Milestones

1986 Endocrine outpatient clinic started.
1995 Endocrine Department recognised as separate unit in Christian Medical College, Vellore
1996 PhD in Endocrinology commenced.
2001 Diabetes (Endocrine) integrated clinic started.
2001 First Endocrine higher speciality training programme in Southern India.
2001 First Endocrine prospective interventional studies in Osteoporosis commenced.
2001 First full time Diabetes Nurse Educator inducted.
2001 DEXA machine installed for Osteoporosis assessment.
2002 Menopause clinic initiated.
2003 Outpatient area Inaugurated.
2003 First Prospective interventional studies in Diabetes commenced.
2004 H ward dedicated for Endocrinology.
2004 Doctors & Educators short training programmes in Diabetes initiated.
2006 Department moves to new premises with office, clinical & research space.
2007 First Basic science research studies in Diabetes.
2007 First winter Symposium in Endocrinology.
2007 Pituitary Clinic initiated.
2008 Fellowship in Diabetes for post doctorate & post MBBS residential training programme
2009 Distance Education Programme in Diabetes Mellitus initiated.
2009 Diabetes Foot clinic initiated.
2009 Young Diabetes clinic initiated.
2010 Diabetic Ophthalmology facility started.
2010 ESICON (Endocrinology Society of India Conference) in Vellore
2011 DM in Endocrinology course introduced under Medical Council of India.
2012 Thyroid Clinic initiated.
2012 Molecular Laboratory in Endocrinology inaugurated.
2013 First Genetics test results interpreted in the departmental laboratory.
2013 Tumour Symposium in Endocrinology( winter symposium)
2013 Metabolic Bone Disease clinic initiated.
2014 Inauguration of The A.M.Cherian Wing (OPD extension ) in Endocrinology Office.
2014 Diabetes Foot Care and Foot wear Training Programme initiated.
2015 Hosted the National Metabolic Bone Disease Conference (ISMBR)
2015 Awarded : British Medical Journal (BMJ) Diabetes Team of the Year-2015
2016 DM Endocrinology seats increased to 4
2016 Bariatric and Obesity Clinic initiated.
2016 Awarded the CMC Vellore Research Team of the Year 2016
2017 Awarded : Royal College of Physicians (London)- Excellence in Patient care awards 2017 under the category of Medical Education and Training awards for outstanding work in advancing Medical Education and Training.