardiology
MD (Paediatrics) & MD (Biochemistry) were deleted from Endocrinology
Following DM courses were added by MCI
 DM (Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care)
 DM(Critical Care Medicine)
 DM(Paediatric Hepatology)
 DM (Neuro -Anaesthesia)
 DM (Paediatric Nephrology)
 DM (Reproductive Medicine)
 DM (Infectious Disease)
 DM (Virology)
 DM (Paediatric Oncology)
 DM (Geriatric Mental Health)

Following are MS courses which are the prerequisite for M. Ch courses according to MCI PG Medical Regulation 2000 (click here for pdf).

MCI Rule: M.Ch. (MASTER OF CHIRURGIE) for which candidates must possess recognised degree of M.S. (or its equivalent recognised degree)

Area of SpecialisationPrior Requirement
Cardio vascular & Thoracic SurgeryMS (Surgery)
UrologyMS (Surgery)
Neuro-SurgeryMS (Surgery)
Paediatrics SurgeryMS (Surgery)
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMS (Surgery)
Surgical GastroenterologyMS (Surgery)
Surgical OncologyMS (Surgery)
MS (Orthopaedics)
MD (Obst. & Gynae.)
Endocrine SurgeryMS (General Surgery)
Gynecological OncologyMD/MS (Obst. & Gynae)
Vascular SurgeryMS (General Surgery)
Paediatric Cardio Thoracic Vascular SurgeryMS (General Surgery)
HepatoPancreatto-Billary SurgeryMS (General Surgery)

I am also mentioning here details of AIIMS and MH-SSET (Maharashtra Super-Speciality Entrance Test) as mentioned in AIIMS Jan 2015 & MH-SSET 2014 Prospectuses (Information Brochures).


Educational Qualification for AIIMS D.M. Courses

DM CoursePrerequisite Qualification(s)
DM CardiologyM.D. Medicine /Pediatrics
DM NeurologyM.D. Medicine /Pediatrics
DM GastroenterologyM.D. Medicine
DM NephrologyM.D. Medicine /Pediatrics
DM EndocrinologyM.D. Medicine /Pediatrics
DM NeonatologyM.D. Pediatrics
DM Medical OncologyM.D. Medicine /Pediatrics
DM Clinical PharmacologyM.D. Medicine /Pharmacology/ Pediatrics
DM Clinical HaematologyM.D. Medicine/Pediatrics
DM Cardiac-Anesthesiology/ Neuro-AnesthesiologyM.D. Anesthesiology
DM Pulmonary Medicine & Sleep DisordersM.D. Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine / Chest Medicine / Respiratory Medicine
DM HematopathologyM.D. Pathology /Lab. Medicine
DM Neuro-RadiologyM.D. Radiodiagnosis
DM Pediatric NeurologyM.D. Pediatrics
DM Onco-AnesthesiaM.D. Anaesthesiology
DM Critical Care MedicineM.D. Anaesthesiology / Medicine / Chest Medicine
DM Infectious DiseasesM.D. Medicine / Pediatrics / Microbiology
DM Therapeutic Nuclear MedicineM.D. or its equivalent degree in Nuclear Medicine
DM Vascular RadiologyM.D. in Radio-Diagnosis or any equivalent degree
DM Addiction Psychiatry (NDDTC)M.D. in Psychiatry
DM Paediatric Pulmonology & Intensive CareM.D. in Pediatrics or any equivalent degree
DM Paediatric NephrologyM.D. in Pediatrics or any equivalent degree
A Candidate must possess a degree in MD/MS or DNB from a University recognized by the MCI in the respective discipline as mentioned.

Educational Qualification for AIIMS M.Ch Courses

M.Ch CoursePrerequisite Qualification(s)
M.Ch Surgical OncologyM.S. Surgery/ ENT
M. Ch Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryM.S. Surgery / ENT / Orthopedics
M. Ch Trauma Surgery and Critical CareM.S. Surgery / Trauma and Emergency Surgery
M.Ch all other (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, G. I. Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Urology)M.S. Surgery

Data about AIIMS Superspeciality eligibility has been updated from Eligibility in AIIMS January 2015 session prospectus of Post-Graduate & Post-Doctoral Course [DM/M.Ch/Fellowship Programme/MD (Hospital Administration)

One specific thing I would like to point out from AIIMS-DM /MCh / MHA / Ph.D. July 2015 Prospectus is this statement “A Candidate must possess a degree in MD/MS or DNB from a University recognized by the MCI in the respective discipline as mentioned hereunder”. So according to this, even DNB candidates are eligible for AIIMS-DM /MCh courses.

DM/ M.Ch in Maharashtra

Educational Qualification for Maharashtra D.M. Courses

DM CoursePrerequisite Qualification(s)
DM CardiologyMD (Medicine) / MD (Pediatrics) / MD (Respiratory Medicine*)
DM NeurologyMD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics)
DM GastroenterologyMD (Medicine)
DM NephrologyMD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics)
DM EndocrinologyMD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics)
DM NeonatologyMD (Paediatrics)
DM Medical OncologyMD (Medicine) / MD (Paediatrics) / MD (Radiotherapy)
DM Clinical PharmacologyMD (Pharmacology)
DM Clinical HaematologyMD (Biochemistry) / MD (Medicine)/ MD (Paediatrics) / MD (Pathology)
DM Cardiac AnesthesiaMD Anesthesia
DM Paediatric AnaesthesiaMD Anaesthesia
* MD (Respiratory Medicine) includes Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine and/or Pulmonary Medicine
and/or TB & Chest Diseases.

Educational Qualification for Maharashtra M.Ch Courses

M.Ch. CoursePrerequisite Qualification(s)
M.Ch. Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery (CVTS)MS (Surgery)
M.Ch. Plastic SurgeryMS (Surgery)
M.Ch. UrologyMS (Surgery)
M.Ch. Neuro SurgeryMS (Surgery)
M.Ch. Paediatric SurgeryMS (Surgery)
M.Ch. Surgical OncologyMS (Surgery) / MS (ENT) / MS (Ortho) / MD (Ob. & Gy.)

As seen in above tables there a few differences in required qualifications for AIIMS and Maharashtra Super-Speciality courses. I have edited above tables with latest data from Maharashtra MHSSET 2016 Information Brochure. M.Ch. Surgical Oncology is no longer mentioned in MHSSET 2016 information brochure. The probable reason for this could be no more seats of that specialty being offered by any institute in Maharashtra.

  • In AIIMS MD (Respiratory Medicine) are not allowed to do DM Cardiology.
  • In AIIMS MD (Biochemistry) are not allowed to do DM Endocrinology.
  • In AIIMS MD (Radiotherapy) are not allowed to do DM Medical Oncology.
  • In AIIMS MS (Ortho) / MD (Ob. & Gy.) are not allowed to do M.Ch Surgical Oncology.
  • In AIIMS MD (Biochemistry)/ MD (Pathology) are not allowed to do DM Clinical Haematology.

So candidates are advised to choose their Speciality wisely.

I am updating this article to include the list of Super Specialty Programmes with Eligible Qualification for Diplomate National Board (DNB) Super Specialty (SS) courses as mentioned in Information Bulletin for Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test – Super Specialty 2016 (DNB CETSS 2016).

List of DNB Super Specialty Programmes with Eligible Qualification

DNB Super Specialty Programmes Eligible Qualification
CardiologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
GastroenterologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
NephrologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
EndocrinologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
NeurologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
Medical OncologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
HaematologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Pathology
RheumatologyMD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
NeonatologyMS/DNB in Paediatrics
Medical GeneticsDNB/MD/MS in Paediatrics, General Medicine or Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Cardiac Anaesthesia MD/DNB in Anaesthesia
Paediatric Cardiology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
Paediatrics SurgeryMS/DNB in General Surgery
Genito Urinary Surgery (Urology)MS/DNB in General Surgery
NeurosurgeryMS/DNB in General Surgery
Plastic SurgeryMS/DNB in General Surgery
Surgical GastroenterologyMS/DNB in General Surgery
Surgical OncologyMS/DNB in General Surgery
Peripheral Vascular SurgeryMS/DNB in General Surgery
Cardio Thoracic SurgeryMS/DNB in General Surgery

One of the common things asked on this article has been whether a student who has already pursued a PG medical course be allowed to go for another PG medical course or not? I had filed an RTI for the same question and along with me a user of this website Dr. Saumya Singh had also filed an RTI. The reply got by him is as follows:

Registration Number MEDCI/R/2015/60655
Name: Saumya Singh
Date of Filing: 11/12/2015
Request filed with Medical Council of India
Status: REQUEST DISPOSED OF as on 08/01/2016
Reply:‐ The Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 are silent regarding pursuance of the second PG
degree. Thus, the PIO is of the view that you are entitled to pursue PG degree in another subject and once you
obtain such recognized medical qualification and get your additional qualification registered you may practice
as a Specialist in that subject.

You can go to our forum here for further discussion.

Updated on 15/06/2016.


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    Hardik October 03, 2014

    Hello Sir! Thank you very much for providing this useful information. I have asked around and some students doing M.D. Microbiology at civil hospital have told me that one can’t do MD Endocrinology or MD Immunology after Md Biochemistry. Is there any other way to confirm your article sir? Please acknowledge.. Thank you very much.

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    shri February 06, 2015

    hello sir,,,nice info….
    May i know a DNB candiate elligible for writing DM enterncae.,,,,please clerify….
    As per maharastyra DM enternece criteria–>”The candidate must possess recognized postgraduate degree MD/MS or its equivalent from a medical college recognized by MCI”……………….i agree DNb is equivalent bt nowhere it is being done from medical college………….here in criteria they have asked eqivalent degree from medical college………………..

    plz clrify,,,thanks

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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 26, 2015

      Yes, it is possible to appear for DM entrance exams with DNB degree. It depends on the institute/ university criteria.

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    ami February 21, 2015

    Can someone eligible for dm in cardiology after having secondary DNB

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        dr naveen May 06, 2016


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          sumetha suga May 07, 2016

          sir i have a doubt ,after md community medicine can we do DM medical genetics,,are we eligible for DM infectious disease

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            Dr. Paresh Koli May 08, 2016

            According to MCI rule, any MD can do DM medical genetics. But only institute in India offering that course is SGPGMI and it only allows selected MD like Medicine and pediatrics to do it.
            Community medicine people cannot do DM infectious disease.

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      Ami September 11, 2015

      What else Superspecility course available after secondary DNB in pediatrics

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    kalpana jaju February 26, 2015

    Sir I have checked net for options post my MD microbiology I haven’t found anything kindly suggest something I m interested to do something that is clinically oriented thanking you – Dr. Kalpana jaju

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    kalpana jaju February 28, 2015

    Sir so after medical genetics what are the career options

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 28, 2015

      In India right now there are not major career opportunities for Medical Genetics but in future is bound to play a big role and high demand. You can also open a Genetic counseling clinic which is gaining some interest of people in India.

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    kalpana jaju February 28, 2015

    Can I do any other clinical subject

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 28, 2015

      I don’t think any clinical DM courses can be done after MD Microbiology, at-least none that I know of.

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        Akshitha February 18, 2016

        Am I eligible for any clinical branches after doing MD transfusion medicine

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            Akshitha March 02, 2016

            ok .. Thank u sir , can u kindly tell me the list of exams that I am eligible for , in order to try for DM genetics after MD transfusion medicine

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            Dr. Paresh Koli March 02, 2016

            Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow is the only institute in India to offer DM Medical Genetics course. All MD doctors are eligible for that course.

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    kalpana jaju March 01, 2015

    Sir can I write cet again n b eligible for any diploma at least

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      Dr. Paresh Koli March 01, 2015

      That way you can even do MD of any specialty by cracking AIPGMEE or any state level exam. There is no such bar that you can’t do MD/ MS after doing PG from a specialty.

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    kalpana jaju March 01, 2015

    K thank u sir that wz exactly what I wanted to know because I had heard that once u finish MD u can’t do any other MD .your information was very useful for me

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    kalpana jaju March 02, 2015

    Is there any age limit sir to write the cet

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    Sharath Chandra March 02, 2015

    Apologize for one mistake about the BHU DM endocrinology eligibility link on above comment on feb 22nd, It should be read as MD Biochemistry , I mentioned as MD Micro, by mistake, the rest are same … The prospectus reads : For the DM (endocrinology) MD/DNB in Biochemistry candidates are also eligible , Thank You

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    SHAILESH BARPHE March 03, 2015

    Hi myself Dr SHAILESH BARPHE. Did MD pulmonary medicine want to do DM cardiology. Why only maharashtra allows MD pulmonary medicine for Dm Cardio n why not other exams??? B coz Mic rule states that MD pulmonary medicine is eligible for DM Cardio. Pls send me any links of exams where I can opt for DM Cardio with MD pulmonary Med.

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    dharanir March 06, 2015

    sir i got 51.48 and i am mbc. Will i be qualified for counselling, if yes then what course will i get???????

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    Dr Cool March 09, 2015

    Very helpful article sir…but I would like to point out that DNB candidates are eligible for DM….reference is from AIIMS and Kerala super speciality prospectus

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      Dr. Paresh Koli March 09, 2015

      Yes, thank you for pointing that out but it only applies to those specific exams. For example MH-SSET information brochure mentions no such thin that DNB candidates are eligible for DM/ MCh.

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        Dr Cool March 09, 2015

        I think it’s d other way round…Even Jipmer and CMC vellore have clearly stated that DNB students are eligible for superspeciality…the same with Tamilnadu MGR university and Delhi university

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            kishor April 04, 2015

            Sir so in mh-sset dnb candidate eligible or not

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        S. Mohinish July 04, 2016

        1st of all , i like 2 thank you 4 ur valuable reply as this thread clears many doubts.

        I would like 2 knw more bout DNB non-surgical courses , present scenario of DNB in regards of passing rate n scope in future..
        I love teaching , taking classes ..
        Do DNB ppl eligible for geting teaching posts in govt setup / shd hv certain period of exp. as tutor ?? Bcz prospectus says smethg but practically i see diff thg happeing…
        Kindly rply evn if my qustn seems silly bcz i dnt hv any basic info reg Dnb.
        Thank you…

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    pooja March 10, 2015

    hello sir..after completing md anesthesia i want to do fellowship or dm in critical care medicine..what is the procedure for applying for ccm? where is it available? what are the salary packages after doing fellowship in ccm?

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    dr.earthking March 16, 2015

    After Md radiotherapy where it is not allowed for DM oncology

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    shamima March 18, 2015

    sir,what is the age limit for DM in medical superspeciality course

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      Dr. Paresh Koli March 21, 2015

      Depends on the exam but AIIMS Upper Age limit is 35 years, Upper age limit is relaxable in case of SC/ST candidates by a maximum of 5 year, OBC Candidates by a maximum of 3 years and The upper age limit is not applicable to sponsored candidates.

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    Dr.Umesh March 24, 2015

    Respected Sir, can you please tell if any superspecialisation can be done after DNB Pathology? I have DNB counseling on 31. Thanks

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    Medha April 02, 2015

    sir after M.D. pathology what are further aspects, i dont want to b a paraclinician all my life i want to do something more. please help

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    KALYAN April 05, 2015

    Sir, I’m from Andhra pradesh, I’m doing Diploma(pumlonology) in medical college, do I have any chance to do DM Cardiology ? I’m planning to do post diploma (respiratory medicine) in DNB, after that, can I do DM cardiology ? Please give me clarity sir. Thanx in advance.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 05, 2015

      I don’t know specifically whether secondary DNB candidates are allowed for DM courses. You have to ask personally to respective officials.

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    Dr aditya April 14, 2015

    Sir right now I m doing MD in pathology ,but I m interested in clinical side , am I eligible for writing entrance after my MD? ..becoz most of them r telling I m not eligible..can u please tell me whether I m eligible or not,and post few links supporting the same

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    anna April 17, 2015

    sir i am pursuing my md degree in medicine and i want to prepare for my dm examinations from now only …kindly guide me about the upcoming branches in which competition is less and practice is gud i mean financially..and also guide me about the study material fo DM examinations…
    what are the future prospectus for DM oncology?
    please guide sir ..

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 17, 2015

      Study material for DM entrance exams are same as that of PG medical entrance exams and only difference being that DM entrance exams are comparatively easier to crack as they have difficulty level lower than MD exams. Few other reasons are also involved like residents do not get enough time to study and many people do not even give these exams.
      Now coming to branches, nowadays there is competition in everything. Medical Oncology is something which has high future prospects as oncology is something which is far from saturated when it comes to treatment or even development of new drugs for that matter.

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    anna April 17, 2015

    sir i am doing MD Medicine and this is my second year i want to prepare for my dm examinations .. kindly guide me about the study material and the upcoming branches in wchich the competition is less and practice is gud..
    please guide about the future prospectus of medical oncology….

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    kalpana jaju April 19, 2015

    Sir I m in my final yr MD micro n want to prepare for DM immunology from now itself kindly guide me how I should proceed n what I should read for that

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 20, 2015

      You should start reading subject-wise books which I have mentioned in a article on this site itself. There is no separate preparation strategy for DM entrance exams as questions are very much similar only difference being that exam is a bit on easier side.

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        kalpana jaju April 21, 2015

        Sir , did u mean v have to read all the ug subjects for DM exam I didn’t get you could u plz post the instructions for DM prepn again

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          Dr. Paresh Koli April 21, 2015

          Yes you have to study all the UG subjects just like preparation for AIPGMEE but main weightage is of the subject of your specialty. For example in MH-SSET 100 marks weightage is for all subjects included for MBBS course and 50 marks are for respective specialties like Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Pathology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Resp. Medicine and Anesthesia. So a Pharmacologist will get 50 marks questions from Pharmacology subject and 100 marks from all the subjects included for MBBS course.

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    Rohini April 19, 2015

    Sir what are the areas for superspecialisation after ms ophthalmology?

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    jaishree shinde April 22, 2015

    sir i m from maharashtra i got md biochemistry in pgmcet 1st round i have option among md biochemistry ; md pharmac ; md psm ;md micro n dcp.sir i m confused which br s better to choose..kindly guide me..

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 22, 2015

      If you want a totally non-clinical subject and want to work in Pharma industry then Phamac is a good option. Otherwise I would say DCP should be a choice if you have interest in Patho.

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    jaishree shinde April 23, 2015

    thank u sir.sir s secondary dnb after dcp s difficult to pass.passing rate are low.actualy i m interested in patho but after dcp i m confused about its scope in practice.kindly give ur opinion.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 23, 2015

      If you are interested in Pathology then DCP should be your option. Don’t think too much about passing rate of DNB right now. It is better to wait for couple of years to pass the subject which you like rather than doing something which you don’t like. After DCP you can get SR posts in Govt. hospitals or you can open your own patho lab if you are willing to invest. Also there are few opportunities in which DCP people also get hired in patho labs if they have enough experience.

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    shradha April 30, 2015


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    Sapan verma May 01, 2015

    I am getting following degrees courses eye,ent,surgery, radiotherapy, anesthesia,psychiatry& all diplomas except dmrd.unfortunately no subject is of my choice.i want to m.d medicine or dermatology. What should I do ?can I go for diploma in skin

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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 01, 2015

      Well if dermatology is the subject of your choice and you do not have interest in any other subject then it is better to go for Diploma of Dermatology only. You can always do secondary DNB after that if you want.

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    dibyajyoti May 04, 2015

    sir, what are the scopes after doing dnb psychiatry,,,any superspecialty after it dm or other, job prospectus and salaries at different fields?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 04, 2015

      Psychiatry is one the few branches in which along with the practice of the speciality i.e. psychiatry in this case you also have to do General practice to earn good money, Unless you become a very good and famous psychiatrist. Still in India people count going to a psychiatrist as a taboo.
      I don’t know about the salaries in private hospitals.

      Doctor of Medicine (DM) (Geriatric Mental Health) at ‘King George Medical University’, Lucknow ( and DM (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at ‘National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences’ (NIMHANS), Bangalore ( for candidates of MD/DNB psychiatry. Other awaiting super-specialty psychiatry course is DM (Addiction Medicine) at ‘National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre’ of ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences’, New Delhi and ‘Centre for Addiction Medicine’, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

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        dibyajyoti May 04, 2015

        can a dnb holder eligible for dm at nimhans or aiims or kgmu

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          Dr. Paresh Koli May 04, 2015

          Their inclusion criterias do say “MD or equivalent degree” which DNB is. But I don’t know whether any DNB candidate has got admission in these institutes or not.

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    Dr. Aakash May 05, 2015

    Very useful site..interesting discussion topics 🙂

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    Dr. Preetish May 09, 2015

    i am doing MD Pharmacology..i am interested in doing DM Clinical Pharmacology..can you suggest me how to prepare for it?it will be a great help,

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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 09, 2015

      Prepration strategy for DM entrance exams is similar to AIPGMEE only with only difference being you should concentrate more on your primary subject i.e. Pharmacology in your case. For other subjects you can go for subject wise book I have mentioned in an article on this website only.

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        Preetish November 17, 2015

        Thank you for your reply.sir can you tell me which is a better idea to join an industry or academic? I’m a bit confused..what are the scopes in both?

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    rahul May 09, 2015

    sir i did MD Medicine from pgims rohtak n now desperate for interventional cardiology but the problem is that i m 40 years of age n not eligible for DM CARDIOLOGY entrance u know about any option of doing DM or equivalent degree in cardiology from ABROAD ( options other than USMLE etc ) …any information will be highly obliged..plzz help

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    jigneshbalar May 10, 2015

    hello sir, i m a gynecologist…
    can i get a list of MCH surgical oncology seats whole over india where i eligible for it….
    and i want schedule and detail of that exam

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    jigneshbalar May 10, 2015

    give me information about where gynecologist eligible for surgical oncology

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    sandeep May 12, 2015

    Sir what’s the future of M.D. forensic medicine. …

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    dr alok kumar panigrahy May 16, 2015

    sir i had completed MD anasthesiology and want to do dm in transplant anasthesia plz guide me which books to read and what is the future of transplant anasthesia

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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 17, 2015

      Books to read for superspeciality entrance exams are same as that of PG medical entrance exams. You can find all the lists of recommended books in the article here.
      About transplant anaesthesia I do not have information as none of my contacts are doing it right now. But I will try and get any information if I could.

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    Mitanshu Sharma May 23, 2015

    nice information available…thanks DR Paresh Koli Sir

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    Dr komal May 24, 2015

    I have recently completed my MS degree in obgy….can I pursue fellowships or short courses in UK without giving any exams ???

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    Dr. Shiju May 25, 2015

    Can we do DM oncology after DNB radiotherapy?

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    nov May 28, 2015

    pls enclose the colleges which provide DM immunology after MD physiology

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    dr.ashwini reddy May 30, 2015

    Hello sir..iam doing md anesthesia and i want to prepare for super speciality entrance exams..what exams can i appear for ? Iam from Karnataka and wanted to hav sum info regarding rguhs ss cet for anesthesia..many thanks

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    rohan sardana June 01, 2015

    thank you for all the information provided
    i just wanted to verify if there is any state or hospital other than Maharashtra(as mentioned by yourself) to consider MD pathologist for DM Clinical Hematology…

    also any link which gives good guidance for the same…..

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 01, 2015

      I have not gone through information brochures of other state/ institutes, so I do not know specific criterias of their respective entrance exams. I gues you have to manually check it.

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    kalpana jaju June 04, 2015

    Sir I m doing MD micro is there any possibility of doing DM infectious diseases

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    kalpana jaju June 04, 2015

    Sir after I do a fellowship like neuroinfection can I practice what r the career scopes after doing it. For clinical immunology I think there are only 4 seats available so how should I prepare myself if I want to appear for the exam

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 05, 2015

      Sorry, no idea about future scopes in this field.
      Also for preparation you just have to prepare like AIPGMEE with more weightage on your subject. You can also go through respective exams Information brochures for morr details on weightage.

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    Akshay June 05, 2015

    Sir i have done my mbbs from mamc delhi and have just completed my md medicine from lhmc delhi.. i wanted to know if it is possible for me to add dnb medicine degree to my qualifications. That is can i do post-graduate dnb in medicine ? And how to give dnb exam for it.. will i have to just clear theory n practical exam of dnb or give full 3 yr time to d course ? Where to find more details about it.. i tried looking up at d website but cud not find anythng relevant to my query.. thanx in advance

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 05, 2015

      Even I am coming across this query for the 1st time only. I don’t think anyone could stop you from doing DNB if you want to. About course duration, I have never heard of a lesser duration course for MD candidates. But you should contact NBE officials for a confirmed answer.

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      Dr.Shantanu Ghosh November 11, 2015

      You have to give only the exit exam…don’t need to do the 3yr residency

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    Akash June 08, 2015

    Sir, is there any seat for DM Infectious disease.?

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    kalpana jaju June 09, 2015

    Sir mci has added DM infectious diseases in the list I think but details are not available .if u get any details kindly post it on the site will b thankful to u

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    Tanmoy Ganguly June 10, 2015

    Sir I have completed my MD Pathology..I have 2 quaries..1. Are there any DM courses apart from Hematopathology? and 2. Any DNB superspeciality course following MD Pathology?

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    Tanmoy Ganguly June 11, 2015

    I have completed MD Pathology…I have 2 quarries..1. Are there any DM courses apart from hematopathology? and 2. Is there any DNB superspeciality course following MD Pathology?

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    surya June 15, 2015

    Sir if a person is doing two pg courses at two different colleges how will the mci recognise that student when will a pg student name registered with mci if mci çatch that student whats the punishment will be given

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 16, 2015

      I don’t think it is possible to do 2 courses simultaneously as you have to submit original documents for final admission. So this question does not arise at all.

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        surya June 17, 2015

        Sir if the candidate gets certificate by managing with the staff in the college (or if the college doesnt take originals)and gets admitted in other college and leave the seat in first college in 6 months
        Will there be any list of candidates joining pg in various colleges with mci will it be known to mci immediately after joing in second college
        Are there any regulations regarding taking seat in two diff institutes?
        Thankinv you sir..

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          Dr. Paresh Koli June 17, 2015

          This is illegal. It is not allowed to do 2 courses at once. If caught you are liable to be prosecuted.
          I don’t know about the exact punishment which could be given but relly good chances that your registration will be cancelled.

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          surya June 17, 2015

          Ok thanq sir for your quick reply
          Sir,what are the chances of knowing mci within 6 months in second college
          I was thinking mci will recognise pg degree students only after completing course

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    Rajesh June 15, 2015

    Sir,is it possible to pursue a second pg in another speciality after a masters in a different one.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 16, 2015

      Yes you can do PG in another subject but then only PG in 2nd subject will be recognized as your qualification.

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        dr.krishna October 24, 2015

        Thanks Dr.paresh . but i have a doubt, my super senior has done both paediatrics & general surgery and is practising both successfully .
        sir, if possible , can you please show me any such rules that recognizes only second pg as ur qualification, i am doing my surgery residency, am very much interested in medicine
        thanking you sir

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            dr.krishna October 25, 2015

            Thank you very much sir

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            dr.krishna November 01, 2015

            hello sir,
            did you got any info/ confirmation from mci regarding

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    Rajesh June 18, 2015

    Thank you sir for your prompt reply.

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    manoj June 19, 2015

    i have completed my MD medicine what options are available for me if i want to do study further outside india ,is there any entrance test and any other good option

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    manoj June 19, 2015

    hi sir i have completed my md medicine i want to do further studies outside india are there options available what is the procedure or any other option available

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    dr manoj June 19, 2015

    hi sir i have completed my md medicine i want to do further studies outside india what are the options available kindly guide me ,are there any entrance test or any other option available

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    krithikaa sekar June 19, 2015

    Sir is it possible to do phd abroad after doing md microbiology

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    Ashwini Wane June 21, 2015

    Sir I m doing MD in physiology in Mumbai. is there any scope for me in doing super speciality course in sports medicine in India or aboard?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 21, 2015

      In India only diploma and degree MD of sports medicine are available. In Us there are many universities offering fellowships in sports medicine.

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    shahbaaz June 24, 2015

    sir dm clinical hematology after md pathology is it a clinical field or lab diagnosis field for md pathologist?

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    shahbaaz June 24, 2015

    what is the scope of oncopathologist vs clinical hematologist… from which university i can pursue oncopathology dm or fellowship?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 24, 2015

      Oncology is always a branch with bright future.
      You can check MCI website for institutes offering DM Oncopathology courses.

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    kalpana jaju July 04, 2015

    Sir can u give information about colleges providing DM immunology

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    ahtisham Khan July 08, 2015

    Sir I m 3rd year student of mbbs in private medical college
    My college is start in 2011.
    2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 batch present in my college
    after this batch mci not given the permission to take admission in my college
    After completing my mbbs
    M I do govt job
    Or do private practice
    Or do prctice in private hospital
    I m from up and my college also in up

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    Stuti Sharma July 27, 2015

    Lot of useful information here, Thanks a lot! Sir, I did my MD in Pathology and followed it up with Diploma in Human Genetics and European Diploma in Molecular Cytogenetics. Currently I am interested in doing a fellowship in Medical/Clinical Genetics, but in my knowledge, there is no centre offering such a course to an MD Path. Since you have mentioned the eligibility as “MD/MS in branch”, I would like to know from you if there are any such centres.

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    Preeti July 30, 2015

    Hi Sir,I am MS in ENT.I just want to know whether I am eligible for DNB SS in plastic surgery

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    dt.m.swathi August 09, 2015

    i have done my M.D Biochemistry.i want to pursue D.M Endocrinology. can any colleges allow biochemistry for D.M. ENDO exam

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      Dr. Paresh Koli August 09, 2015

      You have to check individual exams criterias for that but Maharashtra Superspecility exam allows MD Biochem candidates for DM Endocrinology.

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    Dr Yog August 11, 2015

    Hello sir, is there any way of joining DM clinical site apart from DM clinical pharmacology after MD Pharmacology??? Please help…

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    ankitvishwani August 15, 2015

    sir plzz tell about mch options for Ms ent people…. could not find on the link of mci

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    San Kar August 27, 2015


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    Arindam Sur August 28, 2015

    Sir I have finished MD Biochemistry and now I’m preparing for DM hematology.Am I eligible for DNB Hematology too??

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    Abhishek August 29, 2015

    Hello Sir, I m doing Md in Anaesthesiology i wud like to do DM in critical care further i wud like to know how to start preparation for it as if only 2-3 institute provide that course as SGPGi,St.johns.Is it like that all medical subjects i have to read or Only Medicine????

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      Dr. Paresh Koli August 29, 2015

      Well that depends on the pattern of the exam which you are giving. Usually exams have main subject of passing as half the weightage and rest from other subjects. Reading the PG entrance books are enough to crack superspecility entrance exams as well.

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    dr vishali August 30, 2015

    i have completed my md emergency medicine.. am i eligible for dm pulmonary and critical care medicne ??
    can some one pllzzz guide me ???

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    dr vishali August 30, 2015

    i have completed my md emergency medicine .. am i eligible for dmpulmonary and critical care medicine

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    HARSHIT August 30, 2015

    Hello sir,myself Dr.Harshit,have finished DNB ANAESTHESIOLOGY.I want to ask one thing that why are Anaesthesia people not allowed for DM in either cardiology or Nephrology.If DM cardiology is allowed after MD Respiratory Medicine,why not Anaesthesia people should be allowed for the same.Is there any specific body to whom we can write on this issue.

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    arun August 31, 2015

    Is there presently infectious disease dm in India. Any idea about colleges offering infectious disease dm

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    arun August 31, 2015

    Is there any institutes offering dnb course in infectious disease

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    SANKAR September 02, 2015

    SIR ,

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    Nina N September 09, 2015

    Hi m a gynecologist any superspeciality course other than surgical or Gyn oncology and where

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    mohammad suhaib September 11, 2015

    Sir i just wnna know about foriegn fellowships in infectious diseases ..plz do upload some links.

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    anand September 12, 2015

    sir,what are the scopes and pay package for DM clinical Hematologists?

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    dr gaurav September 15, 2015

    sir,please give any information regarding governament order by which AIIMS,PGIMER,SGIPGI have set upper age limit for DM/Mch entrance of 35 years for general catagory students.thanks

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    Nikhil September 18, 2015

    Great site indeed!! Sir are u aware of institutes offering DM Pediatric Critical Care apart from AIIMS?

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    Yatish kumar September 20, 2015

    hello sir,i am doing MS ENT,kindly tell me the Mch courses available after my MS…thanks in advance

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      Dr. Paresh Koli September 20, 2015

      M. Ch surgical Oncology and M. Ch Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (In AIIMS) is allowed after MS ENT.

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    rahul September 22, 2015

    Dear Dr Paresh, its indeed a great forum and you are guiding a lot of people.
    My name is Rahul and i have done MD in gen medicine from Bangalore, Karnataka.
    I belong to UP and i had done my MBBS from Maharashtra. I am planning to appear in subspeciality exams.
    I have a few questions to ask you.

    1. Is the DM entrance state specific?
    2. If it is so, then can you please suggest me what all state exams i can write?
    2. What is the acceptable maximum age to appear in DM/DNB subspeciality entrance exam?
    3. Does the DNB subspecialty applicant needs to have domicile for that particular state where the “applied for” hospital is located?
    4. Can you kindly suggest me a site which gives a comprehensive list of all the hospitals offering DM/DNB in medicine subspecialities?

    Sincere thanks and regards.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli September 22, 2015

      1. I don’t know about all of them, but as far as I know, any state person can appear for it.
      2. You have to check individual state super specialty exam eligibility for that.
      3. There is no official maximum age but AIIMS has this 35 years maximum age for open category students.
      4. List of DM courses can be found on MCI website here.

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    ruchi September 23, 2015

    Fellowship courses in mumbai after MD anesthesia?

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    chaitra September 23, 2015

    Sir, what options do I have after doing MD Biochemistry?

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    dr kiran October 04, 2015

    what after md forensic medicine do you know any dm course after md in forensic

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    dr priyanka October 06, 2015

    hello sir,i have completed M.D. want to do DM or fellowship in pediatric nephrology..can u provide list of colleges???

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    harsh pareek October 10, 2015

    Sir , I belong to an health portal, so in that case I need your help.
    please provide me all the name /eligibility/duration of the courses available in INDIA.
    All these details which you will provide me , will be published by your name only.

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    rahul October 12, 2015

    Dear Dr Koli, I have gathered that their is no age criteria in all india DM entrance examination (except AIIMS), especially with respect to Uttar Pradesh. Can you kindly confirm the same please. Regards.

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    rahul October 18, 2015

    Hello sir…a marvellous effort indeed to spare so much of your valuable time and solving others queries.Best wishes for you….
    I want to know whether like DM enterance exams,fellowship enterance exams like FNB also ask questions on all the UG subjects.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli October 18, 2015

      Thank you for appreciation.
      As far as I know NBE FET does not ask questions on other subjects. Even their information brochure mentions no such thing.

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    Abha October 25, 2015

    Please tell the course with institute name running fellowship/DM/ Phd course run in India after Completion of MD (Physiology).

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    Sudhanshu Gupta October 25, 2015

    What is the scope of DA + IDCCM course.How much I can expect to earn after completion of IDCCM. Or is there some other good fellowsip that are better recognized pan india except mci post DA.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli October 25, 2015

      IDCCM is a very common course done after DA and earning potential is very high in it. From my friends I had come to know that people in ICUs earn minimum 1 lakh per month and even going more than 2 lakhs per month over a period of time.

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    Dr kalpana October 25, 2015

    Sir I did my ug from andhra Pradesh n m doing MD microbiology now wanted to o know if I wanted to appear for pg cet again can I write Maharashtra cet now

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    naveen chidura October 28, 2015

    Sir I am doing Md Peds , can I do adult nephrology, adult gastro, super speciality courses, or I will have only paediatric super speciality options

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    Dr.Anne October 29, 2015

    Sir, I did my md physiology and wish to do study further. DM immunology is not available as a course anywhere in India as per mci site. kindly advise .With Thanks, Anne

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    Santanu Roy November 11, 2015

    Sir, after MD Physiology is it possible to go abroad for further research?will the md degree be recognized ?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli November 11, 2015

      You have to inquire about individual courses like Ph.D. to know about the eligibility criterias. Sports Physiology is something you can look into.

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    Balaji November 18, 2015

    Im doing ms ent
    I like mch neuro very much
    Before few urs ent surgeons r allowed to do mch neuro
    Now it is not so
    Wil they rechange the criteria in near future
    If not I also wish to do six yrs dnb neuro after ms ent
    Plz help me regarding this

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      Dr. Paresh Koli November 24, 2015

      I cannot comment about what will happen in the future, but these rules are unlikely to change. If you wish you can pursue 6 yrs DNB Neuro after ENT.

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    shabana begum November 25, 2015

    sir heylo…am preparing for my pg entrance…i qualified AIIMS exam this novemnber. i may get ophthalmology in aiims. but am intersted in neurosurgery. can i do neurosurgery after ms opthal?

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        shabana begum November 26, 2015

        what about surgical oncolgy after specialising ophthal?

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            mridul November 28, 2015

            can i do MD GENERAL MEDICINE after completeing MS OPTHALMOLOGY?im doing MS OPTHALMOLOGY now.after completing MS im planning to give entrance test and if i clear can i take MD MEDICINE?is it allowed?

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    shabana begum November 25, 2015

    sir am preparing for my pg entrance. i qualified this november AIIMS. i may get ophthalmology.. but am intersted in neurosurgery. can i do neurosurgery after specialising in opthal?

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    Sunil Wanve November 26, 2015

    hello sir i m 41 yrs old and md in general medicine can i do superspecialization and what courses can i do?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli November 26, 2015

      Hi, You can do almost all DM courses with an MC Medicine degree. All the courses allowed are mentioned in this article. Also only AIIMS has age limit for DM entrance exams as far as I know. So you can give state level and other institutes DM entrance exams.

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    Sunil Wanve November 26, 2015

    sir i have done md medicine form mumbai university in 2003 i m 40 yrs old now what clinical superspecialization courses can i do in india

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    Aviraj November 28, 2015


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    mridul November 28, 2015


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      Dr. Paresh Koli November 29, 2015

      Yes it is allowed. I have filed an RTI regarding this query, I will update the article as soon as I get the reply from MCI.

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    IMRAN December 01, 2015

    Sir, I have done M.D physiology in 2013. Now working in a medical college. I am interested in M.D / D.N.B in General Medicine. Will I be allowed to do as per MCI? Kindly guide. I have heard that I wont be allowed for….Please do reply how to go about it

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      Dr. Paresh Koli December 01, 2015

      If you are able to crack the entrance exams again then you are allowed to do 2nd MD degree as well.

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        Saumya December 10, 2015

        Good morning sir. Your suggestions are giving hopes to medicos who worked hard to get through MBBS and MD. Sir I am radiologist (MD,DNB) and interested in general medicine. Can I practice both in future. I already have MD registration in up state, DNB RD registration in Mci. MD medicine will be another additional registration. Does MCI has any guidelines or file RTI to know the fact. Need your help. Please provide any link.

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    IMRAN December 01, 2015

    Sir, I have done M.D Physiology in 2013, now working in Medical college. I am interested in doing M.D / D.N.B General Medicine. Am I allowed to pursue another Master’s Degree now ? or is it that i will not be allowed for entrance exams…Please help with the information

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    IMRAN December 01, 2015

    Dual master degrees, is it allowed? How to go about it? please update

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    IMRAN December 01, 2015

    Sir can i do MD / DNB in General Medicine after MD in Physiology? I have completed MD Physiology in 2013 and working in a medical college now. I am planning to give All India PG and PrimaryDNB entrance test. Am i allowed to appear them and suppose if i clear can i take MD / DNB MEDICINE?is it allowed to have Dual masters….Please help with the information

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    Saumya December 10, 2015

    My kind appreciation for your activities. If a doctor can do better services knowing complementary subjects with his/ her merits, Its a two way advantage for doctor and patients. It should be allowed by MCI.

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    Anuj December 19, 2015

    sir, thnx for sharing the information and guiding everyone….ms ent people are eligible for mch neurosurgery in AIIMS.
    my query is….do u have any idea about whats the process of making a post graduate degree eligible for super-speciality exams…i mean….is it some kind of decision taken by the mci in isolation or are the candidates(ent in above case or pulmonary med pgs being eligible for cardiology) allowed to make a submission.

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    Anuj December 19, 2015

    not mch neurosurgery but mch plastic surgery….sorry for wrong information

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    Anuj December 19, 2015

    sir, thanx for sharing the information and guiding everyone……
    my query is……do u have any idea about “how a particular post graduate degree (e.g. Ent pgs being allowed to appear in Mch courses) is allowed to be eligible for DM/MCH courses….i mean is this done by mci in isolation or can the candidates make a submission

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    DIMPLE December 22, 2015

    Sir first of all i would like to congradulate you as well as thank u for creating such a huge forum for all d medicos to discuss and clear our doubts. thank u sir.

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    DIMPLE December 22, 2015

    SIR thank u so much for creating such a huge discussion forum. sir i did my MD Anatomy , i want to know whT re the DM courses which i can do?and where? is der any fellowship courses which i can do to enter into the clinical side?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli December 23, 2015

      DM in Medical Genetics can be done after any MD course, so MD Anatomy person can do it. I have not heard of any fellowship courses after MD Anatomy.

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    Kar an December 29, 2015

    Sir what to do after ms ortho?
    And what are the earnings of an orthopaedic surgeon?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli December 29, 2015

      Most of the people do fellowships after doing MS Orthopedics. Earning varies, I have seen starting package of poeple from Rs. 50000 and it increases as your experience grows. After this sky is the limit depending on your skills.

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        Kar an December 31, 2015

        What are the types of fellowships?

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          Kar an December 31, 2015

          Also how much is the earning per surgery? Is it combined with the salary or is the doctor’s fee per salary given separately?

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            Kar an December 31, 2015

            Doctor’s fee per surgery i mean

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            Dr. Paresh Koli December 31, 2015

            A doctor can either be salaried or can be paid depending on the number of patients seen or operated. It all depends on the hospital/ clinic you are tieing up with. Earning per surgery can go as low as Rs. 2000/ surgery as far as I have heard. As there is too much competition in the healthcare sector nowadays, some surgeons are ready to do surgeries for very less. Upper limit can go in lakhs depending on the type of surgery, hospital and your skills.

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    Tarun December 29, 2015

    Sir , i wanted to know whether i can do degree after diploma Anaesthesiology ? Can we re-appear in Aipg exams after finishing diploma and take up a degree seat in other speciality like surgery or medicine ?

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    shahbaaz January 02, 2016

    sir you have mentioned that md path is not eligible for dnb hemat but in dnb 2015 information bulletin md path is eligible for dnb hemat…kindly clarify this thing sir and regarding syllabus of dnb cet ss medical grp it is basic applied sciences and a pathologist should prepare in medicine rather than pathology for the entrance?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli January 02, 2016

      If DNB information bulletin says MD pathology is eligible for DNB Hematology then they are eligible. Regarding the syllabus I guess only NBE can clarify about it.

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    DR Saumya January 08, 2016

    Good Morning Sir. You have filed rti for query regarding MD after MD. Is any response from Mci

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    Timirkant January 14, 2016

    Hi sir
    Thank you for such a wonderful post.
    I would like to know that after completing MD psychiatry in India, what are the fellowships available abroad ?
    For eg. If I would like to do child or geriatric psychiatry fellowship at US, then what is the way for it.
    How to apply for it ? What is the procedure to be done ? Is it allowed for Indians to do fellowship or some kind of entrance exams like MLE has to be given?
    Kindly throw some light. Thank you

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    Dr. Aparna Srivastava January 18, 2016

    Hello sir,
    I want to know way are the options after I complete my study I.e M.D transfusion I not go into superspecialization for Any subject..kindly reply nd guide…

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      Dr. Paresh Koli January 18, 2016

      As of now only DM Medical genetics can be done after any MD. There is no other DM course which can be done after transfusion medicine.

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    shri January 26, 2016

    HELLO KOLI SIR…..THANKS for all info….
    sir wn do usually AIIMS condcut DM enternace exams,,i mean wt month,,,
    plz provide the link if possible,,,,
    thanking you

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    dr karishma January 29, 2016

    I have done my mbbs and was trying for a pg seat.But even after 3 repeats my score is not good enough. I have decided to pursue a course in MD patho or MD biochem. But i want to know about job prospects after these. And also what clinical courses can i take after doing MD in either of them.

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    manoj February 05, 2016

    after doing pg diploma course in anaesthesiology can a candidate do p.g degree course in surgery in andhra pradesh

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    Kaushal February 07, 2016

    I m doing residency in md medicine whtz d syllabus for dm enyrance exam test n books u prefer

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 08, 2016

      Depends on the exam but the major portion is from the specialty of yours i.e. Medicine and minor from other subjects. Refer information brochures of respective exams for the details.

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    Karuna February 08, 2016

    Sir what all fellowships or superspecialities are available after dnb / ms ophthalmology

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 08, 2016

      There is no super specialty course after MS Ophthalmology. For fellowships you have to check respective institutes websites.

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    shubhangi srivastava February 11, 2016

    sir, after taking pg seat through AIPGMEE, can i give AIPGMEE exam again while doing pg? plz reply sir

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 11, 2016

      Yes, you can. But if you are planning to leave the seat if you are getting a seat in next year counseling, make sure you enquire about the bond in the state you are taking admission in.

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    Nishat February 12, 2016

    can I apply for endocrinology superspeciality in INdia after finishing 3 years of Internal Medicine in US? How would I approach for this? Please suggest

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    Dilip Vaishnav February 19, 2016

    sir, plz help, I hv taken MD forensic in jan 2016 in PGI, but in all india my rank is 10096, via which I could get DA from MP, Im 2012 mbbs paas out ,cant study anymore fr all india ….. should I stay with FM or change to DA….????

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 20, 2016

      Totally depends on your interest but I personally think DA has a much wider scope and earning potential compared to Forensic Medicine. If I was in your place, I would have taken DA.

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    Shehbaz February 20, 2016

    Does any university allows to pursue DM neurology or any other DM courses other than neuroradiology after MD in Radiology.. I was interested in clinical subject sply Medicine or peds but stuked up with radiology residency..

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    suganya February 21, 2016

    Sir after dnb peadiatrics … I eligible to write DM NEONATALOGY in AIIMS PGI AND TAMILNADU?

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    DR DHARM February 27, 2016

    Hello sir,i m MD in fmt nd working as asst proff in reputed mc,bt m not satisfied,want to do any clinical diploma or degree,ths year in aipgmee i got 294 rank in ST category then any possibility to DMRD OR MD MEDICINE,MS,MD IN OBS N GYNAE…….CAN I registerd in state med council seprately after any clin diploma or degree course,after diploma i hv to surrender my FM DEGREE

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 27, 2016

      You don’t have to surrender your degree. You can practice both subjects afterward. You can check out the previous year allotment lists with your general cat rank as reserved category respective ranks are close every year. You will get an idea about which seat will be possible for you.

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    DR DHARM February 28, 2016

    Mean sir i can continue my job as asst proff in med college after my clinical md/diploma nd eligible for separately practice of clinical side after my college time 9am-5pm.state council registered me in another speciality??without cancel my prior reg.?….WHEN a candidate fill th form f aipgmee wt mean of column that you have already pg in any md/ms if yes then you fill further detail….

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 28, 2016

      No, you have to leave your present post of Assistant professor to work as a resident doctor in any institute. You cannot do both simultaneously. After finishing your 2nd PG you can choose to do whatever you want to do.

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    shubha February 28, 2016

    sir, is DNB Family Medicine eligible for further DM?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli February 28, 2016

      No. Do DM is allowed after DNB family medicine. For that matter no DNB super specialty courses are allowed after the same.

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    DR DHARM February 28, 2016

    Hello sir my all ind aipgmee rank is 25000 nd m belong to ST category,any possibility to gt DMRD,MD,MS IN GYNAE ,MEDICINE,DGO ……In any college f india

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        gdgupta March 11, 2016

        sir can you plz rate md anaes vs md path vs md raditherapy according to future prospectsand comfortable life

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          Dr. Paresh Koli March 12, 2016

          With MD Radiotherapy you can for DM Oncology which has very bright future. In Anaesthesia, there are new fellowships which are coming.
          I think you should choose one based on your liking.

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    NARESH KUMAR March 18, 2016

    HELLO SIR! I have just passed mbbs from mamc.delhi… since both MS ortho and MS surgery are eligible for MCH surgical oncology..i want to ask that will the MCH COURSE CONTENT be different for the one ms ortho..and ms surgery… i mean will they be the same onco surgeon after mch …or the one with ms ortho will be doing surgeries of bone cancers and the one with ms gen surgeon will be doing surgeries of other cancers….. kindly tell me sir as i want to take mch onco after taking ms orthopedics not gen surgery…

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      Dr. Paresh Koli March 18, 2016

      It does not matter in what subject you have done your PG, your super speciality course content will remain the same.

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    Rajesh March 24, 2016

    Sir i want to ask that will i be eligible to take DM courses if i do DNB Medicine??

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        S. Mohinish July 04, 2016

        Sir .
        Do Dnb really equivalent to MD in current scenario , with regards of getting job in govt hospitals ?
        Promotion scope for DNB candidate in Govt institute ??
        Do Dnb graduate eligible 4 DM/Mch just aft completng his Course or shd hv sme wrk exp. ??

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          Dr. Paresh Koli July 04, 2016

          DNB candidates are supposed to do 1-year residency in Govt hospitals to be eligible for faculty jobs in govt medical colleges. I don’t know the specific criteria’s for promotions. And yes, DNB graduates are eligible for DM/ M Ch courses.

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    Umer March 27, 2016

    Hello Sir…. I would like to know if there Is any case is going on for MD pulmonology…. As to remove DM CARDIOLOGY … To the list of MD pulmonology….. And Sir are there any chances of removing cardiology for MD pulmonology like endocrinology has been removed for MD biochemistry.

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    dr vivek sharma April 06, 2016

    sir any fellowship or something super pg after d.c.p (diploma in clinical pathology ) and plz arrange these branches in order in respect of monietry term : psm, pharmac, micro , forensic , dcp thankyou

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 06, 2016

      If you are opening a private lab then DCP has highest earning potential. Otherwise Pharmacology has high potential over a period of time if you do good in private companies. I don’t have information about fellowships. Do not think about money too much. Take branch of your liking.

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    dr vivek sharma April 06, 2016

    sir is there any fellowship or super pg we can do after d.c.p ( if i dont want to appear pgdcet patho )

    , and plz arrange these branches to opt in goof financial terms: psm , d.c.p , pharmac, micro , fmt
    thankyou sir

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    mridul April 09, 2016
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    dr Dharm April 11, 2016

    sir can a person registered in state medical council in second MD without cancellation of prior MD regisr. may pursue dual reg in same state med council,nd eligible for practice in both speciality seprately.

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    Nirbhay April 14, 2016

    Hello sir …plz. Give me your expert advice , which one is better to choose …MD anesthesia Sgpgi …or. Permitted ms orthopedic

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 16, 2016

      Depends on your interest and where the permitted seat is located. If the location is in such college that it has less chances of recognition better go for Anaesthesia.

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    mridul April 15, 2016


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    dryuvrajsharma April 21, 2016

    my interest is in cardio

    can md pulmonary medicine/ tb and respiratory disease can appear for dm cardio?

    can md pulmonary medicine / tb and respiratory disease can appear for dnb cardio?

    wat is better to take md pulmonary medicine in recognised seat or md medicine / pediatrics in permitted seat + bond of 5-10 yrs

    can md pulmonary medicine again give aipgmee for md radio or other ? ( double degree)

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 23, 2016

      Only those qualifications which I have mentioned in the DNB table are eligible.
      In such case Pulmonary Medicine is a much better option,
      Yes, any MD/MS can appear for AIPGMEE and do another MD/MS.

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        vipin July 09, 2016

        i dont think that md degree candiddate can appear in NEET/aIPGMEE again ,to get md medicine in some other deapartment.

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    dryuvrajsharma April 21, 2016

    sir i have huge interest in cardio/ radio? keeping that in mind i have few questions please reply fast

    can md pulmonary medicine can appear for dm cardio?

    can md pulmonary medicine can appear for dnb cardio

    can md pulmonary medicine can again appear for aipggmee for md radio or other degree( double degree)

    wat is better md pulmonary medicine in recognised seat or md medicine / pediatrics in permitted seat + bond of 5- 10 yrs?

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    Dr Vikrant April 24, 2016

    Sir i basically wanted do pg in Paeds or medicine….but even after trying for 3 yrs I could not make it… Now I m getting md pathology in Sion hospital Mumbai…what is future scope after doing me pathology….and are there any clinical courses that can be done after doing md path…

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 27, 2016

      If you are capable of cracking entrance exams again, you can do any clinical course you want. But remember that in states like Maharashtra there is bond of Rs. 20 lakhs for those who leave the seat after last date.

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    Naimish April 28, 2016

    sir after MD in RESPIRATORY there is course of DM CARDIOLOGY..
    i want to know chances of geting DM CARDIOLOGY
    is it advisable to do MD RESPIRATORY MEDICINE and than DM CARDIOLOGY??

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      Dr. Paresh Koli April 29, 2016

      There are only few states like Maharashtra which allow DM Cardiology after MD Respiratory medicine. I don’t know how many do. So chances are that way less. Also doing DM is your choice. You can go for it after any course if you like.

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    mridul May 01, 2016



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      Dr. Paresh Koli May 01, 2016

      Yes you can have dual degree from any university. Reply for RTI was that there is no such rule that you cannot have dual degree in MCI PG Medical regulations. So it is allowed.

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    mridul May 05, 2016


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    dr naveen May 06, 2016

    sir what clinical dm courses or clinical fellowship courses that can be done after md community medicine?

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    Amrita Ranjan May 07, 2016

    Sir plz reply about future prospects in MD Community Medicine

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    sumetha suga May 07, 2016

    after md spm,can we do medical genetics and infectious medicine ,,,,in the list it is given as any md/ms course for medical genetics

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    Ankita May 09, 2016

    Sir I am DCH MD Pediarics
    I want to do DM in hemat oncology
    How do i go about it
    Are there any seats in mumbai coz i live in mumbai

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    sidra May 17, 2016

    sir,i am doing M.D biochemistry from
    Hyderabad . Any fellowship courses available after that?
    and which DNB course is better post MD, DNB HEMAT or DNB IMMUNOLOGY?
    Also any scopes of MD biochemistry in US and UK

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    sanjeeb May 24, 2016

    Sir is there ophtha dm or mch course

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        varsha May 30, 2016

        hi sir, i am getting MD pulmonology in my state entrance…i am interested in DM critical care….but apart from critical care, what are the other DM courses i could do with pulmonology…i heard DM cardio after pulmonolgy is eligible only in maharashtra…i belong to andhra and couldnt find the list of eligible courses for DM in states of telangana and andhra…it would be great if could upload any file for states of telangana and andhra…
        i am genuinely interested in MD general medicine or paeds..i am also confused if i should wait for another 6months and try my luck at nov central exams or should i take pulmonology…kindly help..

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          Dr. Paresh Koli May 30, 2016

          All the DM courses allowed after MD Pulmonology have been mentioned here. I don’t know about Andhra but if it has a separate entrance exam for DM courses you can have a look at its information brochure to know which courses are allowed after which MD.
          Regarding taking Medicine, if you are opening your own clinic then I think you can take Pulmonary medicine and then do the practice. Taking seat or not depends on your liking. If you are comfortable with Pulmonary medicine then take it, and if you are confident that you can crack the exam again and want MD medicine only then wait.

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    Varsha Jain May 30, 2016

    hi sir, i am getting MD pulmonology in my state entrance..i am interested in DM critical care…apart from critical care, what are the other DM courses pulmonology is eligible for…i heard DM cardiology after pulmonolgy is eligible only in maharashtra…and not in aiims…i am from andhra and i couldnt find the list of courses eligible for respective DM would be great if u could help with the info regarding DM eligibility in andhra and telangana…thanks in advance…

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 02, 2016

      If it is mentioned on the MCI website as seen in the link you provided, it is recognized by MCI.
      Secondary DNB is not allowed after CPS as far as I know.

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        Dr.Moumita June 04, 2016

        sir I have seen the previous questions and your rplies regarding the 2nd Degree but what about the courses like diploma or DNB? If some one did his MD in a suject and have a NEET rank then is he allowed to take a diploma in his choicable subject of take a DNB seat?

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    Dr. Moumita June 04, 2016

    sir have seen those previous question and your replies regarding the 2nd PG degree courses but what about the diploma or DNB? If someone did his MD in a subject and have a rank in NEET then is he allowed to take even diploma in his choicable subject or persue a DNB course in a different subject?

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    manin chaudhary June 09, 2016

    Sir..can you please mention whether there are differences in the job and salary prospects between dm oncology and dnb oncology in india ?

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      Dr. Paresh Koli June 11, 2016

      Salary depends on your skills and hard work. You cannot compare both. As long as you are a good doctor, it does not matter whether you have DM or DNB.

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    SONAL GUPTA June 14, 2016

    Sir, I have a question. Please Can You tell, how to enter directly into M.Ch. for Plastic Surgery ? I have heard that there are some fields in which we can directly do M.Ch.(6 yrs.) and Plastic Surgery is one of them. Which exams we need to give for it, if we want an M.Ch. seat in Delhi or Mumbai ? Are the PG Exams for M.S. and M.Ch. same ? Is the Course of the PG Exams same ?

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    Dr pallavi jain July 02, 2016

    Sir, what are the benefits of doing DNB FNB fellowship program. I have done MD biochemistry.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli July 03, 2016

      Sorry, I have no contact who has done that course or I have not even heard of anyone doing it. So cannot comment about it.

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    Dr pallavi jain July 03, 2016

    Sir, what are the benefits of doing DNB FNB fellowship program in laboratory medicine . I have done MD biochemistry.

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    S. Mohinish July 04, 2016

    1st of all , i like 2 thank you 4 ur valuable reply as this thread clears many doubts.

    I would like 2 knw more bout DNB non-surgical courses , present scenario of DNB in regards of passing rate n scope in future..
    I love teaching , taking classes ..
    Do DNB ppl eligible for geting teaching posts in govt setup / shd hv certain period of exp. as tutor ?? Bcz prospectus says smethg but practically i see diff thg happeing…
    Kindly rply evn if my qustn seems silly bcz i dnt hv any basic info reg Dnb.
    Thank you…

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    Baseerat July 08, 2016

    Sir I’ve finished my Dnb family med this year, kindly guide me about some fellowship courses which are ‘vng scope in both govt and private sector

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        amit kumar July 12, 2016

        hello sir
        i want to file a RTI aganist natboard for knowing whether MD/DNB radiotherapy can write dnb ss exam this year..(for super specialty medical oncology ).

        plz tell me the procedure.

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          Dr. Paresh Koli July 12, 2016

          You can do the same via RTI online website. But I don’t think NBE comes under RTI. Maybe you can file an RTI directly to MCI or Ministry of Health, but I am doubtful whether that will be helpful.

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    Varun July 27, 2016

    Hello sir, can i appear in DM/DNB cardio exam after MRCP?

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    med student August 02, 2016

    Dear Dr P Koli,

    Kindly provide details on following queries, if possible at your end:

    A. Govt. Institutes for pursuing MCh Plastic Surgery post M.S. (E.N.T.).

    B. Any special comments regarding Preparation for the Entrance Exams of these respective Institutes, like details to score well in the theory of the respective institute’s entrance exams.

    To share with you I came across 2 Institutes: these are AIIMS, New Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh.
    It would be grateful of you, if you address and Add any other.

    Thank you.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli August 02, 2016

      Sorry, I do not have a list of institutes allowing MCh after ENT.
      Preparation is similar to PG entrance exams with more focus on the subject of the speciality.

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    med student August 02, 2016

    Dear Dr P. Koli and Forum Members,

    Kindly provide the following details, if possible at one’s end:

    A. Institutes for pursuing MCh Plastic Surgery, after M.S.(E.N.T.)
    (To share my knowledge i am aware of only 2 institutes: AIIMS, Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh).

    B. any special comment on MCQ Preparation for respective Institute’s ‘Question’ Pattern.

    C. Does the MCQ Paper, and hence the preparation, differ for Eligible Candidates from different specialties i.e. Gen. Surgery, E.N.T., Orthopedics (as these are the specialties eligible for AIIMS and PGI)?

    Thank you.

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    Dexter August 02, 2016

    sir, is super specialization possible after DNB family medicine?

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    Dr. Kavitha August 07, 2016

    Sir, what super specialization is possible after MD/DNB Emergency medicine? Is it possible to do DM cardio after emergency medicine??

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    Yunus Sheriff August 10, 2016

    Sir, I am pursuing DNB in pulmonology.. Want to know where all do I have option of doing DM pulmonology and critical care in India..
    Dr Sheriff

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    Pallab Sen August 15, 2016

    Dear sir
    Have any oppotunity for fellowship at AIIMS in pediatrics neurology, for foreign fellows.

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    Swathanthra Shanker September 02, 2016

    sir, DNB cet ss eligibilty criteria says md /dnb medicine on pathology for DM clinical hematology . what does this mean? Im a MD pathology degree holder. can i apply or not? if yes then syllabus is that of general medicine, basic sciences and recent advances? PLEASE CLARIFY.
    other options (universities/ colleges) for dm clinical hematology after md pathology also may be guided.. other entrances.

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      Dr. Paresh Koli September 02, 2016

      Maharashtra state allows DM Clinical Hematology after MD Pathology. And yes even DNB SS of Hematology can be done after MD Pathology. I do not know in details about the exam pattern. It is better to check the information brochure of respective exams.

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    Amit SEN September 06, 2016

    Is MRCP(London) equivalent to MD MEDICINE

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    shanu September 18, 2016

    i have competed diploma in cinical pathology. what can I do now? i am not interested in doing MD pathology. am i eigible for superspeciaities ? how about doing PhD ??

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    dinesh September 20, 2016

    hi sir, what is the scope after doing emergency medicine in india

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      Dr. Paresh Koli September 20, 2016

      Very good scope. Getting hired in ICU becomes easier and it has lot of money. But that comes along with high pressure on the job.

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    Anirudh Gupta September 24, 2016

    Hello sir, I am MD Microbiology and i am currently employed as an Assistant professor. I want a guidance as to take which path. What DM or PDCC or fellowship courses I can go for? Can I give FRCP? What is its benefit? If I want to go abroad to US or Canada how is it possible. Kindly help.

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    mridul September 28, 2016

    what are the opportunity of surgical oncology in india?where we can get job?average salary?

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