MD DNB equivalence NMC Bill (2022) (MD-MS/DNB and DM-MCh/DrNB Equivalence)

NMC Internship Stipend DNB Equivalence Criteria
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We receive a lot of queries regarding the MD DNB equivalence, MS DNB Equivalence, DM DNB(now DrNB) equivalence and MCh DNB (now DrNB) equivalence as per the latest NMC bill. In this article you will get all the information regarding this DNB equivalence issue and the pdf file of the original document published by the NMC regarding the equivalence of DNB. Many medical colleges still create a lot of fuss and do discrimination when a DNB graduate tries to join as Assistant professor.

Following are the conditions for determination of DNB equivalence as per the clause 4a of the “Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations” which was added as per the Gazette notification published by the NMC on November 1st, 2018 (md dnb equivalence nmc bill).

DNB/DrNB done from a NMC/ MCI recognized institute is equivalent to MD/MS and DM/MCh

Those candidates who have undergone DNB training in an institution which now runs MCI recognized postgraduate degree courses in a given subject, their DNB qualifications shall be considered at par with MCI recognized qualifications in that subject only.

DNB/DrNB done from a multi speciality teaching hospital with atleast 500 beds is equivalent to MD/MS and DM/MCh


Those candidates who have undergone DNB training in a multi speciality teaching hospital with atleast 500 beds, involved in various postgraduate/super-speciality teaching programmes provided that the one out of three DNB supervisors (teachers) qualify as postgraduate teacher as per MCI norms in his/her previous appointment; and one out of remaining two should qualify as postgraduate teacher as per MCI regulations with the following bed requirement for teaching unit:

  • Postgraduate Broad Specialities- 30 beds per unit
  • Postgraduate Super Specialities- 20 beds per unit

50% of above number of beds should be teaching beds.

DNB/DrNB done from a 100 or more bedded hospital will be considered equivalent to MD/MS and DM/MCh after working one additional year as a senior resident in a MCI recognized/permitted institution

Those candidates who have three years teaching experience in the subject as Resident/Registrar/ Demonstrator/ Tutor / or work experience gained during DNB training in both Broad Specialities and Super-Specialities course in other locations/institutions (100 or more bedded hospitals) shall work for one additional year as a senior resident in a MCI recognized/permitted institution for equivalence with MD/MS/DM/M.Ch.

DNB/DrNB done from a less than 100 bedded hospital will be considered equivalent to MD/MS and DM/MCh after working two additional year as a senior resident in a MCI recognized/permitted institution


Those candidates who have three years teaching experience in the subject as Resident/Registrar/ Demonstrator/ Tutor / or work experience gained during DNB training or after possessing DNB qualification, in both Broad Specialities and Super-Specialities course from an institution not covered in sub-clauses (a) to (c) shall work for two additional year as Sr. Resident/Research Associate (CSIR) in a MCI recognised/permitted medical college/institution for equivalence with MD/MS/DM/M.Ch.

PDF for md dnb equivalence nmc bill

Download the pdf file below:

Controversies regarding DNB Equivalence criteria issued by NMC

  • It is very controversial to determine the equivalence just by the number of beds because many private Medical colleges don’t have sufficient number of patients and beds are vacant most of the time, but still, MD/MS Doctors from such colleges are allowed to be appointed as Faculty.

  • Candidates passing out from Super specialty DNB hospitals and single specialty DNB hospitals which though have lesser number of total beds, but actually have more specialty/departmental beds as compared to 500 bedded DNB institutes or government institutes offering MD/MS/DM/MCh for that specific specialty. Thus it is unfair for candidates graduating from such hospitals who may be actually better equipped to serve the specialty but are not offered Assistant Professor posts.

  • Candidates passing out from such Super specialty DNB hospitals and single specialty DNB hospitals will have more exposure to the specialized patients, diagnostic facilities and specialized surgeries as compared to most ill-equipped government medical colleges offering MD/MS/DM/MCh for the same specialty, still they will not be offered Assistant Professor posts in government institutes.

  • The MCI have recognised Foreign degrees for teaching purpose as per MCI Amendment notification dated 7th March 2017 regarding Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations, The equivalence is given to the of Postgraduates from Five foreign countries namely United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Irrespective of the fact that most of the foreign degrees are from non-teaching institutions and from places with no UG teaching and with less than 500 beds. This is discriminatory to DNB qualification and should not be allowed. (E.g. There are 27 Internal Medicine programs in Michigan USA out of which only 13 are Medical colleges but all of them get same degree and same status both in USA and in India be in teaching or otherwise)

  • There are several MD MS courses where there is no Medical colleges attached and hence there is no UG teaching going against the arbitrary teaching criteria of MCI. Many such institutes are enlisted hereby:
    • A. Institute of mental health Agra (DNB and MD courses both are run-ning without medical college)
    • B. Bombay Hospital Mumbai (MD MS)
    • C. Institute of Naval medicine, INHS Asvini Mumbai
    • D. TATA Memorial Mumbai (MD MCh courses)
    • E. Regional cancer hospital Agartala (Both MD, DNB courses without medical college)
    • F. Regional cancer hospital Trivandrum (MD courses without medical college)
    • G. PGI Chandigarh

What is your view regarding the determination of DNB equivalence?… please comment below.

References

https://www.nmc.org.in/ActivitiWebClient/open/getDocument?path=/Documents/Public/Portal/Gazette/TEQ-01.11.2018.pdf

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