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MD Pathology, MD Biochemistry cannot pursue DM Clinical Hematology: MCI alters feeder qualifications

MD Pathology, MD Biochemistry cannot pursue DM Clinical Hematology: MCI alters feeder qualifications

New Delhi: PG medicos with MD Pathology or MD Biochemistry degree will now not be able to pursue the Super- Speciality course of DM Clinical Haematology as the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India (MCI BOG) has modified the eligibility qualification for the course.

The confirmation to this effect was seen at MCI BoG meeting where the authorities considered the matter and decided to approve the change of eligibility qualification for DM Clinical Haematology limiting the same to only MD Medicine or MD Pediatrics and exclude its earlier prior qualification requirements — MD Pathology or MD Biochemistry.

DM in Clinical Haematology or Doctor of Medicine in Clinical Haematology is a Doctorate Clinical Haematology Course. Clinical Haematology is the process of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the blood and bone marrow as well as of the immunologic, haemostatic (blood clotting) and vascular systems.

Diseases treated under clinical Haematology include  Acute Leukemia, Chronic Leukemia, Plasma Cell disorders, Lymphoma – Hodgkin /Non-Hodgkin, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies, All types of coagulation and thrombotic disorders and Haemoglobin and platelet disorders.

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that in 2018, Till last year NEET SS, as the per the MCI rules and NBE notification, the prior qualification of DM Clinical Hematology were  four- MD Medicine, MD Paediatrics, MD Pathology or MD Biochemistry.

However the same has now been limited to MD Medicine or MD Paediatrics.

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Besides changing the feeder qualification of DM Hematology, the MCI BoG’s has also approved feeder qualifications rules for 11 Super Speciality (DM and MCh) courses.

The amendments in feeder qualifications were proposed for the 11 SS courses including 10 DM and 1 MCh courses include DM Critical Care Medicine, DM Virology, DM Geriatric Mental Health, DM Neuro Anaesthesia, DM Paediatric Oncology, DM Organ Transplant DM Anaesthesia & Critical Care, DM Paediatric Nephrology, DM Paediatric & Neonatal Anaesthesia, DM Paediatric Hepatology, DM Medical Genetics and MCh Hand Surgery.

Read Also: MCI BoG approve Feeder Qualifications for 11 DM , Mch Courses

The selection of candidates who intend to pursue super speciality courses is done via NEET SS. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Super Speciality courses, NEET SS is the gateway to DM and MCh courses in the country.

Read Also: NEET SS 2019: Check out Feeder Qualifications

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    shrikant chandrakar July 22, 2019, 11:21 am

    All idiotic things happens only in India

  2. These oldies with their inflated egos are cutting down scopes of subjects. This shows their low level mentality. They are the taliban of medical profession.SHAME on such people.
    We want NMC ,..throw out MCI which is a will and fancy body. These people are not doctors they are retarded oldies.

  3. We all are clinicians as we already have done mbbs, pathologists are more in verse with hematology than the md medicine guys. Ask them to diagnose leukemia through microscope which will be impossible. A pathologists have clinical as well as laboratory knowledge and they shoud be 1st priority for clinical hematology…..the authorities are trying to step down on the opportunities of the pathologists….its a shame.

  4. MD Pathology is always more competent as far as haematology is concerned..It is a conspiracy against Pathology and pathologist.

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    Dr Jay Prakash July 22, 2019, 8:44 am

    DM hematology is bridge between medicine and pathology.

  6. Stand by for Bridge courses from other streams of medicine.