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Overview : DNB Radiodiagnosis at Medical Trust Hospital ,Kochi

Many of you may be sad for not getting a good rank in competetive exams ,thinking the top rankers are way better off than you are. But only a Top ranker can understand the peril of whether to choose now or  risk expecting better next time around as many giants have fallen catching two birds in the other bush. Each and every circumstance in life has its own set of problems, but with them also come their solutions.  So many of you are at the crossroads asking whether to take a seat now or give another shot at NEET?? Dr Sayan Sarkar had the same doubts in his mind an year back when he joined Medical Trust Hospital ,Kochi for DNB Radiodiagnosis in his very first attempt at PG entrance examinations. Now he is sharing with us his ideas and important details about this hospital to help you come to a solution. If you still have doubts you can call him at 9748312020 

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 DNB and your colleagues rank in DNB if any?

My rank was 73, my co pg’s rank was 61

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


What are the usual working hours??

9am till 6pm

How many emergency duties per week ?

4-5 emergency duties per month which may vary from year to year.  Usually the first 6 months there are no emergency radiology duty. There is  moderate work with decent patient load on emergency duties.

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

Yes, usually first years are posted in ultrasound where we are allowed to give official independent reports after 6 months. PGs get a fair share of patients plus portable ultrasounds are also done by PGs . Then 2nd year onwards is for CT and MRI.

How are the academics? Any case presentations done?

Academics are average with 1 case presentation per week on Friday from 3-4 pm and one case discussion on Wednesday from 3-4pm but it's not fixed.

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

Last year it was 100%. 1 primary and 2 secondaries passed in first attempt.

How satisfied are you with your choice?


Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

General medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and anaesthesia

Stipend and accommodation details:

42k, 43k and 44k respectively from 1st to 3rd year. Accommodation in a tourist home nearby which is average I feel but not too bad.

Any other info you would like to give?

Well if u want to be a radiologist no reason not to take it..just be confident and u will not regret :)

Why did you choose this hospital?

Well i had finished internship only 3 months before summer DNB so basically I took up DNB Radiodiagnosis without sitting in Aipgmee. I knew it was a Gamble but I spoke with senior residents and my family friend in Kochi who encouraged me to take here. The hall mark of this place is that the seniors are very helpful and the atmosphere is very homely atmosphere. The 128 slice CT plus 1.5T MRI modalities are not bad either so I decided not to waste time trying for other places but move on in my career :)

Note : The information provided here may change over a period of time eg the stipend may increase over a period of 1-2 years . So 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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