DNB = MD/MS? No Way!

The union health ministry has approved Medical Council of India‘s recommendation that bars Diplomate of National Board (DNB) degree-holders from teaching in medical colleges if they do not have the one-year additional teaching experience to make them on a par with MD/MS candidates.

According to the new rule, DNB degree-holders, who have passed out from private or non-MCI recognised medical colleges, are required to undergo an additional year of senior residency in a teaching medical institution.

The directive bars around 3,000 DNB degree-holders, who have taught for several years as faculty members. It also disqualifies another 3,000-odd doctors, who are pursuing senior residency from teaching. National Board of Examination (NBE) has dubbed the move “discriminatory”. [Source: Times of India via Aala Times]

Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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