Byramjee JeejeeBhoy Medical College, Pune is one of the premier medical institutions in Maharashtra. Pune is also home to one of the largest tertiary care centers in the country - Sasoon General Hospital - the teaching hospital attached to the prestigious B.J. Medical College. B.J. Medical School started in 1878, which was converted to full-fledged B.J.Medical College in 1946. It has been ranked among the top 10 Medical Colleges in India in a 2005 survey.
The college is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, which ensures proper and systematic instruction, teaching, training and research in modern medicine and the Indian system of Medicine. The college, administered by the Government of Maharashtra, comprises various clinical and paraclinical departments. The undergraduate course for medical students, MBBS, is taught here. In addition, postgraduate programs in a variety of disciplines are also taught. Some of these are: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, ENT, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. Admissions to the various courses are based on a written objective type entrance test. Most of the top rankers in the test get admission into this institution.
On completion of the theoretical part of the course (which lasts four years and six months), students are required to undergo compulsory internship of one year duration. During this period, the students are posted in all the departments on a rotatory basis. As part of this training, they learn to deal with all the routine cases in the emergency and out patient departments.