About the department

Students need to be prepared to bring new life into the world, regardless of their specialty. The obstetric team handles antenatal and gynaecological cases, including normal deliveries and caesarean section. It also handles all obstetric and gynaecological emergencies round the clock. Standing alongside a full-fledged team comprising of a duty obstetrician, a junior resident and well-trained staff nurses, students gain a flair in taking care of deliveries including caesarean sections and other emergencies.

Faculty members are trained and highly motivated. They specialize in managing high-risk pregnancies, sonology, endoscopic surgeries, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. They continuously update themselves by participating in national conferences and presenting scientific papers.

Curriculum

The undergraduate program imparts medical students with a base in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. The curriculum has a fine balance of lecture classes, clinical case demonstrations, discussions, tutorials and practical classes.

Community outreach

Regular camps are conducted in surrounding villages along with the Community Medicine Department to provide good antenatal care and to screen for high-risk pregnancies and cancer.

Research

Faculty members never miss an opportunity to submit scientific papers, on the research that is being done, at national level conferences. For instance, Dr. M. Nirmala, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, presented papers in AICOG 2007 and ISOPARB 2007. Several research projects are also underway, including projects on:

  • Entonox in labour analgesia, by Assistant Professor Dr. Anuradha
  • Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in recurrent pregnancy loss, by Assistant Professor Dr. Maya Menon
  • Human papilloma virus in cancer cervix, by junior resident Dr. Merlin

Looking ahead

Students can look forward to new equipment and procedures that the department is incorporating, such as:

  • Thermo choice for the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroid uterus
  • Intra-uterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization for the treatment of infertility
  • Resectoscope for operative hysteroscopy