Volume : VII, Issue : II, February - 2018

CAREER PROFILE OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE ALUMNI OF A PREMIER TEACHING COLLEGE OF MUMBAI.

Dr Ratnendra R Shinde, Dr Chandrika N Dandekar, Dr Chinmay N Gokhale

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Introduction: Diverse Factors influence medical studentís choice of eventual careers. Community Medicine is one of the specialities taken up at various hospitals by a number of doctors. This study was planned to review the career opportunities taken by doctors who passed MD Community Medicine or Diploma in Public Health from a premier teaching college located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Results: 163 students were enrolled since 2009 off which 53 were currently pursuing either MD/DPH course. Data was collected for this study in the months of September 2017 to November 2017. The career profile were grouped as Academics in MCGM, Academics in State government colleges, Public health in MCGM, state, centre, etc.

Most pursued current careers were Speciality Medical Officer (bond post) in MCGM colleges (16), Academic positions in State government colleges (16), public health positions in Maharashtra state government (13) and public health in MCGM (11). Very few candidates were currently working in international or national institutions. 

Conclusion: This study shows that Academics and Public Health still are the major career prospects for doctors who have done MD/DPH. It could be seen that very few opted for other career options like Preventive Oncology, Health Management or Research institutes. This study recommends better maintenance of records of alumni for future contacts and career counselling for post graduate students.   

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Dr Ratnendra R Shinde, Dr Chandrika N Dandekar, Dr Chinmay N Gokhale, CAREER PROFILE OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE ALUMNI OF A PREMIER TEACHING COLLEGE OF MUMBAI., GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-7, ISSUE-2, FEBRUARY-2018


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