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General Medicine

HISTORY

DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHMENT

Department of General medicine was started on 01.04.1956 by Prof.Dr.M.G.Prabhu. The Department has been traditionally headed by Doyens of Medicine like Prof.K.V.Thiruvengadam, Prof.U.Mohammed, Prof. G.Anantha Subramanyam, Prof. S. Shivakumar & a host of other luminaries. The Department Academic Activities were enhanced by Prof.S.K.Rajan and Prof.S.Shivakumar. At present, Department is headed by Prof. Dr.C.Hariharan, who is a great clinician, a learned academician and a shrewd administrator.

PROF.DR.C.HARIHARAN,M.D.,
  1. Services offered:
  2. Academic Activities
Name of course offered Eligibility Course duration Sanctioned No.of seats Date of starting course Affiliated university Selection procedure MCI recognised or not
MBBS 10+2 51/2 years 250 May TN Dr MGR medical university NEET yes
MD MBBS 3 years 31 July TN Dr MGR medical university NEET yes
Academic curriculum:
No Post graduates Under graduates
Index Index First clinical year Second clinical year Final clinical year
1 Physician Meet - weekly OP case presentations daily daily daily
2 CPC - fortnightly Ward case presentation daily daily daily
3 Journal club - fortnightly Theory classes   Tue/wed Thurs/Fri
4 Theory classes - weekly Integrated classes   Thursday  
5 PG clinical case discussion - specialty faculty Symposium by students Friday   Monday
6 PG clinical case discussion - Professors General clinics Saturdays Saturdays Saturdays
7 PG clinical case discussion -Assistant Professors        
8 CME - Visiting external faculty        
9 Log book and research activities        
SERVICES TO THE PATIENTS

Inpatient Services:8 medical units starting from M1 to M8. Each medical unit has one male ward and one female ward with total bed strength of 320.

There is an Intensive Medical Care Unit (IMCU) including Toxicology with a bed strength of 29.

There is also a separate Fever ward with 38 beds (during epidemics). There is a TAEI ward which treats all emergencies including Toxicology cases.

On an average, 70 to 80 patients get admitted every day with a significant increase during epidemics.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Male medical OP and Female medical OP work on all days from 7.30 am to 12 noon.

24 h Fever OP is fully operational during epidemics.

Rheumatology OP is operational on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Endocrinology OP functions on Wednesdays.

Hypertension clinic is conducted on all week days.

ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) clinic runs on all week days.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

UG: MBBS STUDENTS:

I CLINICAL YEAR :

8.00 am – 9.30 am : (All weekdays) CLINICAL CLASS

10.30 am - 12 noon : Clinical case presentation emphasizing the basics of history taking and general examination

II CLINICAL YEAR (FINAL MBBS PART – 1) :

Morning – OPD CLINICAL CLASS

10.30 am - WARD CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION

Revision and enhancement of clinical skills in history taking, general examination and imparting clinical skills in systemic examination of various systems (CNS,CVS, RS & ABDOMEN)

Afternoon – Theory classes twice a week (TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY)

Integrated classes with other clinical specialities / Pre and Pare clinical specialities – THURSDAY

1st Friday – Symposium

II CLINICAL YEAR (FINAL MBBS PART – 2) :

Advanced level of imparting clinical skills, along with disease management

Theory class – THURSDAY / FRIDAY

Monday – Symposium

1st Saturday of every month – General Clinics-10 am to 12 noon.

10. MEDAL EXAMS CONDUTED BY DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE FOR MBBS STUDENTS
  1. Bharat Ramachandra Memorial Fund Prize for Final MBBS Part II
  2. The Tamil Nadu TB Association Medal for Final MBBS
  3. Dr.C.Senthilnathan’s Gold Medal for Final MBBS
  4. Dr.Vasudeva Rao Medal Exam Medal for Final MBBS
  5. Lord & Lady Willington Reception Committee Medal for Final MBBS
  6. Prize Memorial Prize Exam (Theory)
  7. Dr.K.C.Paul’s Medal for II MBBS
PG Course - MD General Medicine

Sanctioned seats-31/year

Paramedical course offered by the Medicine Department ; Emergency care Technician course.

he Department offers Training to students of

  1. MD(Pulmonary Medicine)
  2. MD(Anaesthesiology)
  3. MD (social and Preventive Medicine)
  4. MD ( Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  5. MD (Pre clinical and para clinical students for their work in Dissertation and publications)
  6. Diploma in Nursing, B.Sc Nursing and M.Sc Nursing
  7. BPT
  8. MLT(Medical Laboratory Technician course)
  9. EEG and ECG Technician training
  10. Respiratory therapy technician training
  11. Physician Assistant course
POSTGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
Daily ward rounds and case discussion
Monday Theory class 12 noon
Tuesday Clinical case Discussion – Department faculty
Wednesday Physician Meet – ECG of the week, Image of the week, Interesting case Presentations
Thursday All Thursdays except 3rd Thursday – Journal club 3rd Thursday – Clinico Pathological Correlation of a Diagnostic Conundrum
Friday PG clinical case Discussion – Faculties from other specialities ( Cardiology / Neurology / Pulmnology / Medical gastroenterology/ Haematology)
Saturday Dissertation Review meeting

CME programmes are conducted periodically awarding credit points in collaboration with The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R Medical university.

Stanmed Gold Medal oration was presented by Prof.Dr.S.Shivakumar, our former HOD on 22.08.2019 – TOPIC : Guidelines for the diagnosis of Leptospirosis. He is the person who has modified the diagnostic criteria for Leptospirosis, which is Universally followed.

Annually, STANMED UG meet and PG meet are conducted where students from various medical colleges do clinical presentation to the professors from our institution and other medical colleges.

Experts in various specialities deliver lectures in topics relevant to students.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
S.no Presentations Name
1 Profile of poisoning in elderly – A cross sectional study APICON N Devasena (APICON)
2 Sepsis – A relief for latent virus N Devasena(KARPAGA VINAYAGA IMS CONFERENCE
3 A fever that came to a still N Devasena(APICON)
4 Rare presentation of Essential Thrombocytosis as combined arterial and venous thrombosis N Devasena (TAPICON)
5 A case of pyrexia of Unknown origin N Devasena(BPCON 2018)
6 Parry Romberg Syndrome E Selvaprakash(TAPICON)
7 FACTOR V deficiency causing Budd chiari syndrome V Poornam Naveena (APICON)
8 Pernicious Anemia- The Great Pretender S Yogesh, N Ravichandran (APICON)
9 Pellagra – A Forgotten ailment in current clinical practice S Yogesh, N Ravichandran (TAPICON)
10 Castleman Disease B Ganesan (TAPICON)
11 Macrophage activation syndrome G Shamilidevi (TAPICON), (SZIRACON)
12 Rare case of Methemoglobinemia H Balasathyaraj (APICON)
13 Indoxacarb poisoning H Balasathyaraj (TAPICON)
14 Chorea Gravidarum Mohammed Ibrahim (TAPICON)
15 Organising Pneumonia associated with primary Sjogren syndrome K Muralidharan (APICON)
16 A rare case of Neuromelioidosis K Muralidharan (TAPICON)
17 A case of carpenter syndrome D Suresh (TAPICON)
18 Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage, a rare manifestation of APLA/SLE D Suresh (TAPICON, SZIRACON)
19 A case of Hemolytic Anemia A Rajarajan (TAPICON)
20 A interesting case of Myalgia – Sickle cell Anemia B Suresh (TAPICON)
21 A rare presentation of Dengue Fever Nived Haridas (TAPICON)
22 Not all Neuropathy in a diabetic patient is Diabetic Neuropathy _ A rare variant of GBS M S Gayathri (TAPICON)
23 A case of Acute Methyl Salicylic Acid poisoning K Saikiran (CHET MEDICON)
24 A case of KATZ – WACHTEL phenomenon K Saikiran (MMM Conference)
25 Wandering Atrial Pacemaker S Madhumithra (MMM conference)
26 SLE with chylous Ascites D Vaembuselvan (SZIRACON)
27 Proving unreliability of pulse oximeter D Prabhakaran (APICON)
28 Bechet and sarcoidosis overlap syndrome D Prabhakaran (APICON)
29 Hypokalemic paralysis with primary Sjogren D Prabhakaran (TAPICON)
30 Hereditary Spherocytosis A Rajarajan (TAPICON)
31 Gauchers Disease A Liju ( TAPICON)
32 A Case of contiguous gene deletion syndrome V Karthick (TAPICON)
33 Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome M Rajmohan (ENRICH 2018)
34 Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis M Rajmohan (APICON)
ORAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS
1 Acute Undifferentiated Fever – A clinical profile and response to treatment D Suresh (TAPICON/APICON)
2 Scientific approach to CPCR(CardioPulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation) D Prabhakaran (APICON)
3 Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome M Rajmohan (APICON)
PRIZES WON BY POSTGRADUATES
  1. APICON 2018 COCHIN – 1ST PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION- DR.S.YOGESH
  2. APICON 2018 COCHIN – 1ST PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION- DR.D.PRABHAKARAN
  3. APICON 2018 COCHIN – 1ST PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION- DR.V.POORNAM NAVEENA
  4. TAPICON 2019 MADURAI – GOLD MEDAL IN POSTER PRESENTATION- DR.K.MURALIDAHARAN
  5. TAPICON 2019 MADURAI – BEST PAPER PRESENTATION- DR.D.SURESH
  6. SZIRACON 2019 – 2ND PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION –DR.D.VAEMBUSELVAN
  7. MMM ECG CONFERENCE 2019 – 3RD PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION – DR.S.MADHUMITRA
  8. CHET MEDICON 2019- 1ST PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION – DR.K.SAIKIRAN
  9. LUPUSCON 2019 – 1ST PRIZE IN QUIZ - DR.INIYAN XAVIER & DR.AHAMED SHAFEEQ
  10. ENRICH 2018 – 3RD PRIZE IN POSTER PRESENTATION – DR.M.RAJMOHAN