Welcome to the Christian Medical College (CMC), a registered voluntary, non-profit making organization. We hope your stay here will be pleasant and your recovery as speedy as possible.
From 1900 when the founder, Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder started CMC with a single bed in her father’s home, to the present day, CMC has been growing both in numbers and services rendered to the people. Today, CMC serves over 1737 inpatients and 4347 outpatients daily, with 67 wards, 92 clinics each day and 121 departments / units.
As a teaching institution CMC trains doctors, nurses and allied health workers with a high degree of technical competence to serve with love and compassion in the spirit of Christ. CMC is unique in being not only one of the pioneering institutions in the country in the area of medical research and high-tech health care, but also as an institution which reaches out to the practical needs of the poor through low cost inpatient wards and outpatient clinics in the slum areas of Vellore town with concessional or free care for the most needy. In addition, through large rural health and development projects in the K.V. Kuppam, Kaniyambadi and Anaicut blocks, the wholistic concept of healing is advocated wherein rural folk are given training in various vocational fields, by which they can augment their earning power, thus enhancing their standard of living and the gen- eral physical and economic well being.
With this constant growth and expansion, patients/visitors coming for the first time to CMC may have difficulty getting around the campus and may fail, through ignorance, to take full advantage of the available facilities. Therefore, this booklet was developed to provide basic information necessary to make use of our facilities speedily, to the fullest extent and with the least inconvenience and loss of time. A map of CMC is also provided for your convenience.
Dr. Ida Scudder gave the institution the Biblical motto "Not to be ministered unto but to minister" challenging CMC’s students and staff to heal and serve the needs of the whole person which today remains the most important objective of CMC.
HAVING PROBLEMS ? Can't find your way around ? Suggestions ? Want to know more about CMC?
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We are located just inside the main entrance. Our friendly staff will do their best to help you.
We have a few publications about CMC. You can even hear our founder, Dr.Ida Scudder, speak !
If we can’t help you directly, then we may know of someone else who can.