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Stanley Medical College (SMC) Chennai

Address: Old Jail Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Stanley Medical College is commonly known as SMC. SMC is a government medical college with hospitals, located in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India.

The Stanley Medical College was formally started on July 2, 1938. Stanley Medical College is secured 9th rank according to the NDTV ranking of top medical colleges in India. According to India Today 2007 rankings  Stanley Medical College Chennai ranked 11th place, and according to Outlook 2007 Stanley Medical College, Chennai secured 19th rank.

Admissions to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and higher specialties) are done through state (85% seats) and national (15%) entrance examinations.

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Stanley Medical College (SMC) Chennai Details

SMC in a Glance

Stanley Medical College and Hospitals is one of the oldest and famous centres in India in medical education field. The three famous departments of the Stanley Medical Hospitals are Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology and the Institute of Hand Rehabilitation and Plastic Surgery.

The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH & DPS) is one of the finest centres in Southeast Asia. The of Surgical Gastroenterology Department was the first in India to perform a successful liver transplant, under the leadership of Dr. R.P. Shanmugam, Surgical Gastroenterologist and the first among Hospitals/ Hospital Departments in India to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Urology Department performs up to fifty kidney transplants a year.

Facilities and Infrastructure

Stanley Medical College is associated with the well-known Government Stanley Hospital, which provides 1280 beds facility for in-patient treatment. The hospital has an outpatient attendance of about 5000 patients per day.

An exceptional characteristic is its storey surgical complex fully equipped to perform up to 40 surgeries at the same time, and a separate pediatrics block with all specialities under one roof. RSRM hospital is also attached for obstetrics and Gynaecology care.

There is separate boarding and lodging facilities, (Hostels) are provided for men and women students. The men's hostel has separate kitchen and dining facilities for undergraduates, house surgeons and postgraduates respectively.

College also provides a good sports amenities which include a turf pitch for cricket, basketball ground and two table tennis courts. The campus itself is a pleasant one with lots of trees and well-maintained gardens.

Attached hospitals to SMC are Government Stanley Hospital, Chennai 600 001, Government Raja Sir Ramasamy Mudaliar (RSRM) Lying-in Hospital, Chennai 600 013, Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram, Chennai 600 047 and Government Peripheral Hospital, Tondiarpet, Chennai 600 081.

SMC Chennai is famous for the quality of its students and the relationship among them. Old Stanleans Day, the annual alumni reunion hold on the last Sunday of January every year.

Notable faculty and alumni

1. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, World-renowned Neurologist and Cognitive Science researcher

2. Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy ( Dr V), who is the organizer of Aravind Eye Hospitals

3. Prof. R. Venkataswami, initiator of IRRH & DPS (Hand Rehabilitation / Plastic Surgery)

4. Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. T. Thomas, The first Cardiothoracic surgeon in India.

5. Dr. C. Palanivelu, Minimal Access Surgeon, Gastroentrology, originator of Gem Hospital, Coimbatore

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