Maulana Azad Medical College is situated in the National capital city of Delhi. It straddles the historic old city of Delhi on one side and the more modern Lutyen's Delhi on the other. The sprawling campus includes the college and three of its major associated hospitals namely Lok Nayak Hospital and GB Pant Hospital and the Guru Nanak Eye Centre. This institution is named after the great patriot and educationist, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and was established in 1959. Over the period, the college has emerged as premier medical institute of the country and is chosen over others by the brightest of students. The students of MAMC are its pride and its strength.

Department of Community Medicine previously known as Preventive and Social Medicine started from the inception of Maulana Azad Medical College with the vision to achieve highest level of public health in the country through medical professional who has been trained in all skills at various level of public health system including community based health centres. The department runs one rural (Barwala) and one urban (Gokalpuri) health centres and two health centres in slums (Balmiki Basti, and Turkman Gate) adjacent to the college. At the secondary level of services department also coordinates with rural Maharishi Balmiki Hospital where undergraduate and postgraduates have residential posting. Health services to beneficiaries and training to interns is also provided in collaboration with NGOs, and other government bodies.

Faculty is known for their excellent achievements in academics and community-based health services and research in the areas of HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, tuberculosis, polio, environmental and occupational safety, mental health, adolescent health, etc. The department is having large faculty for medical and nursing PhD, MD, MBBS, degrees, diplomas and fellowship courses. Department has all the state of art facility for teaching and training.

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