Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana is one of the most prestigious medical institutes in India. It was the first medical college for women in Asia and was established by Dr Edith Mary Brown and her colleagues in 1894 as the North Indian School of Medicine for Christian Women. Christian Medical College in 1952, came into being to admit both men and women for the MBBS course after that.
This year CMCH celebrates its 125 years of success with over 2,000 graduates serving in India and the world. Furthermore, It has expanded its services to include Dental College, College of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy and Institute of Allied Health Sciences.
The college is affiliated with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
Home to a world renowned Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) Department, CMC provides health services in rural belts around Ludhiana as well. The hospital has each floor dedicated to a particular specialty, inclusive of private OPDs to cater to all medical needs of the patients. The indoor services can accommodate 800 patients in the wards, which are centrally air conditioned and well equipped with state of the art instruments and machines.
The college is recognised for its rich tradition that integrates academics with extra curriculars. The Music and Theatre Workshop is an event that encompasses many aspects to showcase the hidden forte in every student. It strives to make its students good human beings as they grow to become doctors.
Over the years, CMC has maintained its stand at being one of the best and sets the benchmark for contributing exceptional doctors to the world.
Ludhiana is the commercial capital and one of the most lively townships of Punjab.
Known as the occupational hub of the woollen industry, it has the biggest wool market in India. People all over the country and abroad love the shopping experience here for one of the finest winter clothing.
Any discussion about the mighty Punjabis is just not complete without the mention of food; and on this, Ludhiana never disappoints. It offers a host of eateries all across the place.One can enjoy the authentic Indian cuisine in restaurants like Gopal’s, Indian Summers,Basant etc. For an appetite that’s larger than life, the ideal place is Pirates of Grill and Barbecue Nation! If ice cream is, was and will be your love then Ice Cream Studios is your hideout. A simple cafeteria for simpletons is behind any door on the Kipp’s street!
With tummies tight the next station is some good workout because all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. F2 is one good spot for sports lovers in Ludhiana. But if you belong to the vast majority of medicos who were never born for complex sports, then well even for you we have a peaceful evening stroll and cycling at Punjab Agricultural University.
Popular for it’s night life, Model town could be the party place for you.
If this still isn’t enough, the fantastic water park in Ludhiana would surely quench your thirst for adventure!
Ludhiana still isn’t fully explored if one hasn’t witnessed the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and the grandeur of Phillaur fort. Ludhiana is perhaps one perfect place that has something in store for everyone, be it adventurers, nature lovers, musers of history,thinkers or food lovers.
Asian Medical Students Association – India
AMSA-India is a chapter of AMSA International, that started in 2011. It now has over 650 medical students from all over the country.
This family of medical students is always ever evolving and expanding in terms of diversity in ideas, culture, and team work; the true essence of AMSA’s credo- Knowledge, Action, Friendship. It has been at the helm of bringing the medical fraternity together here in India.
Apart from active participation in AMSA International conferences (AMSC and EAMSC) in Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia, Korea; AMSA India has been actively organizing health camps in association with Child, Rights, and You (CRY), taking part in awareness programmes about various disorders, publishing the AMSA- India newsletter and holding Asian Medical Students’ Exchange Programme (AMSEP).