Community Medicine is a new branch of medicine. It is often considered synonymous with Preventive and Social Medicine(PSM), Public Health, and Community Health. Community Medicine provides comprehensive health services ranging from preventive, promotive, curative to rehabilitative services. The importance of the speciality of Community Medicine has been very well recognised and emphasized repeatedly from grass root to international levels, not only in health sector but in other related sectors too. The scope of medicine has expanded during the last few decades to include not only health problems of individuals, but those of communities as well. If we want to achieve Health For All, Community Medicine will definitely be the key factor during the next millennium.
Community Medicine is a Branch of Medicine, which teaches and deals with Health Care Issues affecting Communities. Department goal is educating medical students to become community oriented primary health care physicians, through various academic, research and outreach activities. Department's mission is to contribute to the development of Holistic Medical Professionals. This is achieved by "Classroom to Community" based training through Rural Health Training Centre & Urban Health Training Centre.
Community Medicine is one pathway for representing an institution's commitment to improving health of its immediate (or adopted) community - generally a medical college, hospital or a clinical department serve as the base. The health task is to define the health problems, propose solutions, maintain surveillance, evaluate progress and monitor the use of resources. The approaches employed range from tools of epidemiology to the social skills, necessary for involvement with the community.