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Candid Talk : DNB General Surgery at District Hospital Jalpaiguri West Bengal

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani

West bengal District hospitals have entered the DNB landscape in the last 3-4 years. While these places offer a good exposure, academics are often where they lack. Despite this many students opt these for various personal reasons and come out successful. District Hospital Jalpaiguri is a 600 bedded hospital located in Jalpaiguri which is the gateway to the east. Dr Sanjay Sana who joined DNB General Surgery here last year is satisfied with his choice due to the exposure he is getting. He answers a few key questions to guide you about this place and if you still have doubts you can contact him on 6363311856 or email him on [email protected]  

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 PG/DNB ?

3230 July 2018 (General Category)

How many consultants are there in your Surgery Department?

4

What are the usual working hours??

Depends on number of DNB trainee, works gets equally divided, first year trainee will have 2(mini) -3(max) night duties, weekly 1 OPD day, weekly 1 scheduled OT day, emergency OT can be on Any day. Consultants are friendly and helping. Not much hectic once you are on the track.

How many emergency duties per week?

Weekly 1 emergency duty. There is no trauma Centre established here. So no much interventional emergency duty, kind of medical officer duty.

What all surgeries you have performed till now?

I'm just 5 months old in Surgery, and I have done open appendicectomy, hydrocelectomy, circumcision, fibroadenoma, hernia, and of course all short cases as operating Surgeon, of course my seniors assisted and guided me well. Also assisted open cholecystectomy, peptic perforation, haemorroidectomy, fistulectomy as first assistant. And Resection anastomosis , exploratory laparotomy and lap cholecystectomy as 2nd assistant. Surgery is all about learning curve and developing the confidence, which is subjective. Hands on is very good in our hospital. At the end of 3rd year, students will get a good laparoscopic experience, as laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done almost every day in this hospital.

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Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Yes. As I described above.

How are the academics?

Academics are not good here.  Also it depends on number of DNB trainee., With increased number of students ,you get time for academics.

How is the pass rate??

The first batch in this hospital is exam going.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

OBG

Stipend and accomodation details:

Presently 38k, 41k, 44k

Stipend increases every year in the month of Jan-Feb in West Bengal For all the years students.

Why did you chose this hospital?

1 Good Hands on

2 Government hospital/good case load

3 The location (it's the gateway to North East and I love travelling)

If you think that you are born to be a Surgeon then just go for it.

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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