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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

                Department of  Internal Medicine in Thanjavur Medical College was started in 1964 for    M.B.B.S.,It is functioning in the  Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital, Thanjavur M.D.,Postgraduate  (General Medicine )was started on 1975.
            There are six Medical Units and one Intensive Medical Care Unit.
            Infectious disease ward is also functioning in our hospital with 30 beds. A separate H1 N1 ward is also taken care by Medicine department.
            Hypertension/Geriatric O.P./Haemophilia O.P. are looked after by Medicine department.
            ART Center is under control of the Professor & H.O.D. of  Department of Medicine as Nodal Officer.
            Department  of Medicine offers services  to 500 outpatients and 180 inpatients daily. 

COURSES OFFERES
  MBBS M.D.,(General Medicine) Emergency Care Technician – Diploma Course
1. Eligibility Higher Secondary Course +2 M.B., B.S., Higher Secondary Course +2
2. Duration 4 ½  + 1 Year CRRI 3 Years 1 Year
3. Seats 150 per year 14 per year
07 State Quota
07 All India Quota
20 per year
4. Affiliating   University The Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Chennai The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University --
5. Selection procedure By the Selection Committee, The Director of Medical Education,Chennai Entrance Examination and by the Selection Committee, the Director of Medical Education, Chennai By the Director of Medical Education, Chennai
6. Commencement of course Every year 1st August Every year 1st May Every year 1st August
7. Commencement of Examination Every year 1st February and 1st August Every year 15th  April and 15th  September Every year 3rd week of August
8. Number of papers written Theory 2 papers and Clinical Theory 4 papers and Clinical One theory and practical Exam.

 Postgraduate student submit a  journal to e journal  at the end of 3rd year. Students submit a Dissertation book – 4 copies before the examination to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai for evaluation and approval.
Dissertation and log book is reviewed during P.G. clinical examination.


ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Daily clinical classes and theory classes for Undergraduates and Postgraduates are conducted. Weekly Physicians Conference and Journal club conducted on every Thursday at 12.00 Noon. (Journal discussion and Interesting case discussion.) Monthly P.G’s Symposium and CRRI’s  Symposium are organized.  Periodically Speakers from outside are called to our institution to give lecture.
Research     : 6 Research articles are published in National journals.
Best Paper   :1.  First International Conference and Critical Care
                    2.  Snake Bite & Acute Kidney Injury – Best Paper Award.
 Prizes          : Every year a Gold medal examination is conducted and topper is awarded the Gold medal.

Awards won :
P.G. Dr.P. Krishnakumar            - won Dr.Sivaraman ECG Annual Competition
P.G. Dr.Sangeetha Meena          - won the Young Scholar award by Torrent Company in 2009
P.G. Dr. S.P.S.Subramaniyan     - won the Nephrology Gold Medal in 2007
P.G. Dr. Ashwini Kamath          - won the best poster presentation in 2012
P.G. Dr. S.P.S. Subramaniyan    - University First.
P.G. Dr. M.M. Kavitha              - University Second.
P.G. Dr. Prem Krishna Anand    - Gold Medal 2010
P.G. Dr. S. Vinoth Kanna          - Gold Medal 2009
P.G. Dr. Sangeetha Meena        -Gold Medal 2008
Prof. Dr. S. Muthukumaran, M.D.,- Best Teacher Award 2012 by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.32.


SERVICE OFFERED:
Number of Units                     - 6 Units and One IMCU
OP days and timing                 - Daily OP 7.30 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
IP Unit and admission day        - Monday         M.1
                                            - Tuesday         M.2
                                            - Wednesday   M.3
                                            - Thursday       M.4
                                            - Friday            M.5
                                            - Saturday        M.6
                                            - Sunday          Rotation admission day
Referrral O.P.                         - Monday         M.4
                                            - Tuesday         M.5
                                            - Wednesday   M.6
                                            - Thursday       M.1     
                                            - Friday            M.2
                                            - Saturday        M.3
Bed strength                         - 225 Numbers
Average OP                            - 500 patients per day
Average IP                             - 180 patients per day
Speciality                               - Geriatric O.P.            - Every week Tuesday
                                            - Hypertension OP       - Every week Tuesday, Thursday
                                                                                                And Saturday
                                            - Diabetic OP               - Every week Monday, Wednesday
                                                                                                And Friday
                                            - Haemophilia OP       - Every week Tuesday

Student information:
Every student must earn 90 % attendance to appear for the University examination.
Three Internal Assessment Theory and One Clinical Assessment examination are conducted every year for Final MBBS.
Four Internal Assessment Theory examination is conducted for Final M.D., (General Medicine) students every year.  Final Year  Postgraduate students take part in
Prof. Muthusethupathy Gold Medal Examination in Nephrology and Eastern Gate Academy of Cardiology, Gold Medal Examination Ever year.

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