Patient load: Good. ~30 USGs per day with hands on from 2nd or 3rd month of first year . At the end of first year/ beginning of 2nd year, 10-15 CTs and 5-6 MRIs per day you will get to report by yourself in these respective postings which will be cross checked by the consultant the next day.
Academics : nil as of now
Hands on: Good
Machines: Good working condition, Phillips Affiniti for USGs, GE 1.5 T MRI, CT
Work environment : Good. Seniors are helpful
Duty timings : 8.30am- 4.30 pm regular days, Saturdays 8.30-2 and Sundays are off. So enough me-time and study time. 24 hr Duties – twice a week with post duty off, but the frequency depends on the number of JRs
Stipend: 58k in the first year
Accommodation : Hostel accommodation available (1 min walk from the dept) on first come first serve basis. Some cons-
Passing rate: 50% in both primary and secondary DNB.
-You will not get any kind of extended study leave before 3rd year exams. In fact, our 3rd year seniors had emergency duties as well 3 weeks before their exam. You have to save your yearly 30 days’ leave and take in the end, close to exams. So, that’s kind of a disadvantage.
-As a primary DNB resident, You will not sign off on any report.
It will be done by a senior resident or a secondary DNB resident. However, as time goes by, they let you do usg independently (usually by end of 1st year /2nd year)