Post-Graduate (PG) in Maharashtra state has obtained a boost up with 24 seats in 7 PG medical courses. This comes after Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital; (YCM Hospital) affiliated with the Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS), Nashik; has bagged all the required permissions from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Director of Medical Education and Research (DMER) to impart education for the 7 PG Medical courses.
The institute is soon going to commence the admission process for the academic year 2019-20 for its freshly acquired 24 PG medical seats. With this, the medical institute is run by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) which has become the first civic body-administered entity in the country to run PG medical courses without the base of a medical college.
“We had sought affiliation from MUHS, under which inspection was done, consent given and it was turned into the first affiliation on March 28,” Dr Padmakar Pandit, Dean of the new institute, confirmed about the affiliation.
The institute will offer 24 seats in 7 PG medical courses including Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Pathology, ENT and Psychiatry. As per the hospital website, it has received 3 seats each in the field of pathology, ENT, Gynaecology, Psychiatry while 4 seats each in the areas of Pediatrics and Anaesthesia. Post-Graduation in Maharashtra state got the approval from the MCI in February 2019, the DMER and MUHS have given the required permission for the courses.
Certain officials informed that 24 seats, 12 will be filled by the Additional Director General of Medical Education (ADGME) at the All-India level. Already 11 students have been selected by ADGME, and five of them have taken admission on April 1. Therefore, Dr Deelip Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor of MUHS said that “The decision is aimed at starting PG medical courses early. Bombay Hospital is the first in the state to have such a PG institute. YCM hospital is the second.”
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