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Dr. Purnima Eliz Thomas

Assistant Professor, Departmentof Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Kochi

Qualification: MD


Dr. Purnima Eliz Thomas completed her MBBS from Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, Keralain the year 2010and completed the compulsory one year internship in the same institute in the year 2011.

On completion of the above, she joined National Clinic & Dispensary, Perumanoor, Kochi as a junior doctor.

She joined Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala to pursue her Masters degree course in Biochemistryfrom August 2013to August 2016 and completed one year senior residency in the same institute in the year 2017.

Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in the Departmentof Biochemistry, Amrita School of Medicine from December 2020. She is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate academic activities and research programme along with her duties in the clinical laboratory. She is also pursuing PGDFM (2018 batch) from CMC Vellore through distance education to keep up to date with the clinical side.

Education and Professional Experience

  • December 7, 2020- Till Date: As Assistant Professor in Departmentof Biochemistry, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, Kerala
  • September 10, 2018 – Till Date: Pursuing Post graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) through distance education from CMC Vellore
  • August 31, 2016 – September 4, 2017: Worked as Senior Resident in the Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • August 30, 2013 – August 30, 2016: Pursued MD in Biochemistry from Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • January 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013: Worked as Junior Doctor at National Clinic & Dispensary, Perumanoor, Kochi
  • 2010-2011: Completed one year of compulsory rotating Internship, in Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala
  • 2005-2010: Studied MBBS inMalankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala
Professional Memberships
  • Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI) – KL/2021/104
  • Effect of diabetes mellitus and age on serum levels of metabolic bone disease markers in chronic haemodialysis patients
Workshops and Seminars Organized
  • Assisted in organising CME on Acid Base Disorders-‘Back to Basics’ – 2015
  • Assisted in organizing CME on Cholesterol – Myths and Facts – 2017
  • Assisted in organising Trans National conference on Medical Education Technology (MEDCON 2016)
Additional Professional Activities
  • Actively attends various conferences and continuing educational programmes. Few of those are given below:
  • 17th ADNAT Convention on Genomics in Personalised Medicine and Public Health – 2014
  • National Conference cum Workshop on Advances in Clinical Research – 2014
  • Chettinad Intercollegiate Biochemistry Lecture contest – 2014 – won first prize
  • CME on Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathies – 2014
  • National hands on workshop on Molecular Medicine and CME on Stem cells & Regenerative medicine– 2014
  • AMBI conference and Workshop on Quality management & Automation in Clinical Chemistry Laboratory – essentials & beyond – 2015
  • Training on Operation , Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Shimadzu HPLC – 2015
  • CME on ABC of Scientific writing and publishing – 2016
  • Training – HPLC technique for Haemogloniopathies and Chromatogram interpretation – 2020
  • Revised Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education Technologies – 2021
  • National E-symposium on Inculcation of Research & Innovation Spirit in Postgraduate Medical Students and Faculty – 2021
  • ACBI webinar – Flow cytometry & its applications in laboratory diagnostics – 2021
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