CMC offers students a world-class education, but their training goes beyond academic rigor.
Medical Education at CMC instills resourcefulness, holistic assessment and out-of-the-box problem solving; a sense of empathy that admits and embraces the very human side of medicine; and wisdom that’s been passed down over a hundred years – wisdom that sees the larger meaning in little things and serves tirelessly with grace and humility.
CMC goes beyond educational excellence to instill creativity, empathy and wisdom
Indeed, CMC alumni reflect the person-focused teaching philosophy that began with Ida Scudder’s first hands-on lessons to her student-assistants in the roadside clinics. Every CMC student leaves the classroom throughout their undergraduate years, to spend blocks of time in the most isolated villages in Vellore and in the Mission Hospitals all over India. For young doctors, nurses, and allied health specialists-in training, this is extraordinary clinical experience that begins to place the person ahead of the patient.
The CMC undergraduate curricula also include the study of research methods, lab science, and translational research, all of which indelibly link theory and experimentation with the benefits of discovery. They shape the experience and the mindset of a CMC graduate. A look at these core components offers a glimpse into why CMC’s medical, nursing and allied health programs are consistently ranked among the very best in India and are respected in centers of excellence around the world.
In the words of an alumnus, “Our teachers taught us during the day, played with us in the evenings and invited us for outings with their families on the weekends. They were our role models, confidants and well-wishers.”
The Foundation’s chosen emphasis on the advancement of education targets the essence of CMC’s uniqueness and distinction. We are engaged in finding and nurturing new educational partnerships in the U.S., funding fellowships for faculty development, supporting the rapidly growing role of distance and e-learning, and assisting scores of American students who travel to Vellore every year to complete electives as part of their training.
You can learn about the expansive opportunities to study at CMC, including undergraduate, post-graduate, residency, fellowship, PhD and health administration, in the 2016-2017 CMC Prospectus.