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CMC - A Timeline of Firsts

Celebrating 100 Years of Medical Education at CMC

2019 marked 100 years since Dr. Ida S. Scudder bravely and boldly started the Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) – the first all-women medical school in India. As CMC celebrated this historic milestone, it paid homage to the many faculty, alumni and students whose lives and work reflect CMC’s motto: “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”

A Century of Distinction: CMC’s Domestic and Global Reach

With more than 2.5 million annual visitors, CMC is a leading medically-advanced institution in India. Since its founding, CMC continues to be one of the top-ranked educational, healthcare, and research institutes in the country.

Globally, CMC is recognized for its unique model of delivering world-class treatment at the lowest possible cost.

Significant Milestones

01 Jul 1900
01 Jul 1900

Ida Scudder begins work with a single-bed dispensary.

01 Jul 1902
01 Jul 1902

Ida Scudder opens the Mary Taber Schell Memorial Hospital, which includes the first Department of Surgery in India.​

01 Jul 1918
01 Jul 1918

The Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC), India’s first medical school for women, is founded.

01 Jul 1946
01 Jul 1946

India’s first College of Nursing opens, offering a degree course.

01 Jul 1948
01 Jul 1948

CMC conducts the first reconstructive surgery on leprosy patients in the world.

01 Jul 1962
01 Jul 1962

CMC introduces India’s first kidney dialysis treatment.

01 Jul 1981
01 Jul 1981

The Mary Taber Schell Eye Hospital opens.

01 Jul 1982
01 Jul 1982

The Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) opens.

01 Jul 1982
01 Jul 1982

CMC creates India’s first academic Emergency Medicine Department.

01 Jul 2003
01 Jul 2003

CMC becomes the largest Christian hospital in the world.

01 Jul 2013
01 Jul 2013

CMC is ranked the #1 private medical hospital in India.

01 Jul 2015
01 Jul 2015

CMC opens its first Critical Care and Emergency Department.

01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018

CMC celebrates its centenary of medical education (1918-2018).

01 Jul 2020
01 Jul 2020

CMC opens the first Level One Trauma Center in South India.

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