Prof. Manda Venkatramana
Vice Chancellor Academics
Dean, College of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Message from Dean
Prof. Manda Venkatramana
College of Medicine, which is proudly celebrating 21 years of Excellence, is an integral part of the GMU Academic Health System which integrates academia and research with healthcare providing a unique vehicle of quality in patient care, education and discovery.
Apart from our signature Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, College of Medicine offers the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS) program, Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences (ADPCS) program, Masters in Public Health (MPH) program in collaboration with The University of Arizona, USA, Joint Masters in Health Professions Education (JMHPE) Program with FAIMER, USA and the medical internship program. The competency-based curricula of our programs are benchmarked with internationally known competency frameworks with emphasis on effective communication skills, early clinical exposure, evidence-based medicine, inter-professional education, professionalism and ethics, and community engagement. We have adopted international best practices in teaching / learning and assessment approaches. Students are trained to become self-learners and life-long learners to adapt to the rapidly changing advances in the chosen professional field.
Our unique strength is that we own our clinical training facilities which includes JCI accredited hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, CAP accredited diagnostic laboratories, a state-of-the-art advanced Simulation facility and a world-class Research Center. This has enabled us to embed our students across programs into the workplace environment very early and at another level, employ our graduates in our own facilities.
We work in close partnership with our health regulatory authorities and healthcare industry for clinical placements and internship training for our students. All our healthcare facilities are also approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention for internship training. We have established international collaborations with reputed universities across the globe for student and faculty exchange, elective placements, internship, research and for offering collaborative medical degree programs.
Our alumni remain our best ambassadors. Our 1000+ graduates from over 16 cohorts are well placed across the globe including many practicing in the country and the region contributing to the health economy of the nation and the region which aligns with our vision and mission.