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Bailey & Love's Surgery, 27th Edition Surgery Essence by Pritesh Singh (PGMEE) Sabiston's Textbook of Surgery
Farquharson's Textbook of Operative General Surgery, 10th Edition Surgery Sixer for NBE by Rajamahendran Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition
Top Surgical Oncology Hospitals in India based on the choices made by candidates in the NEET Superspeciality counselling 2019

Top Surgical Oncology Hospitals in India based on the choices made by candidates in the NEET Superspeciality counselling 2019

S No Hospital Top Rank Last Rank No Of Seats Degree
1 Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai 2 40 24 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
1 87 4 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
B.J Medical College, Ahmedabad
11 72 10 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
28 67 8 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack
36 90 2 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
6 Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 37 73 6 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
7 Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 28 67 8 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
8 Osmania Medical College 50 60 3 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
9 Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 58 83 5 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
10 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 63 78 2 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
11 King Georges Medical University, LUCKNOW 66 89 3 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
12 Cancer Institute WIA, Adyar, Chennai 71 105 5 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
13 Dr. Bhubaneshwar Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati 81 113 3 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
14 Manipal Hospital 98 Rustum Bagh, Airport Road, Bangalore - 17 Karnataka 86 292 2 DNBSS Surgical Oncology
15 S.M.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE, JAIPUR 93 112 4 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
16 Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 101 NA 1 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
17 Madurai Medical College, Madurai 102 123 4 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
18 Coimbatore Mdical College, Coimbatore 114 NA 1 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
19 Madras Medical College, Chennai 115 118 2 M.CH. Surgical Oncology
20 ST. Johns Medical College, Bangalore 116 NA 1 M.CH. Surgical Oncology

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Hello sir

I have recently finished DNB Ortho and i have also cleared MRCS Part A. Planning to go for Part B in 2019. Sir I was wondering if u could tell me about prospects of getting training posts in Singapore. As I hear it is difficult to get one in the UK.

I read on your page 'World Surgery Forum' that one of the countries where MRCS may have recognition is Singapore. But I am unable to find much info about the system etc there

Please help ... Thank you!

International Medical Graduates can take following routes to practice in Singapore 

Indian Graduates from following Medical Colleges can apply for fellowships directly without giving any exams:
  1. All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 
  2. Christian Medical College, Vellore 
  3. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune 
  4. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  5. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  6. Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  7. St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  8. Madras Medical College, Chennai
If you are not from any of these 8 colleges in India, then the next option is having a recognized medical qualification from any of these countries: UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada. Thus MRCS is one qualification which you can obtain in India and it makes you eligible to apply for fellowships/ jobs in Singapore.

Singapore is not very conducive for foreign doctors from developing countries to become consultant grade but they have several gaps in the system for which they need doctors from India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, etc to work as Medical Officers.

Following is a typical job description posted on a job website based in Singapore:

Job Description
Responsible for providing care to patients in the clinics/ hospitals with acute and/ or chronic illnessesCardiology or Cardio Thoracic discipline Choice of other disciplines availableFull time or part time employment
Min Singapore Medical Council Recognized Medical Degree (MBBS)At least 3 to 5 years' experience as a Medical Officer after housemanshipApplicants with MRCP or MRCS are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary package comes with good remuneration, relocation & housing allowances

Another description of requirements as posted on website of Singapore General Hospital

Residents: Requirements/ PrerequisiteSuccessful candidates may be offered 1 to 2 years contract.
Candidate must possess basic Medical Degree and relevant post-graduate qualification, such as M Med, MRCP, MCEM, MRCS or equivalent.
Recognised by the Singapore Medical Council
Minimum 5 years of post-housemanship experience

Other Links to read regarding Clinical Fellowships in Singapore after MRCS.

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