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First Impression : DNB Pediatrics at Jupiter hospital,Thane

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani

Jupiter hospital is a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital built at par with the international standards, located in the cosmopolitan city of Thane, Mumbai. It is equipped with 325 beds across 7 floors of ultra-modern facilities and houses South Asia’s finest Cancer Care Clinic, Cardiac Care, region’s largest Paediatric Facility, Liver and Kidney Transplantation facility, Bone and Joint Care, Neuro ICU and a fully equipped Laboratory to name a few. Dr Ishita singh who joined DNB Pediatrics here more than an year back is extremely satisfied with it despite the hectic and tremendous workload which turns out to be a boon for those eager to learn from the best. She shares her experience with everyone to guide them to glory and if you still have doubts you can email her 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 and your colleagues rank in DNB ? 

2955 Jan session

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

2 Full timers- General Paediatric - our guides

Apprx 20 variable other General Paediatric part timers.

10 Super Speciality consultants.

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What are the usual working hours??

Variable, depending on rotations schedules made depending on seasonal admission load and residents availability as Can happen  Alternate Day on Calls - 3-4 Emergency Duties a week. Each on call is 36 hrs.Lightest weeks would be 2 week On calls and Sunday Call by rotation

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

On Call lasts 36 hours ,Off Call regular days 9 hours duty calls can be Alternate Day to minimum 2 per week and Sunday Call rotation wise. No unit system so, pretty badly hectic. My first 6 months were pretty much with h 3/4 calls per week non stop. Multiple admissions happen during night shifts. We are the point of contact for all. Assess, admit, empirically manage and inform and follow up. Rounds hence are variable and work never stops. Ward, PICU, NICU, Casualty, Deliveries, OPD. All are plentiful.

7 bedded state of art PICU, 14 bedded NICU. Only tertiary level hospital in Thane. Centre for high risk deliveries. Headed by very very brilliant Consultant who is also our DNB guide. Private Hospital OPD with 100-150 pts daily from 9-7 pm headed by other very very brilliant Senior Consultant - DNB Co Guide with Non stop inflow. Plus Superspecialty OPD which is open for us to go and attend.All Superspecialty- Nephro, Neuro, Rheumat, Endo, Hemato, Cardio regular admissions. Rarest of rare, even internationally referred cases are seen.

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Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Procedures - I've finished six months and done- LP, All Taps, Umbilical Vein Cathertisation, Intubation, Foreign Body removals, each and every IV of cardiac babies, ortho babies, onco babies too, FNAC, CLWs, I n D . Seniors by 3rd year do all and every NICU PICU procedures. Lots of free hand for a private hospital, but no room for blunders.  Seniors and consultants very particular so free hand with supervision which is best of both worlds.

How are the academics? Any case presentations done?

Our guides give us presentations to make regularly and Clinical meet once a month. Papers and Poster presentations  keep  happening. Rounds are very fulfilling. Consultants teach very ethically and latest guidelines are emphasized a lot and Thesis is taken very seriously. HOD sir keeps sending us to Wadia, Sion for workshops and conferences and observerships.

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

So far, 100% from a total of 5 batches.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

Radiology

Stipend and accommodation details:

47000

No accommodation

Any other info you would like to give?

Work can get too much and mechanical at times because of the load, but the variety of cases no less than Govt hospital. Up to us how much we want to make use of our time.

Why did you choose this hospital?

1. Field of choice.

2. City of choice

3. Had asked a known Consultant about the department and she gave good review.

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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