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Deepika asked 2 weeks ago

Hi, I m an aspiring surgeon just completed my mbbs from Delhi and I did pretty well during undergraduation, I have got chances to assist my professors in open and laparoscopic surgeries including hemicolectomy, mrm, mrnd , c sections etc and our hospital was in central Delhi and a heavy patient centre I got chances to do independent done biopsies and hernia repair, icd, pigtails, abdominal drain insertion, hydocoele repair etc . I want to be a ctvs surgeon.. I m keen learner and an adrenaline junkie and doesn’t mind standing for long hours I believe I m still too young to judge How is direct 6yrs dnb ctvs as an option? What are pros and cons of it Please guide ..

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Admin answered 2 weeks ago

DNB Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTVS) 6 year Course Review
DNB is usually not preferable amongst surgical specialities as a first choice because any private institute will usually not allow you to take a free hand in surgery residency as the patient is paying and there is a high risk of litigations in case of bad outcomes! My serious suggestion is that instead of going for a DNB Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTVS) 6 year course, get into MS General Surgery and build your basic surgical skills and then go ahead with your MCh Cardiothoracic Surgery. Considering that CTVS is not a very competitive branch, there is a very high chance that you can clear the MCh CTVS entrance in the first attempt.
“Provided two simultaneous applications with the same experience, corporate will prefer MCh. It would be highly recommended to do general surgery first” – Chirantan Mangukia, Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals (2016-present) (Link:https://qr.ae/pGVNIB)

Admin answered 2 weeks ago

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