The following information is only for the MD course What are the imaging modalities available in KEM?
IVU, DRU etc
How many USG, CT and MRI machines are there?
MRI 1(1.5 Tesla; 3 Tesla MRI awaited)
DR - 5
Digital Fluoroscopy - 1
What is the total number of residents per batch?
There is a total of 13 residents in each batch. With three working batches, a total of 39 residents.
How many months of rotations do we get in every modality?
Barium- 4 months
Conventional radiology- 4 months
CT- 2 months of houseman posting and at least 4 months of registrar posting
Intervention radiology- 4 months
MRI- 2 months of houseman posting and at least 4 months of registrar posting
Ultrasonography- 2 months of houseman posting. 3 months of routine ultrasound and 3 months in Emergency services
What is the frequency of calls?
If you're posted in conventional modalities ( X- ray, Barium, Ultrasound) the number of calls will be relatively more i.e 10-12 calls per month. In other modalities the number of calls will be 5-7 calls per month
How many leaves are we entitled to?
There is 42 days of Extended Leave, 40 days Half Pay Leave and 8 days of Leave without pay.
Total of 90 days. We can take this anytime in residency.
How much is the stipend? (The following information is as of November 2022)
After deduction of all taxes, the stipend is Rs 58,000 every month.
It is paid monthly.
The stipend is the same for all three years.
It is the same for all MD courses.
Is hostel provided right from the beginning?
All residents are provided with hostel rooms within 1km of the hospital. Resident room is available in the department for on-call days.
What about internet facilities in the department?
Every reporting room has internet service on the desktop available there. MRI and CT reporting rooms have high speed WiFi available
What are the library facilities?
The central college library and the intradepartment library are stocked adequately with books and journals.
Which cellular network service is preferable in the hospital premise?
The hospital premise is a network poor area. Everyone prefers two different network services to make the best for communication. Hence the internet service have been well taken care of.
Which interventions are done under USG and CT guidance?
Biopsies (USG, CT)
Pigtail insertion (USG, CT)
Pleural/ascitic tapping(therapeutic and diagnostic)
Dry tapping (USG, CT)
Central line insertion (USG)
Do we get hands on experience of doing procedures?
Most of the procedures are done by junior residents under the supervision of seniors, hence good hands on experience.
How many months of interventional radiology posting do we get?
Do we get hands on experience in IR?
Yes. Residents get hands on experience in basic procedures and a good understanding of the equipment and catheters.
How are the rotations done in USG?
The rotations are divided into Routine services and Emergency services. Routine services have dedicated sections for OPD, IPD (including Musculoskeletal, breast and thyroid imaging), Obstetrics, Neonatal scans and Dopplers on appointment basis. Emergency service caters to every need on case to case basis
What are the academic activities?
Teaching files- Monthly academic meets are held to discuss interesting/ unique/ typical cases with appropriate follow up.
Lectures- dedicated teaching schedule is followed for continued learning of the team
Weekly case discussions- case discussions are held every Friday under the guidance of Visiting Consultant Dr. Ravi Ramakantan
Journal club under the guidance of Visiting Consultant Dr. Ravi Ramakantan - monthly meeting for discussing articles and original work done in the field of radiology
Case of the day – Spotters curated by residents from daily work
Case of the month- A complete study of a patient right from the chief complaints up to the final diagnosis
For other contributions by residents, please see the academic website of the department kemradiology.org
What is the commonly spoken language by the patients and relatives ; will there be a language barrier?
Hindi and Marathi are the commonly spoken languages. Even though many people understand English, anyone coming from non-Hindi speaking states can face communication problem in the initial days. However with the help of fellow residents, this can be managed easily.
What are the canteen and eating facilities?
There are two canteens and a mess in the college hospital; besides there are numerous good quality eating places within walking distance.
What makes KEM radiology different from other radiology departments ?
Since KEM is a tertiary care centre with various super specialities, there is a wide range of clinical cases to study. In addition, with good inter-departmental interaction, follow up of patients has been the biggest teacher to everyone in the department.
Along with reporting, residents are expected to do dedicated duties at the console, which enables every resident to understand the functioning of various equipment and decreases dependence on others.
We have very busy general vascular and non-vascular and, neurointervention programs
Due to early exposure to reporting and intervention, residents get good opportunities for independent hands-on experience. At the end of three years of residency, the department would have become your home away from home.
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