Under graduate program

 

  • MBBS program – Undergraduate students are exposed to basic surgical principles, at various stages of their training, through lectures, seminars and clinical teaching with periodic evaluation in theory and practical knowledge.

  • Clerkship - A wholesome view of the surgical care of the patient is achieved through the clerkship program. The students get to follow up a patient right from admission, through the surgery and the postoperative course till discharge.  The program also provides an opportunity to witness the management of acute surgical emergencies. Basic surgical skills, including finger knots and suturing, are imparted to the students.  It also helps them to get in touch with the rigours of residency and paves the way to a future career decision in surgery.

  • Skills lab – This facility is used for the basic surgical skills training in clerkship. Basic laparoscopic training is possible with the endo-trainers that are setup. We have also aquired a simulator with basic laparoscopic training modules.

  • Visiting student program – Students from various universities around the world undergo observership as part of their university requirements. The mutual interactions have always been valued in our department.

 

Residency program

 

  • PG program – The residency program has grown since inception and at present has an annual intake of ten. Our post graduates are exposed to basic surgical principles and with the advent of the specialty oriented department are abreast with the latest in respective fields. The training focusses on equipping registrars with knowledge and skills to manage any general surgical condition in limited conditions of a mission hospital, while also opening them to the advances that have been made in specialty fields.

  • Breakfast meeting (Saturday)– This is the academic hour of the department.   Various interesting clinical cases are discussed and the latest in the management updated. This is also the forum in which the monthly mortality audit and the yearly audit of the various individual departments are presented.

  • Events
    • Annual CME – this is a refresher course for post-graduates, who are preparing for their final exams. Delegates from different parts the state attend this yearly event.
    • JD Selvakumar quiz – The surgical quiz for the undergraduates is conducted every year.
    • John Carman oration – this annual event takes place during the annual CME. We have had distinguished guests from around the world speak on various burning issues relevant to our field.