The Mission of the Department of Community Medicine
The Department of Community Medicine at RMLIMS is distinguished for taking leadership in promoting the health of individuals, families and communities through excellent community-based teaching, research and service with a broad multidisciplinary approach to Community health and clinical issues. It is devoted to the promotion of Community health through education, research, population-based and patient-centered advocacy, shaping health policy, and community service. By student centric teaching and learning we provide them with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to understand the essential links between the social, physical, and economic environments and the health of individual patients and their families. The Rural Health Training Center (RHTCs),at Jugaur and Urban Health Training Center (UHTC) at Ujariyaon are meant to provide Primary health care services to the enrolled families in the nearby areas and at the same time allow the undergraduate medical students to get exposed to the rural and urban communities by which they can better understand the health issues of the communities, social determinants of health, health seeking behaviors etc., thus helping them to develop a broader perspective with reference to causation of disease and enable them to think not only about the patient but even beyond viz. towards communities at large.