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D.N.B. (Gastroenterology)(Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Exams in Gastroenterology)

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D.N.B. (Gastroenterology)(Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Exams in Gastroenterology)

3 Years
Course Type

Post Graduation

Course Details

D.N.B. (Gastroenterology)
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Exams in Gastroenterology

Diplomate of National Board, D.N.B., DNB India to be more specific, is a name/title given to Post Graduate Degree Courses and Post Doctorate Courses which provide curriculum based education pertaining to various medical disciplines. The term DNB doesn’t stand for a single medical course but it is General Title for the course. 

DNB Super Specialties courses are at par with the post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities for all purposes including appointment to teaching posts as lecturer/Assistant Professor by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; vide their notifications issued from time to time. 

DNB holders are therefore eligible to be considered for specialist’s post/faculty in any Hospital including a training/teaching institution on a teaching post as faculty member. Though DNB is considered equivalent to DM/M.Ch, most of populace is not familiar with it as DNB is a few years old as compared to DM/M.Ch.

There are more than 149 recognized Medical Colleges, in addition to over 325 accredited institutions which impart DNB in various specialties and super specialties. There are 42 medical disciplines identified by the Board for which approved training courses are available as of 2011.

Diplomate of National Board is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE). National Board of Examinations is an autonomous body directly under the control of the Central Government. NBE was established in 1975 by the Government of India for improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis. 

The setting up of a National Body to conduct postgraduate medical examination was intended to provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the objective for which postgraduate courses were started in medical institutions. 

The Medical Council of India (stands to be abolished as of 2011) has laid down standards for postdoctoral examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities. During training NDB candidates perform clinical work, maintain records, and perform emergency duties and other required duties. They are posted by rotation at various places and are also required to participate in academic meetings, present cases, reviews, seminars etc. Their work, knowledge, and skills are in this way is periodically evaluated. DNB trainees are also provided stipend during training period.

DNB Gastroenterology Course Eligibility

  • Candidates who are in possession of Post Graduate Medical degrees (MD/ MS) from Indian Universities registerable as additional PG qualifications as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possess permanent / provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India / State Medical Council before the last date of submission of the application form are eligible to apply for the entrance Examination.
  • DNB Super Specialties Entrance Examination - DNB CET-SS is an entrance examination for entry to the DNB Super Specialty.
  • A merit list based on performance of candidate out of 120 marks shall be published in order of merit subject to a minimum score of 50%.
  • Candidates successful in the DNB CET-SS can apply to centralised counselling conducted by the National Board of Examinations for pursuing the 3 years Post Doctoral DNB programme in various Super Specialties.
  • The selection will be purely on merit cum choice basis, based on the marks obtained by candidate in NBE - CET-SS.
  • Candidates who have passed the final examination leading to the award of Post Doctoral Degree from Indian Universities which are duly recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956 i.e. have passed the final examinations for DM/M.Ch degrees on or before the last date of submission of application form for DNB examination can apply for the DNB Final examination in same super specialty. A proof to this effect has to be submitted along with the application form for DNB final exam. Submission of proof of having passed the DM/MCh final exam before the last date of submitting application for DM/MCh Final exam is an essential prerequisite.
  • Candidates who have undergone training as a DNB trainee at any National Board of Examinations accredited institute or any medical college/university recognized institute after having registered with the Board as a DNB trainee and are completing their 3 years training as DNB trainee by stipulated time as determined by NBE can undertake the Board’s Final Exam in the Same Specialty subjected to completion of training by the date mentioned & submission of certificate to this effect. Submission of Provisional Training Completion Certificate for DNB trainees is an essential pre-requisite.
  • Candidates who have passed postgraduate diploma are also registered for DNB training for two years. Post Diploma Candidates who are registered with the Board and completing their prescribed training (as per the registration letter) by the stipulated date eligible. Submission of Training Completion Certificate for DNB trainees is an essential pre-requisite.
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