October 07, 2010

300 more medical seats to be available in TamilNadu from next year

Students in the state aspiring to be doctors will have nearly 300 odd seats at their disposal from the next academic year with new government medical colleges coming up in the districts of Perambalur and Sivagangai. "The number of government medical colleges in the state are very few and the medical profession needs more and more people every year. In order to meet the demand we plan to open more colleges in the state," said Dr Mayilvahanan Natarajan, vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University.

Dr Mayilvahanan was inaugurating a one-year fellowship in oncoradiology and allied Bsc degree courses in imaging technology and laboratory technology launched by Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospital. The courses will be affiliated to Dr MGR Medical University. "We have only 10 diplomas and 25 BSc courses in the state. There is a need for more such courses recognised by the appropriate authority," said Dr Mayilvahanan. Speaking about the degree courses in imaging technology and laboratory technology, he said that these were essential courses with good job opportunities and a lot of demand. "MGR Medical university will recognise these courses and students will get a university-approved degree," he said.

"This is the first time in India that a fellowship in oncoradiology in being introduced and it is a highly specialised field and doctors who have completed their post graduation in radio diagnosis can join this course," said Dr T S Swaminathan, head of department of radiology. He said since the number of cases related to oncology in the hospital were multivaried, the courses would be a great learning experience for the students.

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