The basic clinical functions of the Department of General Medicine have been made available from the first day of functioning of the Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital, Mundiyampakkam in March 2010, with the requisite faculty and infrastructure stipulations .Over the subsequent period, till now, as per the guidelines and principles laid down in MCI regulations and the norms of the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, the department has been documenting a progressive pace of growth in the spheres of development, patient care, academic and research activities. This had been made possible only by the constant support and guidance of the Directorate of Medical Education. For the past 8 years this Department has been served and guided by various eminent Professors and doyens in the field of medicine. The Emergency Medical ward is functioning round the clock and is well equipped to tackle all emergencies. The critical care wards viz. Medical Intensive care unit and Toxicology wards are functioning round the clock.
The course offered in our college is the undergraduate medical degree course (MBBS) awarded on due completion, by the Medical University as per rules and regulations. The rules, regulations and syllabus governing the undergraduate degree course are strictly followed as per guide lines from the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical university and the Medical Council of India.
Total number of medical units - 5
Each unit is headed by a Professor/ Associate Professor
Out Patient services:
All days including Government holidays from 7.30am to 12.00 noon by Assistant professors/Senior residents and subsequently seen by DAP (Duty Assistant Physician).If admitted, all critically ill patients are attended by Casualty medical officers initially to triage and subsequently handed over to duty medical specialists/Assistant Professor/S R /J R – on duty. Average OP patients attended in the year 2017 were 2,29,097.
Emergency patients are attended at casualty 24hours/ 7 days a week by Casualty Medical Officers and subsequently seen by Medical specialist – Assistant Professor/DAP(Duty Assistant Physician). After triaging, patients are shifted to the appropriate facility ( A E ward/I M C U) for further management.
||Unit II/IV on alternate weeks
||Unit III/V on alternate weeks
The various systemic diseases of vital importance with life threatening potential are attended to at our services offered in special clinics.Special clinics are as follows:
- Cardiology clinic
- Neurology clinic
- Geriatric clinic
- Hemophilia clinic
- Diabetic clinic
- Hypertension clinic
- Master Health Check up
- Noncommunicable Diseases Clinic
Cardiology clinic is conducted on Mondays ,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 12noon. I H D patients, Rhuematic heart disease and congenital heart disease patients are followed up and new patients are registered for regular care. Annually total number of cases under follow up are upto 28,299 in number.
Neurology clinic :
Neurology clinic is conducted on Mondays between 10am and 12noon Here the patients who are under regular follow up for stroke, neuropathy and chronic degenerative, demyelinating disorders and seizure disorders are monitored periodically. Total patients, annually are around 16,102 in number.
Diabetic clinic is conducted on Fridays and Tuesdays between 10am and 12noon
Handles registered patient strength of around 42,593/Year on regular followup.
Hypertension clinic :
Hypertension clinic is conducted on Wednesdays Between 10am and 12 noon.
17,042 cases per year are under regular follow up after due registration.
Geriatric Clinic :
Geriatric clinic is conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12noon. 1000 cases are registered and are under follow up.
Hemophilia clinic is conducted on Wednesdays between 10am and 12noon
500 patients per year are under regular follow up.
Conducted on Thursdays between 10am and 12noon.
Hemodialysis -2000 cycles per year.
Master health check up:
Commenced in the month DEC-2011, functions on all government working days between 8.00 am to 12.00 noon. Comprehensive health care screening is done for all the patients here and referred to appropriate departments if needed.
Noncommunicable Diseases Clinic:
Conducted on all Weekdays from 9-00 am to 4.00pm at OP number 54
Screening done for Cancer Cervix ,Cancer Breast, Hypertension and Diabetes and referred to respective departments.
The 1st and 2nd clinical year medical students OP clinics are conducted by the Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors in turn from 8-00am to 9-30 am on all weekdays. IP student clinics for the students are conducted by the same faculty from 10-00 am to 12-00 noon on all week days. Weekly assessment sessions are held for the students on Saturdays from 10-00 am to 12-00 noon by Associate professors and Professor. In the IP sessions, clinical demonstration is done on basic clinical procedures and clinical signs. Theory classes for 2nd year students and final year students are conducted in the post lunch session following the University syllabus.
Following academic activities are done in Department of General Medicine:
WEEKLY PHYSICIAN MEET - EVERY WEDNESDAY
ALTERNATE WEEK JOURNAL CLUB -TUESDAY
ALTERNATE WEEK CPC - TUESDAY
WEEKLY TEST - MONDAY
MEDICAL QUIZ- YEARLY ONCE FOR 2nd YR
PRE FINAL YEAR
FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
INTER COLLEGE QUIZ- FOR PRE FINAL & FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
MEDAL EXAM – FINAL YEAR UG STUDENTS - Gold medal exam is conducted every year for the final MBBS students in the month of March. The gold medal for 2017 was awarded to Amalan Ignatius of 2011 MBBS batch.
The department takes an active role in mentorship of our fresh clinical students and has been encouraging research proposals for ICMR projects. This is reflected from the fact that a total of 11 projects in Medicine got approved for grants from ICMR in the last 2 years
CRRI TRAINING PROGRAMME
The department has a structured training programme for CRRI’s which ensures global skill and knowledge development. The salient features of the programme are as follows:
- Approach to Acutely febrile patient.
- Approach to chest pain.
- Approach to acutely dyspnoeic patient.
- Approach to Diabetes, management techniques.
- Approach to Hypertension and management.
- Approach to Ischemic heart disease and management.
- Approach to Stroke and management.
- Approach to a Poisoned individual.
- Approach to coma and patient with altered mentation.
- Approach to GI Diseases including Diarrhoea , Liver disorders,etc.
- Approach to seizure disorder.
CLINICAL PROCEDURE SKILLS.
- LUMBAR PUNCTURE.
- BONE MARROW ASPIRATION.
- ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION.
- LIVER ABSCESS DRAINAGE.
- INVESTIGATIONAL SKILLS.
- Interpretation of ECG.
- Interpretation of Chest Xray.
- Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis.
- ETHICAL AND MANAGERIAL SKILLS.
- Breaking the bad news.
- Declaration of death to relatives.
- Explanation of prognosis to the patient / relatives.
- Reassurance of anxious patients and relatives.
List of CME Conducted
||Update on Stroke
||Gastro Hepatology Update
||An Update to the Managment of Diabetes
||Assisted Ventilation - Do's & Dont's
The department organizes regular CME’S for MBBS students . The last CME was conducted on 27-Feb-2018 on “An Update to the Management of Diabetes” which attracted 10 CME credit points sanctioned by Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University.