The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) was set up in 1948. Remnants of the Indian Army Medical Corps units were amalgamated into one unit to create the Armed Forces Medical College. Over the past 50 years, it has become one of the premier medical colleges of the country. It is situated in Pune, Maharashtra.
The Armed Forces Medical College has multiple roles to perform. These are primarily training of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, dental postgraduates, nursing cadets and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of its training curriculum. Admission to MBBS course is on the basis of an objective type written examination conducted in April or May every year. This is followed by an interview and then after the final selection, 130 students are admitted to the college. Of these, 25 are girls. All candidates should be medically fit as per laid down standards.
All candidates admitted to AFMC have compulsory liability to serve as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services on graduation. The type of commission depends upon the vacancies available. The liability of the SSC officers passing out of AFMC to serve the Armed Forces Medical Services is seven years. All candidates admitted to the college are required to execute a bond to this effect for an amount of Rs.1, 500,000 at the time of joining the college.
The college is fully residential with separate hostels for boys and girls. There are a large number of societies and clubs like the Student Scientific Society, Hobbies Club, Debating Club, Adventure Club, Musimatics etc, where students can pursue extra-curricular interests.