Delhi has a large number of medical colleges, providing medical education to thousands of students. The medical colleges in Delhi are of different types like Allopathic, Homeopathic or Ayurvedic and most of them are situated in the capital city of Delhi and its suburbs. The colleges are working on achieving some certain aims and objectives like making highly qualified and capable doctors, providing treatment to the patients suffering from different diseases and also conducting research programmes in different fields of medical science.
Study of medical science in an organised manner started in Delhi during the later part of the nineteenth century and the beginning years of the twentieth century. The Lady Hardinge Medical College, established in 1916 is considered to be one of the oldest medical institutions in Delhi.
The medical colleges in Delhi offer several courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, apart from the Diploma, Certificate, Super Speciality and PhD courses. The colleges offer the courses in almost all fields of medical science like Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Radio diagnosis & Imaging, Community Medicine, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry etc. The main courses that the colleges offer, include MBBS, MD, MS, DA, DO, DLO, DGO, DCH and DMRD etc.
The medical colleges in Delhi admit thousands of students every year from all parts of the subcontinent. The students are admitted through entrance examination organised by the All India and State bodies. Apart from offering different courses, the medical colleges in Delhi also perform some other activities like hosting workshops, providing consultancy services to eminent medical bodies, exchanging faculty members with top international medical institutions etc.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is the most notable medical institution in Delhi and the other prominent institutions include National Institute of Immunology (NII), Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), National Academy of Ayurveda (NAA), Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital (NHMCH) etc. All these colleges have already proved their high class and have contributed highly to the improvement and dissemination of medical education in Delhi.