Goa Medical College

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Goa Medical College
Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de (Nova) Goa
Image of Caduceus with background of a beach
Seal of Goa Medical College
Latin: Goa Medical College
Motto Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Motto in English Truth is Eternal and Beautiful
Established 1842
Type Health Services, Medical Education and Research Institution
Parent institution Goa University
Dean Dr. V.N. Jindal[1]
Admin. staff 2048[2]
Undergraduates 150[3]
Postgraduates 31 (MD students)
13 (MS students)
30 (Diploma students)[4]
Location Bambolim, Goa, India
Campus Urban 1,134,798 Sq Mts[5]
Acronym GMC
Website www.gmc.goa.gov.in , www.gmcmec.gov.in

Goa Medical College (GMC) is a medical college and hospital in Goa, India. It was built during the Portuguese rule in 1842 as the Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de (Nova) Goa (Medical-Surgical School of Goa). It is one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia teaching medicine.[6][7][8] JIPMER in 1823, Calcutta Medical College in 1835 and Stanley Medical College in 1838 are India's three older medical colleges. These were built by the erstwhile British Raj.[9] The college also has one of the oldest medical libraries, was set up in 1845.[10]

Originally located in Panjim, the college was moved to Alto-Bambolim in 1993. The college has been under the Goa University since 1986 before which it was under the Bombay University.[11] The Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (Bambolim), the TB and Chest Disease Hospital (St. Inez), The Rural Health and Training Centre (Mandur) and the Urban Health Centre (St. Cruz) form parts of the Establishment. The college is affiliated to Goa University, and offers the MBBS course, several MS and MD courses, and some super-specialisations. Goa Medical College (GMC) and Goa Dental College are located opposite each other on either side of the road connecting Panjim and Cortalim.

The renovated GMC building in Goa (April 2005)

Notable alumni[edit]


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  6. ^ Faridah Abdul Rashid (July 2012). Research on the Early Malay Doctors 1900–1957 Malaya and Singapore. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-4691-7243-9. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Narendra K. Wagle; George Coehlo (1995). Goa: Continuity and Change. University of Toronto, Centre for South Asian Studies. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-895214-12-3. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ The Hindu Weekly Review. K. Gopalan. January 1968. p. 19. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Supe, A.; Burdick, W. P. (2006). "Challenges and Issues in Medical Education in India". Academic Medicine 81 (12): 1076–1080. doi:10.1097/01.ACM.0000246699.94234.ab. PMID 17122473.  edit
  10. ^ Godfrey Oswald (2009). Library World Records. McFarland. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7864-3852-5. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Goa Medical College 2009". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 15°27′47″N 73°51′28″E / 15.46306°N 73.85778°E / 15.46306; 73.85778