(Last Updated on : 24/05/2013)
The Guntur Medical College (GMC), Guntur came into existence on 6th July, 1954 and has successfully completed 50 years of its service in the medical field in India. The college is considered as one of the premier medical institutions in Andhra Pradesh and it has played an important role in spreading medical education in the state. The college offers medical education to the students at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level and it also offers training to the Paramedical Staff like Radiographers, Lab. Technicians, Lab. Attendants, Pharmacists, Nurses, and Sanitary Inspectors. The college got affiliated to the Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences (APUHS), after the inception of the later in 1989. The APUHS is known as NTRUHS and is situated in Vijayawada.
The Guntur Medical College (GMC), Guntur started its journey with 50 students at the undergraduate level and it started offering post-graduate courses in Pre-Clinical Subjects in 1956 and in Clinical subjects in 1958. The College admits 78 P.G students in different specialties both in degree and diploma, every year at the moment. The GMC, Guntur instituted a large number of Medals and Prizes with a view to encourage its students to study with more enthusiasm and competitive spirit. The college also conducts quiz programmes at College and National Levels for exploring the skills of the Students, on a regular basis. There are two separate hostels available, for providing accommodation to the male and female students in GMC, Guntur.
Apart from the medical college, there is also a hospital named Guntur General Hospital, adjacent to the Guntur Medical College. The hospital has bed strength of 1038 and about 4-5 thousand people throng the O.P. departments of the hospital daily for Medical relief. There are a number of 32 departments in the Guntur Medical College (GMC), Guntur and the departments include, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Medicine, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Venereology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Radiotherapy, Gastroenterology, Radio-diagnosis, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anaesthesiology, Fever Hospital, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Dental, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Social & Preventive Medicine.