The Department offers training for varying periods. Candidates who have passed MS in General Surgery from a recognized Medical College or University and have an interest in GI surgery are eligible to apply. Trainees may be sponsored by the State Governments, the Defence Services or other government organizations. Initially the candidate should contact the Head of the Department to ascertain whether there is a suitable place in the training programme and, if possible, visit the Department. If one wishes to apply for long term training (non-MCh), he or she should inform us of the duration of the intended stay (1-2 years) in the department. Once the application has been provisionally accepted by the department another application to this effect should then be sent to the Dean, AIIMS. Details of the application format and regulations governing such training are available on the AIIMS web site (http://www.aiims.edu/aiims/academic/guideline_ST_LT.htm). The various training programmes that one could apply for include:Long term training (1 to 2 years): The candidate would be a part of the 'core' patient care team directly involved in patient care and will be expected to do first on call duties for 6 to 9 months and second on call
duties thereafter. He or she will assist in all major operations and will probably learn to perform some of them independently.
Training leading to the award of M Ch degree (3 years): For this programme candidates are selected through a two-step competitive examination held at the national level. The Department has a total of 12 positions currently; 9 for general candidates and 3 for candidates sponsored by various organizations, central and state governments, Defence Services etc. The examination includes a written test comprising of multiple choice questions. Candidates are shortlisted and called for a practical and viva-voce examination in the department. The practical examination may include case discussions, interpretation of imaging investigations and clinical problems. The dates for these examinations are announced in the national newspapers. The entrance examinations are held in May/June or November/December of any given year.The academic sessions start in January and July. Candidates are requested to refer to the prospectus issued by the Dean, AIIMS for further details.
Contents of the Training and Management Programme