Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2016

Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination was launched by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, India, in 2005 with an aim to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India. This is the only national level program to honour junior doctors for their excellence in Palliative Medicine.

ELIGIBILITY
Doctors who appear for their final MBBS examination in the current year (2016) and those who have successfully completed MBBS not earlier than 2011 from any recognized Medical College in India are eligible.
If qualified for Step II examination (Refer below) the candidate has to bring original or certified proof of their qualifying examination.

THE EXAMINATION INCLUDES TWO STEPS:
Step I: An open online screening test at national level which the candidate can do at his/her conveience. Step I screening test comprises of 100 MCQs. 60% of questions are from the subjects covered during the MBBS Course and 40% questions are from Palliative Medicine.
Step II: The final examination will be held at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode where the candidates who secure top five spots in the step I screening test will be further evaluated. The step II examination consists of two parts; Theory and assessment of clinical skills.

HOW TO APPLY?
The application form and questionnaire for the screening test are available online at the website of Institute of Palliative Medicine.
For application and to participate Step I examination,
please follow this link. Visit: www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/candidate-login.php

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING TEST?
Click on the following link to register:
http://www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/candidate-login.php
Candidates once registered can login with registered email and password at any time. The candidate can take his/her own time to complete the screening test. Confirmed answers will be saved. Remember to submit your answers on or before 30th October 2016. Once submitted, you will not be able make any modification. If you wont submit your answers on or before 30th October, your registration will be invalid and will not be considered for evaluation.
REGISTRATION FEE
There is no registration fee.
IMPORTANT DATES:

TRAVEL SUPPORT
Those five candidates who qualify for Step II examination will be paid 3AC Train fare to travel up to Kozhikode from their home place and return journey.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?

References for Palliative Medicine:
Books:
1. Introducing Palliative Care
Robert Twycross
Fourth Edition ( 2003)
2. Handbook for Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care
Revised 4th Edition( 2012)
3. Oxford Text Book of Palliative Medicine
Fourth edition (2010)

AWARD FUNCTION

The winner of the final examination will be awarded the Bruce Davis Gold Medal in Palliative Medicine, a citation and cash award of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand only).
The Award will be presented at the 24rd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care to be held in Pune in February 2017.

 

Dr. Lulu Mathews
Coordinator, BDGM 2016
Institute of Palliative Medicine
WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care
Pain and Palliative Care Society,  Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India. PIN - 673008
Tel: +91 495 2354166, Fax: + 91 495 2359607, E-mail: ipmacademics@gmail.com
www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org