Goa Medical College

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Goa Medical College
Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de (Nova) Goa
Image of Caduceus with background of a beachi
Seal of Goa Medical College
Latin: Goa Medical College
Motto Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Motto in English
Truth is Eternal and Beautiful
Type Health Services, Medical Education and Research Institution
Established 1842 (Portuguese Goa)
Parent institution
Goa University
Dean Dr. Pradeep G. Naik[1]
Administrative 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 government medical college and hospital in Goa, India It is one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia,[6][7][8] the only earlier ones being the French founded JIPMER (formerly Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry) in 1823 and the British founded Calcutta Medical College in 1835.[9][10][11]

History[edit]

The origins of this school dates back to the beginning in the seventeenth century when the Viceroy D. Cristóvão de Sousa Coutinho approached Lisbon with a request for "two or three Masters to teach medicine to the many locals, who are very sharp and quick to learn" ("dois ou três Mestres para ensinar medicina a muitos naturais, que são mui agudos e com facilidade a aprenderiam"). It was built when Goa was a part of Portugal in 1842 as the Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Goa (Old Medical School of Goa) located in Panjim. During that period, it produced some 1,327 doctors and 469 pharmacists.[12][13][14][15]  It was renamed to its present name and relocated to Alto-Bambolim in 1993. From 1963-1985 it was under the Bombay University; since 1986 it has been under Goa University.[16]

Organization[edit]

The Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (Bambolim), the T.B. Cunha 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 the Goa University and offers the MBBS course alongside several MS and MD courses. Some courses with some super-specializations are also awarded.

Goa Medical College (GMC) and Goa Dental College are located opposite each other on the highway connecting Goa's capital Panjim with its commercial capital, Margao. A pedestrian subway has been constructed to connect both institutes.

The current acting Dean of Goa Medical College is Dr. Pradeep Naik, an ophthalmologist.[17]

The former building is now used as the offices for the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG).

Admissions[edit]

Under Graduate[edit]

The total intake is 150 for the MBBS course. Of this, 85% is filled through the GCET conducted by the Government of Goa and only residents of Goa are eligible. The rest 15% through All-India Quota, open to any citizen of India, and is filled through the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).

Post Graduate[edit]

It has an intake of 86 seats for PG courses in which 50% is by All India Quota.

Courses offered[edit]

[18][19]

UG Course[edit]

M.B.B.S. - extending for at least a period of 4 1/2 years followed by 1 year of compulsory rotational internship.

PG Courses[edit]

M.D.[edit]

  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine

M.S.[edit]

  • Anatomy
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology

P. G. Diploma Courses[edit]

  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Forensic Medicine (Not yet recognized by MCI)
  • Dermatology & VD (Not yet recognized by MCI)

Superspecialization[edit]

M.Ch Neuro Surgery (Approved by MCI, yet to be rerecognized)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goa Medical College, Panaji at Medical Council of India Website". View details of college – Goa Medical College, Panaji. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Goa Medical College". Goa Medical College- Staff Details. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Goa Medical College". Goa Medical College- Information on MBBS. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Goa Medical College". Goa Medical College- Admissions for the Post Graduate seats. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Goa Medical College". Goa Medical College- Particulars of the Organization, Function and Duties. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  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. ^ Uma Das Gupta (1995). Science and Modern India: An Institutional History, C.1784-1947 (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilisation, Vol. XV, Part 4). XV, Part 4. Pearson Longman. p. 483. ISBN 978-8-131728-18-5. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  10. ^ VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS (1995). The SHROUDED SATANISM in FEUDAL LANGUAGES! Tribulations and intractability of improving others!!. VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS. p. 320. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  11. ^ David Arnold (2000). Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India. Cambridge University Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-521-56319-2. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Faridah Abdul Rashid. 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. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ The Hindu Weekly Review. K. Gopalan. Jan 1968. p. 19. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Home". GOA MEDICAL COLLEGE. 
  16. ^ "Goa Medical College 2009". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Dr Pradeep Naik is new Goa Medical College and Hospital dean TNN | Jul 31, 2014, 02.12 AM IST
  18. ^ http://www.mciindia.org/InformationDesk/ForStudents/ListofCollegesTeachingMBBS.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.gmc.goa.gov.in/images/Site_Images/PDF/GMC_MCI_website_2014_28_03_2014.pdf

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External links[edit]

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