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First Impression : DNB Respiratory Medicine at Santokba Durlabhji Memorial hospital,Jaipur

Edited by Dr Jateen Ukrani

Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital was established in 1971. Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi, the hospital was dedicated to the Armed Forces as the nation was then in the throes of a war with Pakistan.Since then, SDMH has continued to provide affordable health care through the several philanthropic initiatives it has undertaken e.g. The Avedna Ashram, the Rehabilitation and Limb Fitting Centre, the Outreach Programme, Project Prayatna (eradication of thalassemia) and several other projects that serve to alleviate human suffering.SDMH is a private, trust-managed, autonomous, fee-for-services and not-for-profit hospital. It is a multidisciplinary, 480-bed, tertiary care hospital. It houses several wards, operation theatres, ICUs, laboratories, utility services, specialties and super specialties, including one of the best blood banks in the country, catering to the entire state of Rajasthan and to neighbouring states as well.Dr Vinayak agarwal who joined DNB respiratory Medicine here is extremely satisfied with his choice and he answers a few key questions to tell you about this place. if you still have any queries you can call him on 09774501599

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?


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

There 3 consultants including HOD

What are the usual working hours?

9 to 5 and along with night duties. Post night duty we get off

How many emergency duties per week?

Depends on the number of the residents. Usually 2-3 night duties in a week

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Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Among procedure pleural tapping, ICD insertion, pleurodesis and bronchoscopy are given during the DNB course.EBUS is new here.

How are the academics?

Academics are good. Weekly presentations with round teachings are there.Our Head of the department is very active in academics.

Good number of cases

How is the pass rate??

Till date 100 percent

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Super Satisfied!!

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

Pediatrics & Medicine

Stipend and accommodation details:

First year stipend is 52000.Hostel accommodation is there within the campus

Any other info you would like to give?

You won’t get single room. Will get in sharing but facilities are over all satisfactory in hostel

Why did you choose this hospital?

Good cases are seen here with interdisciplinary teaching

Academics is among the best for respiratory medicine

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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