B.Sc PHYSICIAN ASSISSTANT.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Ganga nursing home was started in 1978 by Dr.J.G.Shanmuganathan & Mrs.Kanakavalli Shanmuganathan. The strength of the hospital was 17 beds. With subsequent expansions in bed strength and the state of art facilities,it is now comparable to any western institution. In 1990 the shanmuganathan kanakavalli specialty center was started by Dr.S.Raja Sabapathy and Dr.S.Rajasekaran after their return, in honor of their parents. The thrust was on introducing newer and latest techniques in various fields of accident surgery, trauma and spinal surgery, the introduction of micro-surgical procedures, reconstruction of severely injured limbs, replanation of completely amputated parts,advanced skeletal fixation.
Reconstructive institutions of the country. Starting with 786 in-patients and 2686 out-patients in 1992, there was a steady growth to 4900 in-patients and 9000 outpatients in 1999. Patients are referred not only from across the length and width of the country but also from the neighboring countries. The hospital is now firmly established as one of the premier tertiary referral centers in this part of the world.
The strongest feature of the hospital has been the proper blend of clinical and academic activities and the steady and planned increase of team members so that the services provided have been all encompassing and up to date. Apart from being one of the largest clinical unit,the hospital is well known for it’s academic activities. From 1996 it has become post graduate institution for higher training in orthopedic surgery recognized by board of examination. Every year 4 candidates are selected for higher training in orthopedic surgery. There are also many training fellowships offered in specialized fields of Trauma, Hand Surgery Micro Surgery and Hand Surgery. In 1999 Ganga hospital also became the first hospital in India to have a hands on course in microsurgery with a unique exposure of the candidates to clinical problems and hands on lab experience. The hospital also offers excellent comprehensive course in spine, trauma & hand surgery which are very popular and sought after. The Spine unit is recognized by the National Board of Examination as the first unit for higher training in Spine Surgery
The hospital continuously pursues the research activities and new techniques. The state of the art technology equipment have been tried out successfully with exceptional results spreading our fame far and wide. Today the hospital is the internationally known and the patient flow is coming from across the country and the Globe. Additional facilities like MRI,CT and Ultrasound Scan have been added for better patient care
The consultants in various fields have been performing surgeries remarkably well and are continuously participating in international conference both as faculty and delegates. Dr.S.Raja Sabapathy and Dr.S.Rajasekaran have been heading the international bodies of their specialty and are members of various international fora and have received many accolades for their paper presentations.
The hospital has moved into a new and spacious into a new and spacious building with around 450 beds(excluding transient beds) and today stands out as a showcase specialty center.
The old building from where the hospital was functioning has since been converted into Ganga Women Care Centre with Maternity Neonatal care, pediatric etc. The hospital continuously strives for the excellence in the quality of life of the affected patients and thus does a lot of social work by taking various awareness programmes.it also has a corporate social responsibility aspects in its functioning.
To showcase to the world the best in patient care, surgical expertise, academics, medical ethics and state of the art technology.
To provide quality treatment at an affordable cost so that the expertise will be available to every citizen of our country.
ASSOCIATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:
The American Academy of Physician Assistanthttp://www.aapa.org
In 1968, the AAPA was founded to serve as the national professional society for physician assistants and continues in its mission to this day. Its objectives include aiding the ongoing development, evaluation, and acceptance of the physician assistant concept
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)http://www.paes.org
The PAEA is the only national organization in the United States representing the 139 currently accredited physician assistant educational programs. Its mission is to pursue excellence in PA education, foster faculty development, advance the body of knowledge that defines quality education and patient- centered care, and to promote diversity in all aspects of physician assistant education.
Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants (ConnAPA)http://www.connapa.org
ConnAPA is the Connecticut state chapter of the AAPA. Charted by the AAPA in 1976, its goal is to further the PA concept while being responsive to the specific professional needs of the state membership
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants ( NCCPA)http://www.nccpa.net
The NCCPA acts an independent organization representing different national medical organizations and the PA profession and operates the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
Physician Assistants deliver medical and surgical care alongside physicians, who oversee their work and provide medical supervision. States dictate the work of physician assistants, determining the types of services they provide.
Eligibility for Under Graduate AHS programmes
Candidates belonging to all categories for admission to the Allied Health Sciences should have passed the qualifying examinations after period of 12 years of study with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology with minimum 50% marks in each subjects (Academic / Vocational Stream).
Duration of the course
The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai