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  Department of General surgery
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Academic Activities



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The Department of Surgery at MMC is dedicated and committed to providing the best and most innovative surgical care, performing cutting edge basic science and translational surgical research, and serving as a premier educational forum for the training of tomorrow's surgeons .

Courses handled

P.G courses

M.S (General surgery)
MS (Ortho)
MCh (Neuro)

Undergraduate courses


Paramedical courses

CRRI training.
O'T technician


M.S (General surgery)– 14 per year    


Should have acquired MBBS Degree from a recognised University.

Course duration             

M.S (General surgery)– 3 years         

Selection procedure

Through Entrance Examinations ( AIPGE & TNPGEE )and Counseling

Affiliated University

The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai.

Academic Curriculum

Currently the Department of Surgery has 35 full time faculty participating in teaching, research and clinical activities at MMC. More than 200 undergraduate medical students and 35 post graduates are trained annually in didactic courses and on clinical rotations.

Teaching General Surgery (Clinical, Theory and Operative Surgery) in batches is done throughout the year. These include teaching during OPD classes, Ward rounds, Ward clinics, operations in OTs and Theory classes for both UGs & PGs.

The clinical experience is remarkable both in the number and the variety of cases. The principles of graduated responsibility and early opportunities for independent decision-making are emphasized throughout the duration of training. The overall emphasis of the program is to provide our trainees with the opportunity to become excellent clinical surgeons, experienced teachers, and accomplished scientific in ves tigators.

On completion of graduation this residential programme helps the CRRI to get trained is surgical management (both elective &emergency surgery).Clinical society meetings are held weekly. Complicated and interesting surgical problems are discussed

Academic Schedule




Ward activities


Clinical demonstration by professor


Clinical society meeting/visiting professor lecture/symposium/seminar


Theory class by assistant professor


Clinical demonstration by professor


Monthly journal club


Ward activities

Clinical Schedule



Day 1

Admission day, OPD services, emergency trauma care, emergency and elective surgeries

Day 2

Post admission day, ward rounds and case presentation to professor

Day 3

Elective theatre

Day 4

Ward rounds and clinical discussion
Unit symposium

Day 5

Elective theatre

Day 6

Ward rounds and clinical discussion

Day 7

Ward rounds

University Examination details

Theory Examination

The students sit for the university examination at the end of the 2nd year and write 3 papers followed by a clinical and viva voce examination as per regulations of the Medical Council of India.

Part-I- Basic Medical Sciences

Part-II - General surgery theory paper at the end of the course.

Practical Examination

(a) Clinical Patient presentation/discussion:

(i) One long case: The long case will be structured comprising – history taking, clinical examination, investigations, decision making, proposed treatment modalities, ethical justification and personal attributes.

(ii) Three short cases: The short cases will also be structured in which only one particular system may be considered and therapy decision/discussion, made.

(b)  Dissertation and Log book Evaluation

Periodic academic activities


  • Monthly Seminar in the last wednesday of every month

Guest Lectures

  • Guest Lecture in the second wednesday of every month

Update CMEs

  • Departmental CME Every January

  • CME For DNB General Surgery candidates

  • City ASI chapter CME.

Clinical Discussion

  • Clinical Discussion By Professors Twice A Week
Interdepartmental Meetings
  • Clinical Society Meeting Is Held Every First And Third Wednesday Where Papers Are Presented From The Department Of Pathology,Ent,Anaesthesia,All Surgical Superspecialities

Continuing Medical Education programmes

  • Advanced surgical skills training workshop for postgraduates MMC-CME 2009

  • CME programme for DNB candidates 2009

  • Prof. R.Saratchandra, MMC-CME 2008

  • Host of CHENNAICON 2008 – CME programme and surgical workshop

  • IInauguration of surgical skills training lab and endosurgery workshop for postgraduates

  • Basic surgical skills training workshop for CRRIs


ASI City Chapter Conference 2007 - Chennai

  • A rare case of splenic hydatidosis

 ASI TN & P Chapter Conference 2007 – Kanchipuram

  • Day care surgery

  • Limb salvage in soft tissue sarcoma

  • Review of gynaecological surgeries done by general surgeons

ICS IS Annual Conference 2007 – Agra

  • Day care surgery

  • Malignant eccrine tumour – a case report

  • Limb salvage vs amputations in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities

  • Liver injuries – our experience in conservative management

ASICON 2007 – Bhuvaneshwar

  • Our experience in early discharge of patients

  • 5 year retrospective analysis of liver injuries in GGH,Chennai

  • Review of gynaecological surgeries by general surgeons

  • Malignant eccrine tumour – poster presentation

ASI City Chapter Conference 2008

  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

  • Various presentations of hyperparathyroidism

ASI TN & P Chapter Conference Chennaicon 2008 – Chennai

  • Day care surgery revisited

  • Primary breast reconstruction in breast carcinoma in GGH,Chennai

  • Is conservative approach effective in the surgical management of hepatic hydatidosis

  • Bones,stones,groans and moans

  • 5 year retrospective analysis of GIST in GGH,Chennai

  • Recurrent retroperitoneal tumour – case report of a rare variant

  • Rare presentation of diaphragmatic hernia

  • Choledochal cyst – poster presentation

  • Synovial sarcoma – poster presentation

  • Radical parotidectomy with facial nerve reconstruction

  • Carcinoma tongue – role of neck node dissection

  • An unusual cause for gastrectomy

  • Rare case of sciatic hernia

  • A rare cause for gastric perforation – trichobezoar

Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons,International Conference on Endocrine Surgery 2008 – Bangalore

  • Bones, stones, groans and moans

ICS – IS Rockcon 2008

  • Hepatic hydatidosis – conservative vs radical approach

  • Primary breast reconstruction in breast carcinoma in GGH,Chennai

  • Retrospective analysis of GIST in GGH,Chennai

  • Radical parotidectomy with facial nerve reconstruction

  • Ganglioneuroma – poster presentation

  • Synovial sarcoma – poster presentation

ASICON 2008 – Ludhiana

  • Various presentations of hernias

  • Splenectomy in thalassemia patients

  • Superior mesenteric ischemia – various presentations

Prizes and Awards

  • Chairman of Chennai city chapter of ASI

  • Governing council members and member of scientific committee in ASI and ICS and several conferences          

  • MATHIAS ORATION for PG in General Surgery in TAMICON 2007 for Day care surgery

  • SUNDARAM AWARD for day care surgery revisited in CHENNAICON 2008

  • Best paper award for hepatic hydatidosis in ROCKCON 2008

  • Gold medal in the medal exam conducted by government Royapettah hospital

  • First prize in surgical quiz in endocrine surgery update conducted by ASI city chapter at St.Isabelle’s hospital

  • First prize in surgical quiz at St.Isabelle’s hospital CME programme on salivary gland tumours

  • Champions of Sister.Nirmala memorial quiz held at St.John’s medical college CSEP programme