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 the MD/MS courses by doing which the students could get into the respective 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.
Super Specialty Course (DM/ M.Ch) NEET-SS with eligibility courses (MD/ MS/ DNB)
From 2017 onwards NEET-SS has become a nationwide exam for admission into super-specialty courses across India. Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has published on its website mcc.nic.in the super Specialty Course (DM/ M.Ch) in NEET-SS with eligibility courses (MD/ MS/ DNB). Following is the list published for NEET-SS 2017 (Source)[table “43” could not be loaded /]
DM/ M.Ch in AIIMS[table “4” could not be loaded /]
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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[table “6” could not be loaded /]
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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).[table “8” could not be loaded /]
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 13/08/2017.