NEET SS 2021: D.M. Gastroenterology Exam Preparation

DM Gastroenterology/ NEET SS 2021

Doctor of Medicine in Gastroenterology or D.M. Gastroenterology is a super specialty post doctorate course in the field of medicine. It is quite an interesting branch of medicine that deals with various diseases and disorders of the GIT on a large scale.

As a D.M. Gastroenterology aspirant,  you must acquire an overall knowledge of Gastroenterology from standard textbooks, journals dealing with Gastroenterology, Herpetology, Pancreatology, and Epidemiology along with online coaching classes for NEET SS preparation.  

Course Duration – 3 YearsDegree Level – Doctorate
Type – DegreeEligibility – Post Graduation

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D.M. Gastroenterology 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

An aspirant should have cleared their M.D. in General Medicine or M.D. Pediatrics from a recognized university board to appear for the NEET SS DM Gastroenterology exam.

Syllabus for D.M Gastroenterology Exam

S.No.Topics
A.Basic Sciences
1The immune system of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and its importance in various GI disorders
2Molecular biology in relation to GIT
3Genetic diseases of the GIT and the liver
4Gene therapy
5GI tumors and tumor biology
6Gastrointestinal hormones in health and diseases
7Embryology of the gut, liver, pancreas, and congenital anomalies
B.Miscellaneous
1Upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding
2Gastrointestinal tuberculosis
3HIV and the GIT, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic systems
4GIT and liver in systemic diseases
5Cutaneous manifestations of GI diseases
6Vascular diseases of the GIT
7Gastrointestinal side effects of drugs especially NSAIDs
8Gastrointestinal symptoms physiology and interpretation
C.Esophagus
1Basic anatomy, histology, and physiology
2Congenital anomalies
3Motility of the esophagus and motor disorders
4Mechanism of deglutition and dysphasia
5Approach to a patient with dysphasia
6Gastroesophageal reflux disease
7Tumors of the esophagus
8Esophageal webs, membranes, and diverticulum
9Management of benign and malignant esophageal strictures
10Esophagus and systemic diseases
11Infectious diseases of the esophagus
12Foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach
13Esophageal perforation
14Drug-induced esophagitis
D.Stomach
1Anatomy, histology, functions
2Physiology of acid and bicarbonate secretion in health and diseases
3Defense mechanisms against acid and pepsin
4Gastroduodenal motor function in health and diseases
5Gastritis (nonspecific and specific)
6Helicobacter pylori infection
7Peptic ulcer
8Dyspepsia
9Stress and stomach
10Gastric hypersecretory states including Zollinger Ellison syndrome
11Ulcer complications and their management
12Surgery for peptic ulcer
13Postgastrectomy complication
14Bezoars
15Tumors of the stomach
16Diverticuli and hernia of the stomach
E.Small Intestine
1Anatomy, blood supply, histology
2Motility of the small intestine
3Congenital anomalies
4Normal absorption of the nutrients
5Intestinal electrolyte absorption and secretion
6Malabsorption syndromes Pathophysiology, manifestations, and approach
7Celiac sprue
8Infection-related diseases
9Small intestinal ulcers
10Short bowel syndrome and intestinal transplantation.
11Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
12Food allergies
13Intestinal obstruction and pseudo-obstruction
14Short bowel syndrome
15Acute appendicitis
16Malrotation of the gut
17Bezoars
18Management of diarrhea
19GI lymphomas
20Small intestinal tumors
21Small intestinal transplantation
F.Colon
1Basic anatomy blood supply, histology, and functions
2Motility of the colon and disorders of motility
3Congenital anomalies
4Megacolon
5Constipation
6Colonic pseudo-obstruction
7Fecal incontinence
8Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
9Inflammatory bowel disease
10Diverticular disease of the colon
11Radiation entero-colitis
12Colonic polyps and polyposis syndromes
13Malignant diseases of the colon
14Other inflammatory diseases of the colon including
15Hemorrhoids
16Diseases of the anorectum
G.Pancreas
1Anatomy, physiology, blood supply, developmental anomalies
2Physiology of the pancreatic secretion
3Pancreatic function tests
4Acute pancreatitis
5Recurrent acute pancreatitis
6Chronic pancreatitis
7Malignancies of the pancreas (Exocrine and endocrine)
8Cystic fibrosis and other childhood disorders of the pancreas
9Hereditary pancreatitis
10Pancreatic transplantation
H.Biliary Tree
1Anatomy, Physiology
2Physiology of bile formation and excretion
3Enterohepatic circulation
4Bilirubin metabolism
5Approach to a patient with jaundice
6Gallstones, their complications, and management
7Acute acalculous cholecystitis
8Miscellaneous disorders of the gallbladder
9Acute cholangitis
10Benign biliary structure
11Benign and malignant neoplasms of the biliary system
12Endoscopic management of biliary obstruction
13Motility and dysmotility of the biliary system and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
14Congenital diseases of the biliary systems
I.Liver
1Anatomy, physiology, blood supply
2Functions of the liver
3Microcirculation of liver
4Liver function tests
5Portal hypertension
6Acute viral hepatitis
7Chronic hepatitis
8Fulminant hepatic failure
9Subacute hepatic failure
10Cirrhosis of liver
11Ascites
12Hepatorenal syndrome
13Autoimmune liver disease
14Metabolic liver disease
15Sclerosing cholangitis- primary and secondary
16Primary biliary cirrhosis
17Hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction
18Fibrocystic diseases of the liver
19Wilson’s disease
20Hemochromatosis
21Liver in porphyria
22Hepatic tumors
23Infections of the liver
24Liver in pregnancy
25Liver in congestive heart failure
26Liver biopsy
27Liver transplantation and artificial liver support
J.Peritorium and Retroperitoneum
1Ascites
2Chronic peritonitis
3Budd-Chiari syndrome
4Malignant ascites
5Diseases of the retroperitoneum
K.Nutrition
1Normal nutritional requirements
2Assessment of nutritional status
3Protein-energy malnutrition
4Manifestations and management of nutritional deficiency and excess
5Nutritional support in various GI disorders (malabsorption, acute and chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease)
L.Vascular Diseases of the GI Tract
1GI Radiology
2GI Pathology
3Endoscopic Training

Colleges offering DM Gastroenterology

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER, Chandigarh).
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – Coimbatore Campus, Coimbatore.

Perks of Opting for D.M Gastroenterology

  • The course offers aspirants an assisted environment where they will be exposed to the management, the prognosis of a particular disease and will render counseling and health education to patients, families, and communities.
  • This course will equip medical students, practicing physicians, paramedical, and other health workers with the training they need to become great medical professionals.
  • It opens up a wide range of job opportunities in teaching fields both in schools and colleges/universities.

Important Topics To Study For Gastroenterology

GIT and Physiology sections form the basis of your exam preparation. A majority of questions asked in the NEET SS DM Gastroenterology exam are from GIT and Physiology sections. So, it is important to give equal priority to both sections. Here are some Pro Tips to Crack NEET DM 2021 Exam. To do well in the NEET SS DM Gastroenterology, you must go through the important topics mentioned below. 

  • Fundamentals
  • Salivary Secretions
  • Pancreatic Secretions
  • Gall bladder Function
  • GI Physiology
  • Enzymes and their regulation
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Receptors (H1, H2, Motilin)
  • GIT Hormones

Apart from this, DM aspirants need to have an in-depth knowledge of GIT diseases and disorders and possess Diagnostic Skills. You must be aware of the etiology, presentation, and differences in disease subsets. Given below are the conditions you must know for your exam.

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Volvulus
  • Malrotation Syndromes
  • Sprue
  • Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Normal physiological changes in pregnancy
  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of pregnancy
  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy
  • Primary Sclerosis Cholangitis
  • Primary Billary Cirrhosis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Nephritis
  • Acute Pyelonephritis
  • Acute Hepatitis

Be thorough with topics such as Values, Indices, Eponyms, and Terms mentioned below. 

  • Caroli’s Syndrome
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Biliary Abscess
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Pseudo Pancreatic Cyst
  • Gardeners Syndrome
  • Turcots Syndrome
  • Ormonds Disease

This is all the essential information you require for the NEET SS DM Gastroenterology exam. We hope it helps you in your preparation to bag your dream speciality seat. 

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