The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) has consistently been rated amongst the best medical colleges in the country. Training of Paramedical personnel of the AFMS is carried out at the Institute of Paramedical Sciences (IPMS), AMC Centre & College Lucknow, School of Medical Assistants (SOMA) Mumbai, Medical Training Centre (MTC) Bengaluru and AFMC Pune. The courses at these Institutions include Specialist Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant training, Advance specialist courses, Diploma courses and Bachelor of Paramedical Technology courses. In addition, six Colleges of Nursing and a School of Nursing impart training to lady nursing cadets of the Military Nursing Service. MEDICAL RESEARCH The AFMS conducts medical research in all medical fields with an emphasis on military medicine and combat medical support. The Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC) headed by the DGAFMS oversees all medical research in the AFMS. The AFMS also collaborates actively with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Life Sciences Division of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Service
Revue Internationale des Services de Santé des Forces Armées