Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.
The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is located in Pune Cantonment in Pune in the state of Maharashtra. The college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces.
The institute was set up on 01 May 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical course
The Armed Forces Medical College has multiple roles to perform. These are primarily training of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, dental postgraduates, nursing cadets and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of its training curriculum and the attached hospitals benefits from the expertise available at AFMC. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in service training. The college is also involved in conducting research in various medical subjects as well as those aspects which would affect the morale and performance of the Armed Forces both in war and peace.
AFMC is the only medical college where all expenses are paid by the Government (Ministry of Defence). Medical Cadets receive free tuition, free lodging and boarding, uniforms, book subsidies and an allowance for upkeep of the uniforms. There are facilities for sports, including tennis, squash, basketball, and a swimming pool. An open air cinema hall screens two films a week within the college campus. Canteen facilities for defence personnel are also extended to the Medical Cadets. ––Infrastructure–– The campus is full of gardens, trees and flowers which are being maintained by the defence personals. It has an auditorium named Dhanvantri where high profile medical conferences are held. One more department of medicine has been made in the campus to improve its faculty. AFMC also work as a hospital for civilians and is collaborated with command hospital.
About AIIMS :
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
Objectives of AIIMS:
• To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.
• To bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of the personnel in all important branches of the health activity.
• To attain self sufficiency in postgraduate in medical education.
Functions of AIIMS:
• Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical and related physical biological sciences.
• Nursing and dental education
• Innovations in education.
• Producing medical teachers for the country.
• Research in medical and related sciences.
• Health care : preventive, promotive and curative; primary, secondary & tertiary.
• Community based teaching and research
The AIIMS institutes are located in:
|AIIMS New Delhi||AIIMS||1956||New Delhi||Delhi|
|AIIMS Bhopal||AIIMS||2012||Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh|
From the academic session 2013–14, the total number of MBBS seats in the new AIIMS would go up to 600, providing an opportunity to an additional 300 MBBS aspirants. With these new additions, the overall availability of MBBS seats in India would rise to 42,169 in the next academic year from the existing 41,569 in 335 medical colleges and 300 in AIIMS-like institutes across the country. The health ministry is striving to achieve the target doctor-patient ratio of 1:1000 by 2021, which at present is 1:2000. The government plans to increase overall availability of MBBS seats to 80,000 from the present 41,569 and of PG seats to 45,000 from the current 22,194 by 2021. The aim is to reduce the shortage of doctors, which is currently pegged at around 800,000 (800,000). India has 27 regional cancer centres.400 RT machines are available for cancer treatment.