MS General Surgery : Current Scenario, Types and Fraternity Recognition

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After completing MS/DNB in General Surgery students often face this dilemma to pursue NEET SS for subspecialty or to continue practice as a General Surgeon. This article will provide some key information which might help you take the right decision.

Feb 16
Dr. Sandip Patel
Founder & CEO, Docthub.com

So, you’ve completed your MS/ DNB in General Surgery now what? Should you practice as a General Surgeon or go for MCh/ DNB subspecialty of surgery? This is the problem many students and sometimes practicing doctors face. So here are a few things you should keep in mind before making a decision.

After completing MS/DNB in General Surgery students often face this dilemma to pursue NEET SS for subspecialty or to continue practice as a General Surgeon. This article will provide some key information which might help you take the right decision. 

Current Scenario:

The current Scenario of General Surgery works in such a manner where students finish their MS/DNB in General Surgery and prepare for NEET SS (Surgical super specialty) to get admission into MCh(Magister Chirurgiae) or DNB in a subspecialty. If they fail to secure admission in that, then they choose to work in a hospital as an associate consultant or join a medical college as an assistant professor.

Subspecialty opportunities

There are multiple subspecialties available in the field of surgery. You can pick the one which aligns with your interest, knowledge, and skill.

Why go for Subspeciality?

A question might be asked to you once in a while of why you want to pursue a subspecialty, and you before others must know the answer to it. Here are some of the positive aspects of why doctors choose to go for a subspecialty.

  • No entrance exam
  • Hands-on training
  • Less competition
  • Subspecialty focus
  • Improved Clinical Outcome
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Work recognition
  • Industry Demand
  • Multispecialty Hospital
  • Dedicated Specialty Centers
  • Specialty Group Practice
  • Independent Practice

Fraternity Recognition

There are some very famous and reputed organizations and societies which recognize subspecialties and offer different fellowships, observerships, and training programs for the students. Some of these institutes also offer online courses that cover different aspects of particular surgeries.

  • European Wound Management Association (EWMA)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • International Excellence Federation for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (IEFBMS)
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • International Urogynecology Association (IUGA)
  • Australasian Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES)
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS)
  • Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI)
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) - Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG)

Recommendations to pursue

  1. Get enough work exposure in general surgery first, before going for a subspecialty
  2. Identify your area of interest: Knowledge, Skills, and liking
  3. Go for Hands-on training and apply for Board exams, it’ll provide you with a certification.

An important Note:

If you choose to pursue a subspecialty, you must strictly focus on it. If you juggle between subspecialty and general surgery then you might not be able to benefit from any of it.

Finding the right subspecialty can be a hard thing, to ease up this process you can visit Docthub.com and search from multiple subspecialties available to find the perfect place and subspecialty as per your choice.

You can learn more about Healthcare courses and find the college/institute that suits you the best by visiting courses.docthub.com

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