The foundations that make for a great doctor are firmly rooted in basic science, clinical experience and in-depth research, and lie at the heart of curriculum implementation. The undergraduate MBBS and postgraduate courses follow the MCI guidelines.
Three main concepts are incorporated throughout the undergraduate course:
Services delivered by the Department through Rural and Urban Health Training Centres:
The MBBS teaching program in Community Medicine is spread over a period of three and half years.
Undergraduate students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities to learn different aspects of community medicine through lectures classes, group discussions, problem solving exercises, Clinico-social case presentations and by posting them to various community based organizations in the Primary Health Care setting both in rural and urban areas including exposure to other NGOs / Voluntary Organizations. This helps them to acquire clinical acumen and communication skills to enable them to serve as effective and efficient primary health care physicians as per the MCI norms for an Indian medical graduate.
Teaching, Learning Tools & Activities
Training and facilitation of the learning process will be aided through the following methods of learning:
Field visits for Undergraduate Medical Students
Topics for Integrated Teaching
Students at SVMCH & RC are under continuous Formative Assessment (PBL sessions, quizzes, assignments, clinical case discussions, and others). Summative Assessment would also be held (Mid-term, End-of-term, send-up and ward-leaving test) apart from the University examinations. The drawn up schedule will be published in the Academic Calendar. Their performance reports will be shared with parents via email notifications and by post regularly.
Post graduate training:
Postgraduate students, in addition to regular training programmes in academics, undertake short term research projects, participate in community development activities, organize service camps, monitoring and evaluation of National Health Programmes and community surveys which equip them with academic, administrative and managerial skills to serve as effective professionals in any academic/research institution or public health organizations. The activities of the postgraduates are monitored and formatively assessed by the Department.
Teaching and training of postgraduates in Community Medicine is directed towards achievement of the goal of “Health for All”.
On various topics like epidemiology, concepts in Community Medicine, statistics, nutrition, public health administration, research methodology, environmental sanitation, occupational health, international health and health systems.
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, DVL – Importance should be given to the learning outcome rather than to the duration of the posting. After an initial posting for familiarization with the procedures and staff of the concerned department a “credit system” could be followed. In this the candidate would be required to follow up cases both in the wards and in the field. The management of the cases will be discussed with the staff members and “credit” given to the performance of the candidate. The duration of the postings could vary from two to four weeks. The “credit” given could be used for evaluation.
Dr. R. Surendar
Mother Teresa Award – for his excellence in service
Batch & Year
Title of the Event
Date & Year
2015- 3rd year
International Conference on “ Challenges in Management of Environment Diseases
Movie on Leptospirosis- 3rd prize
March 16th & 17th 2018
2015- 3rd year
World Youth Day organized by NACO
Won 1st prize in street play
September 21st 2018
National Voter’s Day- Inter-Collegiate competition
Won 1st prize in Group Dance
January 18th 2019
World Leprosy Day- CLTRI, Chengalpattu
2nd Prize in poster drawing competition
January 30th 2019
2018- 1st year
World Health Day- Tagore Medical college, Chennai
2nd Prize in poster presentation
April 8th 2019
2016- 3rd year
Puducherry- MEDZANTICA, SLIMS
Won 1st and 2nd Prize for Model Presentation
6th September 2019
Dr. R. Saranya
Dr. K. Praveen
Al-azhar Medical College, Idukki
Dr. K. Sivaranjani
Govt. Chengalpattu Medical College,
Dr. V. Sudha
Dr. E. Suganya
Tagore Medical College, Chennai
Dr. S. Gowri Shankar
ESI PGIMSR, Chennai
Dr. B. Radika
Karpaga vinaygar Institute of Medical science and research Centre, Chennai
Dr.Archana S Kumar