Medical College Kottayam (MCK) is one of the five government financed medical colleges in the state of Kerala, located at the southern tip of India. All the facilities and consultations here including major surgeries like open heart surgeries are absolutely free.
Around hundred candidates are selected here for under graduate training in medical science each year after a highly competetive entrance examination out of a pool of approximately 10000 candidates. Medical College Kottayam also offers fellowships in various specialties including Surgery, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Social and Preventive Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Nephrology. Various paramedical courses as well as excellent five year program in nursing is offered here.
Kerala state is recognised by WHO and various experts in acheving health parameters equivalent to that of North America in spite of limited resources. WHO has proposed a Kerala model development plan for developing countries with resource constraints. Medical College Kottayam takes pride in being a part of the long years of hardwork in achieving this remarkable feat.
MCK has been successful in getting its graduates into prestigious fellowships in various institutes spread all through India and abroad. A large fraction of MCK graduates now enters a primary health care track, following a 3 year General Medicine fellowship.
More than hundred research papers are published from MCK annually. Each undergraduate has to publish a research paper as part of the training. Numerous papers have been presented by MCK students and faculty in the recent years in various national and international conferences
MCK also participates in various clinical drug trials organised internationally. Kottayam Medical College Alumni Association offers a well equipped computer lab and database search facility at MCK. It also offers CME courses regularly. Information available at firstname.lastname@example.org
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