Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai is a government medical college with hospitals is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. The college was established in 1938. Stanley Medical College is ranked 9th according to the NDTV ranking of top medical colleges in India. The College is associated with the Government Stanley Hospital which has 1280 beds for in-patient treatment.The hospital has an out-patient attendance of around 5000 patients per day. A unique feature is its 8-story surgical complex equipped to perform up to 40 surgeries simultaneously, and a separate pediatrics block with all specialities under one roof.
The three well known departments of the Stanley Medical Hospitals are Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology and the Institute of Hand Rehabilitation and Plastic Surgery. The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH & DPS) is one of the best centers in Southeast Asia. The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology was the first in India to perform a successful liver transplant, under the leadership of Dr. R.P. Shanmugam, Surgical Gastroenterologist and the first among Hospitals/ Hospital Departments in India to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Department of Urology performs up to fifty kidney transplants a year.
Stanley Medical College is known for providing high quality education in its well designed campus. The college provides world class laboratories to students in order to give them par knowledge. SMC also offers hostel facilities for both boys and girls and also has various playgrounds for the students in their campus. SMC has a well stocked library which has high quality books and current Magazines on medical sciences.