18 July, 2024

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Rural Surgery (PGCR)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Diploma/Post-Graduate degree in either of General Surgery/Orthopedics /Obst. & Gynae.

The programme is meant for the MBBS doctors having degree or diploma in either of the general surgery, orthopedics and Obstetric and Gynecology.

It is a one year comprehensive surgical package comprising of general surgery, specialty surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology and ENT. Brief essential components of radiology, anesthesia and practical tips on setting up a private nursing home has been covered in the curriculum. Inspite of technological advancement and mushrooming of superspecialisations, there is no denying of facts that basic comprehensive surgical care is the need of the vast majority of five billion population of the developing countries. The concept of rural surgery will not only provide the surgical care at an affordable cost but also fulfill the objective of caring surgery to the doorsteps of the community.

The programme was launched in September, 2001 with an enrollment of 21 students in three centres. The number of centers an enrollment is likely to be increased in future years.

The broad Objective of the programme is to provide continuing Medical Education to practicing surgeons as to enrich them with appropriate skills to meet the surgical need and demand of people from rural and semi-urban health setup.

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