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Sunday Special : DNB Ophthalmology at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya,Guwahati

Edited by Dr Jateen Ukrani

Dr. Krati Gupta is currently pursuing Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru, India. She completed her DNB in Ophthalmology from Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati. She discovered a new clinical sign in Ophthalmology , Triangle Sign and has published 30+ research articles in both International and National journals including JAMA Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology etc during 3 years of her residency.She has started her own website in collaboration with Dr. Saurabh Deshmukh (MBBS, DNB OPH) for helping Ophthalmology post-graduates www.eyelearn.in . She tells us she is extremely satisfied with her experience at Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya, Guwahati and answers a few key questions about this place. If you still have any queries you may contact her on +917002397079 

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 NEET PG/DNB ?

I gave DNB CET so my rank was 4737, my junior batch came through NEET Ranks 10k-15k

How many consultants are there in your Ophthalmology Department?

Vitreo-Retina surgery - 4

Cornea - 3

Oculoplasty and ocular oncology - 3

Neurophthalmology-3

Medical Retina-2

Uvea and Ocular pathology-1

Glaucoma-3

Pediatric Ophthalmology and strabismus- 2

Refractive Surgery-2

What are the usual working hours??

1st year 8am to 7pm,On Wednesday and Saturday 7:30 am to 7pm

2nd year onwards 8am to 5:30pm, On Wednesday and Saturday 7:30 am to 5:30pm

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How many emergency duties per week?

There is no 24 hour emergency duty. 1-2 night duty (5:30pm to 8am next day) per month ( as it is divided amongst all DNBs and fellows).No independent night duty until completion of 3 month after joining for primary DNB and until completion 1 month after joining for Secondary DNB.

What all surgeries you have performed till now?

Cataract surgeries SICS, ECCE, Phacoemulsification, DCT, DCR, Entropion and Pterygium surgeries done independently.You will get to assist all surgeries in the remaining sub-speciality when you are posted with the respective consultants.

Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Yes, you start seeing patients independently from 2 nd year in case of primary DNB and after completing 3 months for Secondary DNB

How are the academics? any case presentations done?

Excellent, There is subspecialty wise journal club every day. Symposium lectures every Wednesday and case presentation every Saturday.

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

My batch had 7 people (4 secondary DNB & 3 primary DNB) 6 of us cleared in the first attempt. My junior batch had 7 DNB candidates and all of them have cleared theory and are awaiting practical dates.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Super Satisfied!!

Stipend and accommodation details:

Hostel is provided on double sharing basis with an attached bathroom.

Current stipend is 48k, 49k, and 51k for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year respectively.

Any other info you would like to give?

It's a Centre for excellence in eye care located in the beautiful city of Guwahati.

Why did you choose this hospital?

  1. All sub- specialties are offered in the hospital
  2. Good academics.
  3. Good surgical, clinical and research exposure.

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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