Department of Pathology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India.
Courses Available
Education is one of the primary objectives of the department and the courses are designed to be as objective and structured as possible with emphasis on problem-oriented medical education. This document gives a brief account about eligibility, selection criteria, and course content, etc., for the available courses. Detailed information can be obtained from the office of the Executive Registrar, SGPGIMS, Lucknow 226014. Following courses are available at the department of Pathology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

M.D.

Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Certificate Course in Renal Pathology.

Short-term Training / Observerships.
 
 

M.D.(Pathology)

The candidates who have obtained MBBS degree from an institution or university recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and have completed one year of compulsory rotating internship in a hospital recognised by MCI for the purpose are eligible after obtaining their permanent medical registration with the MCI. The selection of candidates is based on an all-India entrance test (including theory, practical, and interview) conducted by SGPGI each year in January. The course is for three years, starting each year in May. 

During the period of training, the candidates work as junior residents in different sections of the department including Histopathology, Cytopathology, Electron Microscopy, Haematopathology, and Clinical Chemistry. They are also exposed to other related areas including Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Microbiology, Immunopathology, and Medical Genetics, etc. The department runs an extensive training program for the candidates which consists of lectures, group discussions, journal reviews, seminars, slide discussions, and clinico-pathological case discussions, etc. In addition, the students have to acquire credits in basic courses like biostatistics, medical informatics, research methodology, and scientific communication, etc. The students have to submit a research thesis six months before taking the final examination.

Ph.D.

The objective of the Ph.D. program is to develop trained research scientists who can undertake research of the highest order in the field of medical sciences. Candidates having a degree of Master of Sciences, or a Master's degree in the subject allied to medical sciences, or MBBS or equivalent, are eligible. The selection is based on an all-India entrance examination comprising of written aptitude test, departmental test and interview. The admission is confirmed only after the synopsis of the proposed research work has been approved. The minimum period for completion of the course is three years from the date of registration.

All the candidates have to acquire credits for basic courses like biostatistics, medical informatics, research methodology, and scientific communication, etc. They have to participate in all the academic programs of the department. The progress of the research work is periodically reviewed by the Doctoral Committee. The completion of the research work and the approval of the submitted thesis depend upon the acceptance of the work by external peers and successful defense of the work (oral examination) by the candidate.

Post-Doctoral Certificate Course in Renal Pathology.

This one-year course is open to candidates holding a degree of MD (Pathology) which is recognised by MCI. Senior Residents and Pool Officers working in the department of Pathology, SGPGI, or candidates working in a government/semi-government/public sector hospital sponsored by their employer are also considered for admission. The admission is based on an all-India entrance test comprising of theory, practical, and interview, conducted in late Nov or Dec, every year. The admitted candidates undergo a rigorous training in renal pathology and related areas like immunopathology etc.

Short-term Training / Observerships.

Observership and short-term training of one to six months in various subspecialities of Pathology are available on payment of prescribed fees. The candidate should be sponsored by a government or medical agency including the government of UP or other state government and undertakings, medical institutions recognised by Medical Council of India and National Academy of Medical Sciences, and other academic establishments like Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Science and Technology, Indian National Science Academy, and Professional Societies, etc. The candidates holding MD (Pathology) or Diploma in Clinical Pathology are eligible. Young faculty members working in a teaching institution are preferred.

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