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First Impression : DNB General medicine at Noble Hospital, Pune

Noble Hospital,Pune is a new entry on the block with almost 10 years of presence in Healthcare sector. The hospital is popular choice amongst residents of Pune and is also NABH Accredited which assures quality. Dr Abhishek Oka who joined DNB General Medicine here last year is very satisfied with the choice he made. He answers a few question to clear your doubts about this place. If you still have queries you can 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 DNB ?

My rank= 6021 ( NEET All India Rank) , 5774 ( DNB Rank)

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

9 Full time consultants in General Medicine. All Super specialty departments present with their own consultants whom we interact with as well ( no DNB super speciality seats here)

What are the usual working hours??

Non Call Days - 8 am to 2pm, 4pm to 8pm

Call Days - Have to attend to all new admissions apart from regular rounds and ward work.

Sunday- Every 3rd Sunday is emergency duty. Otherwise just rounds on Sunday.

How many emergency duties per week?            

2/week and every third Sunday (There are 3 units).

Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Yes, complete access to the patient is allowed and most decisions are taken at the resident level itself with the consultant just modifying any order if required during rounds which take place twice a day. All investigations and initial orders are given solely by the resident's decision.

Procedures done so far : pleural tappig,ascitic tapping,lumbar puncture,bone marrow biopsy,intubation,ABG,gastric lavage,(Central line insertion, DJ stent and all other such procedures are always done in the ICU here and you get experience of these during ICU rotation)

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How are the academics? any case presentations done?

Academics in the Hospital are decent with usually twice a week clinic/seminar/ bed side/ journal club. There is a monthly theory test ( system wise) at the end of each month. BEST PART: AFMC CLINICS - every Tuesday and Thursday. 15 mins away from Noble. Officially allowed to attend.

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

100% passing rate till date

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB???

OBG is good.

Stipend and accommodation details:


43881 - 1st year

46278 - 2nd year

49086 - 3rd year

( TDS of approx. 700/month is deducted)

Stipend is expected to rise this year to become comparable to the stipend paid by GMCs in Maharashtra. Last stipend was increased 2 years back.

Accommodation: They house the residents in a separate wing at the top floor of the hospital. ( same design as the private patient rooms) Usually 3/room with an attached toilet. The room is air- conditioned and is cleaned daily. There is a common refrigerator for all the residents in the wing.

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Any other info you would like to give?

It is a CGHS affiliated hospital. So we get a lot of hands on experience with the procedure as well decision making. Investigation protocols according to the standard books can be sent as there is no financial restraint in such patients and standard treatment protocols are adhered to.

Why did you choose this hospital?

I chose the hospital based on the reviews I had heard from seniors who have passed out from here. The main reasons:

1. Good senior review about the place

2. Good patient exposure ( In rains there might even be 50 patients under 1 resident. On an avg it is around 15-20)

3. CGHS affiliation

4. AFMC Clinics ( Take place every Tuesday and Thursday. 20 mins from the Hospital. We are officially allowed to attend them by our Hospital. If you haven't heard of AFMC clinics - people from all over come to attend them before their practical exams)

5. City - Pune. Hospital Located close to all the big Malls, restaurants

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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