The primary mission of teaching Community Medicine (CM) to medical students is to produce outstanding, community oriented physicians well trained in; primary care of patient’s in their socio-cultural context, diagnosis, prevention of acute and chronic diseases of the communities and research work. Shortage of physicians at primary level especially in rural areas necessitates community oriented & competency based training of the students in the domain. The subject motivates the students to improve the health status of communities by understanding their contextual needs as well as demands to play their roles in strengthening the health system. Community Medicine is an essential component of the entire undergraduate medical curriculum and to cater for; the CM Department (CMD) was established two years after the inception of college in the year 2006. Ever since the very beginning, highly qualified and experienced faculty has been on board to teach and train medical students. For undergraduates teaching starts from first year MBBS and continues till fourth year according to UHS curriculum requirements. Two years later, in 2008 the department was also recognized by College of Physicians and Surgeons for post-graduate training in the subject.
To serve the community we live in is a vital task undertaken judiciously by Wah Medical College (WMC) and the CMD. The department plays a significant role in finding solutions for the issues that affect our people by reaching out the masses. To serve the purpose various programmes and activities are carried out continually or on emergency basis. The faculty and staff of CMD take these responsibilities dedicatedly and contribute effectively to a wide range of community services.