The purpose of Community Oriented Medical Education (COME) is to take into consideration the priority health problems of the country in which it is imparted. Thus, the objective is to produce doctors who are able and willing to serve their communities and deal with endogenous health conditions at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care.
Al-Aleem Medical College, affiliated with Gulab Devi teaching hospital has been envisioned as one such medical college with a very strong teaching and training component based on Community Based Learning (CBL).
The prominent history of Gulab Devi Chest and Tuberculosis Hospital in the provision of health care to marginalized sections of society since 1948, speaks for itself. The hospital has now evolved into a tertiary care state-of-the-art teaching hospital for Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore.
The hospital has a filter clinic at Davis Road, Lahore, where patients get Primary Health Care and are referred to the hospital in case, they need secondary- or tertiary- level health care. Their cost incurred at the hospital is either zero or subsidized as the case may be.
With this impressive backdrop, the Department of Community Medicine at Al-Aleem Medical College is well-positioned to develop a comprehensive COME program for its undergraduate medical students.
To improve health and wellbeing of the community by focusing on promotive and preventive health care.
To design and implement Community Based Learning strategies as part of Community Oriented Medical Education (COME) pertaining to promotive and preventive health care for training of medical students.
Applying for accreditation with College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) for post-graduate studies (FCPS) in Community Medicine.
At the end of the course in Community Medicine, the students should be able to: