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Overview: DNB General Medicine at G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore

Finding a good hospital for DNB is important but finding one close to your hometown may also be important for your satisfaction as all that is found in distant metros may not be gold. Dr Sanjeev Reddy  is very satisfied with his choice of joining DNB General Medicine at G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore because it was close to his hometown and offered a good exposure . He answers some key questions about the institute and  if you still have doubts you can contact him on 7339540854 

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 ?

2734, my colleague rank was around 3000

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

4 consultants

What are the usual working hours??

 8 am - 5 pm

How many emergency duties per week?

Minimum 6 maximum  8. According to me daily work load is not that hectic (above avg) from 8 am - 5 pm. But night duties will be hectic, sometimes even worse but all of it translates into plenty of opportunities to learn.

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

Yes, In fact PG 's are the main stay here. One can start his own treatment and consultants will only correct us if anything is wrong. I have done pleural,ascitic tappings,intubation ,LP ,central line insertion, Dialysis catheter insertion etc all by myself.

How are the academics? any case presentations done?

I feel they are ok. Our HOD is from CMC Vellore and she is the academic director of our hospital so she is very much interested in academics.

Wednesday - we have common class for all departments

Thursday - case presentation

Friday - seminar / journal presentation

Saturday - it depends (Either CPC,Audit, DNB lecture)

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

Both my seniors passed in theory ,one cleared practical.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for DNB??

Paediatrics is good here

Stipend and accommodation details:

25000,27000,29000 in respective years

Accommodation available here

Any other info you would like to give?

Many people dont know much about this hospital as it is way down in South.  It got over at much earlier ranks when my seniors opted for this so If you have this option don't hesitate to choose.

Why did you choose this hospital?         

I didn't have many options for medicine at my rank and my senior guided me too opt for this.All specialities were quite good over here and it’s close to my home town

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