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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. 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. Past: Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 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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