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,
Course in Renal Pathology.
Training / Observerships.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.