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First Impression : DNB Cardiology at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani

We have tried our best to guide you all by bringing feedback from Resident doctor across India and we have been doing this for 5 years now. We started off as a small group on Facebook in 2013, but now are a website dedicated to guiding over 3 lakh Medical students into choosing a career path. Marking the 5th anniversary we extend our services to guidance for DNB Superspecialty and NEET SS courses on popular demand. Here is the first of many reviews to come for DNB Superspecialty and NEET SS courses and our beloved Dr Dipak patade is here to answer your questions about DNB Cardiology at Deenanath Mangeshkar, Hospital. If you still have any doubts you may contact him on +919768972898.

DISCLAIMER :  This information is for Guiding DNB /MD Aspirants only. This is not a review of Overall Patient care in These hospitals which may not be affected by what is being discussed here. The Information Provided here cannot be used for any other purpose or to asses the patient care in these hospitals. This is just a review of a postgraduate course running in the mentioned hospital and is meant for guiding medical aspirants only

What was your rank in NEET SS/DNB SS ?

253

How many consultants are there in your department in the concerned specialty?

12 consultants.

What are the usual working hours??

Usual daily working hours are from 7 am to 6 pm daily. On call night duty starts from 6pm onward.

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How many emergency duties per week and describe work if possible?

On an average 2 to 3 duties per week including Sundays and status of the final year resident. Sundays will be rotated among the residents so that remaining Sundays of the month can be availed as holidays. First and second year residents do 2 calls per week and third year student does single duty per week.

We starts our rounds at 7 am with online rounds , keeping notes of all lab and clinical event data with us, then we go for visiting the patients and to examine them bedside and reassure their well-being. Most of the patients are located at Coronary care units and Cardiac OT recovery areas. We do not have separate dedicated ICU duties.  On an average we have 35 to 40 patients admitted under consultants including secondary cares along with other specialties. We get 10 to 15 references from other specialties where we have to examine and give our expert opinions on the management of these patients after discussing with respective consultants. During call night we get majority of references for ECHOs from different ICUs where our skills get crisper as residency progresses. There is daily OPD of consultants and we get ample time to sit in OPDs and observe treatments prescribed by consultants. Special part of our curriculum is thatat our setup is Primary PCI based center and on an average we do 25 PAMIs per month. Our Cath lab setup has facilities such as FFR, IVUS but do not have OCT. First year residents have to prepare discharge summaries in advance. Second year resident has dedicated ECHO posting from second year onward. Cath lab posting starts after middle of the second year, so there is dedicated one and half year Cath lab training provided in our setup. Beside Cath lab our institute has dedicated Pediatric cardiology department ,so we get to see lot of CHD cases and their management as well. Being a trust hospital we get to see lot of Rheumatic valvular heart disease cases. Our department works closely with CVTS departments and we have to work mutually with them to provide pre and post operative care to these patient. We do get 3 months of unpaid preparation leave before the final exams.

Are you allowed to touch the patient?? Please describe the procedures you have done?

Coronary angiography and simple coronary angioplasties, from second year onward. We are allowed to observe all the interventional procedure very closely in Cath labs and to assist them such as Pacemaker implantation, BMV, ASD device closure, PDA closure, and Complex angioplasties. We have annual CTO workshops as well. Our departments conducts CMEs frequently.

How are the academics? Any case presentations done?

There is scheduled weekly academic on every Wednesday from 8:00 am onward till 9:30 am. One out of us has to present on topics given earlier by our academic in-charge. There will be rotation for the same.I t includes hot topics of research , updated guidelines, ECHO related presentations , New publications in Journals , path breaking articles and topics such as HTN , Lipid managements, arrhythmia ,CHD .All the consultants present will discuss among ourselves and will ask question son the given topics.From third year onward there will be case presentations .We are allowed to visit nearby hospitals for case presentations and CMEs.

How is the pass rate?? have your seniors passed?

Yes all of my seniors have passed and 2 out of all passed seniors have been established themselves as consultants in the same hospital.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for MD/DNB??

Nephrology,Oncology,Neurology,Cardiac Anesthisology in Superspecialty. Medicine, Opthalmology,OBGY, Orthopedics , Anesthesiology ,Surgery in Broad Specialty and FNB Critical care

Stipend and accomodation details

52 K ,53 K and 54 K respectively.

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Any other info you would like to give?

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center is a charitable, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Pune, India. Founded in 2001, today it is one of the largest hospital in Pune, with 800 beds. Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center. The Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is beautifully designed, having a central atrium with four wings built around it. It is a 800-bed hospital with 12 operation theaters, a sophisticated ICU, blood bank, a digital radiology unit, a kidney transplant unit, and many other facilities. It has some of the best equipment for diagnostics as well as treatment, and is staffed by some of the finest medical and administrative personnel available in Pune. We are Pioneers in EMS in India, EMS with Cardiac & Trauma Ambulances. Great attention is given to the needs of the patients and their relatives. It is a truly multi-specialty hospital, providing super-specialty care in cancer, voice disorders, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, Joint Replacement, Urology, Nephrology and Neurology.

Why did you choose this hospital?

1. Ease of being near to my native place

2. Good teaching hospital and its being my parent institute

3. Amazing infrastructure and complete computerized online system of work.

4. A lot of free hands on and good academics

5. Friendly attitude of consultants

Note : The information provided here may change over a period of time eg. the stipend may increase/decrease over a period of 1-2 years . Please confirm these details from a resident if the date of publishing of the blog is more than one year old. 

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