At Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, we are justifiably proud of our Medical College, which is quickly becoming the preferred destination for medical education in South India.Students at Chettinad get the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, some of the best professionals in their chosen area. The academic team has been carefully selected as much for their professional competence as for their passion for teaching. We believe that learning should be mutually rewarding and enjoyable; and students find Chettinad teachers open, accessible and supportive of their goals and aspirations.
Chettinad’s vision is to enable Healthcare for All. Our focus on universal healthcare translates to unmatched opportunities for students and researchers to work on public health issues and understand the challenges. Our multispecialty charitable hospital draws hundreds of patients from nearby villages every day. Combined with our community engagement initiatives, this makes us a natural hub for frontline studies on a diverse range of health issues.
The MBBS course starts with the basic pre and para-clinical subjects such as biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, pathology, forensic medicine including toxicology and pharmacology. The students simultaneously obtain hands-on training in the wards and out-patient departments, where they interact with real patients for five years. The curriculum aims to inculcate standard protocols of history taking, examination, differential diagnosis and complete patient Management. The student is taught to determine what investigations will be useful for a patient and what are the best treatment options. The curriculum also contains a thorough practical knowledge and practice of performing standard clinical procedures. The course also contains a 12-month-long internship, in which an intern is rotated across various specialties. Besides standard clinical care, one also gets a thorough experience of ward management, staff management, and thorough counselling skills.