General Surgery

The General Surgery department is fundamental in medical education, encompassing a wide spectrum of surgical procedures and patient care. It trains future surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of surgical conditions, ranging from routine to complex surgeries. Students acquire proficiency in surgical techniques, preoperative and postoperative care, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The department plays a crucial role in shaping competent and compassionate surgeons, emphasizing evidence-based practice, continuous learning, and patient-centered care. It serves as the cornerstone for various surgical specialties, contributing to the holistic education of aspiring medical professionals.

Pedagogy & Facilities

  • Clinical Rotations:Extensive clinical rotations providing hands-on experience in various surgical procedures, fostering skill development and clinical competence.
  • Surgical Rounds:Participation in surgical rounds, where students engage in discussions about patient cases, treatment plans, and postoperative care.
  • Operative Training:Hands-on operative training, allowing students to observe and participate in surgeries under supervision to enhance surgical skills.
  • Teaching Hospitals:Access to well-equipped teaching hospitals with state-of-the-art surgical facilities for a diverse range of surgeries.
  • Surgical Skills Labs:Specialized labs with simulation models for hands-on training in surgical techniques, instrument handling, and suturing.
  • Operating Rooms:Modern operating rooms equipped with advanced surgical instruments and technology for live surgeries and training.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive Surgical Training:Rigorous training in a wide spectrum of surgical procedures, providing a solid foundation for a career in surgery.
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration:Collaboration with various medical specialties, fostering a holistic approach to patient care and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Teaching Hospitals Affiliation:Partnership with well-equipped teaching hospitals, exposing students to diverse surgical cases and ensuring comprehensive clinical experience.
  • Research Opportunities:Engagement in surgical research projects, encouraging contributions to advancements in surgical knowledge, techniques, and evidence-based practices.
  • Telemedicine Integration:Integration of telemedicine for remote consultations, expanding healthcare accessibility and offering opportunities for virtual collaborations.
  • Library Resources:Access to an extensive collection of surgical literature, journals, and online resources, supporting research, study, and staying updated.

Methods of Teaching & Learning:

  • Interactive Lectures:Engaging lectures covering surgical principles, techniques, and advancements to supplement practical experiences.
  • Small Group Discussions:Small group discussions to encourage in-depth exploration of surgical concepts, collaborative learning, and peer-to-peer interaction.
  • Research Electives:Opportunities for students to engage in research electives, fostering an understanding of evidence-based surgical practices and encouraging research skills.
  • Clinical Case Discussions:Regular clinical case discussions, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life surgical scenarios and enhance clinical reasoning.
  • Diagnostic Skills Labs:Hands-on training in diagnostic skills labs for medical procedures, physical examinations, and interpretation of diagnostic tests.
  • Interdisciplinary Lectures:Joint lectures with specialists from other medical fields, offering diverse perspectives on complex medical and surgical conditions.