Diploma in General MedicineMAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
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Diploma in General Medicine
A postgraduate in a general medicine is expected to diagnose and treat common medical
illnesses and have a sufficient knowledge of rare diseases, advances and technologies in
medicine. He should be able to manage medical emergencies and carry out research and
undergraduate medical teaching.
OBJECTIVES: To achieve the goal following objectives must be fulfilled:
A) COGNITIVE DOMAIN:
1. Proper history, examination and diagnosis.
2. Relevant investigations, their interpretation with reasonable accuracy.
3. Appropriate treatment and early disposal.
4. Prompt diagnosis and management of emergencies.
5. Update knowledge
6. Teach and guide undergraduate (MBBS) students.
7. Carry out research and publication.
B) PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN:
1. To perform diagnostic/ therapeutic procedures like central venous line
insertion, lumbar puncture, pleural/ pericardial/ ascites tapping, bone marrow
aspiration, liver/ kidney/ pleural biopsy, and interventions such as mechanical
ventilation, tube thoracostomy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, temporary
2. To be familiar with complication of procedures and be equipped in their
C) AFFECTIVE DOMAIN:
1. Ethical principles during work
2. Seek and give consultation when required.
3. Sympathetic behavior with patients and their relatives.
4. Respects patients' rights and privileges.
5. Supplement information about their illness.
6. Consider seeking second opinion when requested by patients.
7. Develop communication skills to interact with colleagues, senior and
8. To realize that patient management is a team work.
I) Knowledge a) Applied basic science knowledge
b) Diseases with reference to General Medicine (appendix -1)
c) Recent advances
d) Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology
2) Skills:- a) Decision making
b) Diagnostic investigation and procedures
c) Monitoring seriously ill patients
d) Counseling patients and relatives
e) Ability to teach undergraduate students
f) Ability to carry out research
TEACHING & LEARNING ACTIVITIES
a) Ward/OPD patient management
b) Long and short topic presentations
c) Ward rounds, case presentations and discussions
d) Clinico-radiological and clinico-pathological conferences
e) Journal conferences
f) PG Case presentation clinics
f) Research review
g) In-house and guest lectures
h) Conferences, symposia, seminars and CMEs
i) Participations in workshops, updates, conferences
j) Teaching undergraduates
k) Use and maintenance of biomedical equipments
STRUCTURED TRAINING PROGRAMME
( Broadly conceived):
1) First Year Residency:
a) Outpatients/inpatients care
b) Managing medical emergencies
c) Learning diagnostic/ therapeutic procedures and interventions
d) Interpreting Reports
e) Starting Dissertation
g) Use of computers in medicine
2) Second Year Residency:
a) Outpatients/inpatients care
b) Rotation (six months to one year) in existing allied specialities
such as Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Hematology,
Nephrology and MICU.
c) Conducting medical procedures independently.
d) Continuation of dissertation work.
3) Third Year Residency:-
a) Out-patients and in-patients care
b) Independent management of emergencies
c) Teaching junior Residents / under-graduate students enrolled in
c) Finalisation and submission of dissertation.
· The topic should be assigned to the student by the end of 6th month of
· The topic should be communicated to the MUHS through Head of
Department and Head of Institution by 7th month of enrollment.
· The duration of the study shall be upto 17 months.
· The last date of submission of the completed dissertation to the MUHS
should be six months prior to the date of commencement of the degree