Postgraduate School of Medical Sciences(PGSM)

                                                    University of Peradeniya

 

Introduction

In 1962 Faculty of Medicine at Peradeniya was established as the second medical school in the country , to fill the need in expanding medical education. This school has spread its wings after 51 years of its very successful existence, and at present takes the highest number of medical students for the undergraduate MBBS degree programme in the country.

In keeping with the national attempt to make Sri Lanka a knowledge hub and also to fill the paucity of opportunities which hampers the advancement of skills and knowledge of doctors including further training of specialists, this School, Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of Peradeniya(PGSM) is established with true belief of the ability to work in harmony to provide exceptional higher standing training programmes for doctors of Sri Lanka and globally.

The knowledge on health and disease including prevention must be a public commodity. Facilities for equipping the general public, employees of the public and private sector, school children, school teachers, university and college students with necessary knowledge and skills are extremely limited in Sri Lanka. PGSM intend in contributing to health seeking behavior and health promotion among Sri Lankans .

We have richly inherited highly skilled, excellent team of clinicians and other experts and esteemed researches in the field of medical sciences within our staff of the faculty of medicine , University of Peradeniya , Teaching Hospitals of Peradeniya, Kandy and Sirimavo Bandaranayake childrens’ Hospital and other regional Hospitals . In this part of the country we work in unison to achieve exceptional outcome in medical education, Clinical services and research . We truly believe that our strengths in clinical acumen and expertise and experience in clinical skills complimented by the superior technology intended to be provided by the University Hospital which will be established under the PGSM can cater to the health requirements of not only Sri Lankans but of the global community. We imagine our eastern culture truly blend with warm hospitality and higher levels of clinical expertise will help us to provide quality l health care to attract global health care seeker. Through this institution we expect to make Sri Lanka a hub of knowledge in medical education , health services research and also a hub in the medical tourism map.


Vision

Be a centre of excellence in education, Clinical services and research in medical sciences with national, regional and global standing

Mission

Poatgraduate School of Medicine, University  of Peradeniya strives to offer globally recognized knowledge and education to knowledge seekers in the field of medical sciences  at undergraduate, postgraduate and non graduate levels and deliver education, training and research programs and provide  health care facilities of global standing  for national, regional and global needs whilst maintaining highest levels of efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and transparency in contributing to the development of a knowledge based , healthy society.

Coordinator

Professor Chandrika Jayasinghe

MBBS, MD, FRCP(Lond)

Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Convenor

Dr Rositha Waduge

MBBS, D.path, MD Pathology

Senior Lecturer in Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya