Department of Geriatric Medicine became an independent department on 01-01-2017, offering the following services which include clinical services, contribution to MBBS education, conducting Palliative care courses with emphasis on Geriatrics. The department also has prepared curriculum for M.D Geriatrics Course and also a Post M.D. Fellowship course which is approved by the University.
The Yenepoya Medical College Geriatric Services for the year 2017-2018 was recognised by the Government of Karnataka by a State award of Rs 1 lakh and a plaque, from the Chief Minister of Karnataka, at World Elder’s Day Celebrations on 01-10-2018.
Dr. Prabha Adhikari received the ‘National Appreciation Award’ for maximum Geriatric activities in South zone for the year 2017-2018, awarded by the Geriatric Society of India on 27-10-2018 at National Conference of Geriatric Society of India 2018.
To develop Yenepoya Geriatric Medicine department as a centre of National excellence in the field of geriatrics and gerontology.
To provide the highest standard of comprehensive, compassionate and ethical diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive clinical and community services to the elderly population on an affordable and easily accessible manner.
To develop into a teaching centre of eminence in the field of geriatrics & gerontology.
To provide geriatric health care of highest quality at the hospital, home & community level in an elder-friendly environment.
To provide acute & long term care of elderly, especially for conditions grouped under ‘modern geriatric giants’.
To develop into a centre of repute imparting effective training to the medical graduates in the field of geriatrics & gerontology.
Certificate course on Palliative care with emphasis on Geriatric care with Basic Module and Advanced care module
Intake capacity : 30 students twice a year
Extension Telephone No: 2374, 2376.