Theni district is located in the foot hills of Western Ghats. Basically rural based, it has beautiful green landscape having agriculture as its prime background. To facilitate adequate and easy Medical facilities to the people of this district, Government Theni Medical College was established in the year 2004The College is situated in Madurai-Theni highway 9 km from Theni and 7 km from Aundipatty. Vaigai dam is very closer to the college at a distance of 5kms.The College is surrounded by a pleasant, calm and breezy environment for students’ studies.The foundation for Government Theni Medical College was laid on 16th August 2002 by the Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalitha. The first hospital and college premises were inaugurated on 8th December 2004 by the Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalitha.
Our college premises includes Faculty block, 600 bedded hospital, Casualty block, Administrative block, Examination hall, Central library, Lecture Hall (3×120, 1×150 and 1×250), Blood Bank, Mortuary, Auditorium, Nursing school, Quarters for Dean, RMO, ARMO, Professors, Asst. Professors, Residents, Nurses and staffs, Separate hostels for Boys, girls and CRRI, Gymnasium, Post office, Cafeteria, Bank and Gas plant.Medical college was started in the year 2006 with 100 seats for MBBS approved by Medical Council of India and it continues by admitting 100 students every year. The college is affiliated to Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University. DMLT, Nursing and 8 other Para Medical Courses are also being condcuted by this institution.The college faculties have published many research papers in national and international journals and organized conferences, workshops, Training programes, seminars and CMEs.
he 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.