Medical education and practices be it ancient or modern, has existed in Tamil Nadu since a long time. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani etc has always been the tradition of Tamil Nadu.
Besides this, modern medical science also made its presence long back in the 1930s with the establishment of the first medical institution by the "British East India Company" in the year 1935.
Some of the best medical institutions of India find place in Tamil Nadu. Currently there are more than 20 medical colleges in
. Most of them have the affiliation of the MGR Medical University. The state also boasts of a university separately, for health science only. 2 medical colleges are also supposed to be established at Tiruvarur and Villupuram. The medical colleges of Tamil Nadu offer several medical programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Several major specializations that you can take up at post graduate level, while studying at the medical colleges of Tamil Nadu, are as follows:
Any candidate, who has qualified higher secondary or equivalent examination with science background, is entitled to apply for studying MBBS or any other equivalent undergraduate medical program. Students aspiring to go for medical education have to seat for a competitive entrance examination at national or state level. Medical schools and colleges in Andhra Pradesh also provide practical training.
List of Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu
|Chengalpattu Medical College ||Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu -603001||04114-226646|
|Chettinad Hospital And Research Institute ||Padur Village, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kelambakkam, Chennai - 603103||044 - 27475970|
|Christian Medical College ||Bagayam, Vellore - 632002 ||0416-2262603, 2262903, 2262520 |
|Coimbatore Medical College ||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu -641014 ||0422-2574375, 2574376, 2574377 |
|Government Vellore Medical College ||Adukkamparai, Vellore, Tamil Nadu -632011 |
|Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College ||Salem, Tamil Nadu -636030||0427 - 2210965 , 2210757 , 2383313|
|Government Siddha Medical College||Arignar Anna Govt. Hospital of Indian Medicine Campus, Arumbakkam , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, - 600106||044 - 26281563, 26214844|
|K.A.P. Viswanathan Govt. Medical College ||Melaguparai, Trichy - 620001||0431 - 2401011 , 2771465 , 2771468|
|Kanyakumari Government Medical College ||Asaripallam, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu -629201||04652-223201, 223202|
|M.E.S. Medical College ||Perinthalmanna, Malaparamba, Palachode Post, Kolathur, Chennai - 679338||044 - 2220995|
|Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital||E.V.R Periyar Salai, Park Town, Chennai - 600 003||044 - 25305000|
|Madurai Medical College ||Gandhi Nagar, Madurai - 625020||0452-2533235-40, 2532535-40 |
|Meenakshi Medical College ||Karaipettai, Kanchipuram - 631552||04112-264096, 264027, 264033/264072|
|PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research||Off Avanashi Road , Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641004|| 0422- 2570170, 2598822|
|Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital ||#7, Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai - 600 044||044-2241 5600 / 01 / 02 / 03|
|Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences ||V.P.M. Hospital, Padanilam Kulasekharam Kanyakumari - 629161||04651 - 280866 , 280745 , 278250|
|SRM Medical College||SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District - 603 203||044 - 27455715 , 27453433, 27452343 |
|Thoothukudi Govt. Medical College ||Kamaraj Nagar, Tuticorin - 628008||0461 - 2239598 , 2321051 , 2392698|
|Tiruneveli Medical College||Maharajanagar, Tirunelveli - 627011||0462-2572733/2572734/2572944 |
|Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College||Sankari Main Road Ariyanoor, (NH - 47) Salem - 636 308||0427 - 247 7316, 247 7317|