General medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research.
Because internal medicine patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do much of their work in hospitals. Internists often have subspecialty interests in diseases affecting particular organs or organ systems.
The basic knowledge of clinical examination, diagnosis and medical & surgical treatment planning of organ diseases is given to 3rd years BDS students in these departments.
General surgery is
a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents
including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts,
and often the thyroid gland
(depending on local referral patterns). They also deal with diseases involving
the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, peripheral vascular surgery and hernias and
perform endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
For better clinical exposure to the students these departments are directly collaborated with the Sola Civil Hospital.