Programme Structure

​Programme Structure

This is a structured one-year programme involving six months of medicine and six months of surgery rotations. The six-monthly rotations are composed of further three rotations of two months each. Each intern thus goes through six rotations. These rotations are chosen by the interns themselves; with the intern highest on the merit list getting the first choice and then proceeding in this manner down the list.

The academic programme for interns consists of:

  1. Core lectures designated jointly for interns and first year residents. 
  2. Weekly tutorials of surgical and medical topics. 
  3. Hands-on surgical skills workshops on the following:
    • Suturing
    • Knot-tying
    • Plastering
    • Foley's catheter insertion
    • Care of stoma
    • Head injuries
    • Aseptic dressings
    • How to take a Pap Smear
    • Basic life support (BLS)
  4. Cognitive skills workshops:
    • Relationship strategies
    • Handling difficult people
    • Conflict management and anger management
    • Creativity and problem solving
    • Presentation skills
    • Personal effectiveness
    • Service excellence through emotional intelligence
  5. Weekly tutorials covering medical and surgical topics:
    • Coma
    • Animal/Human bite
    • Neonatal sepsis
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Hematuria
    • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Shock
    • Chest Injuries
    • Hand Injuries and Infections
    • Stroke
    • Management of polytrauma patient
    • Interpretation of ECG
    • Interpretation of ABGs
    • Management of diarrhoea in children
    • Fluid & Electrolyte
    • Bone and joint infection
    • Epilepsy
    • Drug overdose
    • Heart block
    • Hypertension 
    • Career counseling
    • Antenatal care
    • Diabetic Pregnancy
    • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
    • Treatment of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
    • New born care
    • Management of Pneumonia
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • GI bleed
    • Tobacco Control and the Role of Health Professionals​​