Ph. D - Paediatric Surgery

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Pediatric surgery encompasses congenital anomalies and diseases requiring surgical correction as well as injuries or infections. .

Pediatric surgery encompasses congenital anomalies and diseases requiring surgical correction as well as injuries or infections. Paediatrics is the only speciality involving direct patient care where the surgeon performs surgery on infants, children, adolescent and young adult patients, most commonly with general anaesthesia. Pediatric surgeons diagnose and treat benign and malignant disease affecting the abdomen and pelvis in children. They manage a range of congenital disorders, including hernias, hydroceles, kidney abnormalities and undescended testes. Pediatric surgeons also treat tumours and cancers that affect infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric surgeons are trained to provide optimal surgical care for infants born with cleft lip and palate." Pediatric surgery covers a wide range of diseases and conditions in newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Any surgery performed on children is termed pediatric surgery. Pediatric surgeons perform a wide variety of complex, high-risk surgical procedures to aid in the treatment of various childhood and adolescent malformations and to correct congenital disabilities. Pediatric Surgeons are thoroughly trained in Pediatric, Genetic, General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery. Pediatric Surgery encompasses a broad scope of surgical care for infants, children and adolescents with congenital anomalies or acquired conditions affecting the skin, bones, muscles, nerves and other organ systems. Pediatric surgeons may perform procedures to diagnose and treat the following: Hernias of the groin, Hernias in the abdominal wall and complications of surgical repair, undescended testes and orchiopexy, Surgery for inguinal hernias with and without hydroceles and hernias in the urinary tract or ureter, Hydrocele and varicocele, Epididymitis and orchitis. 

The duration of the PhD program shall be three years from the date of registration and not later than four years from the date of admission. The candidates registered for a PhD thesis will have to register for a minimum period of two years from the date of entry and must submit her/his idea within five years from the date admission registration is open throughout the year. The PhD program in Pediatric Surgery is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn and train in the specialised surgical field in general surgery and pediatric surgery. The program includes extensive clinical, teaching hospital experience and extensive research training. The duration of the course shall be three years. PhD in Pediatric Surgery is a course offered by the specialised courses of the Pediatric Surgery Department. The charter of this course is to provide opportunities to research-oriented students, with the help of learning faculty, who have outstanding performance in M.Ch. 

Candidates should possess a recognised masters degree with at least 55% or equivalent CGPA in Bioinformatics from a recognised University with good academic records. The average pediatric surgeon makes $230,000 per year, according to the AMGA, not too far off from the wages of general surgeons. This figure can vary on several factors, including where you work and what kind of practice you set up. The analysis supports the hypothesis that paediatricians are consistently working fewer hours than previously reported, and indicates that 40-44 hours per week at the time of the survey was typical.