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Always a First Choice : DNB Radiodiagnosis at St Stephens Hospital, Delhi

St Stephens Hospital has always been first choice of candidates in every DNB councelling as it offers excellent hands on exposure for almost all the subjects .We already have a good review of DNB Anesthesia at St Stephens which can be found here. Dr Shashwat Pande who joined DNB Radiodiagnosis at St Stephens Hospital, Delhi tells us briefly about his experience so far  and shares valuable information regarding the place. This is a second good review about a course from the hospital, which implicitly means that its one of the best hospitals for doing DNB.

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.

Note : If there is any discrepancy between the older and latest review of this hospital, the latest review should be considered as having correct information as things like beds, stipend etc might have changed overtime.

What was Your rank in DNB and your colleagues rank in DNB if any?

112.

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

4

What are the usual working hours??     

8-5

How many emergency duties per week /month?

Around 6 duties per month.

Are you allowed to touch the patient ?? 

Yes.

How are the academics? any case presentations done?

Academics are good

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

Depends on individual.. All seniors ve passed both theory n practical.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??        

Actually all the depts are good with plentiful of free hand. But three dept r really good - Obgy, Paeds,  Orthopedics

Stipend and accomodation details:

40,43,43 k

Hostels are available. But there is a waiting period of a few months

Any other info you would like to give.?

Excellent institute to practice hands on.Available machines in Radiodiagnosis

  • Digital / computed radiography
  • 4 usg machines
  • 16 slice CT
  • 1.5t MRI

Around 100 -150 usgs n x rays per day, 20 ct n mri each, 5 interventions.  Satisfatory patient load.. Although not a great variety of cases.

Biggest advantage is working hours are not hectic in Radiodiagnosis and a lot of time is available for self study. As my guides from my coaching told me, overall a great place to learn.

Why did you chose this hospital?

Because i wanted to stay in Delhi only and it offered good hands on exposure.

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