| About the Society|
The Mahatma Gandhi Mission trust popularly known as MGM was established on 20 December 1982 in India with the aim to provide quality education to future doctors and medical scientists and by advancing knowledge in all fields of health sciences through meaningful and ethical research. Trust has focused to expand the academic and health care services to all. The MGM trust, which is the parent body of the MGM Institute of Health Sciences (MGMIHS), has recognized the need for promoting, medical education in the country. It has been the endeavor that no financially constrained or underprivileged person is deprived of health care support. To match the growing demands of health care to the society, the tertiary health care facility to the common man will have to be improved and made affordable. To accomplish its vision, two medical colleges were established in Maharashtra, one in Navi Mumbai in August 1989 and another in Aurangabad in January 1990.
MGMIHS was conferred Deemed to be University status under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt. of India on 30th August 2006 with two of its constituent colleges. Today, the University offers professional degree courses MBBS, MD., MS., PG Diploma, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Super Speciality Courses (DM & MCh) that are recognized by respective councils and follow the UGC guidelines. As per the norms of UGC, MGMIHS is registered under Society under Societies Registration Act, 1860 as well as under Bombay Public Charitable Trust Act.
The MGMIHS is among the preeminent universities of the country and strives to provide and sustain high quality in teaching and research and patient care. The University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence in every sphere of medical education. The education system including the curriculum and practical training is so designed that tomorrow’s doctors and medical scientists possess well developed clinical skills and attitudes necessary to provide the best evidence-based patient care to each and every individual and particularly to those from a lower socioeconomic status following ethical practices. Clinical training is imparted in the University’s own hospitals including rural hospitals. It has a large number of medical and non-medical faculties and consultants who are extensively involved in teaching as well as research programs of national relevance. Approximately 400/500 students graduate from university each year.
About the Journal
MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University) recognizes the urgent need for promoting medical education in the country so that the quality of life for individuals and communities could be improved by promoting health, preventing and curing diseases, advancing biomedical and clinical research and educational programs for tomorrow’s physicians and scientists. The University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence in every sphere of its working. The University will transform lives and serve society by educating, creating knowledge and putting knowledge to work. In this endeavor, the University has launched a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal “MGM Journal of Medical Sciences” popularly known as MGMJMS in 2014. The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the area of medicine and allied sciences covering the subjects medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, dentistry, and oral sciences, and biomedical sciences, etc. It publishes editorials, original research papers, review articles, interesting case reports, practice guidelines, short communication, images in clinical practice, pictorial reviews, letters to editor, journal and book reviews, and notices of important professional meetings and conferences. The Editorial Board constitutes the premier and prominent medical scientists across the globe. It encourages innovative and thought-provoking content which is of interest to the biomedical community. All submissions are initially subjected to review by the Editorial Board and then sent for double-blinded peer-review to referees inappropriate subject experts. The journal aims to complete the review process within a period of 6-8 weeks. Anyone can submit a manuscript to the MGMJMS and no author charges are levied. The online version of the journal is accessible worldwide electronically on http://www.mgmlibrary.com.
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MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University) is committed to promoting excellence in medical education and research, and finding better, safer and affordable ways of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases. With this view in mind, the university has launched a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal “MGM Journal of Medical Sciences (MGMJMS)” in 2014. It publishes original research papers, review articles, interesting case reports, pictorial reviews, letter to the editor, book reviews and notices of important professional meetings and conferences. All submitted articles are scrutinized initially by an editorial team of the journal. Manuscripts are evaluated to ensure that material is original and timely, writing is clear, objectives are explicitly stated, study methods are appropriate, the data are valid and the topic is clinically relevant. From these criteria, the editorial team assesses the eligibility of paper suitable for publication. The journal also solicits the contributions from worldwide medical and allied scientists in the area of medicine, epidemiology, health economics, environmental health, physiotherapy, nursing, dentistry, biomedical sciences to widen the scope. The articles with insufficient priority for publication are not considered for publication. The articles cleared by the editorial team are sent to subject experts/consultations for peer-review. The Editorial Board of the journal is represented by the premier and prominent medical scientists across the globe thus keeping in line with the international standards.