The Prospective Student


Medical studies at TVMC is a veritable mix of the Problem Based Learning and Older time tested style course. The amount of patient contact increases as the years progress, teaching being divided into three phases pre clinical, para-clinical and clinical years. Teaching is based on body systems such as the digestive system, nervous system etc. The topics are based on subjects like anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of the relevant system and clinical knowledge is also supplemented as applied teaching. There is also an emphasis on teaching communication skills and understanding the community health needs in the form of a community medicine teaching that starts from the day one. This type of teaching is a mixture between lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, lab work, dissections, OPD classes, Ward bed Side demonstrations and interviews, library based self directed learning. At the end, everybody needs to obtain the medical degree of the university and walk into reality – the reality of working as a doctor – a doctor whom patients believe and depend on and as a person who will flourish in life. Teaching is delivered by...
Lectures - This method is the most time tested method of delivery of knowledge. TVMC is equipped with best of AV aids to help you to see, hear and understand Seminars / Symposia 0 Tutorials -
These are methods of small group teaching handled by a group of tutors in each subject Laboratory Work - Most pre and paraclinnical teaching is done through lab work or demonstrations. TVMC has one of the best in the line student labs for your use.
Dissection- We still advice a full body dissection, even though many medical schools are using videos and computers simulations for their anatomy teaching. This direct study give one a better and finer understanding of the human body. It will also help them understand the human being as a human being and not a spare part shop. Other universities offer teaching from prosections only (parts of the body dissected by a professional anatomy teacher) and some still teach using full body dissection. Because it is very practical, dissection is usually a welcome break from lectures and most students get a lot out of it. It also helps you appreciate the differences in the human body between different people.

Clinical skills: Clinical skills is a vital part of the medical curriculum and helps us practise certain things before we are let loose on real people. Clinical skills are learnt often from nurses & paramedics who are excellent and very experienced at doing these. Here you will learn how to take blood, run an ECG, Read and ECG, order tests, read reports, how to catheterise, put in a Endotracheal tube, feeding tubes etc. .Teaching in the later years of the medical degree mostly takes place on the wards. This includes ward rounds were you will be asked to present a case that you have seen, or demonstrate a specific condition. There are also lots of chances for you to see how the rest of the team works e.g. nurses and midwives. You will also get the chance to do some practising e.g. taking blood and inserting a catheter. Operation Theatres are a perfect place to brush up on your anatomy and physiology. If you are with the surgeons, you will often be asked to 'scrub up' and assist in the operation, hold equipment and bits of intestine etc. - not anything major!). If you are with the anaesthetist it's a great opportunity to brush up on cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.

Self-direced learning: Because everything cannot be fitted into one lecture, they will ask you to do some extra reading. This is important for when looking through the syllabus for when the exams are coming around. You will also be expected to do project work and assignments.

Internship: At the end of 4years and six months each student is expected to undergo a one year intern program in the hospital. No specific teaching objective is placed during this year. The graduate gets inviolved in diagnosis, treatment and management of patients and understands the nuances of talking to patients, counseling them and the attitudes .

SMOKING AND ALCOHOL IS BANNED

Advising on Studies


There is a hardworking student within you, that is what made you reach TVMC and that is what will make you travel through. TVMC wishes that its students do the requisite hours of training & attendance to classes before they reach the board examination.

The Aims of the undergraduate curriculum—The Six “S”

  • Sciences - Basic Medical Sciences as the basic & fundamental of medical diagnosis and management.
  • Self Learning -  Perseverance in training and study with a large part driven by self initiative and self learning
  • Sentience -  Awareness of the nuances of preventive medicine and curative care.
  • Self Command - A decision and oriented approach to competitive careers ahead and the planning required for each of these careers.
  • Self Control - A disciplined mind that is concentrated to the attitude of life saving through basic and advanced life support, understanding the cost of life.
  • Sophistication - The detailed organization of habits, responses, reactions, social orientation, and responsibilities to yield in you a physician  amenable to first  contact - capable of preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative medicine with the training and ability to make effective implementation of those requirements of medical graduate through ethical methods and techniques.

The Four “D” you are supposed to watch in the campus

  • Discipline - Inside and Outside the Campus
  • Daily Attendance - At Lecture Classes, OPD Classes, Wards, Symposia, Seminars, CME
  • Duties Assigned - Assignment, Home Work, Internal Assessment Tests, Unit Tests, Lab Records.
  • Dignity - In relationships with faculty, students, staff on the campus and the community

Regulations will be according to the University rules and regulations.
Attendance: 90% of total allotted working hours for the department
Assessment: More than 50% of allotted 100marks for IA

Advising on Awards


The Academic Awards in the Campus are of three types

  • Academic Achievement Awards
  • Best Out Going Medical Graduate of The Year Award
  • Medal Awards

The Academic Achievement 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.

The Best Outgoing Medical Graduate Award 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.

The Medal 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 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.
  2. The Medal Examinations will be conducted for the Departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the months of October to December every year.
  3. The Medal Examinations will be conducted for the other Departments except Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the months of June to August every year.

Advising on Campus


The Campus is alive with vibrant young minds. The campus encourages the student to involve in

  • Sports
  • Music & Dance
  • Other Fine Arts
  • Environmental Preservation
  • Community Service
  • Blood Donation
  • Community Out Reach Programs
  • Mentoring Freshers
  • Soft Skill Development Sessions

Advising on Student Life


The Campus has a faculty group who regularly interact with the students under the leadership of our Vice Principal Dr.N.Palaniappan to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. Our faculty group work with students and parents during the fresher orientation, classes on campus, campus events, student hostels, student campus centers, and in the various academic departments. We take feedback, to improve.

Student Mentoring Program:
The freshers have a student mentoring program which is advisory in character, with individual intern volunteers to supports, enthuse and encourages the freshers. As used in many international campuses at the time of transition our mentoring is a structured relationship that anchors on the socio-psychological needs of the mentee helping them to achieve their potential. The mentoring partnership is undertaken willingly, informed, interactive and confidential.

Student Guidance: The senior students have the freedom of walking into any of our faculty offices with their personal problems. The FACADE committee on students has a faculty group which takes specific interest in the personal problems of the students. Students in need of psychological interventions are referred to the affiliate hospital departments for assessment and counseling. Such professional counseling are not undertaken as a routine in the campus. The campus committees involve in guidance and ideation.


Advisory Notes

FAQ: I am sleepless after my examinations

  • Does it take you more than 45 minutes to fall asleep at night?
  • Do you wake up a lot during the night, and have trouble falling back to sleep?
  • Do you wake up too early in the morning?

If you have these symptoms but still feel rested during the day, don’t worry. But if you feel chronically tired as well, perhaps your insomnia needs attention.

FAQ: How can I sleep well in the night

  • As a student you may need 6-8 hours of sleep daily
  • Sleep as much as you need to feel refreshed the next morning.
  • Go to sleep at the same time and get up at the same time daily get up at the same time,
  • Avoid sleep during the day time. Exercise in the evening. Avoid exercising within two hours of sleep time
  • Don’t drink coffee after evenings - caffeine in the evening disturbs sleep, even in those who do not feel it does.
  • Avoid alcohol. Using Alcohol in the Campus is banned and invites disciplinary action
  • Do not sleeping pill without medical advice.
  • Consult the Professor of Medicine if you are into long term medications.
  • A glass of warm milk at bedtime helps.
  • Avoid excessive noice at bed - eg: music .

FAQ: I feel lazy.

Laziness in a medical student could be very costly. Do not put off high priority tasks or waste time watching TV, playing on the internet or talking on the mobile phone, or hanging out with friends. You’re among the 5% of students in TVMC who are lazy during college time and loose way and future.

Why am I lazy?

You may be the rare kind with these traits:

  • Lack of time sense
  • Get worried on a small task
  • Want someone else to take responsibility
  • Afraid of reaching high standards
  • Have fears of failure or loss of control

What will happen if I am Lazy?

  • Incompletes or failed classes
  • Losing faculty interest in you
  • Missing opportunities
  • Fines
  • Obesity and over eating
  • Adds to your stress

Poor performance, resulting in self deprecation, doubt, and frustration. What should I do to beat it?

Observe yourself. Notice when you become lazy. Ask yourself what more do you achieve by being lazy Notice how much better you feel when you finish a task. Tips:

  • Finish your work on the same day it is assigned
  • Organize the study material before you start studying or preparing - like books, photocopies, stationery material etc.
  • Break the work given, into smaller tasks. Take one task at a time
  • Work during the evenings and stop working after dinner. Do not work late into night.
  • Paste reminders on the walls of your room
  • Time your work. This will test your time sense
  • It is nothing wrong in being a little  impulsive when you have a major work and stay with it till it requires
  • Instead of watching TV or otherwise playing, take a short sleep in between a heavy task.
  • Ask friends for support.
  • Don’t say or think negative
  • Encourage yourself by saying things like “All is Well”
  • Get the help of your faculty