DNB Postgraduate programme
Bathalapalli hospital is authorised to run DNB (Diplomate of National Board) post-graduation courses. The hospital has received accreditation by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi, to train 2 candidates in General Surgery (since 2006), 4 candidates (2 primary and 2 secondary) in the division of Obstetrics, Gynaecology (since 2009)and 2 candidates in Anaesthesia (since 2014) and 4 candidates in Paediatric (2016). DNB is a 3-year course for the primary candidates (MBBS holders) and a 2-year course for secondary candidates (Medical Diploma holders). These are recognised by the Indian Medical Council. Every year, the faculty assists DNB students in conducting research on various topics, which helps in evidence-based management and continuous specialist care for its patients.
Rural Placement Centre
Bathalapalli has also been recognised as a rural placement location for doctors by the reputed Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (MGIMS) located in Sevagram in the Wardha district of Maharashtra.
RDT Nursing School
With the vision to educate rural women and empower them for becoming self-sustainable, the organisation started RDT Nursing School in Ananthapuram in 2004. The nursing course is for the duration of 3 years. Few students who pass out from the school after completing their course are absorbed by RDT in its hospitals in order to develop the required manpower in nursing and to address the rate of attrition. This also allows nurses to get first hand work experience and exposure at the hospitals and guarantees job placement for them. A certain percentage of SC/ST/OBC/OC category students are also included for scholarship and fee concession by RDT. The ultimate aim of the school is to prepare good nurses who care for patients with a good heart and compassion.
CME (Continuing Medical Education) Workshops
RDT conducts regular CME workshops with the help of eminent speakers from various hospitals in South India to deliver lectures and hold demonstrative surgeries to its doctors, nurses and technicians. These workshops are based on different themes every year and cover topics important for enhancing skills of doctors. In turn, they can cater to the health needs of society much more efficiently and can handle individual cases with precision. On an average 10 to 12 CME programs are carried out yearly at Bathalapalli Hospital across all departments. The objective behind conducting such workshops is to encourage doctors to gain hands-on experience on diverse cases.