DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Brief Overview of The Program

Get To Know DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Diplomate of National Board in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a postgraduate level course for doctors in India. It is done after completing MBBS. The duration of this postgraduate course is 3 years.
The course revolves around the study of concepts related to the field of diagnosis and management of Antenatal, Intra-natal, and postnatal periods of normal and abnormal pregnancy and labor.

Nature Of the Course

The course is full-time and is pursued at various accredited institutes or hospitals across the country. Admission to this course is done through the NEET PG entrance exam conducted by the National Board of Examination. This is followed by counseling based on the scores of the exam that is conducted by DGHS/MCC/State Authorities.
The fee for pursuing DNB (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) from accredited institutes or hospitals is Rs 1,25,000 to Rs 3,15, 000. After completing their respective course, doctors can either join the job market or pursue a super specialization course where DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a feeder qualification.
Reputed jobs as Senior residents, Junior Consultants, Consultants etc. with an appropriate salary range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 21,00,000 awaits the doctors after the course.
DNB is equivalent to MD/MS/DM/MCh degrees awarded respectively in medical and surgical super specialties.

Eligibility Criteria for the Course

The aspirants must meet a set of minimum prerequisites in order to be eligible for admission.
Candidates must have an undergraduate MBBS degree from any college/university recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) now NMC. In addition, they should have done a compulsory rotating internship of one year in a teaching institution or other institution which is recognized by NMC.
The candidate should obtain permanent registration of any State Medical Council to be eligible for admission. The medical college’s recognition cut-off dates for the MBBS Degree courses and compulsory rotatory internship shall be as prescribed by NMC.
Lastly, candidates who have passed the final examination that leads to a Post Graduate Degree (MD/MS) from an Indian University can apply for the DNB Final Examination in the same broad specialty. The university must be duly recognized as per provisions of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 and the first schedule of the IMC.

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