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MCI PG committee rectifies Anomalies in Feeder Courses to Super Speciality Courses

MCI PG committee rectifies Anomalies in Feeder Courses to Super Speciality Courses

New Delhi: The recent most meeting of the Post Graduate Committee of the Medical Council of India saw the council committee rectifying certain Anomalies in the prevailing Feeder Courses to Super Speciality Courses. Feeder qualifications are accepted qualifications that form the basis of requirement for entering super-specialisations in various courses.

This came after Director (Academics), Tata Memorial Centre and Member, PGME Committee,Dr. Kailash Sharma,  wrote an email dated 15th May,2018 to the President, MedicalCouncil Of India (MCI), informing about the inconsistencies prevailing in the Feeder courses to Super-Specialty courses.

The Postgraduate Medical Education Committee pondered over the email received with regard to the anomalies in Feeder courses to Super-Specialty courses. After discussing at length, the Committee decided that suggestion made by Dr. K. S. Sharma were to be accepted and the feeder course (entry level) for following DM/M.Ch courses were to be as reproduced below:-

Sr. N0 Super Speciality Course Feeder Course
1 M.Ch Surgical Oncology MS General Surgery
2 M.Ch Gynecological Oncology MD Gynaec
3 M.Ch Head & Neck Surgery MS (ENT)
4 DM Pediatric Oncology MD Pediatric
5 DM Interventional Radiology/ Neuro-Radiology MD Radiology
6 DM Medical Oncology MD Medicine & MD Radiotherapy
7  M.Ch. Reproductive Medicine & Surgery  MD/MS Obst. & Gynae. 

The matter was forwarded to General Body of the Council.

Corrigendum:  The feeder qualifications for M.Ch. Reproductive Medicine & Surgery were wrongly reported as MD Radiotherapy. The author apologises for the mistake


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  1. For M.Ch in reproductive medicine & Surgery How MD Radiology and MD Medicine are prescribed as feeder qualifications leaving it Surgery specialities And OBGY

  2. In recent times the Post Graduate seats in Pre and Para Clinical subjects like Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry as well as Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine and to soemextent even Community Medicine have all fallen vacant in most of the Medical Colleges. If this trend continues and with the MCI reducing the need for non Medical MSc qualified Faculty to 25 % a day will come when there will be no Teachers in these subjects. MCI has to do some thing out of the Box to attract students for these subjects. For example making MD Anatomy a requisite qualifcation for MCh in some subjects and MD Physiology and Pharmacology a requisite qualification for DM in Clinical Pharmacology and DM Neueology and Nephrology. A certain percentage of seats can be kept reserved for such candidates. Those who get selected anyway will accept DM or MCh and those who do not get will continue as Teachers in these subjects. I have just given you an example.