Department of Community Medicine

Community Medicine Department



Vision & Mission

   Department of Community Medicine is primarily vested with the responsibility of imparting community-based education, which is essential to acquire skills for providing primary health care. The domain of the subject is extensive, ranging from the promotion of health and prevention of diseases to the implementation of policies and programmes using socially-oriented strategies. The goal of the specialty is to ensure that students should achieve broad public health competency for providing comprehensive care, taking into consideration the various principles of primary health care.

   The goal of the department is to produce skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic doctors, capable of providing need-based services to the community, trained through innovative teaching-learning methodologies. He/She should be a good clinician, capable of providing comprehensive care, a good researcher, an excellent communicator and a lifelong learner who is ethically responsive to the community. Students should be able to identify the socioeconomic inequalities as determinants of health and suggest interventions based on moral values at individual, family and community level.

Dr. Samir Bele.,M.B.B.S., M.D (Community Medicine).,

Professor & Head of the Department

Dr. Samir Bele is presently working as a Professor and HoD, Department of Community Medicine in Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Madurai since August 2014. He has done his MD in Community Medicine from LTMMC, Mumbai in 2006 and he is currently pursuing FAIMER fellowship (2019 fellow) at PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

He is having over 12 years experience in teaching and training wide variety of students. Additionally, he is a “Secretary of Academic Coordinating Committee” for the proposed Velammal University, “Convener of Appointment Committee” and member of “NAAC Accreditation Committee”. He is also serving the institute as an editor of “VELNEWS”, a hospital newsletter. He is having over 21 publications and worked as a founder editor of “Perspectives In Medical Research” a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, national, indexed journal. He has undergone training in Basic and Revised Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education Technology and worked as a member and faculty of medical education in his previous institute. He has organized and conducted a state level quiz competition, a national level innovation summit, several workshops, and Zonal CMEs.

Dr. Trupti Bodhare.,M.B.B.S., M.D (Community Medicine).,

Professor

She is Professor in Community Medicine and Chief Warden of Ladies Hostel at Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She has been a dedicated academician since last 12 years and has organized and conducted several workshops, regional CMEs, and quiz competitions. She is currently pursuing FAIMER fellowship (2018 fellow) at PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

She is committed to innovative teaching learning methods in imparting community based medical education relevant to the needs of the community. She is skilled in creating engaging lessons and training contents. She played a lead role in planning, designing and implementing educational innovations in the department like problem based learning (PBL), team based leaning (TBL), flipped classroom, e-Learning and blended learning to teach MBBS students. She is having several publications in reputed journals and received award as a best author. She is member of Medical Education Unit, Institutional Ethics Committee and Curriculum Sub-committee in the present institute and have undergone several training programmes pertaining to medical education. She worked as Founder Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee, Member of Medical Education Unit and Editorial Board Member of a journal in her previous institute. Her areas of interest are Problem Based Learning and Qualitative Research.

Dr. Trupti Bodhare.,M.B.B.S., M.D (Community Medicine).,

Professor

She is Professor in Community Medicine and Chief Warden of Ladies Hostel at Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She has been a dedicated academician since last 12 years and has organized and conducted several workshops, regional CMEs, and quiz competitions. She is currently pursuing FAIMER fellowship (2018 fellow) at PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

She is committed to innovative teaching learning methods in imparting community based medical education relevant to the needs of the community. She is skilled in creating engaging lessons and training contents. She played a lead role in planning, designing and implementing educational innovations in the department like problem based learning (PBL), team based leaning (TBL), flipped classroom, e-Learning and blended learning to teach MBBS students. She is having several publications in reputed journals and received award as a best author. She is member of Medical Education Unit, Institutional Ethics Committee and Curriculum Sub-committee in the present institute and have undergone several training programmes pertaining to medical education. She worked as Founder Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee, Member of Medical Education Unit and Editorial Board Member of a journal in her previous institute. Her areas of interest are Problem Based Learning and Qualitative Research.

Er.Manivannan

Chief Administrative Officer, Velammal Hospital

Dr.S.Somasundaram M.S.,

Medical Superintendent, Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute

Dr.P.Mohanty M.D.,

Vice- Principal, Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute