Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

  • India

Organization profile

Organisation profile

  Established in the year 1955, Department of Medicine has been the crux of clinical healthcare and academics of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. We have 9 units with an intake of 250 undergraduate and 22 post graduate students per year. Our students undergo training in both Kasturba Medical college Hospital, Attavar and Government Wenlock Hospital. Our aim is to deliver active learning and innovative teaching for both undergraduate and post graduate students. We provide excellent, in patient and outpatient care for various communicable and non-communicable diseases.  We conduct research in the fields of Infectious diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Geriatrics, and Critical Care. Every year students from various international universities join for electives in the fields of tropical diseases and hematology in our department.

HIGHLIGHT 1 : UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING

Young bright minds are trained by experienced multifaceted faculty in various aspects of academics. We facilitate active learning in the classroom with innovative methods and descriptive clinical training.

 HIGHLIGHT 2 : POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Enthusiastic experienced faculty train the post graduates in various branches of medicine like infectious diseases, critical care , diabetes mellitus and other communicable and non-communicable diseases. The post graduate training is a hallmark of the department. They are exposed to both government (Government Wenlock Hospital) as well as a private facilities (KMC Hospital attavar).

 HIGHLIGHT 3 : PATIENT CARE

Providing holistic clinical care to patients is the strength of our department. We also have trained who provide clinical care in various communicable and non-communicable diseases  

 HIGHLIGHT 4 : RESEARCH

Research is one of the strong pillars of the Department of Medicine. We give it the same priority as academics and patient care. Our department has published more than 500 research papers in different aspects of medicine. We also facilitate and encourage undergraduate and post graduates research activities.

 HIGHLIGHT 5 : STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Every year students from international universities join for electives in the fields of tropical diseases and hematology in our department.

FACILITY 1 : OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT AND CONSULTATION

We have a state of the art facility with waiting lounge and consultation rooms where patients are seen everyday. Special days are designated for diseases like hypertension , Diabetes mellitus , Thyroid disorders etc. While waiting for their consultation in the OPD, patients are self-educated about various diseases with infographic posters.

FACILITY 2 : CLINICAL SKILLS LAB

The clinical skills lab is a designated area in the hospital wherein the interns and postgraduates are trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with the help of mannequins by experts.

 FACILITY 3 : CENTRE FOR CARE OF OLDER PERSONS

An interdisciplinary outpatient clinic where a geriatrician, a nurse,  a geriatric physiotherapist and a psychiatric social worker provide a team approach to the care of older adults  (>60 years of age).

FACILITY 4 : INTEGRATED COUNSELLING AND TESTING CENTRE (ICTC) , ANTI RETROVIRAL THERAPY (ART) CENTRE AND DIRECTLY OBSERVED TREATMENT SHORT COURSE (DOTS) CENTRE

 These facilities are a part of the public private partnership (PPP) venture between the Government and KMC Mangalore. Here testing, counselling and free dispensing of drugs for HIV and tuberculosis patients are done with the objective of control and prevention of these diseases. The ART centre was started in 2012 and it has at present 1100 patients registered.

 

PROGRAM NAME : MD (Internal Medicine)

DEPARTMENT : INTERNAL MEDICINE

CAREER PATHS : M.D. INTERNAL MEDICINE

M.D. in Internal Medicine is a three year post graduate course with an intake of 22 post graduates per year. It is a broad speciality that deals with the comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of diseases of the human body which includes infectious diseases , cardiology , endocrinology , critical care , nephrology , respiratory medicine and many more branches of medicine.

FELLOWSHIP IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE

A post MD Geriatric Fellowship program designed to train healthcare leaders in the field of Geriatric Medicine. Click on this to know more: https://manipal.edu/kmc-mangalore/programs/program-list/diabetes-care-training-program.html

FACILITIES FOR THE PROGRAM :

FACILITY 1 : Emergency services with a total bed capacity of 30.

FACILITY 2 : Fully equipped Medical Intensive Care Unit.

FACILITY 3 : Designated spaces for skills lab for BLS/ACLS training and seminar rooms for general clinics.

FACILITY 4 : Out patient departments in both Government Wenlock Hospital and KMC Attavar

FACILITY 5 : Inpatient facility with a total of 1300 bed strength.

FACILITY 6 : Fully equipped NABL accredited laboratory.

 

 

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India Medicine & Life Sciences
HIV Medicine & Life Sciences
Tertiary Care Centers Medicine & Life Sciences
Tertiary Healthcare Medicine & Life Sciences
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
CD4 Lymphocyte Count Medicine & Life Sciences
Malaria Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2019

A Study of Pap Smears in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women from a Tertiary Care Center in South India

Gupta, K., Philipose, C. S., Rai, S., Ramapuram, J., Kaur, G., Kini, H., Gv, C. & Adiga, D., 01-02-2019, In : Acta Cytologica. 63, 1, p. 50-55 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papanicolaou Test
Tertiary Care Centers
India
HIV
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Lower Extremity
Randomized Controlled Trials
Stroke
Electric Stimulation
Electric Stimulation Therapy

Awareness of cervical cancer among HIV positive women in Southern India

Madi, D. & Gupta, P., 01-01-2019, In : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 10, 1, p. 165-169 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
India
HIV
Papanicolaou Test
Therapeutics