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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.

Courses offered:
 

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.

Staff Position:

Professor 2
Associate Professor 8
Assistant Professor 5
Senior Resident 5
Junior Resident 9

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


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.

Admission days:
 

Monday Unit I
Tuesday Unit II
Wednesday Unit III
Thursday Unit IV
Friday Unit V
Saturday Unit II/IV on alternate weeks
Sunday Unit III/V on alternate weeks


 

Year IP Census
2016 29811
2017 33682


Special clinics 
 
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:

  1. Cardiology clinic
  2. Neurology clinic
  3. Geriatric clinic
  4. Hemophilia clinic
  5. Diabetic clinic
  6. Hypertension clinic
  7. Master Health Check up
  8. Noncommunicable Diseases Clinic

 
Cardiology clinic:

Cardiology clinic is conducted on Mondays ,WednesdaysFridays 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.

Diabetology clinic:
 

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:

Hemophilia clinic is conducted on Wednesdays between 10am and  12noon      
500 patients per year are under regular follow up.

Nephrology Clinic:
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.
 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 
          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:

MONTHLY  CME
MONTHLY  SYMPOSIUM
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.

ICMR
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:

CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE.

  • 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.

  • THORACENTESIS.
  • PARACENTESIS.
  • 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
 

Date Topic
February 2016 Hypertension
June 2016 Infectious Diseases
October 2016 Toxicology Update
May 2017 Update on Stroke
September 2017 Rabies Management
September 2017 Gastro Hepatology Update
February 2018 An Update to the Managment of Diabetes
May 2018 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.
 

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