Madurai Medical College
|Madurai Medical College|
|Type||Government Medical College and Hospital|
|Dean||Capt. Dr. SANTHA KUMAR|
|Management||Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu|
|Academic staff||200 (approx.)|
|Admin. staff||600 (approx.)|
|Undergraduates||150 per year (MBBS)|
|Postgraduates||100 per year (approx.)|
|Location||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Affiliations||Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University|
Madurai Medical College is a medical school attached to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The hospital provides tertiary care to more than twenty million people in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. The hospital was established in 1842 and became a teaching hospital in 1954. The hospital was formerly known as ERSKINE'S HOSPITAL. Madurai Medical College is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and is recognised by the World Health Organization. The college was inaugurated on August 2, 1954 by the then chief minister K.Kamaraj and the then union health minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. K.P.Sarathy was the first special officer and Sarah J Sowri, the first principal. The college was first affiliated to the University of Madras and permanent recognition was accorded in 1954. Subsequently the Medical Council of India’s recognition came in 1961. The college was then situated at the Old Taluk building, Fair weather road. The present building was occupied in 1958. In 1963 C.K.Padmanaba Menon became its first Dean. The college has stood the test of time. It celebrated the silver jubilee in 1979 and golden jubilee in 2004. When the Madurai Kamaraj University was established, the college was affiliated to it. And when the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University was started, the college like other medical colleges in the state was affiliated to it. The college is spread over an area of 18.93 acres, with 360 teaching staff. The college is a collage of medical talent, spirit of research, availability of advanced infrastructure and sound record in various specialities of Medicine.
Courses offered include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm), Diploma in Pharmacy (D.pharm), Nursing, and other para-medical courses. Selection is based on performance in the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate. Admission is based strictly on merit and the reservation policies enforced by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The college also offers Post graduate degrees in all medical and surgical specialities (Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery), Post Graduate Diplomas (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DCH, DGO, DLO etc.) and some super speciliaties.
Madurai medical college is one of the oldest medical college next to Madras Medical college and is a famous medical college in south Tamil Nadu.
Clinical Services are provided by the Government Rajaji Hospital which is a 2,518 bedded Super Speciality Hospital providing free health care to people in the lower income group. It was opened in 1842 and moved into its present premises on August 31, 1940. It was named after Lord Erskine (Governor of Madras Presidency in 1930s) as he contributed a lot to the hospital growth. The Erskine Hospital was inaugurated in November 1940 by Sir Arthur Hope, the then Governor of Madras. In 1956 the hospital became a teaching hospital, being attached to our college. It was renamed as Government Rajaji Hospital in January 1980.
Department of Anatomy
The Anatomy dept. was functioning in a shed before the present building was built.It was when Dr. T.S. Chelvakumaran was the Prof. the dept. shifted to the 2nd floor of the main building. There was a separate body lift from the ground floor to the dissection hall which is one of the biggest and had marble tables. The dissection hall was in the old building near the mess hall. Later in the year 1958 the anatomy dept was shifted to the new building.
Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosugery department is one of the oldest department in Madurai Medical College. The department of neurosurgery Madurai Medical College, an icon in the development of medical science, was born in 1962, the third of its kind in India next to Chennai and Calcutta, started by a doyen neurosurgeon professor Dr M Natarajan.The department has been the referral centre for the whole of south Tamil Nadu.
Institute of Anaesthesiology
Anaesthesia Department was started at Govt. Rajaji Hospital on 19-10-1958. In 2010 the department was promoted as Institute of Anaesthesiology.
- "Madurai Medical College". Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
- "Old-timers of Madurai Medical College recall the good times". The Times of India. 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
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