DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL MEDICINE
The basic clinical functions of the Department of General Medicine have been made available from the first day of inception of this college from 1st April 2010, with the requisite faculty and infrastructure stipulations as laid down by the MCI.
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 9 years this Department has been served and guided by various eminent Professors and doyens in the field of medicine.
The Emergency Medical ward in casualty is functioning round the clock and is well equipped to tackle all emergencies. The critical care wards viz. Medical Intensive care unit , Intensive coronary care unit , and Respiratory Intensive care units are functioning round the clock in our Medical College with 20 beds.
The course offered in our college is the undergraduate medical degree course (MBBS) awarded by the Medical University as per rules and regulations with an annual intake of 100 MBBS students.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 – 4. Each unit is headed by a Professor/ Associate Professor.
1st unit is headed by a professor who is also the HOD of the department, have an Associate professor as his deputy, have 1 asst professor, 1 senior resident, 2 junior residents.
2nd , 3rd,4th, units are headed by an Associate professor & have two Assistant Professors, one Senior Resident and two Junior residents .
Out Patient services:
Out Patient services in the Department of Medicine is being conducted on all days including Government holidays from 7.30am to 12.00 noon by Assistant professors/Senior residents.
If admitted, all critically ill patients are attended by Casualty medical officers initially to triage and subsequently handed over to duty Assistant Physicians (DAP) – on 24 hrs duty daily.
Emergency patients are attended at casualty 24hours/ 7 days a week by Casualty Medical Officers and subsequently seen by DAP(Duty Assistant Physician). After triaging, patients are shifted to the appropriate facility ( AE ward/IMCU/ICCU/IRCU/Medical wards) for further management.
||Unit I / IV on alternate weeks.
||Unit II/III on alternate weeks
||Unit I / II/III/ IV on alternate weeks
The various systemic diseases of vital importance with life threatening potential are attended to at our services offered in various special clinics.
Special clinics are as follows:
- Cardiology clinic (Monday, Thursday) - attended by Specialist
- Neurology clinic (Tuesday, Friday) - attended by Specialist
- Nephrology Clinic (Monday, Wednesday) - attended by Specialist
- Geriatric clinic (Daily) - attended by Specialist
- Diabetic clinic (NCD clinic on all days in Medicine OPD)
- Hypertension clinic (NCD clinic on all days in Medicine OPD)
- Gastroenterology Clinic (Wednesday in Medicine OPD)
- Endocrinology Clinic (Friday in Medicine OPD)
- Master Health Check up
Cardiology clinic is conducted on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 12noon.
Coronary Artery disease patients are followed up regularly and given monthly medicines.
I H D patients, Rhuematic heart disease and congenital heart disease patients are followed up and new patients are registered for regular care.
Regularly ECHO cardiogram, TMT is being done by the cardiologist in the IP building, three days a week.
Neurology clinic :
Neurology clinic is conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12noon Here the patients who are under regular follow up for stroke, peripheral neuropathy and chronic degenerative,& demyelinating disorders and seizure disorders are monitored periodically and given monthly medicines.
Regularly EEG, Nerve conduction studies are being done two days a week in the IP building.
Diabetology and Hypertension clinic:
Diabetic and Hypertension patients are seen on all days in NCD clinics between 10am and 12noon and given regular monthly medicines when they come for review.
Geriatric Clinic :
Geriatric clinic is conducted on all days between 8am and 12noon. All type of Geriatric patients are seen daily in the OPD and special care is being given to them by an qualified Geriatric physician.
Conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am and 12noon. All cases of CKD are being followed up regularly in this clinic.
Daily Hemodialysis / Peritoneal Dialysis is being done in the dialysis ward (II floor IP building) for all CKD/AKIpatients.
It 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.
The 1st , 2nd and final clinical year medical students OP clinics are conducted by the Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors in turn from 8-00am to 10 am on all Government working days.
IP clinics for 1st, 2nd and final year students are conducted by the same faculty from 10-00 am to 12-00 noon on all Government Working 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 being done for all basic clinical procedures and clinical signs is being taught to all the students.
Theory classes for 1st clinical, 2nd clinical year students and final year students are conducted in the post lunch session as per the MGR Medical University syllabus in the lecture hall of GTMCH.
FOLLOWING ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES ARE DONE IN DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL MEDICINE:
WEEKLY PHYSICIAN MEET - EVERY WEDNESDAY
ALTERNATE WEEK JOURNAL CLUB - ALTERNATE TUESDAYS
MEDICAL QUIZ- YEARLY ONCE FOR 2nd YR
PRE FINAL YEAR
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 December.
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 PROCEDURE SKILLS.
- 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.
- ABDOMINAL PARACENTESIS.
- LUMBAR PUNCTURE.
- BONE MARROW ASPIRATION.
- ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION.
- LIVER ABSCESS DRAINAGE.
- IV LINE ACCESS
- 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.
1)DR.M.Nataraj , senior faculty of the department has delivered a talk on various topics in various conferences & forums .
Has got the best doctor award in 2017 from the TAMIL NADU GOVT, FROM THE HONOURABLE HEALTH MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU.
a) “cardiac tobaccoism” on Anti – tobacco day
b) “Anti microbial crisis in the current era “ in symposium conducted
c) “SGLT2 INHIBITORS “ IN TIMACON – 2018
d) “ ABC OF CBC “ in various IMA conferences.
e) “ The role of GLIPTINS in treatment of diabetes “ in ACP MID
TERM Conference in Kumbakonam.
f) Has authored many chapters related to diabetes in API UPDATE
g) Has authored a chapter on “ MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA “ IN API
MONOGRAPH IN 2017.
h) Has authored a chapter on “ INFECTIOUS DISEASES – UPDATE
“ in yearbook of medicine in API.
2) DR.G.KARTHIKEYAN senior faculty member of the dept has given a
- “ APPROACH TO HYPONATREMIA “ IN IMA conference in
- “ THE ROLE OF GLIPTINS IN DIABETES “ in IMA conference in Tiruvarur.
- “ MIGRATION RELATED HEALTH ISSUES – FASCIOLOPSIS BUSKI “ in IMA conference in Tiruvarur
- “ BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTIONS “ IN CME programme in
List of CME Conducted
||Pyrexia of unknown origin
||Chronic kidney disease
||Viral Diseases (Dengue, H1N1)
||Trends in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases in India