IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr.Sathidevi.V.K, Dr. Sivadas.M.G
OBJECTIVES - To identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala and to identify factors to enhance the proper utilization of opportunities.
METHODOLOGY – It is a cross sectional study done in Govt. Medical College, Thrissur. Twenty In-Depth Interviews were conducted with key informants for data collection. Purposive sampling was done. Data were collected using In-Depth Interview Guide, administrative & teaching reports, registers from hospitals and registers of students for results and analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively.
RESULT – Strengths found out were Adequate Teaching and Non-teaching staff as per Medical Council of India standards, Adequate Clinical Material, good quality UG & PG teaching, Excellent results, Better Patient Care Services, Excellent Operation Theatre Complex and Well Equipped Laboratories. Weaknesses identified were Lack of Academic Block and Inadequate Lecture Halls. The Opportunities are Functional Autonomy, Expand institution with more Specialties & Super-specialties, Enhancement of PG seats, Attract more funds and grants for Research and further development. The emerged Threats are Budget Allocation inadequacy, Beaurocracy and Water Scarcity during summer season.
CONCLUSION - This SWOT Analysis was a Situation Analysis of our institution. The required facilities are compared with the norms and requirements of Medical Council of India considering it as the Gold standard.