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MESSAGE FROM DEAN, GMERS Medical College, Sola

It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to new & updated website of GMERS Medical College, Sola.

Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad laid its foundation in 2009. With the constant and dedicated efforts of my predecessors and our faculties, GMERS Medical College, Sola is rapidly turning into one of the most sought-after institute for medical aspirants in Gujarat.

When I joined the institute in 2014, my aim was to not only uplift the education but also holistic development of our students and staff members. I have a vision and mission to establish GMERS medical college, Sola as a torch bearer institute in terms of education, infrastructure, faculty development as well as all-round development of students with character building of future generation. My role as the Dean of the institute is not only an authoritarian post holding but the great responsibility of progressing the institute on all fronts, value creation in our education system and providing equal growth opportunities to all students coming from diverse social background. For me each and every mind is a Genius and it is on us to bring out their best potential. As said by Martin Luther King Jr."Intelligence plus the character is the goal of true education"

Education is the most powerful weapon by which one can change the world - Nelson Mandela. Medical education in India is changing a lot recently. It will be our responsibility to incorporate these changes in the best possible ways for betterment of all. Our endeavour is to provide the best and high-quality medical education to our students so as to prepare them to take up challenges when they step out of the institute. We prepare them for being the competent professionals with special qualities of care and compassion towards ailing human being and towards society. In their journey from warm protected environment to facing outside world; we cultivate them to be the lifelong learners, researchers and leaders with soft skills of human interaction. Striking the balance between the science of medicine and the art of compassionate human development is the aim of our institute.

Our institute has already implemented Competency based education system, best practices in patient care, innovative teaching strategies, streamline courses for smooth transition from classroom to clinics as per guidelines by Medical Council of India. When career and passion come together it does wonder! Our passionate faculties guide the students at each and every step in the best possible ways. Institute encourage faculties to attend conferences at national and international levels to keep themselves updated with current knowledge which helps in their own development as well as benefit students.

Education and research are two sides of the coin. Our attached tertiary care hospital with 700 beds provide our students the best opportunity for development of clinical skills and understand doctor-patient relationship. Our research labs provide students and faculty to engage in different aspects of research from medical education to technology to basic skills, patient care and newer developments. We have well equipped laboratories, all ultramodern facilities like CT scan, MRI, sonography, State-of-the art ICU and casualty facilities including neonatal and paediatric ICU which provide students ample opportunities to learn and develop skills. Recently launched Journal of our institute, GMERS journal of Medical Sciences is the testimonial of our passion for providing platform to our students and faculties in expressing themselves and encouraging research.

In the midst of immense everyday challenges with vast medical curriculum, life, diseases and death, we provide the students with ample opportunities for refreshment through extracurricular activities. We organize sports day, sheri garba, plays, poem reciting and other cultural activities every year. Different competitions like poster making, essay writing, model making etc. make learning fun for all. Organizing blood donation camps, participating in rural health care give students opportunities to take up social responsibilities. Various CMEs and workshops conducted by different departments throughout the year aid in keeping up pace with current updates in medical field. I am very happy to introduce new logo for our institute which is designed by our students and faculties in line with our vision and mission.

We see a great wave of changes in our Institute. We have progressed from 150 seats to 200 seats UG intake. We have also started PG courses in Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Tb & Chest, Pathology and Microbiology. We are soon going to get approval for DNB courses in Medicine, surgery and other branches. Our hostel facilities for student accommodation is good and adequate. Our library is up to date with latest books and journals. Our sprawling campus located in serene atmosphere is conducive to harmonious and peaceful living for students.

In the 21st century, we are facing different challenges as far as health care is concerned. Aging population, industrialization and health problems related to it, lifestyle related diseases, newer contagious diseases all pose a great challenge to medical fraternity. In today's difficult time of Pandemic, our medical and non-medical staff and our students have risen-up to the challenge with great zeal and responsibility in caring and treating COVID patients; earning a huge appreciation from one and all. Also, our medical school teachers have continued to guide and teach our students thorough digital aids taking care that the students remain engaged with learning at continuous pace. As a head of the institute I am no less proud in acknowledging these facts.

GMERS Medical College, Sola is committed to sustained sincere efforts to address the need of current and future medical education. And as our vision is; we will always continue our endeavor to train competent, compassionate and caring physicians through excellence in teaching - learning methods, research, publications and patient care!

Lastly, I strongly believe that current Medical education should incorporate values from our Great Indian 'sanskriti' So I put down my pen with a prayer - Let noble thoughts come to us from every side. (Rig Veda, I-89)

Dr. Nitin Vora