B. J. Medical College, Pune
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|B.J. Medical College|
B J Medical College, Pune
|Type||Education and research institution|
|Location||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Affiliations||Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik|
B.J. Medical College, Pune (BJMC) is one of the premier medical institutions in Maharashtra and India. The college, administered by the Government of Maharashtra, comprises clinical and para/pre-clinical departments working alongside the Sassoon General Hospitals. The B.J. Medical School was started in 1878 and was converted to full-fledged B.J. Medical College in 1946. It has consistently ranked among the top 10 medical colleges in India for several years.
BJ Medical College and the allied Sassoon General Hospitals are near Pune Railway Station, in a busy area of the city. B J medical college is just five minutes of walk from Pune central railway station.
The hospital serves the needs of patients from urban and rural Pune. It is also a major referral centre for many of the surrounding districts. The hospital has state-of-the-art facilities in medical specialities including a cardiac catheterization laboratory, CT imaging, Upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy etc. Weekly clinics are run for few medical and surgical super-specialties. Due to large patient load and limited resources, rush and cleanliness and patient care are big problems. But still its only resort for poor and deprived from society.
Courses and admissions
Every year, the college admits 200 students to the undergraduate (MBBS) course. The method of selection is a combination of entrance examinations held at the state and national levels.
B J Medical College, Pune offers training in pre-clinical, para-clinical, and clinical disciplines. Previously granting degrees under the University of Pune, the institute is now affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nasik. The duration of training is three years for degree (MD or MS) courses, and two years for diploma courses. As for the undergraduate courses, the method of selection is by competitive entrance examinations held at the state and national levels. In addition, some seats are reserved for medical officers who have completed a pre-specified number of years of service in the rural areas of the state of Maharashtra.
The only superspeciality training course offered is MCh in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CVTS).
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