Medical PG Seats in AP
Medical PG Seats Increases
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has allocated 611 PG Medical Seats to Andhra Pradesh. The modification is effective from the academic season 2010-11.
According to Ketan Desai, president of MCI , students hailing from weak financial backdrops will take advantage of this increase. Now, worthy students will get admission and never having to worry about excessively high capitation fees. The students will no longer have to put up with hefty fee structure of non-public colleges.
The actual seat increment across the country is 3,791. MCI has allocated 290 more seats for post-graduate medical courses in Gujarat. Maharashtra has 476 seats. This particular leap in seats can be attributed to the latest list of guidelines announced by MCI just lately where every single professor can easily look after two college students. Previously, one professor was restricted to one student. This has successfully doubled the volume.
Correspondingly, the number of PG seats has improved to 18,000. The principal beneficiaries of the seat increase are going to be government-run professional medical colleges such as BJ Medical College and NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, Vadodara Medical College and government medical colleges in Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.
Post Graduate Degrees In Medicine
The post graduate degree courses offered in medical subjects lead to the degree of MD, MS, DM or MCh. The surgical courses lead to the degree of MS or MCh whereas the courses related to medicine lead to the degree of MD or DM.
The MD/ MS degrees are offered by the Universities affiliated to the Medical Council of India and the DNB degree is awarded by the National Board of Examinations, an independent autonomous body under the Ministry of Health, India. They are available in different streams of medical science such as General medicine, General surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Community medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic medicine, Pharmacology, Anatomy, etc. Degree courses are of 3 years duration while diploma courses are of 2 years duration.
An MD or a DNB (general medicine or paediatrics) is the basic requirement for specialization in Cardiology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Gastro-enterology, Neurology, etc while an MS or a DNB (general surgery, ENT or Orthopaedic surgery) is the basic requirement for Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, etc.
Family Medicine has now become an area of priority in India, and many teaching hospitals offer DNB (Family Medicine).
Post-doctoral fellowship courses in Neuro-radiology, Neuro or Cardiac anesthesiology, etc are offered by select institutions.
The total number of MBBS seats is 4,069 of which 1,873 are government seats that can be obtained by CET in private institutions which includes minority institutions.