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Curriculum Committee

Chair PersonDr.S.M.Kannan MS MCh
Dean, TVMC
CoordinatorDr.S.Vasuki MD,
Coordinator MEU
MembersDr.K.Shantaraman MD
Professor of Pathology
Dr. K.Sunitha MD
Associate Professor of Community Medicine
Dr.BM Pabitha Devi MS
Associate Professor of General Surgery
Dr. TRR Ananthi Shri MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Mr. Srinivasan
Student Prepresentative

MBBS Course

“Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997”

Amended upto May 2018

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  1. Graduate medical curriculum is oriented towards training students to undertake the responsibilities of a physician of first contact who is capable of looking after the preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative aspect of medicine.
  2. With wide range of career opportunities available today, a graduate has a wide choice of career opportunities. The training, though broad based and flexible should aim to provide an educational experience of the essentials required for health care in our country. “Training should be able to meet internationally acceptable standards.”
  3. To undertake the responsibilities of service situations which is a changing condition and of various types, it is essential to provide adequate placement training tailored to the needs of such services as to enable the graduates to become effective instruments of implementation of those requirements. To avail of opportunities and be able to conduct professional requirements, the graduate shall endeavour to have acquired basic training in different aspects of medical care.
  4. The importance of the community aspects of health care and of rural health care services is to be recognized. This aspect of education & training of graduates should be adequately recognized in the prescribed curriculum. Its importance has been systematically upgraded over the past years and adequate exposure to such experiences should be available throughout all the three phases of education & training. This has to be further emphasized and intensified by providing exposure to field practice areas and training during the intership period. The aim of the period of rural training during internship is to enable the fresh graduates to function efficiently under such settings.
  5. The educational experience should emphasize health and community orientation instead of only disease and hospital orientation or being- concentrated – on-curative -aspects. As such all the basic concepts of modern scientific medical education are to be adequately dealt with.
  6. There must be enough experiences to be provided for self learning. The methods and techniques that would ensure this must become a part of teaching- learning process.
  7. The medical graduate of modern scientific medicine shall endeavour to become capable of functioning independently in both urban or rural environment. He/she shall endeavour to give emphasis on fundamental aspects of the subjects taught and on common problems of health and disease avoiding unnecessary details of specialization.
  8. Lectures alone are generally not adequate as a method of training and are a poor means of transferring/acquiring information and even less effective at skill development and in generating the appropriate attitudes. Every effort should be made to encourage the use of active methods related to demonstration and on first hand experience. Students will be encouraged to learn in small groups, through peer interactions so as to gain maximal experience through contacts with patients and the communities in which they live. While the curriculum objectives often refer to areas of knowledge or science, they are best taught in a setting of clinical relevance and hands on experience for students who assimilate and make this knowledge a part of their own working skills.
  9. The graduate medical education in clinical subjects should be based primarily on out-patient teaching, emergency departments and within the community including peripheral health care institutions. The out-patient departments should be suitably planned to provide training to graduates in small groups.
  10. Clinics should be organised in small groups of preferably not more than 10 students so that a teacher can give personal attention to each student with a view to improve his skill and competence in handling of the patients.
  11. The importance of social factors in relation to the problem of health and diseases should receive proper emphasis throughout the course and to achieve this purpose, the educational process should also be community based than only hospital based. The importance of population control and family welfare planning should be emphasized throughout the period of training with the importance of health and development duly emphasized.
  12. Adequate emphasis is to be placed on cultivating logical and scientific habits of thought, clarity of expression and independence of judgment, ability to collect and analyse information and to correlate them.
  13. The educational process should be placed in a historic background as an evolving process and not merely as an acquisition of a large number of disjointed facts without a proper perspective. The history of Medicine with reference to the evolution of medical knowledge both in this country and the rest of the world should form a part of this process.
  14. Proper records of the work should be maintained which will form the basis for the students’ internal assessment and should be available to the inspectors at the time of inspection of the college by the Medical Council of India.
  15. Maximal efforts have to be made to encourage integrated teaching between traditional subject areas using a problem based learning approach starting with clinical or community cases and exploring the relevance of various preclinical disciplines in both understanding and resolution of the problem. Every attempt be made to de-emphasize compartmentalisation of disciplines so as to achieve both horizontal and vertical integration in different phases.
  16. Every attempt is to be made to encourage students to participate in group discussions and seminars to enable them to develop personality, character, expression and other faculties which are necessary for a medical graduate to function either in solo practice or as a team leader when he begins his independent career. A discussion group should not have more than 20 students.
  17. Faculty member should avail of modern educational technology while teaching the students and to attain this objective, Medical Education Units/ Departments be established in all medical colleges for faculty development and providing learning resource material to teachers.
  18. To derive maximum advantage out of this revised curriculum, the vacation period to students in one calendar year should not exceed one month, during the 4 1⁄2 years Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Course.
  19. In order to implement the revised curriculum in toto, State Govts. and Institution Bodies must ensure that adequate financial and technical inputs are provided
  20. HISTORY OF MEDICINE – The students will be given an outline on “History of Medicine”. This will be taught in an integrated manner by subject specialists and will be coordinated by the Medical Education Unit of the College
  21. All medical institutions should have curriculum committee which would plan curricula and instructional method which will be regularly updated.
  22. Integration of ICT in learning process will be implemented.

Internship

Internship Induction Training & AETCOM

DEFINITION: Internship is a phase of training wherein a graduate is expected to conduct actual practice of medical and health care and acquire skills under supervision so that he/she may become capable of functioning independently.

SPECIFICE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the internship training, the student shall be able to: 

  • diagnose clinical common disease conditions encountered in practice and make timely decision for referral to higher level;
  • use discreetly the essential drugs, infusions, blood or its substitutes and laboratory services.
  • Manage all type of emergencies-medical, surgical obstetric, neonatal and paediatric, by rendering first level care;
  • Demonstrate skills in monitoring of the National Health Programme and schemes, oriented to provide preventive and promotive health care services to the community;
  • Develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a leader of the health team organised to deliver the health and family welfare service in existing socio-ecomic, political and cultural  environment;
  • Render services to chronically sick and disabled (both physical and mental) and to communicate effectively with patient and the community.

INTERNSHIP – TIME DISTRIBUTION: Time allocation to each discipline is approximate and shall be guided more specifically 4by the actual experience obtained. Thus a student serving in a district or taluk hospital emergency room may well accumulate skill in surgery, orthopaedics, medicine, obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics during even a single night on duty. Responsible authorities from the medical college shall adjust the intern experience to maximize intern’s opportunities to practice skills in patient care in rough approximation of the time allocation suggested.

 Community Medicine 3 months
Medicine 2 months
Surgery including Orthopaedics 2 months
Obst./Gynae. Including Family 2 months
Welfare Planning 15 days
Paediatric 15 days
Ophthalmology 15 days
Otorhinolaryngology 15 days
Casualty 1 Month

Elective Postings: Elective posting will include Two of the following for 15 days in each subject.

  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Psychiatry
  • Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
  • Anesthesia
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Department.

ASSESSMENT OF INTERNSHIP:

The intern shall maintain a record of work which is to be verified and certified by the medical officer under whom he works. Apart from scrutiny of the record of work, assessment and evaluation of training shall be undertaken by an objective approach using situation tests in knowledge, skills and attitude during and at the end of the training. Based on the record of work and date of evaluation, the Dean shall issue certificate of satisfactory completion of training, following which the University shall award the MBBS degree or declare him eligible for it. Satisfactory completion shall be determined on the basis of the following

CRITERIA:-

  • Proficiency of knowledge required for each case
  • The competency in skills expected to manage each case
  • Responsibility, punctuality, work up of case, involvement in treatment, follow-up reports.
  • Capacity to work in a team, Behaviour with colleagues, nursing staff and relationship with paramedicals.
  • Initiative, participation in discussions, research aptitude.

SCORING SYSTEM

SCORE 0:   POOR
SCORE 1:   FAIR
SCORE 2:   BELOW AVERAGE
SCORE 3:   AVERAGE
SCORE 4:   ABOVE AVERAGE
SCORE 5:   EXCELLENT

A Score of less than 3 in any ONE of above CRITERIA will represent unsatisfactory completion of internship.

Awards & Medals

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Academic Achievement Awards has been instituted by action of the FAÇADE – Faculty Administrative Committee for Administration, Development and Ethics (College Council) : The AAA will constitute recognition of the academic work of the graduate medical students in the various subjects in the university examinations. The awards will be presented annually at the Foundation Day of the Institute. The recipient for the awards shall satisfied the following criteria:

  1. The Recipient shall have the highest mark in the batch for the particular subject in the MBBS University Examinations as per the official certification of the University.
  2. The Recipient shall have a total mark greater or equal to 75% of the total eligible marks awarded for the subject.
  3. The Recipient shall have passed all subjects in the graduate medical curriculum for the previous years of the course in the first attempt.
  4. The Recipient shall have no disciplinary action pending against his name within the institute or the constituent departments.
  5. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-4, the student who has undertaken short term research in the concerned subject shall stand selected.
  6. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-5, the student who has the higher grand total marks for that phase of the MBBS Course shall stand selected.
  7. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-6, the student who has the higher grand total marks for all phases of the MBBS course up till that level of the course shall stand selected.
  8. All such selections of the awards shall be proposed by a recommendation of the faculty board for the particular subject constituting one or more of the professors of the same department. The recommendations shall be verified by the FACER and recommended to the FAÇADE (College Council). The FAÇADE (College Council) shall accord the final permissions for the award.

 
Year
Subject
2011201220132014
ANATOMYNagendran KArchana. R
Muthu Vidhu Bala. K
Caroline VHeather Daniel S
PHYSIOLOGYChris Mary AntonyMuthuselvi. MMary PriyadharshiniSriviruthi B
BIOCHEMISTRYHasha Thankam SomsonArchana. RCaroline VSriviruthi B
PHARMACOLOGYMahalakshmi RChithra .KHarini RAishwarya R
PATHOLOGYDhanapalan.RSrimeenakshi Devi .RAzhagu Sowmya KParvathy S Nath
MICROBIOLOGYMahalakshmi RGracy Paul . L
Arya. R
Harini RHari Subacini P
FORENSIC MEDICINESharmila MPoornima . JHarini RRoopa Dharshini B
Mary Priyadharshini
Subbulakshmi G
COMMUNITY MEDICINEMoulidharan RAnupriya . GArya RGayathri Devi S
Archana R
OPHTHALMOLOGYJayashri KKMahalakshmi. R
Dhanapalan. P
Anupriya. G
Ariharan KMuthu Vidhu Bala K
OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGYJayashri KKMahalakshmi. RArya R
Vishnu Priya. S
Joyner Abraham
Harini R
GENERAL MEDICINEBaghavathy Priyadharshini CSubha Muthulakshmi. R
Vimala. M
Vigneswari RHarini R
GENERAL SURGERYKaleeswari MVimala. MKarthiga DArya R
PAEDIATRIC MEDICINEBaghavathy Priyadharshini CSarath HaridasAmudhavalli KNagendran K
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGYBaghavathy Priyadharshini CDivya Alamelu . NAnupriya GVishnu Priya S

BEST OUTGOING MEDICAL GRADUATE AWARD

The Best Outgoing Medical Graduate Award has been instituted by action of the FAÇADE – Faculty Administrative Committee for Administration, Development and Ethics (College Council) : The BMGA will constitute recognition of the academic work of the graduate medical students in the all subjects in the university examinations. The awards will be presented annually at the Foundation Day of the Institute. The recipient for the awards shall satisfied the following criteria:

  1. The Recipient shall have the highest grand total mark counting the marks obtained by the individual in all the FOURTEEN subjects evaluated during the MBBS University Examinations as per the official certification of the University.
  2. The Recipient shall have a total mark greater or equal to 75% of the total eligible marks awarded for the subject in at least 3 subjects during the course.
  3. The Recipient shall have passed all subjects in the graduate medical curriculum for all the previous years of the course in the first attempt.
  4. The Recipient shall have no disciplinary action pending against his name within the institute or the constituent departments.
  5. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-4, the student who has undertaken short term research in any two subjects shall stand selected.
  6. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-5, the student who has the higher grand total marks for Final  phase of the MBBS Course (General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics & Obs Gyn) shall stand selected.
  7. If more than one student is eligible for the award by satisfying equally the criteria as in clauses 1-6, the student who has the higher number of distinctions in the MBBS course shall stand selected.
  8. All such selections of the awards shall be proposed by a recommendation of the faculty board for the particular subject constituting one or more of the professors of the same department. The recommendations shall be verified by the FACER and recommended to the FAÇADE (College Council). The FAÇADE (College Council) shall accord the final permissions for the award.

YearName of RecepientYearName of RecepientYearName of RecepientYearName of RecepientYearName of Recepient
1972M.R.THIAGARAJAN1981 SUYAMBURAJAN1991P.HEMA2001S. THIRULOGACHANDER2011 C.BAGHAVATHY PRIYADHARSHINI
1973S.SUBBIAH1982S.THILLAI THIRUVADI VALLAL1992M.SUJATHA2002No Final Exam - Change of Curriculum2012JAYASHRI KK
1974K.MOHANA1983THANGA VINAYAGAM1993 S.DHINAKAR2003G.SHANMUGASUNDAR2013ANU PRIYA G
1975S.DHANARAJ1984 ELIZABETH ESTHER NANCY1994HARJOTH SINGH2004N. GOMATHY2014ARYA R
1976A.RAMASAMY1985M.B.BHAVADHARANI1995S. RAMYA2005SUNIL KUMAR GUPTA2015
1977S.SRIDHAR1986V.SHANTHI1996S.BALA SHANKARA GOMATHY2006G. NINOO GEORGE2016
1978A.R.RAGHURAM1987S.SRIDEVI1997M.JEEVA SANKAR2007 P.SUBASHINI2017
1979E.BANUMATHY1988 S.SARAVANAN1998M.RAGHAVAN2008P.V.SANJAY2018S.A.NEVEYTHAA
1980ABDUL GAFFAR1989P.SUBRAMANIAM1999S.GIRIJA2009S.SRIRAM2019
1990S.SANKAR2000V. SATHISH KUMAR2010 K.RAMALAKSHMI2020

MEDAL AWARD

The Medal Awards have been instituted by action of the FAÇADE – Faculty Administrative Committee for Administration, Development and Ethics (College Council) : The MA will constitute recognition of the academic work of the graduate medical students in the various subjects in special examinations titled “Medal Exams”. The awards will be presented annually at the Foundation Day of the Institute. The recipient for the awards shall satisfied the following criteria:

  • The Recipient shall have the highest total mark in the “Medal Exam” conducted by the concerned department during the course of any year as per the official action of the FACER.
  • The Medal Examinations will be conducted for the Departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the months of October to December every year.
  • The Medal Examinations will be conducted for the other Departments except Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the months of June to August every year.
  • The Medal Exam pattern shall be based on the following norms:
    • The Medal Exam shall have a Written Session and an Objective Structured Practical / Clinical Examination Session.
    • The Written Examination Session shall be for 3 hours. The question pattern shall have two sections – Section A with 10 short notes worth 5 marks each and Section B with 50 MCQs’ worth 1 marks each if correct, -0.5 mark if wrong and 0marks if unattended.
    • The questions shall be set by a board of question setters constituted 2 months prior to the examinations from a corpus of professors in another medical college. This shall be done confidentially by the Head of the concerned department. The answer sheets shall be corrected by the board of professors of the concerned department.
    • Only Students who score more than 75% Percentage of the Written Exam shall be allowed to the Clinical / Practical Session.
    • The Clinical / Practical session shall be OSPE/OSCE type test conducted by a board of examiners selected from among the corpus of professors of the department by lots.
    • The examiners are bound by duty to inform the head of the department of any relative who is appearing for the exams concerned. He shall not sit for the concerned exams as examiner. If he/she is the only professor of the department, then a Professor for another institute may be requested to officiate with due administrative permissions.
    • The whole process of the examinations – both written and OSPE/OSCE shall be completed in 2months and the results submitted to the FACER under sealed cover.
  • The FACER shall recommend the recipient after ascertaining the following conditions.
    • The Recipient shall have passed all subjects in the graduate medical curriculum for all the previous years of the course in the first attempt.
    • The Recipient shall have no disciplinary action pending against his name within the institute or the constituent departments.
  • All such selections of the awards shall be proposed by a recommendation of the faculty board for the particular subject constituting one or more of the professors of the same department. The recommendations shall be verified by the FACER and recommended to the FAÇADE (College Council). The FAÇADE (College Council) shall accord the final permissions for the award.
  • The Department shall institute Medals by sponsorships / endowments following the official procedures and permissions. The Departments may take the advice of the office on institution of endowments. The Departments are advised against indiscriminate constitution of medals.
  • In Observance of our quality policy, the number of medals for any subject shall be limited to ONE.

Curriculum Support Program

MEDICAL GRADUATE CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

The undergraduate medical education programme is designed with a goal to create an “Indian Medical Graduate” (IMG) possessing requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and responsiveness, so that he or she may function appropriately and effectively as a physician of first contact of the community while being globally relevant. In order to fulfill this goal, the IMG must be able to function in the following ROLES appropriately and effectively: Clinician, Leader and member of the health care team and system, Communicator, Lifelong learner and Professional. 

To Achieve these roles the Medical Council of India is introducing the Competency Based Medical Education from the 2019 admissions. “Competency is the desired and observable ability to perform in real life situations”. The CBME implementation includes a  “Foundation Course” to orient medical students to MBBS program, and provide them with requisite knowledge, communication (including electronic), and technical and language skills required. The curricular content will be maximally  aligned, partly vertically and horizontally  integrated  to enhance student learning. Teaching‐learning methods will be learner centric and interactive with emphasize on early clinical exposure, skill acquisition, certification in essential skills; community based learning and emergencies. The development of ethical values and professional development  through structured periodic assessment at all levels is planned.

CBME Curriculum-Phase 1

CBME Curriculum-Phase 2

CBME Curriculum-Phase 3

AETCOM Curriculum

The Curriculum Plan for Academic Session 2019-2020 as per the Medical Council of India directives on CISP and CBME is given below. All these documents are password protected and those who wish to view these documents are requested to mail (dean@tvmc.ac.in) the request for password.

A. CISP-TVMC

B. Foundation Course TVMC

C. CISP Curricular Timelines

D. CISP-Time Table

E. CISP-Electives

F. FIRST MBBS SYLLABUS – TNMGRMU

G. FIRST MBBS ALIGNMENT PLAN

H. FIRST MBBS – SDL-TVMC