Forensic Medicine, as a part of the undergraduate curriculum, is taught in the second phase (3rd to 5th semester), along with the other three ParaClinical subjects. The 9th semester is followed by one year of compulsory rotating internship.

The broad goal of teaching of Forensic Medicine in our country is to produce a physician who is well informed about the medico-legal responsibilities in the practice of medicine.

The ideal student would be capable of making accurate observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions so as to aid in the administration of justice in all medico-legal problems as well as acquire knowledge of law in relation to medical practice- including medical negligence, and respect for Codes of Medical Ethics.

He would be able to diagnose and manage common acute and chronic poisonings, besides identifying and adequately dealing with the associated medico-legal problems.

Teaching methodology usually includes didactic lectures, demonstrations of post-mortem examinations and clinical cases, practical laboratory training; besides tutorials, case-based/ problem- based teaching etc.,

Fifteen days compulsory and 15 days optional training in Casualty and Forensic Medicine, respectively, is imparted during Internship wherein the student is expected to acquire the knowledge of various medico-legal responsibilities and learn to identify medico-legal problems, prepare medicolegal reports, conduct meticulous post-mortem examinations, diagnose and treat common poison conditions, etc., through supervised observation.