AIIMS Rishikesh is one of the SIX Apex healthcare institutes being established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). With the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare in the country and attaining self sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education and training, the PMSSY planned to set up 6 new AIIMS institutions in under served areas of the country.

These institutions are being established by an Act of Parliament on the lines of the original All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi which imparts both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches and related fields, along with nursing and paramedical training, to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all branches of health care activity.
MISSION:The government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi with the objective of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education creating a critical mass of doctors and conduct research in the country relevant to the area

Main mission is to establish a centre of excellence in medical education, training, health care and research imbued with scientific culture, compassion for the sick and commitment to serve the under served.
VISION: The institution will be expected to absorb talent, provide highly trained medical and paramedical manpower for the country and conduct research in national and regional health problems. The institute, outside the purview of the Medical Council of India shall be allowed to experiment with innovations in medical education and serve as advisory body for making government health policies

Main objectives according to Director are to create an excellent academic and educational milieu for providing a platform for development of quality medical services, teaching and research. Other objectives are to achieve an epitome of quality in medical education delivery and training system and to render International standard quality patient care and health care development system.

We aim to enhance the reputation of our country by relevant research in medical field, creating clinical excellence and social awareness in young doctors and giving bright minds of Uttrakhand a preference in participation of path breaking research and giving new dimensions to medical science.
AIIMS, Rishikesh is one of the SIX AIIMS like apex healthcare institutes being established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). With the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare in the country, and attaining self sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education and training the PMSSY planned to set up 6 new AIIMS like institutions in under served areas of the country.

These institutions are being established by an Act of Parliament on the lines of the original All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi which imparts both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches and related fields, along with nursing and paramedical training. To bring together in one place, educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all branches of health care activity.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh came into exsistence as an institute of National Importance through an Act of parliament. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012,was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 30,2012 and in Rajya Sabha on September 4, 2012.This Act enabled the Rishikesh AIIMS to be an autonomous body on the lines of the existing AIIMS, Delhi.

Official inauguration ceremony for Medical college of AIIMS,Rishikesh was held done on 20.09.2012. Subsequently MBBS classes with batch of 50 students were started on 21.09.2012.
The symbols of the new logo of AIIMS Rishikesh signifies :

The mountains and river represent the unique locale and role of Nature in Health.

The staff of Asclepius made of raw wood represents the unending opportunities to carve originalities in medicine, as also the traditional symbol of medicine.

The spiked outer wheel represents the prominent contribution of latest technology in medical science.

The Sanskrit motto underneath ? wishaarogyam hi dharmo nah- is the goal and vision of Institute. It means Global health is the religion for us.
AIIMS Rishikesh has started developing plans for undertaking research with Following Mission :

To innovate, discover and develop integrated and cost – effective solutions in health for preserving, protecting and restoring health of the local population and developing such approaches which can serve as a model for the country as a whole and for under – served populations worldwide.

Institute would shortly announce it?s thrust areas of research, and would make funds available for multidiscipline and Multi institutional projects relevant to the state as well as the country.

Research endeavors? at the institute will aim at-

Making discoveries in basic biomedical sciences that may form building blocks of future solutions in health.(Basic sciences research)
Translating basic and pre-clinical knowledge into treatments, diagnostics and technologies to preserve, protect and restore health. (Translational research)
Advancing understanding of epidemiology, mechanisms and clinical aspects of disease and testing novel therapies and cures. (Clinical research)
Improving health at the population level and enhancing effectiveness, efficiency and equity of the health system. (Public Health Research)
Testing new curricula, approaches, methods and technologies in health professional education.
Interdisciplinary, innovative and pioneering research activities at AIIMS, Rishikesh would not only the be the stuff for scientific history, but would also be the vital underpinning of both a world-renowned medical education and unsurpassed patient care.
Research Facilities at AIIMS, Rishikesh

Neurology Lab:

Recently a neurology lab has been established at AIIMS Rishikesh with the support of organization of Neurological Surgeons Society of India (NSSI) for providing basic facilities to carryout neurological researches under the leadership of Director, AIIMS .

Research Core:

At AIIMS Rishikesh establishment of a research core has been envisaged with state -of -art facilities. It will be a centralized Multi-disciplinary Research Unit accessible to all the departments of medical college pursuing research. Research core will have facilities like- Flowcytrometery (comprising of Flow cytrometery machine and cell sorting units to carry out advance cell biology experiments), cell culture facility(comprising of laminar flow hoods, CO2 water jacketed incubators, cell counters etc. to carry out mammalian cell culture experiments). A Microscopy facility will be setup as part of research core consisting of Confocal Immunofluroscence microscopy, Light Microscopy. Real time PCR facility will also be set up as the part of Research Core along with Gradient PCR units.
RESEARCH OPPRTUNITIES:AIIMS Rishikesh will offer state of the art infrastructure facilities and excellent atmosphere for research with a holistic approach.

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FUNDING: Institute has envisaged to financially support various projects of faculty members to promote research at AIIMS Rishikesh. The financial support provided by the Institute will act like seed grants to initiate studies/or piloting new ideas. A guideline for the same has been prepared for approval of the Governing Body, AIIMS, Rishikesh.
MEDICAL EDUCATION CELL:Medical Education Cell (MEC) at AIIMS, Rishikesh was conceptualized in year 2013 with the aim to keep faculty members and students abreast with latest trends in teaching methodologies and advancements in clinical and basic sciences. It was created to accomplish requirements of teacher and also learners with respect to medical education. In addition, support and strengthen high quality research activity by imparting desired knowledge on research methodology and ethics to researchers.

Scope of medical education cell at AIIMS, Rishikesh extends from creating and devising informative and innovative curriculum for medical students to make them into good clinicians and research physicians to training of trainers (ToT) who can impart such training besides keeping them updated with latest trends in field of medicine.

MEC at AIIMS, Rishikesh is dedicated to achieve these goals in a reasonable frame to time. Since its inception it has tried to keep pace with growth of the Institution from a medical teaching college to a full-fledged tertiary care teaching hospital. It is steadily moving towards achieving the desired objective and is in the phase of building up of resources and utilizing the available things for best outcome.

Goals

To establish a centre of excellence in medical education
To promote and conduct activities of Continuing Medical Education (C.M.E.)
To conduct training of faculty in methodologies of Medical education, curriculum designing, communication skills, teaching, learning, assessment, evaluation & scientific writing.
To conduct research in field of medical education.
To train MBBS and Nursing students in medical ethics.
Activities

Bimonthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs were initiated in year 2013 to keep faculty members updated with recent developments in various branches of medicine. Grand Clinical Rounds (GCR) were introduced once hospital was fully functional with discussion on interesting clinical cases / cases with unusual findings. List of CME and GCR topics discussed at AIIMS, Rishikesh till date is available here.

MEC has stood up to its task of educating trainers, students and updating faculty members regarding latest developments in field of medicine. Activities in future have been planned in this direction and active cooperation from other centres of excellence in Medical Education across the country will be

Future Directions

Medical education cell with the aim of improving skills of medical teachers plans to conduct regular faculty development workshop in Medical education technologies. We would also arrange for senior residents programme on basic medical education. Medical education cell will also organize Basic Course in Biostatistics for Faculty and senior residents.

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