The Bangalore Medical College (BMC), Bangalore has been consistently ranked among the top ten medical colleges in India and it was ranked number 8 in 2006. The (BMC), Bangalore offers a large number of courses in different field of medical science and the courses are offered at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The college admits the students through extremely competitive national and state level entrance tests. The candidates, who are desirous of joining professional courses, are required to appear for a Common Entrance Test conducted by the Government of Karnataka both for "Free Seats" and "Payment Seats". The test is conducted for admission to the courses like MBBS/ BDS/ B.Tech and B.Arch.
The Bangalore Medical College (BMC), Bangalore has some teaching hospitals associated with it and the hospitals are helping the college in both imparting knowledge and providing treatment. The major hospitals associated with the BMC, Bangalore include the general hospitals like Victoria Hospital, Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital, Vanivilas Women & Children Hospital, and the Minto Hospital. Apart from these hospitals, the college is also involved in community health facilities like the Urban family welfare center on Siddaiah road, Bangalore and primary health centers in Pavgada, Sundekoppa, K. G. Halli and Hessarghatta. The total bed-strength of the teaching hospitals attached to Bangalore Medical College is more than 3000 beds.