Pediatrics offers a career in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding area of medicine. It embraces a rich scope and variety ranging from high technology neonatal and pediatric intensive care to the management of the disabled child; the organization of preventative services in the community to the intensive treatment of the child with cancer. It is a holistic specialty, which focuses on the child within a family, working to minimize the adverse effect of disease and to allow children to live as normal a life as possible. The concept of multi-disciplinary team working is advanced, providing integrated packages of care.
There are opportunities to develop skills in specialty areas including community pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. General paediatrics remains the bedrock of the service, but opportunities to develop close links with primary care,
child and adolescent psychiatry and public health, as well as other medical specialties e.g. diabetes, cystic fibrosis and epilepsy exist
Personal qualities should include :
- an ability to work with and understand children and their families
- excellent communication skills including listening
- an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team an ability to learn from your patients a sense of humour
The department is headed by our eminent specialist Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, one of the leading Pediatrics in Bihar.