Srirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital (S.C.B Medical College) is a premier medical institute in India in medical teaching, training, research, and patient care. This Institution is situated in the city of Cuttack with a sprawling campus of 87.32 acres. It has been recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India) as an ideal institution facilitating education and training in undergraduate, post-graduate and super specialty subjects under different medical and surgical disciplines.
Currently, the institution admits 250 students per annum for the M.B.B.S. course. For maintaining the required standard of education in medical colleges and for providing specialist service in the periphery and various existing and new Medical Colleges and Hospitals, the need for training increased numbers of post-graduate students was felt necessary in due course. At present, this medical college extends facility for P.G. training in all the 22 broad specialties as well as post-doctoral training in super-specialty subjects like Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Plastic Surgery. DNB accreditation has been applied for Clinical Hematology, Rheumatology and Surgical Gastroenterology. Besides, facilities are also available for Surgical Endocrinology. State of the art treatments like bone marrow transplantation and renal transplantations are offered to needy patients free of cost, funded by the state.
In addition to medical undergraduate course and post-graduate course, Govt. of Odisha started Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course with 50 numbers of seats in a separate wing named as Dental wing of SCB Medical College. Besides BDS courses, the Dental college undertakes postgraduate training in six subjects.
Therefore, the SCB Medical College and Hospital with all its present components of specialized and super-specialist services along with modern diagnostic approach and investigative laboratory services and intensive care facilities to the critically ill patients, is serving our state most effectively as an advanced premier medical center.
In the year 2001 Govt. of Odisha, in collaboration with ISRO and Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow established the Tele-Medicine service for providing Distant Medical Education to our medical students, Teleconsultation for critically ill patients, follow-up treatment facility to the patients who have been treated earlier and lastly Telemedical video conference.
The institution is running a Trauma Centre which will deals with poly-trauma patients, as the medical college is situated near the NH-5. This center is of great benefit to victims of road traffic accidents. The Medical College & Hospital has come up with a Regional Diagnostic Centre in its own campus for better diagnostic facilities to patients attending the Medical College.
At present, SCB Medical College with its attached hospital is a huge institution, comparable to the very best of its kind in the country. It is one of the very few Medical Colleges of India which have been permitted to admit 250 students in the MBBS course. With respect to teaching, training, research, and clinical service, SCB Medical College maintains an excellent reputation and standard. Some of the staff and alumni of this institution have earned national and international recognitions. The college and the attached hospital are adequately staffed. Above all, this institutional complex, as it stands today, is the very heart-throb of the medical activities of our state, and of the hopes and aspirations of our people.