CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 2022; 58(01): 041-047
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736505

Medical Schools in National Capital Territory—A Historical and Functional Perspective

Shridhar Dwivedi
1   Department of Cardiology, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
Amitesh Aggarwal
2   Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
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Establishment of a medical school is predominantly a political decision. Its basic aim is to further the cause of medical education. Inbuilt within this objective is looking after sick people, bringing improvement in their health, and indirectly improving their understanding of health. Delhi, being the capital city of the country, is governed by the state as well central authorities, thereby enjoying dual benefits. Currently, it has some 10 medical schools/institutes with the objectives of providing quality medical education, research and health to its people. Notably, each one has its own historical legacy and distinctive character, as evident in their respective names, logo, motto and mission statement. This article briefly discusses the historical, socioeconomic, geopolitical, and distinctive characters of each of these institutions.

Publication History

Article published online:
10 November 2021

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