Vision

To emerge as a leader in the health sciences education and development of medical professionals from demographically diverse backgrounds; to discover, innovate and reach out with new knowledge and to provide unmatched, inter-disciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality and thus improve the health of the communities served.

Vision

To emerge as one of the foremost medical schools in the country and provide excellent educational, research, specialty and primary care opportunities in the region to become a leader in research discoveries and improve scientific knowledge; using it to improve patient care and incorporate it in practice towards prevention of diseases to be identified as an Institution known for integrity, ethical and professional conduct.

Philosophy

To produce knowledgeable, caring and competent students by imparting knowledge and skills that will encourage and enable practice of ethical and scientifically-based health care with a high level of skill and social responsibility.
To create a teaching and learning environment to help students develop their own learning styles and ability to use academic resources, while reflecting on their experience. The medical course is designed to develop and maintain lifelong patterns of appropriate professional behavior.
To synthesize and integrate knowledge gained from several disciplines into plausible explanations for clinically related problems or situations and develop effective wellness strategies through:

  • Data collection- both through patient history and physical examination.
  • Procedural and analytical skills.
  • Proper use of technology.
  • Arriving at an effective diagnostic plan.
  • Critical appraisal, interpretation and application of scientific knowledge to clinical practice.
  • Practice learning as a lifelong commitment.
  • Empathy towards patients-given their biological, social and psychological needs, their families and the society at large.
  • Develop a deep sense of responsibility towards professional life while pursuing and achieving excellence.

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Ethics and Medicine

SVS aims to provide an integrated learning environment in which students are introduced to the principles of scientific and clinical medicine practice even as it develops every student at three levels:

Self-Development

  • An understanding of the principles of empathy, compassion, honesty, integrity, altruism, resilience and lifelong curiosity, the ability to demonstrate them and a recognition of their importance in health care.
  • An understanding of the principles of reflective practice, the ability to apply them, and recognition of their importance in health care.
  • An understanding of the principles of self-awareness, the ability to recognize when clinical problems exceed their knowledge and skill, and a willingness to seek help.
  • The ability to identify and address their own learning needs.
  • The ability to manage uncertainty.
  • To maintain their own physical, emotional, social and spiritual health and a recognition of the importance of professional support in this process.

Knowledge Process

  • An understanding of the scientific method relevant to biological, behavioral and social science.
  • An understanding of research methods and their applications.
  • An understanding of normal structure, function and development of the human body and mind at all stages of life.
  • An understanding of the molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms that is important in maintaining the body’s homeostasis.
  • The ability to learn from patients, health professionals and the community in a broad range of settings.

Patient Care

  • An understanding of and respect for the rights of patients including patient choice, dignity and privacy.
  • The ability to communicate with patients from diverse backgrounds including the ability to listen to, respond to, inform and understand the patient’s perspective.
  • The ability to advocate appropriately on behalf of the patient.
  • An understanding of factors affecting human relationships and the psychological, cultural and spiritual well-being of patients.
  • The ability to perform relevant medical procedures effectively and safely, with due regard for the patient’s comfort including important emergency and life-saving procedures.

Medical Profession

  • An understanding of the diverse roles and expertise of doctors.
  • An understanding of the potential conflicts of interest that may confront doctors.
  • An understanding of and ability to apply the principles of ethics in the provision of health care and research.
  • The ability to give effective feedback to colleagues in order to help them improve their performance.
  • An appreciation of the responsibility to maintain standards of medical practice at the highest level throughout a professional career.

System of Health Care

  • An understanding of the roles, responsibilities and expertise of all health professionals, and how they work in teams to deliver health care.
  • An understanding of the principles of continuity and coordination of health care.

Towards the Society

  • An understanding of the determinants of a well society and the economic, political, psychological, social and cultural factors that contribute to the development and persistence of health and illness.
  • Commitment to practice medicine in an environmentally responsible way.

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Timeline

1st Batch of MBBS 1999 – 2000
1st Batch of MD / MS / PG Dip 2010 – 11
1st Batch of BDS 2003
1st Batch of MDS 2009
1st Batch of UG Nursing 2004 – 05
1st Batch of PG Nursing 2009 – 10
1st Batch of UG Paramedical 2002 – 03
1st Batch of PG Paramedical 2002 – 03