General Surgery










The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Surgery is to produce graduates  capable of delivering efficient first contact surgical care.


  • The departmental objectives, to be developed in the department of surgery during undergraduate medical education are presented herewith.
  • Diagnose and manage common health problems of the individual and the community appropriate to his/her position as a member of the health team at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
  • Be competent to practice curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative medicine and understand the concepts of primary health care.
  • Understand the importance and implementation of the National Health Programmes in the context of national priorities.
  • Understand the socio-psychological, cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting health and develop humane attitude required for professional responsibilities.
  • Develop the ability for continued self-learning with a scientific attitude of mind and acquire further expertise in any chosen area of medicine.




The goals of postgraduate training course in Surgery

  • To train a MBBS doctor who will practice surgery efficiently and effectively backed by scientific knowledge and skills.
  • To develop right attitudinal skills which will ensure effective and correct communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and superiors.
  • To continue to develop keen interest in continuing surgical education irrespective of whether he is in a teaching institution or is in Private practice.
  • Be a motivated ‘teacher’ – defined as a surgeon keen to share his knowledge and skills with a colleague or a junior or any learner.


The following objectives are laid out to achieve the goals of the course. These objectives are to be achieved by the time the candidate completes the course. The objectives are considered under the subheadings

 Knowledge (Cognitive Domain)

Knowledge and information about the subject, Recall of and Analysis of available information to be used for the treatment of patients.

 Skills (Psycho Motor Domain)

The correct skills to be developed by working in a dry lab as well as surgeries on animals (Minimal access Surgery). He/She should develop surgical skills by assisting seniors as well as being assisted by seniors

 Human values

Ethics involved in Surgical practice