Post Doctoral Certificate Course (PDCC) Oncopathology

The need for trained pathologists in the field of Oncopathology has become paramount with the alarming increase of cancer burden in the country in the era of Personalized Medicine. Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute takes another step in addressing this aspect of Cancer Care. We are pleased to introduce Post Doctoral Certificate Course PDCC (Oncopathology), a one year programme under the auspices of Indian College of Pathologists (ICP) The program intends to deliver practical knowledge about a systematic approach to the diagnosis of cancer, handling precious cancer tissue and reporting of cancers in a structured way so as to address the needs of the oncologists to institute optimum therapy.

     

Post Doctoral Certificate Course PDCC (Oncopathology), 2018-2019

Admission process:

  • Eligibility M.D/DNB( Pathology) from recognized university /Institute.
  • Age limit less than 40 years as on March 31st 2018.
  • Number of seats 2.
  • Course duration – one year : August to June, Admission on August 1st, Entrance Examination on 6th July 10 am followed by interview on 7th July 12 noon.
  • Exam application fees Rs 1500/-.
  • Last date for receiving filled in applications is June 30th 2018 -5 pm.

Details About Eligibility & Admission:

  • Candidates who have passed MD/DNB in pathology at the time of applying are eligible (Provisional Pass certificate/ Degree certificate by 15th June).
  • Age less than 40 years by March 31st  at the time of application
  • In service candidate sponsored by their parent institute need to get a No Objection certificate from the Head of their  institute  for pursuing the course .
  • Written examination (MCQ based)  followed by interview. Eight candidates will be shortlisted for the interview   and 2 will be selected.
  • The interview shall take the practical knowledge and application of the subject in routine practice and medical fitness into consideration. The decision of interview board will be final.
  • No individual correspondence will be made for students not shortlisted for the interview. Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be intimated.
  • Fees per annum  Rs 100200/-
    • The breakup is as given herewith :
    • Course fees (to be paid to BIACH & RI ) Rs 80000/-
    • To be paid to Indian College of Pathologists : Registration fees Rs 10000/- Examination fees Rs 10000/- Application fees  Rs 200/-
    • *Payment to Indian College of Pathologists will be facilitated by BIACH & RI .
  •  The fees will not be refunded after 1 month of admission.Within a month if the candidate decides on not continuing ,   only  50% of the fees paid to BIACH & RI  will be refunded.The fees paid to Indian College of Pathologists will not be refunded.  The vacant seat will be offered to the candidate in the waiting list
  • A monthly stipend of Rs 40000/- (all inclusive) will be paid for 12 months of service  Inservice candidates will not be paid

After Admission:

  • PDCC (Oncopathology) is a full time course and shall be governed by applicable leaves of the institute.
  • No candidate pursuing the course shall be allowed to do any private practice or consultation.
  • Duties of the PDCC fellow will be fixed from time to time by the Institute.
  • The selected candidate will have to submit a research project proposal upon joining and submit the project by May 31st.

Please find online application link here Apply Now

Otherwise, print out of the same can be duly filled and sent along with the payment to:

Secretary
PDCC cell
Department of Lab Medicine
Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute
Road No 10, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad -500034

For enquiries about PDCC

Email: pdccindoamerican@gmail.com
Contact: Mr Praveen Chandra
Phone :040-23552353

Alumni Speak

Dr Mohan Krishna Pasam, MD

This course helped me consolidate on the concepts that I learnt during my residency. During the course, I had exposure to a wide variety of cancer cases and got hands on experience in various techniques such as grossing , immunohistochemistry etc . I was sensitised to newer and advanced techniques in pathology reporting like FISH, flow cytometry and molecular techniques like RT PCR etc . The guidance of the excellent faculty is also a big plus during the training process. I would recommend my juniors to pursue this course.

Dr Aleena Jain, MD,PDF(GI and hepatobiliary pathology)

It has been a wonderful learning experience at BIACH & RI which included exposure to a wide array of interesting cases, frozen sections, hands on training in molecular techniques, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and most importantly, the knowledge of clinical implications of a particular diagnosis. Moreover, it was an opportunity to work with excellent faculty. I am glad to pursue my PDCC Oncopathology from here.