FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIABETOLOGY
MCI recognizes only the degree courses in India. This recognition is for joining a medical college for teaching purposes only. You do not need MCI recognition for practicing a specialty. There are many Medical colleges in India whose MBBS itself is not recognized by MCI but doctors are allowed to practice anywhere. No fellowship or a certificate course is recognized by MCI in India. Same is true abroad also. These courses train a doctor to take up a specialty subject which he/she can practice later on.
It is ideal to do the 2 year course if one is post MBBS even though the Fellowship course offered by PRIMER Academy of Medical Sciences and CURE Trust of Diacon Hospital is for 1 year. ‘Research Society for Study of Diabetes (RSSDI ) is the National body that governs Diabetes in India. RSSDI’s “Advanced course in Diabetology” is now approved by Jaipur National University from January 2017 batch onwards. This course is for 1 year if the candidate has completed his/her MD in Internal Medicine & is for 2 years if the candidate has completed only his/her MBBS. As of today Diacon Hospital is the only Hospital in the country offering both the courses.
RSSDI (JNU) course start biannually in January and July each calendar year. Intake of the candidates for one year fellowship course offered by the hospital happens three to four times a year. Those who are already joined the one year fellowship course can also apply for the RSSDI (JNU) course and do it simultaneously.
The subject is the same for both & the syllabus is the same for both. It is like DGO/MD or DO/MS. It is always better to do a 2 year course if the candidate is post MBBS as the knowledge of Gen. Medicine is very essential. More time is spent in training the candidates in Gen. Medicine. After all it is said “ If you know Medicine, you will understand Diabetes”. Since Diabetes is a super specialty subject, more training is always good as one has to compete with doctors with DM (endo) or MD (Int. Medicine) later on in life.
There are many candidates who do not get selected for university recognised courses. However, they will be keen on pursuing a specialty course like Diabetology. For such candidates, hospital has decided to run a 1 year fellowship course. There will be no formal examination in this course. Candidates will be evaluated over the period of 1 year when they work. An informal theory and viva-voce will be conducted by senior experts to evaluate the suitability for award of fellowship.
One can practice as a specialist anywhere in India. Acceptance depends on our knowledge & how well we learn & practice in this field. Hundreds of doctors are practicing “Diabetology” after MBBS all over the country. Self belief & hard work is what is needed.
Applicable university fee will be collected. For more details contact hospital administrative staff. No donation is collected apart from the university applicable fee. There is no fee for Fellowship (given by the PAMS and CURE Trust of Diacon Hospital).
A stipend of Rs 20,000/- per month during the first year and Rs 25,000/- per month during the second year is being paid at this point of time. All candidates are paid the same amount .
Yes, one can leave mid way but is not encouraged as you would have taken a seat which otherwise could have gone to another Candidate. However a notice period of 2 months before leaving is highly appreciated. This is not applicable if the Candidate secures a PG seat recognized by MCI & leaves as a result of this.
For Fellowship Course by PAMS and CURE Trust of Diacon Hospital : Intake of four candidates in March, July and October has been approved by the board. Candidates can apply right away. If more than four candidates apply at a time an informal interview will form the basis of selection.
For JNU Course : as per the details in the brochure.
Yes, a free sharing type of accommodation is available separately for men and women. Apartments have been taken near the Hospital which can accommodate up to 6 doctors comfortably. It is partly furnished. Hospital runs a vegetarian canteen & subsidized food is supplied to all the staff members.
Talks are on to have a bilateral exchange programmes. Foreign medical graduates may also come & train here.
Rajiv Gandhi Health University has recognized the Certificate Course in Diabetology which is the first of its kind to get university recognition in the country.
First Exclusive Hospital for Patients with Diabetes related problems in the state.
First Private Hospital to get the Medical University recognition for Post graduate courses in Diabetology.
First Private Hospital to have a EMEA audited research facility for clinical trials.
RSSDI has recognized the Fellowship course from the year 2009. 4 candidates are going to be selected each year. This "Advanced course in Diabetology" is now recognised by Jaipur National University from 2017 batch.