Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) under Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University was established by Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Charitable and Educational Trust in the year 2021 as a private not-for-profit self-financing institution and dedicated to serve the society as a centre of excellence with emphasis on medical education and health care. The Trust achieved the task of establishing the Institution as a “Centre of Excellence” under the leadership of Shri. A. Srinivasan who was the Founder & Managing Trustee of the Trust and also the first Chancellor of the University.
The students simultaneously obtain hands-on training in the wards and out-patient departments, where they interact with real patients for five long years. The curriculum aims to inculcate standard protocols of history taking, examination, differential diagnosis and complete patient Management. The student is taught to determine what investigations will be useful for a patient and what the best treatment options are. The curriculum also contains a thorough practical knowledge and practice of performing standard clinical procedures. The course also contains a 12-month-long internship, in which an intern is rotated across various specialties. Besides standard clinical care, one also gets a thorough experience of ward management, staff management and thorough counseling skills.
The infrastructure at the college has been created to provide its students the best educational environment in the country. Over two million square feet of constructed space houses technologically advanced, fully air-conditioned state of the art class rooms, modern laboratories and one of the largest medical libraries in the region - the Central Library Learning Centre.
Campus and facilities are spread over 25 acres, the Medical College and Hospital is housed in a refreshingly green campus. Well manicured lawns, sprawling open spaces and trees dot the campus. The campus itself is a township with colleges, the medical centre, staff and student housing, conference facilities, play grounds, multi cuisine restaurants, etc.