Started in 1963 by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India, St. John’s has grown to be listed as one of the top medical educational institutions in the country. The Supreme Court of India, granting the privilege of conducting its own entrance test, declared St. John’s Medical College as standing on a different footing altogether among the private medical colleges in the matter of admissions made strictly on the basis of merit. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, a Review Committee of the University Grants Commission, has recognized the excellence of St. John’s Medical College and Hospital and accorded it with a 5 star grading.
Reaching Out to the Medically Unreached
St. John’s Medical College offers graduate, postgraduate, diploma and super specialty degrees recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Karnataka. The mission orientation of the institution is to train healthcare professionals, especially to serve in the medically underserved areas of the country. Medical students execute a bond to serve in such areas for two years after their graduation. About 25% of them are permanently working in remote areas, and are committed to addressing the desperate health needs of these unreached rural populations.
At present, a total of 726 students are undergoing their training in Medicine and Paramedical courses. A total of 608 staff, both teaching and non-teaching are on the payroll of the College and rendering their services to the best of their abilities. Alumni and faculty of the institution hold eminent positions in various fields associated with medicine and health care, nationally and internationally.
The high quality of academic and research work undertaken by the qualified and dedicated teaching staff of the college has attracted grants from different parts of the world. The present number of 367 teaching staff work in the Preclinical, Paraclinical, Clinical and Super-specialty departments of the college and hospital. They are:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Physiology
Forensic Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Pharmacology
Anaesthesiology, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Dental Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR), Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), Radiology
Cardiology, Cardiac Thoracic surgery, Gastroenterology, Gynaecologic Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Paediatirc Surgery, Pain and Palliative Care Unit, Plastic Reconstructive surgery & Burns, Urology
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