NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS

INTRODUCTION

The National Board of Examinations is an autonomous organization established by the Govt. of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The prime objective of the Board is to conduct high uniform standard of Postgraduate and Post-doctoral examinations in various disciplines of modern medicine and allied sciences on an all India basis leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board. The emphasis is on evaluating professional ability and practical application of sound theoretical knowledge in the practice of the specialty a candidate is certified in.

NBE-POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP COURSES IN SUB SPECIALTIES

 OBJECTIVES:

    1.    To provide highest quality of specialty services comparable to any country in the world.

2.    To recognize “Center(s) of Excellence” and to identify experts in various sub-specialties and allied sciences.

3.    To create a forum for high-level scientific interaction between expert groups.

4.    To facilitate and encourage our young post-graduates aspiring to provide for higher level of specialized services in own country.

5.    To prevent brain drain of qualified medical professionals leaving our country for further academic achievements.

6.    To improve and promote the existing medical institutions in India to perform high professional services in various fields.

7.    To promote medical research and Innovations adaptable to the socio-economic and culture of our country.

8.    To conduct evaluation by appropriate mechanism for assessment of training programme examination before certification as specialist by the National Board of Examinations.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN SUB-SPECIALITIES

 Well equipped centers, after due inspection, have been identified in the concerned specialties. Candidates with DNB/MD/MS/DM qualification in the concerned speciality are eligible with preference to DNB candidates. Selection is based on an entrance test. The trainee will go through a structured training programme, maintain a performance record book and undergo an examination at the end of the training. Candidates will be awarded Fellow of National Board of Examinations, at the annual convocation of the Board.

SPECIALTIES FOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

 The Fellowship programme is to provide opportunity for hands-on-training for acquiring high proficiency in selected skills to the postgraduates.

 The Board is at present successfully conducting the fellowship programme in the following sub-specialties:

 1.   Critical Care Medicine                                             

2.   Trauma Care

3.    High Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology

4.    Vitreo-Retinal Diseases

5.        Pediatric Ophthalmology

6.        Pediatric Cardiology

7.        Cardiac Anesthesia

8.        Interventional Cardiology    

9.    Reproductive Medicine   

10.  Minimal Access Surgery

11.   Peripheral Vascular Surgery

12.   Hand & Micro Surgery

13.   Spine Surgery

 

The present entrance exam is for admission to the above-mentioned specialties only.                               

1.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

·        After Completing Post Graduation

                 DNB

                 MD/MS

                 MCh/DM

Only those Candidates who have completed any of the above-mentioned degrees in the concerned specialty on or before the last date i.e. 15th May 2005 need apply.

 List of accredited hospitals, fellowship Courses & Eligible PG qualification is mentioned in Annexure I of this Bulletin. 

2.  COURSE:

·        Duration- 2 years

·        Full Time Residency Programme. 

3.  DATE OF EXAMINATION: 

12th June 2005   Time of Exam: 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM 

The Exam will be conducted at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkatta.

The exam is conducted using MCQ paper and OMR type answer sheet.  However, The Board in future may conduct the exam using Computer Based Testing (CBT)/ Online Examination System.

 Application form: Available at the office of the National Board of Examinations, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, on payment of Rs.200  by DD only. Please send a Demand Draft for 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) in favor of National Board of Examinations, payable at New Delhi.

 The application form is also available online www.natboard.nic.in.

A downloaded form has to be accompanied by a DD of Rs.2200/- drawn in favor of N.B.E. payable at New Delhi. 

4.  LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM:

 15th May 2005  

5.   FEE: 

The candidate is required to enclose a demand draft of Rs. 2000/- (Two Thousand Only) drawn in the name of National Board of Examinations, payable at New Delhi along with the application. For downloaded forms please enclose a DD of 2200/- (fee + form fee) drawn in the name of National Board of Examinations. 

6.  ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

    The Executive Director

    National Board of Examinations

    Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)

    Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 110029.

    Email: nbefellow@yahoo.com

7.  PATTERN OF EXAMINATION:

·       Duration                2 hours

·       Total questions      100

·       Maximum Marks    100     

·       No Negative Marking. 

The questions will be of multiple choice and objective in nature. The answers have to be given in the specially designed answer sheet, which will be provided in the examination hall.

 8.  Syllabi: 

 Basic Sciences                          25%

 Main Specialty                           50%

 Subspecialty                              25%

(in case of shared  specialty the marks also get shared i.e. in Pediatric Cardiology-  Pediatric 25% + Cardiology 25% = {Pediatric Cardiology 50%)

 9.  Admit Card:  

Admit card will be issued to all eligible candidates who have completed DNB/MD/MS/DM and whose completed application forms have been received by May 15th, 2005 along with fees and relevant photocopies.

 Admit cards will be dispatched to the candidates by 31st May 2005.

 The list of eligible candidates shall also be displayed at the website of NBE.

10. ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

      A.  Weightage for Centralized entrance exam          100

B.   Weightage for qualification:                                         10    

·       DNB                                                                       6

·       DM/MD/MS + DNB                                                10

·       MD/MS/DM                                                          4

    C.  Working Experience:                                                     10

·     0-1 year                                                              2

·     1-2 years                                                            4

·     2-3 years                                                            6

·     3-4years                                                             8

·     4 years & above                                                10

·     The date for computing experience shall be the date of obtaining the Eligibility Qualification. (DNB/MD/MS/DM)         

                    Total                                                                   120

 ·        A combined merit list based on total performance of candidate out of 120 marks shall be published.

 ·        The Board will allot seats at various institutions on merit cum choice basis.

·        The successful candidate if employed either in a govt. hospital or a private hospital will have to produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the Board at the time of application.

11.DECLARATION OF RESULTS: The results will be posted on the website and all the selected candidates will be individually informed. Tentative date for declaration of results is 30th June 2005. However, the same may vary.   

12. MONITORING PROGRESS: 

There will be a probation period of 3 months.

Registration number will be issued after 3 months of joining.

There will be 8 semesters of 3 months each. The first semester/probation period will be for the basic training, a recap of his/her basic qualifications. The actual training will start after three months.

 Since trainees will develop and progress at different rates, there is no set number of patients, which a trainee must see, or operations, which he/she must perform. Rather the trainee must be exposed to an adequate number of cases and operations to develop a level of competency, which will be regularly measured.

 

 Trainees will be expected to progress through the process of:

·        Describing a procedure/operation

·        Performing the procedure/operation with guidance and assistance

·        Performing the procedure/operation without expert assistance but under direct observation.

·        Performing the procedure/operation without expert assistance or direct observation but with assistance immediately available if necessary

·        A specialist of that procedure

 In their portfolio, trainees will have to complete a competency grid, which both they and their trainer will require to sign off at each stage. This will list grade of operation and competence to be achieved at each stage with index procedures and operations.

 

Index operations

Describe

Performed

Specialist

Assisted

Observed

Solo

Appendicectomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inguinal hernia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thyroidectomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemicolectomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embolectomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lap chole

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate will attend the activities such as patient care in hospital including emergencies, rounds, clinics, case presentation, journal review meetings symposia seminars and assignments. Lectures, laboratory or experimental work and conferences etc. during the Fellowship as prescribed by the department and not absent himself/herself from work without valid reason.

 Exchange programme:  During the training 2 years period the Unit shall organize and provide exposure to the working of another institutions in same specialties. 

FINAL ASSESSMENT: 

Prior to being deemed eligible to be assessed for the award of fellowship, the candidate shall have to furnish the following:

1.    Prescribed Application Form duly signed by the Head of the Department and Institution.

2.    Log Book & competency grid

3.    Competence certificate to appear for the final examination on completion of the prescribed course of training from the Head of the Department

 FINAL EXIT (Practical) EXAM:

The final exam will be held after two years of training in the concerned subspecialty. The National Board of Examinations will conduct the written and clinical examination.

 AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP:

 Fellowship of National Board (Specialty) to be awarded at the time of convocation.

             

Annexure I – List of Accredited Institutes Conducting the Fellowship Programme

S.No.

SS.NO

Sub-specialty

Eligibility Criteria

Institution

 

No. of Seats

Total Seats

1.

1 1.

Critical Care 

Medicine

DNB/MD (Med.)

DNB/MD (Anaesth.)

DNB/MD (Resp.Med.)

DNB/MS

(Gen. Surg.)

 

 

1. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore   

2. Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai

3. P.D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai

4. Breech Candy Hospital, Mumbai

5. Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

6. Leelavati Hospital Mumbai

7.Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai

8.  Narayana Hrudalaya, Bangalore

9.Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre New Delhi

10.Escorts Hospital & Research Centre, Faridabad

11.Grant Medical Foundation  (Ruby Hall-Pune)

12. Amri Apollo Hospital- Kolkata

13. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

 

2

1

 

2

1

1

2

1

 

1

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

2

17

.

2.

Trauma Care

DNB/MS (Gen. Surg.)

DNB/MS (Ortho)

DNB/MCh (Neuro Surg.)

DNB/MD (Anaesth.)

 

1. LTM Sion Hospital, Mumbai

2. Sanjay Gandhi Accident Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore.

3. Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

 

2

1

 

1

4

3.

3.

High Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology

 

DNB/MD (Obst. Gynae)

Godavari Foundation, Jalagaon

 

1

1

4.

4.

Vitreo-Retinal Diseases

DNB/MS (Opthal.)

1.  Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai

2. Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai

3. L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

4.Dr. Nagpal Eye Research Centre, Ahmedabad

 

1

1

1

 

1

4

5.

5.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

 

DNB/MS(Opthal.)

Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai

 

1

1

6.

Pediatric Cardiology

DNB/MD (Pediatrics)

DNB/DM (Cardiology)

1. Madras Medical Mission, Chennai

2. Escort Hospital, New Delhi

3. Narayana Hridulaya, Bangalore

4. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi

2

2

1

2

7

7

7.

Cardiac Anesthesia

DNB/MD (Anaesth)

1. Madras Medical Mission, Chennai

2. Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi

3. Narayana Hridulaya, Bangalore

4. G.B Pant Hospital, Delhi

5. Rabinranath Tagore Hospital, Kolkatta

2

2

 

2

2

1

9

8

8.

Interventional Cardiology

DNB/DM (Cardiology)

1. Batra Hospital, New Delhi

2.Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai

3. Escort Hospital, New Delhi

4. Narayana Hridulaya, Bangalore

2

2

 

2

1

7

9

9.

Reproductive Medicine

DNB/MD (Obs.Gyn)

1.Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Kolkatta

2. Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore

3. Inst. Of Reproductive Medicine- Madras Medical Mission -Chennai

4.  Dwarka Sangamnerkar Medical Foundation, Pune

2

 

1

 

1

 

1

5

10

 10.

Minimal Access Surgery

DNB/MS (General Surgery)

1.Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

2. Advance Medicare and Research Instt. (AMRI) Kolkatta

3. Gem Hospital- Coimbatore

4. P.D Hinduja, Mumbai

2

1

 

2

1

6

11

 11.

Peripheral Vascular Surgery

DNB/MS (Gen.Surg.)

DNB/MCh (CTVS)

1. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

2.Jain Institute of Vascular Surgery-           Bangalore

3. Nizam’s Institute, Hyderabad

 

1

1

 

2

4

12

 12.

Hand & Micro Surgery

DNB/MCh (Plastic Surg)

DNB/MS (Ortho) DNB/MS (Gen Surg)

1. CMC Hospital, Ludhiana

2. Stanley Medical College, Chennai

3. Ganga medical Centre, Coimbatore

 

2

2

1

5

13

 13.

Spine surgery

DNB/MS (Ortho)

1. Ganga medical Centre, Coimbatore

2. MIOT Hospital, Chennai

3. Indian Spinal Injuries & Research Center, Delhi

2

1

1

4

List of specialties in which Fellowship programme shall be introduced in the near future:

1.    Infectious diseases

2.    Pediatric Hematooncology

3.    Pediatric Intensive Care

4.    Pediatric Cardio Vascular Surgery

5.    Pediatric Urology

6.    Advanced Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Urology

7.    Organ Transplantation

8.    Human Genetics

9.    Laboratory Medicine

10.     Diabetology

11.     Rheumatology

12.     Hematology

 

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