The Rajah Muthiah Medical College was established in the year 1985 in the Annamalai University. Over the years the College has developed steadily into one of the finest medical colleges in South India and has earned a name for itself in the field of medical education.Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital (RMMCH) was established soon after in the Annamalai University campus in a temporary building specially constructed for the purpose with 450 beds. Now the RMMCH functions in a sprawling new building complex spread over an area of 75.75 acres of land at Natarajapuram road, but close to the college and hostels with a built in area of more than 6,52,000 sft. of space and 1400 beds.
Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital has a bed strength of 1400 with 17 modern A/C Operation Theatres. Hospital is equipped with all sophisticated equipment like Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), Helical Whole Body Computerized Tomographic (CT) scanner, Colour Doppler with Ultrasonogram, Colour Doppler with Transoesophageal Echo, Mammogram, Stress Echo, C-Arm, Ambulatory BP Monitor, Holter Recorder with analyzer, Treadmill, Endoscopes, Sinoscopes, arthroscpes, Colonoscopes, and fully equipped Central Diagnostic Cell with Blood Gas Analyzors, fully automated analyzers, Batch analysers, Elisa Readers, etc.
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 counseling skills.