MGIMS Finds a Place in the Top 25 Medical Schools in India
The seventh Outlook magazine and Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA) survey ranked MGIMS as the 21st best medical school in the country. In its 25 June issue- available online- Outlook published the list of best medical schools in the country.
The rankings were based on five-point assessment (selection process, academic excellence, personality development and exposure, infrastructure and PG selection and employment). MGIMS received a total of 632 of 1000 points. Compared to 2011 (17th rank), this year MGIMS has slipped down the ladder.
Does the lower rank adversely reflect the quality of teaching, healthcare, research and extra-curricular activities MGIMS is associated with? Be assured, it doesn't. For, three big ones- CMC, Vellore; GMC, Mumbai and MAMC, Delhi did not participate in the 2011 opinion poll - these schools did not send their data to Outlook and, therefore, were " not ranked" when Outlook ranked the medical schools in 2011. This year, these schools predictably occupied the first seven slots. In Maharashtra, only AFMC, Pune; GMC, Mumbai; GS Medical College, Mumbai and BJ Medical College, Pune are ahead of MGIMS. Second, several unique features of MGIMS – community based health services, rural postings and community based medical education- did not form a part of questionnaire and overall assessment.
MGIMS has shown that even in resource limited setting, a medical school can deliver high- quality education, offer affordable healthcare and generate research that impacts healthcare. And surely, it won’t rest on its laurels.