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Dr. Disha Padalkar talks about Paediatrics and Aditya Birla Memorial hospital,Pune


Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital is a multi-specialty tertiary hospital located at Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Its a 400 bedded hospital with all modern facilities. When it comes to paediatrics it has all the important facilities to treat both neonatal and pediatric cases. The hospital has a PICU,NICU and also runs antenatal classes for couples.

I get a  lot of question from DNB aspirants regarding Pediatrics and for them i will say that Pediatric department is good in Aditya Birla memorial Hospital.  The department has 5 Consultants who are very experienced. This will be the second year of DNB Paediatrics in this hospital, my batch is the first one to join this course here, so can’t comment on the pass rate. There are also 2 Post diploma DNB seats in Pediatrics in which people join after DCH.

The number of patients attending the hospital OPD is not too much and not too less, its just about average.Overall exposure is good for ward patients ,NICU and PICU . We get to see all kinds of patients and some very complicated cases get referred for further management. You have to work 72 hrs a week,duty schedule for first month is 12 hrs per week and then alternate day 24 hrs duty shifts.


The academics are really good. The Head of department will be after you like a school teacher, he  will literally force you to study. Lectures are held twice a week ,one day for Pediatrics and one day for Neonatology. Regular case discussions are also taken.The classes and case discussions are really good and with these we can hope to pass in first attempt.Lot of people are very sceptical of Pediatrics pass rate in DNB but I will say the situation has changed, you will easily pass if you study and if your made to study. The latter holds true for Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

Last time first seat went for 587 rank and second seat for 920 rank for primary DNB and last but not the least stipend is 28500.

Apart from Paediatrics ,Anaesthesia department is also good.


Dr.Disha Padalkar

DNB Resident,Dept Of Paediatrics

Aditya Birla Memorial hospital,Pune


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