Government Medical College, formerly Glancy Medical College was formed in the year 1864 in Lahore, British India but later the college was shifted to Amritsar in 1920. The college holds the distinction of being one of the premier medical institutions in India. The college is governed by Director Research and Medical Education, Punjab and is affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
Government Medical College, Amritsar offers 4 and a half years course of MBBS. The course is followed by one year of compulsory rotatory internship. Every year the college accepts 150 students for the course on the basis of 12th class examination. The college also offers Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery courses in different disciplines such as Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Anesthesiology, Forensic Medicine and many more. Other courses include Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Anatomy and Physiology.
Candidates are eligible for entrance to these courses after completing Internship. The number of seats in each course is decided from time to time. Admissions are made through Punjab Post Graduate Test for 75% of the seats and the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination conducted by DGHS, New Delhi remaining 25%seats. Reservation of seats for scheduled castes/ tribes and Other Backward Classes is made according to State Government rules. These are 3 year courses during which the doctor is attached to the respective department where he/she works as a resident. Course content and structure are as directed by Medical Council of India. Resident doctors receive hands on training in emergencies pertaining to that specialty, outpatient and inpatient management (including diagnosis and treatment), ward procedures, teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates and community services. Surgical residents are trained in the principles of surgery and actually operate under supervision. During the 3 year period, the student also does research and writes a thesis. Application for registration of the thesis topic can be made 12 months after admission to the course. A student is eligible to appear at the MD or MS examination provided he/she has obtained the MBBS degree, has completed 12 months Internship and subsequently put in 3 years continuous work as junior resident in the department concerned. The MD / MS degree shall be conferred on the candidate after acceptance of his/her thesis and after passing the prescribed MD / MS examination. The examination consists of written, clinical (or practical) and oral parts.
The college is on the Circular Road and Majitha Road in the holy city of Amritsar. The college offers best of infrastructure facilities to its students like Library, Computer Labs, Workshops, Instruments and Hostel facilities.
Punjab - 143001, India
Ph : 0183 257 2304