ljkean

Psychiatry in India

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Hello!

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good hospitals/ beautiful cities in India which would be good to spend a year learning psychiatry in? My partner is also keen on studying infectious diseases out there so if you had any ideas for him too that would be great! 8-)

many thanks xx

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Eventhough NIMHANS is the best institute for psychiatry, your partner can not do infectious diseases in NIMHANS.

In that case Christian Medical college (CMC), vellore will be a very good choice for both of you. It is a very reputed institute with lots of research going on. I also believe they will have some kind of arrangements already in place for overseas doctors as I remember many overseas doctors go there. But as a city it will not be as good as Bangalore.

You should defenitely go and see some big psychiatry hospitals in nearby cities where you will see Asylum setup still existing.

Best wishes

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good hospitals/ beautiful cities in India which would be good to spend a year learning psychiatry in? My partner is also keen on studying infectious diseases out there so if you had any ideas for him too that would be great!  8-)

many thanks xx

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Well, one can actually gain some experience in NIMHANS in neuro - microbiology and in infectious diseases in neurology. Alternately St John's hospital is very well renouned for general medicine and specialities and just a couple of miles down the road from NIMHANS.

From a practical point of view placements in either hospital is difficult to come by. Would need contacts with local profs to enable such position esp. in NIMHANS.

While I was studying there they used to have an year placement - called non PG junior resident which was doing similar jobs as the trainee doctors but you were given the flexiblity of attending the tutorials, case conferences, journal clubs etc which were compulsory for us trainees. Most important you were asked to present cases but not questioned severely like trainees on it during rounds.

Also there are specific research resident posts available which would be funded through grants of individual profs.....be warned, most profs there can be real task masters but yes you do get a lot of valuble experience!

There are a copule of profs who are more likely to take foriegn trained docs for experience....If you are interested PM me and I will provide you with their contact details. Please note ( you might already know this!) it is a very different situation there...professionally, ethically, socially and finacially.

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Hi Jelly bean,

I would most definitely recommend St John,s. Reasons being

1. You could most definitely do psychiatry and Your better half medicine in the same hospital

2.St John's has a history of elective students visiting for a number of years now.

3. You might find things slightly toned down compared to the experience in a government run institution which in my opinion would not be a bad thing.

4. Assuming you are not from India, Bangalore is a good city to be in - good options for nightlife, culture, travelling etc. (connections to places in the south, airport to get to the north)

Last but not least - loads of watering holes for he thirsty, Blore is the original pub City of india

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thanks guys! you've all been so helpful! lots of stuff to think about. thanks again xx ::) 8-) :lol::D:)

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I think Vellore will be more approachable...

Because it is a private institution... People from Vellore go out of India to work in Australia and stuff on sabbatical...

I am sure things could be arranged in a similar way...

Positive aspects of Vellore - It is one of the best places if not the best places to be from an academic point of view.

Negative point - Its HOT, HOT and HOT...

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Are there any psychiatrists left in india? See all of them in india.

I attended an Annual Psychiatry Conference in India before I made my way to the UK.

If what I saw is to be believed, Psychiatry is coming up in a big way in India, and quite a lot of people are enthusiastic about joining Psychiatry as a post-graduate specialty.

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Psychiatry is coming up in a big way in India, and quite a lot of people are enthusiastic about joining Psychiatry as a post-graduate specialty.

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PM me if you would like to get in touch with any Profs in Vellore.

It is not hot at this time of the year.Although in Summer it can be about 44 degrees!!!

Gr8 place.....to learn psychiatry. (and infectious diseases too)

Downside...it might be a bit rural ..more like the BBC's idea of India....

unlike St.John's which is gr8 and urban too.

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yes you can register now with IMC

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India to recognise foreign medical degrees Special Correspondent NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday decided to recognise postgraduate medical degrees being awarded in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

However, these degrees will be recognised on condition that they are recognised in the country from where it is obtained for enrolment of medical practitioners.

A notification to this effect was issued on March 10 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

India already recognises medical degrees of Myanmar, Italy, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan, and Hong Kong.

The government decision is intended to overcome the shortage of medical practitioners in the country. According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the total number of registered allopathic doctors in the country is 6,83,582 with the population ratio working out to 1:1634. In addition, there are more than 6 lakh practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy in the country.

There are 271 medical colleges in the country, out of which 138 are in the government sector and the remaining 133 in the private sector. The MBBS students’ intake capacity of these colleges is about 31,172 and the number of seats available in various post-graduate medical courses is approximately 11,005 annually.

The Centre has decided to give recognition to acclaimed postgraduate medical degrees awarded in English speaking countries. This will not only facilitate Indian students to pursue their PG medical studies in these foreign countries but will also make them eligible to practise medicine in specialised fields back in India. In addition, there are many Indian citizens who are living abroad, possessing these foreign postgraduate medical degrees and are willing to return to India. Recognition of these degrees has now cleared the way for these Indians to come back and pursue their medical profession.

http://www.hindu.com/2008/03/19/stories/2008031953341200.htm

http://www.mciindia.org/tools/announcement/Recognition%20out%20side%20India.pdf

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Hi I would like to return to India after my MRCPsych.. Can any one highlight me on the opportunities available post MRCPsych in India please.

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Which foreign languages are most sought after for jobs? Is English considered a foreign language in India? Ive always wanted to visit India and think it would be fun to work there for a year or two.

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