Diplomate National Board (DNB)

Accreditation from National Board of Examination

Welcome to PAALANA Institute of Medical Sciences (300 beds) DNB program in General Medicine! Our hospital is proud to offer a comprehensive and dynamic Diplomate of National Board (DNB) course in General Medicine, aimed at nurturing the next generation of skilled medical professionals. Our program provides rigorous training, equipping aspiring physicians with the knowledge, skills, and clinical experience necessary to excel in the field of internal medicine. With a focus on holistic patient care, evidence-based practice, and continuous learning, our DNB course integrates cutting-edge medical advancements with compassionate care, ensuring our graduates are prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community and beyond. Join us at Paalana Hospital and embark on a fulfilling journey towards becoming a proficient and compassionate medical practitioner in the specialized field of General Medicine.

General Medicine
2 seats per year( Post MBBS )
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Admission for this year session with respect to all the specialties will be done only through centralized counseling at National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates should check the website of NBE for regular updates.

Academic Programme

The hospital is ensuring implementation of the curriculum of DNB programme. The institute is ensuring that all necessary training facilities and infrastructure is provided for implementation of DNB curriculum in the specialty. The DNB training is a resident training programme  wherein the DNB resident in the concerned department is devoting at least 8 to 10 hours per day in the department, for teaching/training.

A logbook of academic activities indicating a daily record of academic work, thesis protocol, and cases presented and procedures done under observation / independently are being maintained by the candidate and supervised by guide of candidate.

Thesis, Dissertation

Candidate will be required to submit a Thesis / Dissertation 6 month before taking the examination. The thesis protocol would have to be submitted for the approval of Institution Scientific Committee and Ethics Committee before forwarding to the National Board of Examination within three months of joining the Institution.

The hospital provides sufficient time to DNB candidate for their thesis work and provides all necessary resource for data collection.

Library Facilities

The learning resources for the DNB trainee(s) in the hospital are as follows:-

  • Standard latest editions of Post Graduate text books in the subject.
  • Internet access to trainees with institutional subscription to e-libraries and journals (like DELNET etc.)
  • Journals in the subject (at least one international and three national). The library is accessible on all days except national holidays and for at least 12 hours each day. The complete and the latest set of NBE’s DVD are available in library.


Hostel & apartments facilities are available


Food will be available from the Hospital Canteen at subsided rate.


Paalana is a humanitarian social development project of the Malabar Medical Mission, nurtured and nourished by 13 indigenous catholic groups 

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Paalana Hospital Rd

Kannadi-1, Palakkad kerala 678701

Kerala 678701

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