The postgraduate courses in Medicine and Surgery are conducted in accordance with the regulations of the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University and the training is of an "in service" type. Selected candidates will be paid a consolidated stipend (currently Rs.5970/- per month) as per rules, and provided free partly furnished single accommodation.
Partly furnished single accommodation in the hospital premises is provided for all postgraduate students. Candidates are required to vacate their accommodation within 2 weeks of their finishing their course. Meals can be obtained from the canteen run by the National Y.W.C.A. in the hospital premises, or from one of the many hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Meals can also be had either from the mess run at the Men Interns Quarters or Lady Doctors Hostel.
Medical Records Department:
In clinical areas, special emphasis is given to medical record keeping. There is a well organised Medical Record Library in the institution as well as a departmental record system. Facilities are provided in these areas for trainees to conduct retrospective case studies from records.
Research activity of each Department:
The Christian Medical College supports an active medical research programme. To broaden this experience, the trainee is encouraged to participate in research activities.A Research Methodology course will be conducted for all newly selected postgraduate students. Attendence for this is encouraged. Failure to do so will result in the candidates forfeiting the privilege of obtaining research grants from the CMC Research Committee.
Facilities for tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball and table tennis are available
Student/Staff Health Clinic :
The medical needs of the students and staff of the Christian Medical College and Hospital are met through the clinic provided for this purpose.
Hepatitis B Vaccination is mandatory for all students. The selected candidates should contact the Staff/Student Health Service within one week of joining the course. The candidates have to pay for the Vaccination, which is about Rs.720/- for 3 doses and 1 booster dose. Failure to take the Vaccination will make the candidate ineligible for free immunoglobulin in the event of accidental exposure of Hepatitis-B. The approximate cost of this immunoglobulin is about Rs.6000/-. If the candidate has already been vaccinated elsewhere the serum antibody titres should be confirmed through the Staff Students Health Services. The candidates have to pay for this test.