MD and DMRD

Doctor of Medicine (MD) which is a 3 years duration degree course and Diploma in Medical Radiodiagnosis (DMRD)- 2 years duration diploma course are among the radiology training courses in India that can be opted through one of the various entrance examinations after graduation:

  • central examination: NEET PG (conducted by National Board of Examinations)
    • NEET: National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduation
  • examinations by autonomous bodies
    • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
    • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)
    • PGI (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research)
  • Previously state governments and certain private colleges as deemed university used to conduct seperate entrance tests. Currently there is only a single national level entrance test - NEET PG.

After clearing one of the examinations and opting for the desired seat, the candidate may pursue the desired course (based on availability of the type of course).

After completion of the training period, the candidates give exam conducted by the university in two parts. There is a theory examination, followed by practical. The result of both (theory and practical) is declared simultaneously. Both need to be passed separately or else the candidate will have to reappear for both theory and practicals after six months.

Exit exam format

MD

Theory (total marks = 400)

  • consists of four papers, 100 marks each.

Practical examination and viva voce (total marks = 400)

  • one long case 
  • two short cases 
  • imaging spots (40-50 spots) 
  • radiation physics viva voce
  • practical radiography/ultrasound demonstration 

Dissertation

​It is compulsory to finish your thesis before applying for exam,.

DMRD

Theory (total marks = 400)

  • consists of three papers, 100 marks each.

Practical examination and viva voce (total marks = 400)

  • one long case 
  • two short cases 
  • imaging spots (30-50 spots) 
  • radiation physics viva voce
  • practical radiography/USG demonstration 

Dissertation

No thesis is required during this two year course.

MD Radiodiagnosis qualified candidates are eligible for subspeciality courses like various fellowships, DM Neuroradiology, cardiovascular radiology, vascular radiology and Interventional radiology and DNB in endovascular & interventional radiology

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