Jan Swasthya Sahyog now offers a three-year DNB Family Medicine course recognized by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). There are currently four spots available, two for post diploma students and two as post MBBS seats. Our spots are filled based on results from the DNB Medical Entrance Exam, which is conducted every 6 months by the NBE.
Medical residents are trained in general and emergency aspects of Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, and OBGYN. The JSS hospital at Ganiyari sees over 50,000 patients per year, admitting around 3,000 patients and conducting close to 1,500 surgeries. With such a high patient volume, our residents gain experience treating a wide array of clinical issues, from various metastatic cancers to tuberculosis complicated by chronic malnutrition.
Because JSS serves a poor, tribal region of rural Chhattisgarh, many of the conditions we see are compounded by social, political, and economic marginalization. In addition to engaging in clinical work, our DNB residents are taught about the intersection of illness and poverty, and they regularly engage in community health projects that seek to address some of the underlying issues of ill health.
Our residents benefit from the teaching of renowned professors from AIIMS, who provide daily guidance and mentorship. Students also learn from guest and Skype lectures taught by experts from all over the world. All residents engage in research, each student tasked with writing a final thesis by the end of the three-year programme.