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  Department of Geriatric Medicine
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Courses handled

Post Graduate Degree Course  - M.D Geriatrics


M.D Geriatrics - 2 per year


Should have acquired MBBS Degree from a recognised University.

Course duration             

M.D Geriatrics - 3 years

Selection procedure

Through Entrance Examinations ( AIPGE & TNPGEE )and Counseling

Affiliated University

The Tamil Nadu DR.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai.

Academic Curriculum

  • 6 Months-Internal Medicine

  • 9 Months-Speciality

  • 21 Months-Geriatric Medicines

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.


Basic Medical Sciences


Paper 1 - Internal medicine, including Geriatric Psychiatry

Paper 2 -Geriatric medicine

Paper 3 -Geriatric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Recent advances  

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) Identification of Surgical Pathology, excised specimens & discussion, reading X-rays & CT Scan/MRI, identification of Instruments & discussion, identification of braces & calipers & discussion thereon.

(c)  Dissertation and Log book Evaluation

Continuing Medical Education programmes and Conferences

From 1990 - 2000

  • Conducted first national conference in Geriatrics at Chennai in November 1990.

  • Organised Psycho Geriatric Conference in 1994.

  • Presented a paper at GSI Mid conference at Pondicherry –1998.

  • Contributed in the Geriatric National Conference on undergraduate curriculam formation at New Delhi in 1999.

  • Presented a paper at mid conference Trivandrum on falls and osteoporosis –1999

  • Lecture given on stroke rehabilitation in elderly in the CME on Geriatric Rehabilitation on1999 at Chennai

  • Presented three papers in International conference on Geriatrics at New Delhi –1999.

  • Conducted a CME in Geriatrics at IMA , Udumalpet –1999

  • Conducted a CME on Stroke at GGH . Chennai April 2000.

From 2001 - 2003

  • Lecture on current concepts in the management of elderly at Annamalai University –2001.

  • Curriculam designing for undergraduate and postgraduates at AIIMS, New Delhi- 2001.

  • Lecture on organization of Geriatric Care (WHO Training programme) at BHU, Varanisi –2001.

  • Lecture on Nutrition and falls in elderly at WHO training programme at Trivandrum –2002.

  • Presented stroke in elderly – APICON , Chennai –2002.

  • Lecture on infections in elderly at International Medical Science Academy- 2002.

  • Presented a paper in National Conference – Ageing in India at Hydrabad.- 2002.

  • Lecture in Osteoporosis at Madurai Medical College 2002.

  • Adverse drug reactions in elderly at CME on adverse drug reactions organized by Pharmacology Department Stanley Medical College.

  • CME on Cancer in the elderly at GGH  - January 2003.

  • CME on Hypertension in the elderly at GGH, Chennai  February 2003.

  • Conducted a CME in Geriatrics on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

From 2004 - 2005

  • Three lectures given – Approach to acutely ill elderly, urinary incontinence and prevention of fractures  in elderly in the Mid Term Conference – Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 31st January and 1st February 2004.

  • Presented a paper on Isolated systolic hypertension in elderly – GERICON 2004 Jodhpur.

  • A Lecture given – second annual conference of IAG at AIIMS New Delhi –      Frailty in Elderly.

  • Taken part in symposium on Osteoporosis – Non-pharmacological management of Osteoporosis at second annual conference of IAG , AIIMS NewDelhi.

  • Presented Health aspects of Elder Abuse,on Elders Day organized by HelpAge India-October 2005.

  • Presented Risk factors for fractures in elderly at third annual conference IAG Trivandrum-2005.

  • Presented acute confusional state in Elderly at Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health, Lucknow 2005.

  • Presented on Frailty at Midterm Conference – Geriatric society of India - September 2005.

From 2006 - 2007

  • Presented a paper on Fall prevention Strategy at AIIMS NewDelhi – 2006.

  • The Department was an investigating centre of Multinational study – INTRA PROJECT  II & III January – 2006 .

  • Pre-Retirement counseling on Health aspects organized by HelpAge India – Sep 2006.

  • WHO Training program for primary care physicians – 2007.

  • Presented a paper on prevalence of falls in elderly in India, in the WHO workshop on fall prevention strategies at Victoria, Canada – Feb 2007.

From 2008 - 2009

  • Project meet to facilitate guidelines to develop Geriatric Medicine in teaching hospitals- 2008.

  • National CME on Geriatrics – 2009.   

Prizes and Awards

  • Dr V.S.Natarajan prize exam for undergraduate students.