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Candid Talk : DNB Orthopedics at Tata main Hospital, Jamshedpur

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani 

Tata Main Hospital, the Medical Division of Tata Steel and its nine dispensaries at Jamshedpur provide curative healthcare services to the employees of Tata Steel and their families free of cost. Apart from TMH and the dispensaries, out-location hospitals are located at Jamadoba, Noamundi and Sukhinda Mines and West Bokaro Collieries. TMH also extends its facilities to non-entitled patients from Jamshedpur and its surrounding area.The Tata Main Hospital, which is more than a century old, was established in 1908 soon after Tata Steel was born in 1907. It is an eight hundred and ninety bedded, secondary care hospital equipped with modern facilities. There are two super dispensaries (Sakchi and Baridih) and seven dispensaries (South Park, Kadma, Uliyan, Sonari, Sidhgora, Burma Mines and Tubes Works) located across Jamshedpur that form the peripheral centres and provide primary level health care. It is a teaching hospital with DNB courses offered in a number of specialties. Dr Ravi Kauhal who joined DNB Orthopedics here is very satisfied with his choice and answers some key questions to guide you all about this place. If you still have any doubts you can mail him at [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 DNB ?


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


What are the usual working hours??

Usually long but manageable. Depends on admission and OT days.

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

You basically have to work in Ward. Mostly 3 shifts a week (including a night). Apart from this one OT on call day and 2 days a week for schedule OTs. In short you have to work hard. But you'll also swap the fruits of your hard work. Patient load is good enough and you'll get good hands on.

If it’s a surgical branch then what all surgeries you have performed till now?

ILN tibia, bi malleolar ankle fixation, DHS

Are you allowed to touch the patient??

DNB's attend the patient for the first time. There is ample scope of learning and clinical exposure. Don't have to think about learning the procedure. Given the workload all will learn.

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How are the academics? any case presentations done?

Academic is very good. Everyday there is a morning meeting where all the admissions are discussed. Including their X Rays and treatment plan. It's a good learning platform. There is a roster for case presentation, theory lecture and journal clubs. All the Consultants are very encouraging and supportive.

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

Pass rate is good. Till date all have cleared their theory.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Super Satisfied!!

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

OBG, general medicine, paediatric, general surgery, anaesthesia, ENT

Stipend and accomodation details:        

As of now accomodation is 10k per year and they provide good flats. Hostel is under construction though. Stipend presently is 40, 43, 47 (before TDS), but is in process of revision.

Any other info you would like to give?

In Ortho there are 3 primary and 3 secondary seats.

Why did you choose this hospital?

1. Good patient load

2. Ample hands-on

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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