Government Colleges for Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery in India


Cardiothoracic Surgery is the branch of medicine in which professionals engage in surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax. This branch of medicine generally deals with the treatment of conditions of lungs and heart (i.e.) lung and heart diseases. Cardiac surgery, which deals with great vessels and heart and thoracic surgery, which deals with lungs and other thoracic organs are separate surgical specialties other than the countries of New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the USA.

They are grouped together in such a way that surgeons training in the cardiothoracic specialty can get broader knowledge in both fields before they develop their special interest in certain part of specialty. Cardio Thoracic and vascular surgery is a branch that includes all three specialties namely cardiology, thoracic and vascular surgery. Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery course is offered by only a single government college in India and here are the details about the same:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

As per the records of Medical Council of India, the single statutory autonomous body offering Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery is All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Eligibility for seeking admission to Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery in AIIMS:

For seeking admission to the Ph. D course in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, candidates must possess any of the following qualifications:

A PG degree in science or any subjects associated to biomedical sciences or M. Sc in Nursing with at least 60% of marks or Master of Surgery or Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent diploma or degree of the National Board of Examination in the discipline of Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

MBBS with at least 55% of aggregate marks

Course Duration:

The duration of Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery shall be the time period from registration to submission of thesis. The minimum period of registration pertaining to candidates registered for Ph. D shall be three years and maximum period is five years.

Method of Selection:

Selection of candidates to the Ph. D course in AIIMS is made through two-stages as given below:

Written test for 90 minutes duration carrying maximum marks of 80 in the subject of Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery. The question papers will have theory based Multiple Choice questions and 30 lab/practical/clinical based short answer questions. Each correct objective type question will carry one mark and each wrong answer will have 1/3rd of mark as negative mark. The result of this first stage examination will be published in the notice board of the institution

Candidates with more than 50% of marks will be called for departmental lab/practical/clinical based assessment carrying 20 marks. The number of candidates to be called for the second stage of selection process will be decided based on the ratio of 3 times the number of seats advertised and candidates will higher percentage of marks will be given first preference.

Admission of students to the Ph. D course will be subject to the availability of fellowship/funds from recognized funding agencies. The admission will be finalized and offer letter will be sent to the selected candidates only on production of evidence of availability of research fellowship/grant/funds from the project is submitted by the candidate through the department head of Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

As most of us know, All India Institute of Medical Sciences is a famous institution for education in the field of medicine in the nation and there is heavy competition among the students for seeking admission to all the courses offered by the institution.



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One Response to “Government Colleges for Ph. D in Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery in India”

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    how we can pg in medical?