Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences

Rural Medical College, Loni

Rural Medical College - Department of Community Medicine (PSM)

  • Award For Highest Publications In the Institution
  • Award of FAIMER Fellowship
  • Celebration of Public Health Days
  • Community Oriented Medical Education
  • internship trainning program
  • Problem Based Learning
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  • Value Added Course on Water Quality Monitoring
Award For Highest Publications In the Institution1 Award of FAIMER Fellowship2 Celebration of Public Health Days3 Community Oriented Medical Education4 internship trainning program5 Problem Based Learning6 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan7 Value Added Course on Water Quality Monitoring8
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Introduction :

Department of Community Medicine (PSM) was started in 1984 in Rural Medical College.
The department is involved in teaching, training, research, healthcare, evaluation and outreach activities.


To prepare students as competent first level physicians suited to cater need of community in Indian context.

Mission Statement:

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We train postgraduates, undergraduates and interns in community based research and healthcare activities ensuring a well-rounded education that goes beyond books

Department Highlights:

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Ph.D. Community Medicine:
The department has faculty members who are recognized Ph.D. guides and currently there are 8 PhD students registered for PhD in the Department.

CBME Publications
Marathi-English Communication Booklet  PDF file available to download
Family Study Journal  PDF file available to download
Epidemiology & Biostatistics Journal  PDF file available to download
Community Medicine Logbook  PDF file available to download

Best Practices adopted for Medical Education:

  • Community oriented medical education
  • Student Research Projects
  • Visit to Public Health institutions
  • Involvement of students in public health days
  • Problem Based Learning


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Department Extension Activities :

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Achievements & Awards:

  • Award for Department with Highest Number of Publications in University 2016 & 2017.
  • PG ICMR Grant (1)- Dr. Pallavi Shidhaye
  • RNTCP Research Grant (3)- Dr. Sachin Palve, Dr Varsha Mahawarkar, Dr. Ganesh Shinde
  • ICMR STS (14)
  • Organized National Level IAPSM Conference 2005
  • Total Publications -126

Future plan

  • Development of Outdoor Museum
  • Expansion of Public Health Laboratory
  • Development of Elective Programs for Undergraduate Students in accordance with CBME guidelines
  • Starting new short courses, value added courses and fellowships for public health professionals

Conferences/Workshops/CMEs/Guest Lectures Click here...  PDF file available to download