Department of Pharmacology
Government Medical College Surat

Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology in GMC Surat , from inception, is striving hard towards attaining excellence in academics and research. This department takes pride in conducting Interactive teaching and small group lectures, so that more personnel attention is given to students. Pharmacology as a subject is taught to students of MBBS-II, B.PTh, Nursing and DMLT. Currently five Post Graduate students are trained in Pharmacology every year.

This Department has taken strong initiative to establish a culture of Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting in the college and hospital. We have conducted workshops and training sessions at College level and at various Clinical departments regarding implementation of Pharmacovigilance Programme of India.

We carry out Prescription Audit in the clinical departments frequently.

Faculties from this Department are actively involved in various working committees in the college. Head of the Department, Dr N. D. Kantharia, as a member of Medical Education Unit of the college has trained the maximum number of faculties,next only to Pramukhswamy Medical College, Karamsad, in Medical Education, in Gujarat state.

Goals/Objectives

  1. Goal:To inculcate rational and scientific basis of therapeutics
  2. Objective: To acquire knowledge and develop skills as under

KNOWLEDGE

  1. Describe the pharmacokinetics &pharmacodynamic properties of essential & commonly used drugs.
  2. Understand the indications & contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs & precautions to be observed while using those drugs.
  3. Develop full understanding about the use of appropriate drugs, efficacy, safety, convenience, cost in diseases.
  4. Understand the pharmacological basis & clinical presentation, diagnosis, management of common poisonings.
  5. Understanding the drugs of addiction and management strategies of the same.
  6. Classify environmental & occupational pollutants and consider the management strategy for the same.
  7. Understanding the precautions to be taken while using drugs in pregnancy, lactation, geriatric and paediatric patients.
  8. Understanding the concept of rational drug therapy.
  9. Understanding the concept of essential drugs.
  10. Understanding the process of new drug development.

SKILL

  1. Prescribe the drug accurately for common ailments
  2. Recognize adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used drugs
  3. Understand the experimental designs for study of the effects of the drug & develop
  4. Critically analyse the given prescription for the given problem considering the principles of rational therapy
  5. Scan information on common pharmaceutical preparations and critically evaluate the drug formulations

FACULTIES & RESIDENTS

Sr. NoNameQualificationDesignation
1Dr. N. D. KanthariaM D (Pharmacology)Head of Department
2Dr. C. R. AcharyaM D (Pharmacology)Associate Professor
3Dr. Preeti YadavM D (Pharmacology)Associate Professor
4Dr. Chetna PatelM D (Pharmacology)Associate Professor
5Dr. Anita SinhaM D (Pharmacology)Assistant Professor
6Dr. Mayur ChaudhariM D (Pharmacology)Assistant Professor
7Dr. B. DivakarM D (Pharmacology)Assistant Professor
8Dr. Jayshree PatelM D (Pharmacology)Assistant Professor
9Dr. Neha PatelM B B S, MSc (Pharmacology)Tutor
10Dr. Nrupal PatelM D (Pharmacology)Tutor
11Dr. Brijal PatelM D (Pharmacology)Tutor
12Dr. Manoj HalpatiM B B STutor
13Dr. Rahul ChaudhariM B B STutor
14Dr. Rohan SrivastavaM B B SThird Year Resident
15Dr. Mrugank PatelM B B SFirst Year Resident
16Dr. Bhargav DarjiM B B SFirst Year Resident
17Dr. Kishan PatelM B B SFirst Year Resident
18Dr. Bhargavi PatelM B B SFirst Year Resident
19Dr. Disha PatelM B B SFirst Year Resident

TEACHING FACILITIES

FacilityNumberSizeSitting Capacity
Seminar Rooms1800 Sq.Ft50
Demonstration Rooms1500 Sq.Ft.20
Audiovisual aidsAdequate
OHP01
LCD Projector01
Slider Projector01
Computer with multimedia05
Digital Camera01
Laptop Computer01
Internet connection01

Departmental Library: (Having latest advanced books & journals)

1.Total No. of Books : 408

2.Purchase of latest edition in last 3 years: 0

3.Journals: 3

EQUIPMENTS

Department Museum:

1.Space:130 sq m

2.No. of Specimens :300 drug specimens

3.No. of Catalogs of the samples: 15