Bangalore, India (PressExposure) February 02, 2012 -- Bangalore Baptist Hospital, one of south India's leading multi specialty mission hospitals has been conferred the 'National Award for Excellence in Teaching for Accredited Hospitals (DNB program)' by the National Board of examination.
Smt. Meira Kumar,Lok Sabha Speaker handed over the award to Dr.Alexander Thomas, Director & CEO of the hospital in the presence of Honorable Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare and other eminent dignitaries-at the 17th annual convocation of the National Board of Examinations held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.
Receiving the award, Dr.Alexander said "I have received this award on behalf of the entire Baptist team. This recognition is a testimony to the hospital's continued focus on health education. At Baptist we take immense pride in imparting the highest quality of knowledge to our students and this particular award will only help us to deliver even better results in the future. While I am thrilled at the recognition given to our team's contribution, it shall be our mission to continue our humanitarian work with greater passion in the days to come."
Baptist fulfilled the following eligibility criteria to win the award: a). Distinguished professional standing of NBE accredited department, b) Hospital/Institute of Good Standing, valuable Contribution to DNB Programme and c) Proven track record as determined by successful candidates in exit exam.
Two of the students who were studying Post Graduation at the hospital Dr.Nitya.M ( General Surgery) and Dr.Sandhya.H(OBG) have gone on to win gold medals in the recently concluded Diplomate National Board examinations, bringing the total tally of gold medals to four. This is indeed a great achievement that has inspired the National Board to recognize the institution as the best teaching hospital in India, the hospital stated.
The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations have been equated with the postgraduate and post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; vide their notifications issued from time to time. The holders of Board's qualification awarded after an examination (DNB Final) are eligible to be considered for specialists post in any Hospital including training/teaching institution.
Education is an important thrust area of The Bangalore Baptist Hospital. Teaching in the hospital follows the international standards as described in Basic Medical Education WMFE (World Federation for Medical Education) Standards for Quality Improvement.
The clinical teaching program is designed so as to provide both theoretical knowledge as well as the acquisition of clinical and behavioural skills. The importance of a patient centred, ethical clinical practice is stressed. The academic and clinical workloads, although subject to assessments, are brought together as the integrated workload and incorporated within an integrated job plan.
The hospital is recognized for DNB programmes in the disciplines of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology and Oto-rhino-laryngology. The students are given value based education and are exposed to the latest developments in the art and science of medicine. In addition to the major general departments, they are also given training in the super specialty fields like Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Reproductive Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. The hospital also boasts of other sub specialties like Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Head and Neck Oncosurgery and Retina Surgery.