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Medico-Legal Tip of the day-28th  Oct 2015

View All DiscussionsMedico-Legal Tip of the day-28th  Oct 2015
asked 1 year ago

,Query- I have one particular thing to know that since there is no recognised post graduate qualification in Diabetology ,Can someone proclaim himself as a Diabetologist after doing post graduate Diploma courses In.   diabetology from university(UGC recognised course) and also by doing Fellowship programme in Diabetology from CMC vellore and also having enough experienced diabetology. Please let me know.
Thanks.Dr M.K.Guha.
Answer- There is recognised post-graduate qualification in Diabetes and it DM ( Endo) or DNB( Endo) which is well recognised by MCI. Practice of diabetes can be done even by an MBBS doctor but he can not  call himself Diabetologist.
 Those who are MD medicine can do recognised fellowships / diploma courses to become MCI recognised diabetologist. Un- recognised diploma and fellowships have no value as per MCI. 

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