Courses

 

The department offers course in neurosurgery to award degree of

MCh (NEUROSURGERY)

 

Duration

There are two streams of neurosurgery course in the department

1.                  3 year course

2.                  6 year course

 

Eligibility

            1.         3 year course: -          A candidate must possess M S (General Surgery) degree of a University recognized by Medical Council of India. The entrance exams are conducted in December and May every year.

            2.         6 year course: -          A candidate must posses MBBS degree of a University recognized by Medical Council of India and must have completed the required period of pre-registration internship (12 months) in a recognized hospital. The entrance exams are conducted every May and December.

For further information contact Examination Cell, AIIMS

 

Procedure of selection          

1.         3 year course: -          For this program the candidate is selected through 2 step competitive examination held at national level.

                        Step-I              Written examination of multiple choice questions based on MS (General Surgery) and Basic Neurosurgery. The candidates are short listed for step-II.

                        Step-II            There is a departmental interview where candidates are examined to evaluate their clinical acumen and aptitude.    

Final selection of the candidate is made on the bases of combined evaluation of step-I, and II

2.         6 year course: -          Those candidates who clear the AIIMS post graduate entrance examination after MBBS are called for counseling and the selection is made on merit base.

 

Course

            The candidates selected in 3 year stream work as Senior Residents in the department. They are supposed to do all clinical work of wards, ICUís, emergency and assist cases in operation theaters under supervision. The candidate is given increasing responsibility for independent surgical work. The candidate is expected to maintain a log book of all surgical experience. They are supposed to write two dissertations (one prospective and one retrospective study) to qualify to appear in final MCh exam. The final MCh examination to award the degree takes place after the end of 3rd year.

            The candidates selected in 6 year MCh course, spend first 3 years as Junior Residents. During this period they are posted for 1 year in General Surgery on rotation. After completing 3 years, they work as Senior Residents in the department for next 3 years. During these three years they have similar responsibilities as that of a senior resident from the 3 year stream. They also have to write two dissertations (one prospective and one retrospective study) to qualify to appear in final MCh exam. The candidates of 6 year stream appear for their final MCh exam after the end of 5 years. During the 6th year they work in the department as chief residents.

 

Teaching Program

1.      Regular Clinical case presentation.

2.      Journal Club

3.      Morbidity and Mortality meeting

4.      Seminars

5.      Neuro-radiology conferences

6.      Neuropathology conferences

7.      Teaching ward rounds

 

Final Examination

            The final examination to award the degree of MCh consists of following steps

1.                  Theory examination

a.       Paper-1

b.      Paper-2

c.       Paper-3

2.                  Practical

a.       Operative test in neurosurgery operation theater

b.      One long case

c.       Two short cases

d.      Radiology viva

e.       Pathology specimens viva

f.       Grand Viva