Dermatology

The study of skin and its problems require skill and sensitivity. To understand this discipline, you will be placed under six highly qualified faculty members who have wide experience in teaching innovatively and effectively with state of the art methodology.

The faculty members believe that an interactive mode of study and observation sharpens one's skills. Many of the faculty members have participated, presented or chaired sessions in the regional and national conferences in dermatology held over the last 5 years. Original research papers have been presented in national and international journals. The faculty also conduct and take part in CME programs as well as current research work, as part of routine programs. A beginning has been made in cosmetology to keep abreast with the social demands of a progressive culture.

Mission

The mission of the department is to deliver outstanding services to one and all in the fields of medical and aesthetic dermatology with humane care, high ethical values and personalized attention. 

Curriculum

Undergraduate students learn first-hand by seeing and diagnosing a wide variety of skin problems from all sections of society. You will have access to modern and scientific techniques, in line with the trends in medical education worldwide. The curriculum includes student presentation, interaction, feedback and workshop. The department is recognized for training post graduates with an annual in take of four students. 

Inpatient services

The department has 60 beds (30male & 30female ) which are manned by adequately trained staff nurses and resident Doctors .Facilities are available for diagnoses and treatment  of severe skin diseases .Barrier nursing for exfoliative dermatitis is provided. Fully functional ward lab is available for doing smears and staining studies .Dark ground microscope is also available. Imnunofluorscent microscopes are available in the central laboratory for the diagnosis of auto immune diseases.

Community outreach

Students and faculty are actively involved in the medical camps conducted by the medical college. They screen people in the villages and in all colonies, factories and institutions located on the Tambaram-Chengalpattu corridor. Regular camps are held to treat the poor, and to ascertain and prevent commonly recurring skin disorders.