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I want minimum standard and procedures for a Medical/Hospital Library of Institutions which are running PG courses. NBE Guidelines is attached herewith.
4.65.Library facilities: The applicant department should have subscribed to at least 04 journals in the specialty applied for. Please refer respective curriculum available on NBE website for recommended readings. At least 02 of these 04 journals should be international. Electronic journals are acceptable and it is not mandatory to have print journals. Subscription of journals should be accessible to DNB & FNB trainees.
4.66.Whereas the requirement of minimum 04 journal subscription (at least 02 of which are international) shall be followed up at the timeof grant of fresh accreditation and with each subsequent annual review, it shall not be a limiting parameter for deciding grant or non-grant of accreditation at the time of fresh accreditations.
4.67.For departments which are seeking renewal of accreditation, it shall be an essential requirement to have valid subscriptions of minimum required journals as per NBE norms.
4.68.The recommended text books and reference books in the specialty applied for shall be required to be made available in the hospital library. NBE appointed assessor shall be verifying the subscription of journals and purchase of books against relevant documents at the time of NBE assessment. Subscription of journals should be in the name of applicant hospital.
Let me know the PG Medical Education Guidelines.
Ram Singh Bairwa, Army Hospital (Research and Referral) ,