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Good For Overall Development : DNB Radiodiagnosis at Breach candy hospital, Mumbai

Dr Rushil Jain is currently pursuing his DNB Radiodiagnosis from Breach candy hospital,Mumbai. He considers himself lucky as many people ignored this place thinking it was not a good hospital , but still he researched himself and decided to go for it. Almost an year after joining , he is super satisfied and advices everyone to do their own research and fine tune their choices to what they want and not what others say. People will say a thousand things for thousand things, but you have to decide what to beleive and what not to by gathering information about various hospitals till you find the perfect fit. He answers some key questions about the hospital and if you still have doubts you can call him on his number 09899000012

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 if any?


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

We have 2 MRI/CT consultants, 4 USG consultants and 1 X ray & barium consultant, a PET consultant is about to join as the machine is currently getting installed. In addition 4 senior registrar’s with around 2-3 years of post pg experience.

What are the usual working hours?       

Working Hours are 8-8 Mon to Fri & 8-4 Saturday with one weekend emergency duties.

How many emergency duties per week?

Emergency duties average 6-8 per month including a weekend.

Are you allowed to touch the patient ? Please describe the procedures you have done

In USG, every patient who comes, first is seen by a resident. You will perform each and every USG and then the consultant will come and confirm each point, correct each image taken, point out technical faults and any missed finding. This type of on hands learning is unrivaled anywhere in India.

In CT/MRI you will see every scan, discuss it with the senior registrars and then finally the consultant comes and checks everything following the same routine.

Every scan is like an exam and this kind on immediate feedback is very valuable.

All the Barium & Contrast Studies are done by residents.

How are the academics?

Lectures are held on Friday in our institute. Plus common lectures in Mumbai happen quite often where residents of all nearby college collect. As these happen usually Saturday afternoon post normal duties, we can easily attend.

3 of our residents have already co-authored books with our Head of the Department who is very interested in academics. I am currently working on a Chest Imaging book with my HOD.

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

Our Pass rate is 100%. All 4 candidates appearing this year have passed. We get 2-2.5 months of prep leave before theories and around 3 weeks before practicals

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Super Satisfied!!

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??


Stipend and accomodation details?       

40,41,42k is stipend with free food(all meals) and free accommodations with all the facilities(TV, AC etc) on a sharing basis.

Any other info you would like to give.?

At the outset I would like to give my sincere heartfelt thanks to a group of people who last year spread some grave misunderstandings which allowed this hospital to go as low as my rank. All of my seniors have had a sub 300 rank in DNB.

This leads to a very important point as you start finding out about different colleges and hospitals, call the present residents there and find out. Only they are able to give real and honest opinions. The rest of opinions floating around online are very biased and sometimes downright false.

Why did you choose this hospital?

1. Because it has the latest in all the equipment and a dedicated PACS.

Mri 3 T, dual source CT, Mammo, Dexa, Fluro & PET(coming soon)

We have a Mac setup in every room and full PACS connectivity. Plus a Huge teaching files collection. Every resident has full 24*7 access to these facilities.

Any topic you want to study, you can just search and literally many cases would just come to be viewed.

2. The USP of this place is actually something extra-curricular, we get exposure to so much more like eLORA, AERB, DICOM management, PACS set up, printing apparatus. For anyone thinking of setting up their own centers the knowledge acquired will be priceless and personally I think this is more important than even our usual academics.

3.This  hospital organises 2 conferences every year where the best faculty of India comes and participates. The exposure and access we get as organisers is unbelievable. In our last conference held in Goa, we had over 600 participants. Networking opportunities among the most esteemed names of the field are excellent.

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