By Dr Ashutosh Karn
February 2 at 8:55 pm
Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/neetpgsupport/permalink/4055020137845259/



Guys , don't feel low if you didn't get what you expected..
Just wanted to share a short story of mine after seeing many posts I can imagine myself I have been there too in same boat frustrated. But I just believed in myself and got my desired branch (orthopaedics at 19k rank), govt hospital Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Civil) Hospital, Lucknow. With good stipend 70k.., n free hands on surgery..good patient loads 350+ opd..

I was performing really well in May and had great ranks in JIMPER and PGI. Even I was getting some branches there, but my heart was with ortho. I can't imagine anything without.

But i was shattered after nov aiims, it was very difficult for me study.. December was horrible for me ..being locked in a room for 2 years no friends i stayed away from everybody for neet..
. But i took an oath that i will study till neet and i won't touch my preparation books after neet again..

I have given my best i can't screw my head anymore
I will live my life and enjoy it fullest..

But to worse result shocked me and i landed up at 19k which i never expected... And my dream for ortho was shatterd.. I was depressed.

. I joined metro hospital to escape.. Most guys working there resigned from job..
After results n i was in dilema too.. N was so frustrated.

But i stick to promise made to myself " result was not in my hands but happiness is ..n ab paise kmane h dba ke... I stopped giving damn about life..
Then parties.. N parties..

N i got job in lardy harding medical college..after i secured good rank in their entrance.. I was getting everything.. But i wanted to be a surgeon so my options were ortho if not then ophtha.. As no surgery as i don't wanted to study for 6 more years i don't want to spoil my youth n freedom.. So i can get an idea about ophtha in best institute of India n reliased m not for ophtha.. That's don't suits my tough personality...so i was clear abt not choosing ophtha.. Bcz for ortho i had idea but for ophtha u don't hv enough exposure in internship unless u work there...

So be aware in choosing branch. It's more complicated

N i was doing night in private hospital too with lhmc .. So i was earning really good... Which made me happy... ""

One of my friend who had better rank than me told me even he wanted orthopaedics too but won't get at this rank. So he started preparing for dnb june n didn't register for dnb counselling...
And advised me same ..not have false hope...

But dnb june cancelled n he was shattered.. N told me you were right at least you have job n u r happy.. So positiveness matters..

No body expected that i will get orthopedic at this rank.. I started following counselling very closely n having very close watch on wb n mh state counselling n i called many n convinced them to resign from dnb if they are already alloted in states.. N many did.. So miracle happened in dnb mop up..
N my parents are proud of being wrong (who asked me to compromise n settle with ophtha) n me right...

And i chose a government hospital in lucknow in mop up which was the newly added with good patient loads 350 + opd ..n free hands on surgery....

So have a close watch on newly added government hospitals ..

Just one advice neet is 400m race ..now you are done 300m ..still 100m (counselling) is left.. Dont look back if you are ahead (good rankers )..choose your desired branch instead of city ,hospitals,stipend as its just for 3 years..

. A girl got around 3000k rank n she waited
Till mop up and took dnb radio gangaram.. That s guts ... That you all need to have now

N average rankers like me.. For you just believe in yourself and go for dnb mop up ... N follow counsellings.. Be wise and have patience n u will get your branch...

U can defeat good rankers in this last 100m..if you play wise..just respect your rank...

.just chill n dont feel frustrated"


Now focuss on money,, job.. Paisa .. Khusi deti h.. Neet ka b gm bhula degi itni taakat hai isme.. 😂 jokes apart...

One more thing now there is bond everywhere except delhi in md ms.. So your post graduation is 4-6 years. In dnb there is no bond so even if u get a back yr pg is of 3.5 years n by 6 years you will have many fellowship or dm or mch... Which is must nowadays ..

Dnb u clear by your own guts.. So you are far better ..
So don't underestimate..

After all you will be called an orthopedics surgeon.. Physician or paediatrics .gynaecologist.. It doesn't matter MD MS or dnb or diploma.but it's all yours capability..

I have seen many diploma are better n earning more than ms md guys..

As many queries.. Dnb stipend is equivalent to MD ms.. Max in delhi (90-95k) then u. P 70k..

Note- once you are alloted seat anywhere neet, states or dnb round 123 you are ineligible for dnb mop up...
So choose wisely
- if you rank is less than 30k and its not your first drop ,settle this time as u ll get clinical branches .in mop up ..as i have seen many guys after drop their ranks are not improved.. U ll feel frustrated n yr speed will slow down. ..

Only if you are determined that u can study thoroughly then go for drop... Don't waste much time in preparation.. U ll be starting from zero once you get your branch....

N candidates with rank above 17k wait for mop up it will be jackpot for you all..
Min. Stipend is 35 k that's dnb last year guidelines..
- choose government hospitals for surgical branches..
No dnb seats in rml lucknow from this year as it is merged to medical college

For branch just ask yourself whether u want to be a surgeon or physician.. N choose accordingly..no branch is bad. U can make it better if you have interest.

All the best


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Based on recent Indian Resident Doctors Salary/Stipend Survey 2020 conducted by World Surgery Forum, we will be publishing a series of state-wise reports. The survey received around 257 responses, we hope that more people will come forward and contribute to this depository to get easy access to important information which is required to select the best institute. We hope in coming days more people will be participating in this survey to make this depository even more informative.

You can also contribute anonymous information about your institute here.

Below are the Resident Doctor Stipend/ Salaries in New Delhi based on our survey.

Time stampWhat is your stipend/salary?What is your specialty?Course/ Residency/ Job ProfileWhat is your current Post?In which institute are you currently working?Which city is your institute located?What state is your institute located?Please give a frank descriptive review about the quality of clinical exposure, teaching, hands on experience and other aspects in your institute. (This data is anonymous and your identity is not recorded in this survey)
2018108000NeurosurgeryMS/MDSenior residentDDU hospital new DelhiNew DelhiDelhiOnly trauma surgery
201892000OrthopaedicsMS/MDPgSafdarjangDelhiDelhiGood
201882000Thoracic SurgeryDNB SuperspecialtyResident Sir Gangaram HospitalNew DelhiDelhiAverage
201880000SurgeryNon-AcademicSenior resident ApolloDelhiDelhi Nothing
201880000General Surgery DNB Broad SpecialtySenior Resident St. Stephen's Hospital Delhi DelhiTeaching is good. Clinical exposure is not as in govt hospitals. Hands on experience is limited.
201880000Plastic surgeryDNB SuperspecialtyDNB traineeLok Nayak Hospital & MAMCDelhiDelhi
201874346OrthopaedicsDNB Broad SpecialtyJunior residentHindu Rao HospitalDelhiDelhiExposure is fine.but variety of cases can't be seen.as many aspects like, scopy, spine Sx, and various plasty are not done here.Hand on is also fine.u get to do independent and supervised Sx,t though limited.
2018100000General SurgeryNon-AcademicSenior Resident ESI FaridabadFaridabadHaryanaOnly basic surgical procedures being done in hospital. Non academic post. No teachings and cme.
201860000SurgeryMS/MDJrPgi rohtakRohtakHaryanaGood
201895,000General SurgeryNon-AcademicSenior Resident Fortis Hospital, NoidaNoidaUttar PradeshVery less hands on. Get to assist a variety of cases. Good exposure to laparoscopic procedure.
201880000General SurgeryNon-AcademicSenior ResidentESI Hospital, NoidaNoidaUttar PradeshGood hands on experience. Nil academics. Low exposure to complicated cases and surgeries as they are referred to higher centers.
201994500Medicine pgMS/MDPost graduate studentLady hardinge medical collegeDelhiDelhi
201985000DNB NeurosurgeryDNB SuperspecialtyDNB Superspeciality ResidentParas HospitalsGurgaonHaryanaTeaching ok, variety and number of cases good, hands on limited to few steps in each case , but no free hand in cases, toxic faculty
202097000DermatologyMS/MDPGvmmc and safdarjungDelhiDelhiGood
2020110000General surgeryNon-AcademicSenior Resident General surgeryFortis hospital shalimar baghDelhiDelhiNil academics and only assistance to consultant in name of surgical hands on exposure
202090000NeurosurgeryDNB SuperspecialtySenior ResidentParas HospitalsGurgaonHaryanaGood variety of cases, Good Exposure, Renowned Faculty, Limited hands on, alternate day seminars, toxic faculty
202085000NeurologyDNB SuperspecialtySenior ResidentParas Hospital, GurgaonGurgaonHaryanaGood academics, inpatient and outpatient load

This survey aimed to collect and share information for making a crucial decision of joining a
particular institute. To get good students and keep stipends low usually institutes do not disclose stipends and salaries for PG and Superspecialty residents until the last moment. Thus let's all help each other in taking an informed decision by sharing our stipends, specialty, post, institute and state.
Also please spend some time in reviewing your institute regarding the quality of clinical exposure, teaching, hands on experience and other aspects.

This will build a single depository for taking decision before joining a particular institute.

This data is purely anonymous, so you need not worry about your identity.

Survey report and results will be available on World Surgery Forum or can be viewed after contributing your information.

You can also contribute anonymous information about your institute at the link below:

Indian Resident Doctors Salary/Stipend Survey

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Which are the best books (Subject-wise) for preparing for NEET PG Entrance?

Best Books for NEET PG 2020

AnatomyRajesh Kaushal
PhysiologyDr. Souman Manna
Biochemistry Rebecca James
PharmacologyGobind Rai Garg and Sparsh Gupta
PathologySparsh Gupta
MicrobiologyRachna Chaurasia
Forensic MedicineArvind Arora
MedicineDeepak Marwah
SurgeryPritesh Singh
PSMVivek Jain
OBS and GynaeSakshi Arora
ENTManisha Sinha and Sachin Budhiraja
OphthalmologyRuchi Rai

Sudha Seetharam 
PediatricsTaruna Mehra
OrthopedicsApurv Mehra
DermatologySaurabh Jindal
AnesthesiaVivek Jain
RadiologyRajat Jain

Mayur Arun Kulkarni 
PsychiatryPraveen Tripathi
Image-BasedPHOTON or Final Edge

Here is a list of prescribed books for NEET PG preparation by few successful candidates on Quora:

You can view and purchase all these books on Amazon India at this Link

Dr Giridharan Shanmugam (AIIMS rank 88, JIPMER rank 103, NEET PG rank 760)
ANATOMY — Chaurasia; Arvind Arora
PHYSIOLOGY — CRISP
BIOCHEMISTRY - Vasudevan; Rebecca James
PATHOLOGY — Robbins; Vandana Puri
MICROBIOLOGY — Anathanarayanan; Apurba shastry
FM — Sumer sethi
ENT — Dhingra; Sakshi Arora
OPHTHAL — Khurana; Sudha Seetharaman
MEDICINE — Harrisons; Deepak Marwah, Vinod Khanna
SURGERY — SRB; Rajamahendran
OG — Shaw and Mudaliar; Sakshi Arora
PAEDIATRICS — Ghai; Around Arora
ORTHO — Maheshwary; Apuev Mehra
RADIOLOGY and DERM — Arvind arora


Dr Kesha Meghashyam (JIPMER : AIR 1, PGI 2017 : AIR 3, AIIMS 2017 : AIR 17)
Anatomy- Pulse + Rajesh Kaushal notes
Physiology- Soumen Manna
Biochem- Rebecca James
Pathology- Devesh Mishra
Pharmacology- Ranjan Kumar Patel
Forensic- Sumit Seth
Microbiology- Apurba Sastry
ENT- Manisha
Opthalmology - Sudha Seetharam
SPM- Vivek Jain
Medicine- Mudit Khanna
Pediatrics- Sushanta Bhanja
Surgery- Pritesh + Surgery Sixer by RRM
Gynae & Obs- Punit Bhojani
Orthopedics- Apurv Mehra
Radiology- Sumer Seth
Skin- Pulse



What is NEXT exam?

NEXT is a national level exit exam after MBBS that will standardize the quality of general medical professionals who graduate to clinical practice. It is also intended to serve as the national level PG entrance examination for MBBS graduates.

This concept is similar to examinations in other countries (like the USMLE in the United States),

What is the Proposed format for NEXT exam ?



Proposed Next exam format at today's meeting with MCI BoG & Niti Aayog.In short, the final details are:

1. NEXT will be 2 exams.

2. Both will definitely implemented for the Batch of 2017. Batch of 2016 should be prepared to give a Qualifying exam at the end of Internship to be allowed to practice.

3. There will be consideration of quashing of the Final 2 Year Profs, converting them to IA by College and instead conducting a NEXT 1 exam (in March)after course completion (in Jan).

Those who qualify (Cutoff decided by NMC), they will be allowed to start Internship. Otherwise you have to wait 1 year (as of now).

We have strongly put forward the necessity of a Supplementary Exam and it will be considered, now that plans for quashing an Essay Based Final 3rd and 4th Profs is being discussed.

So we can hope for a Supple.

We will have only 2 months after Course Completion and NEXT 1.

4. At the end of Internship, there will be NEXT 2 (after 1 month). It will test Clinical Skills and there will definitely be Another attempt.

5. Scores will be in percentile.

6. NEXT 1 will be conducted over 3 days. I will share the Details asap. (Details are still confidential and can't be divulged right now before ratification). It will be in an integrated fashion.

Suggestions to JIPMERites: Closely follow NEET pattern as the same pattern will be followed in NEXT. (The same people who made this year's NEET will be making the paper for NEXT).

Stop solving Previous year JIPMER papers and only concentrate on developing the Concepts. (See AIIMS papers to have an understanding of what I mean)

There will be no separate JIPMER or AIIMS exam. (As decided till now.)

Extended info

There will be Two Exams under NEXT

NEXT1 1st after 4.5yrs - Licencing

NEXT2 2nd after 5.5yrs - PG Selection


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Posting below another success story and Preparation guidance for MRCS part A by Dr Sana Riaz which was shared by her on Facebook group "MRCS" . We are sharing this post to World Surgery Forum, so that the readers here can benefit from her experience and preparation guidance.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mrcs.info/permalink/2755627827861869/

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I passed MRCS Part A Jan 2020 attempt in first attempt with 80% marks yesterday,I wanted to share my experience as it might help someone.

As for my background, I am a fresh graduate and got my GMC Registration last month,via PLAB pathway. I wasn't planning on applying for jobs in the NHS right away due to some personal circumstances, so I decided to utilize this time period by going for MRCS, as I plan on pursuing surgical training later.

Application :


Application process for MRCS is pretty straight forward. You can apply through either one of the four Royal College of Surgeons.  It doesn't make any difference which college you choose, I went for RCS England,but it is a bit more expensive as compared to the others.

Once you make account on RCS website and apply for upcoming exam, you have to send a verified copy of your degree to RCS by post within a few days.There are three options for verification :

*British Council:   I went to British Council Office Islamabad, but they told me that it is a complicated procedure and would take atleast 2 weeks.

*Any person holding Full GMC Registration can do it too, but I didn't know anyone personally who could do it.

*Third option is the easiest and I would recommend you to go for it. Go to The Notary Public in your area ( I went to Lawyers' Chambers in F-8 Markaz in Islamabad) with your original degree and a copy and they will do it within 5 minutes for Rs 150/-.

And after verification, dispatch the documents to RCS via post. (DHL delivers the documents within 5 days)

Preparation:


I can never prepare from multiple sources, and the biggest difficulty I faced when starting preparation was that everyone was recommending at least 6-7 different sources for preparation.

I have narrowed them down to these four, they are the best and the most widely used:

EMRCS : It is the most important one and the closest to the actual exam. There are around 2800 MCQs in it.

Pastest: Keep it as your second source of study. It has around 2300 MCQs.

Basic Sciences for the MRCS by Andrew T Raftery.

Oxford Handbook of clinical medicine (Only Surgery portion).

The way I prepared was that I would do one topic e.g. Cardiovascular Physiology from Raftery E-Book, and then solve MCQs from both EMRCS and Pastest of the same topic. In this way you can prepare effectively.

For surgery part, do the topic from OHCM ,and then related MCQs from EMRCS and Patest.
I subscribed to both EMRCS and Pastest, and they are  worth it in my opinion. You will be booking the exam for 550£, so 120£ for these resources is understandable. The good thing is that you can reset the questions and start from scratch again. Only 7 attempts are allowed for Part A, so make sure you are well-prepared before you appear in the exam.

PDF versions of these question banks are also available in various groups.

Anatomy videos by Prof. Harold Ellis that come with the Pastest subscription are THE BEST. Make sure to open  pastest on laptop. ( I used the mobile app throughout and came to know about the videos only 2 weeks before the exam 🤦 )

Last but definitely not the least, do Fawzia Sheet (300 most high yield MCQs). I can't stress it enough how vital those are.

Preparation Time:


I prepared in 2 months, but please give yourself atleast 3-4 months to do all the questions atleast 4 times. Remember, revision is the key.

For me,It was the best decision to take this right after PLAB, as the PLAB knowledge helps you immensely, and it is easier to focus solely on preparation as compared to taking the exam later while doing a job in the NHS.

Best of luck for your exam.




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Check out the links below for more information on MRCS Preparation:


ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DOING MRCS
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/07/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-MRCS.html

A DISCUSSION ON MRCS EXAM ELIGIBILITY
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/01/a-discussion-on-mrcs-exam-eligibility.html

HOW TO CRACK MRCS PART A AND THE BEST BOOKS FOR MRCS PART A PREPARATION
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2016/04/how-to-crack-mrcs-part-and-best-books.html

MRCS PART B PREPARATION FREE VIDEOS
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2016/12/mrcs-part-b-preparation-free-videos.html

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MRCS EXAM PREPARATION
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2016/10/frequently-asked-questions-for-mrcs.html

PASTEST VS EMRCS VS ONEEXAM FOR PREPARATION OF MRCS PART A EXAM
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/01/pastest-vs-emrcs-vs-oneexam-for.html

OPPORTUNITIES AFTER MRCS
https://www.worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/09/opportunities-after-mrcs.html

Medical Service Bond
Courtesy : Dr Ganesh Choudhari ( Laughing Doses: https://www.facebook.com/laughingdoses)

In already frustrating life of doctors working hard to get super specialty seats, TN government added fuel to the fire by adding a draconian bond clause. Service bond of 10 years or 2 crores. This was mainly done thinking outside state people will not opt and the seats will come to the state.

There is so much disparity in the medical  education bonds and stipends across states, that it is getting outrightly unjust for doctors from bond free states to pursue a course in states with a bond. This is creating virtual boundaries, where states like Tamil Nadu are locking their seats for local candidates.

The general life of doctors in these states is also getting degraded day by day, with lowest in country stipend, struggles with the bond, allocation in non specialty general posts while serving government bonds and loss of prime years of one's career in bond service.

Despite so many years of bond clause for taking government hospitals seats, there is very little benefit in terms of proper teaching, unlimited work hours, shitty hostel facilities, non availability of latest investigation and treatment protocols and around 4-5 lakhs of fees even for joining a supposedly free seat. This coupled with a 10 years of service in a district hospital with nil facilities will just make doctors who will be mediocre and never ready to provide a global standard of healthcare in India.

As against this, a doctor educated in a private medical college will have a clear edge in terms of latest technology, good learning facilities, time to settle and establish in a better rewarding career while having a good quality of life.

A recent Maharashtra government’s rule to disqualify postgraduate medical aspirants who have not completed the one-year rural service is also biased towards non-domiciles and students from private and deemed medical colleges, who don’t have to comply to a rural stint. By this rule, current students are being compelled to suffer as far as academics is concerned, when same 1 year bond period can be smoothly performed even at a later stage without risking the future prospects. This will jeopardize the selection prospects and the career of young deserving doctors who can provide world class medical care if allowed to train for super specialty. (News: http://www.freepressjournal.in/mumbai/mumbai-private-college-students-preferred-for-pg-medical-admissions/1160579)

It is high time such draconian bond clauses should be opposed by medical fraternity all over India with all the vigour!

Current status of PG bonds in various states:

Current status of PG bonds in various states

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