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