Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences

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The first medical college in the state of Uttarakhand, and the first to introduce Ph.D. program in medical sciences in the state, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) has a unique environment oriented towards ‘learning’. We pride ourselves in having the most competent faculty from the best medical colleges of India and abroad with academic and professional excellence.

Our institute provides excellent facilities to the students so that they can excel in the field of medicine. The learner and teacher are equally essential in the process of learning, thus it is a matter of pride that we have able & experienced faculty to guide and mentor our students.

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With a 1200-bed Himalayan Hospital – the largest super-specialty post graduate teaching hospital in the state covering all specialties and super-specialties, we give the students ample opportunities to learn clinical medicine. The departments are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment/ machines and all our labs are NABL accredited.

SHIMS with lush green Wi-Fi enabled campus provides conducive environment for the students, so that they remain focused on learning. Library is open on all working days with latest books and has free access to more than ten thousand national & international journals.

The Department of Medical Education is a unique feature of this institute and has the distinction of being recognized as a Regional Centre for Faculty Development by National Medical Commission of India, to train medical faculty of 19 Medical Colleges of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Apart from MBBS, HIMS runs Postgraduate (M.D., / M.S., Diploma and Certificate) programs duly recognized by MCI NMC in all clinical, pre-clinical and para-clinical branches in addition to Postdoctoral/ Ph.D. and fellowship programs.

It is our endeavor to make the Medical students at the end of their training, competent clinicians health care practitioners who are compassionate, committed to ethical practices and accountable to patients, community & their profession.

 

Teaching & Training

Student-centric pedagogy that stimulates learning and deep understanding of the subject.

Our academic activities are recognized as progressive and clinically relevant with a focus on practical learning, innovation, skill development, and exposure to the latest advancements in Medical Sciences.

Students receive knowledge and skills through lessons in laboratories, guest lectures from industry experts, tutorials, visits to companies, workshops, seminars, inter-disciplinary programs & projects, small group activities and individual discussions, selectively utilizing multimedia and digital platforms.

Students also get extensive exposure in specialist labs, conferences, seminars, special workshops, research-based projects, and assignments/field projects.

Besides theoretical knowledge students are empowered with applied skills such as field postings, patient interactions, training in a simulated environments to deal with treatment procedures and exposure critical to patient management and rehabilitation

 

Faculty

Institute of Medical Sciences has a highly competent team of experienced & dedicated faculty with a combination of academia and clinical. Entire HIMS teaching faculty has doctoral degrees and are research experts who help render quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate students assisting them in developing expertise and in-depth understanding of the paramedical sciences.

 

Placements

Our Placement Cell has exceptional links with healthcare industry and leading research institutions, besides providing ‘Summer Internship’ and 100% placement support.

Highest package INR 25 Lakhs p.a.

Our students have been placed at Himalayan Hospital, AIIMS, Apollo Hospitals, Max Healthcare, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta Hospital, etc.

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  • First medical college of the state
  • 1200-bed largest super-specialty PG teaching hospital in Uttarakhand
  • Dedicated Skills & Simulation Center of Excellence
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Regular CMEs / Guest Lectures
  • Competency based medical education
  • Internationally recognized pedagogy
  • State-of-the-art NABL accredited labs
  • NMC Approved Medical Education center for 19 medical colleges

Programs

  • UG
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    • Exhibit in-depth understanding and awareness of epidemiology’s function and contribution to other health-related disciplines.
    • Analyze how political, social, cultural, vocational, and environmental issues and systems affect health and medical treatment.
    • Use descriptive and inferential approaches to analyze data from health information systems and epidemiological research, and then interpret the findings.
    • Understand and apply statistical methods and epidemiological concepts to analyze the causes of diseases and the current state of the most pressing health issues.
    • Examine situations that may have a negative impact on public health, such as environmental dangers and disease outbreaks, and develop a suitable plan to combat them.
  • PG
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    • Our MD students have access to the 1200-bed largest super specialty PG teaching hospital in the state to support hands-on learning, besides regular CMEs & Guest Lectures involving all the departments.
    • The program is structured in a manner that all PG students undergo a structured orientation program including an overview of important topics of the basic medical sciences followed by introduction of various departments.
    Anatomy Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Anatomy offers both Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching programmes and Research, with a unique focus on clinically applied anatomy.
    • The department has a renowned museum with wet and dry specimens of the human body, embryology, and CT, MRI, and X-ray films, as well as a cadaveric skill lab for surgical skills training.
    • The department promotes human body donations through public awareness programs and has a well-equipped histology lab for students, and the faculty is actively involved in research with several publications to its credit.
    Anesthesiology Department at HIMS
    • The Anaesthesiology department at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences started in 1996 and has since grown to run sixteen operation theaters round the clock.
    • The department provides anaesthesia services to a wide range of super-specialities and broad specialities, including neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, urology, and more.
    • the department also offers peripheral anaesthesia services, operates a Preanaesthetic clinic, and has a postoperative ICU with modern equipment such as ventilators and patient-controlled analgesia pumps.
    Biochemistry_Department-at-HIMS
    • The Biochemistry department was established in 1995 and provides education to a diverse group of students in different courses, including MD Biochemistry, MBBS, and B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology.
    • The department’s aim is to help students understand the scientific basis of life processes at the molecular level in both health and disease, and to apply this knowledge to solve clinical problems.
    • The department offers routine and specialized biochemical investigations through its well-equipped laboratories, which are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Additionally, the department provides laboratory facilities during medical camps and various community screening programs.
    Community Medicine Departmentat HIMS
    • The Department of Community Medicine focuses on instilling a rural predisposition among students and reinforces the university’s standards in quality teaching, training, and research.
    • The department was the first to be established in Uttarakhand in 1996 and offers an MD in Community Medicine with three seats annually.
    • The department follows a well-researched UG/PG teaching and training curriculum, including innovative learning modules, practice and demonstration sessions, and community-based initiatives. It also collaborates with government, NGOs, and international bodies such as ICMR, UNICEF, WHO, USAID, and UNFPA for community-based activities and runs five peripheral health centers in neighboring towns/villages.
    Dermatology Department at HIMS
    • Dermatology department has three divisions- clinical dermatology, aesthetic dermatology, and dermatosurgery, and it is one of the oldest departments of the institute.
    • The department treats all kinds of skin emergencies with modern biological treatment modalities and also performs cosmetic and dermatosurgical procedures.
    • The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programs, including seminars, journal clubs, case presentations, theory lectures, and group discussions.
    General Medicine Department at HIMS
    • The Department of General Medicine offers both undergraduate and postgraduate training in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases, with a focus on a holistic healthcare approach.
    • Postgraduate residents undergo rigorous rotational training in various specialities, such as Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Haematology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
    • The department has distinguished faculty members who are actively involved in research, with extensively cited publications in international journals. They also have a rich library with subscriptions to international/national journals of repute.
    General-Surgery Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Surgery is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology, allowing for advanced surgical procedures and better patient outcomes.
    • The department provides comprehensive surgical services with a patient-centric approach, ensuring that patients receive personalized and compassionate care throughout their treatment journey.
    M.Sc. Anatomy at HIMS
    • Acquire mastery in dissection skills, tissue preparation and staining techniques.
    • The program offers ample opportunities to carry out research work.
    • The M.Sc. Medical Anatomy allows students to work both in the public and private sectors.
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    • Engage in research projects exploring diverse areas of biochemistry, from drug development to molecular diagnostics.
    • Students deep dive into biochemistry: proteins, DNA, metabolism & more!
    • Students learn to conduct cutting-edge research: Drug development, diagnostics & more!
    M.Sc. Microbiology Course
    • Learn diversity, function, and how they impact health & the environment. Labs & fieldwork solidify your knowledge.
    • Students understand the microbiological principles & their applications in various fields such as medicine, agriculture, food industry, and environmental science.
    • Students learn cutting-edge lab techniques to prepare you for research or industry.
    M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology
    • The program deals with the study of the interaction of drugs with body cells and production of therapeutic response.
    • The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in pharmacology theory and practice.
    • Students learn fundamentals of drug discovery, therapeutics as well as research with aim to achieve better comprehension of treatment strategies.
    M.Sc. Medical Physiology
    • Students are equipped with in-depth knowledge of human physiology.
    • The program exposes students to study functions of human body and understanding of clinical applications of physiology.
    • Students get versatile career opportunities from lab research, academia and sports physiology.
    Microbiology Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Microbiology offers teaching and training for MBBS and MD (Microbiology) students, and research is an integral part of the academic activities.
    • The department performs around 1.4 lakh investigations per year, with NABL accredited labs that function 24×7 and are equipped with the latest equipment and procedures.
    • The department participates in external quality assurance programs, and also runs an Integrated Counseling and Testing Center and State Reference Laboratory for HIV.
    Obstetrics-Gynecology Department at HIMS
    • The department offers comprehensive healthcare services and trains healthcare professionals under the guidance of expert faculty from reputed medical colleges.
    • The department provides a wide range of obstetrics and gynecology services, including routine and complex surgeries, advanced laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and minimal invasive surgeries, along with a rich library and various training programs for students.
    Ophthalmology Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Ophthalmology provides comprehensive facilities for both Outpatient and Inpatient services, including specialized clinics such as General Ophthalmology, Vitreo-Retina, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cornea Clinic, Eye Banking, and Oculoplasty.
    • The department offers advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of eye conditions, including Retina and Vitreous disorders, Cataract, Glaucoma, and Lid tumors, among others, with a team of experienced faculty and surgeons.
    Orthopedics Department at HIMS
    • Department of Orthopaedics offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate Degree & Diploma programmes, with a team of expert faculty from reputed medical colleges in the country.
    • We prioritize patient care, catering to emergency trauma services 24×7, and offer state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgeries including joint replacements, arthroscopic, spinal, paediatric, hand, Illizarov and reconstruction surgeries.
    Otorhinolaryngology Department at HIMS
    • ENT department at SRHU is one of the oldest departments in the state of Uttarakhand and the first to offer postgraduate programs in the subject.
    • The department has a well-planned curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and provides exposure through various cases in outpatient and inpatient settings.
    • The department is well-equipped with a temporal bone laboratory for hands-on training, and also has an audio-vestibular laboratory with advanced tests for early detection of hearing impairment.
    Pathology Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Pathology offers a wide range of investigations in Histopathology, Cytopathology, Immunopathology, Hematology, Flow-cytometry, Tissue Banking, and Clinical Pathology.
    • The faculty is engaged in research activities and have presented research work based on largely unexplored population of Uttarakhand in various international and national conferences.
    • The department has a wealth of sophisticated equipment, instruments, teaching material and a specimen museum which houses common and rare cases operated in our institute.
    Biochemistry Department at HIMS
    • The Pediatrics department offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and provides holistic care to its patients, including therapeutic management and preventive care to children and their families.
    • The department has child-friendly outpatient and inpatient facilities and specialized units for pediatric hematoncology and cardiology, as well as for intensive care.
    • The department is involved in various community outreach programs and has a rich library that supports research work of the students and faculty.
    Pharmacology Department at HIMS
    • The department of Pharmacology deals with the rational use of medicines and monitoring adverse drug reactions.
    • Interdisciplinary teaching modules are used to teach fundamental principles of clinical pharmacology & therapeutics.
    • The department is equipped with a CAL lab, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology lab, and Pharmacy lab for dispensing various formulations.
    Physiology Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Physiology offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes that provide multidisciplinary training to prepare students for careers in medicine, allied health professionals and biomedical research.
    • The faculty members of the department conduct cutting edge translational research on physiological mechanisms related to health and physical activity that have a major impact on disease treatment and prevention.
    Psychiatry Department SRHU
    • The Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive training to undergraduate and postgraduate students to deal with various psychiatric illnesses, including super-specialty branches of psychiatry, using the latest technological advancements.
    • Speciality clinics, including Community Psychiatry clinic, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry clinic, De-addiction clinic, Sleep Disorder clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry clinic, are also available to provide students with clinical exposure to various aspects of psychiatry.
    Pulmonary-Medicine Department at HIMS
    • The Department of Pulmonary Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients with a range of diseases affecting the lungs, airways, mediastinum, pleura, diaphragm and chest wall, including preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative aspects of care.
    • The department has advanced technology and facilities for tests like Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchoscopy, Medical Thoracoscopy, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. It manages MDR cases and conducts regular research with a rich library and international/national journal subscriptions.
    Radio-Diagnosis Department at HIMS
    • Radiology is a leading academic department in Uttarakhand, offering 24/7 diagnostic and emergency services with expertise in various clinical imaging sub-specialities, advanced technology such as 1.5 Tesla MRI, Spiral CT 64 slice, DSA, Mammography, and a range of teaching and research opportunities.
    • The department’s residency program provides hands-on experience and direct involvement in image acquisition, interpretation, and patient care, covering general radiology and sub-specialities. The training includes daily classes, weekly seminars, and research activities, with funding and time provided for residents to present and publish papers at regional and national levels.
    Radiotherapy Department at SRHU
    • The Radiation Oncology department’s mission is to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art, quality radiation treatment to cancer patients integrating education, clinical research, and radiation physics, with a focus on both conventional and cutting-edge techniques.
    • The department is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the state of Uttarakhand, equipped with the latest technology including two LINACs with facilities of Photon Beam, Electron Beam, 3D-CRT, IMRT along with latest brachytherapy Technologies, and offers a range of equipment and treatment strategies to ensure the most effective dose to tumors while reducing side-effects that accompany radiation treatment.
  • Super Speciality
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    • Started in 1995, Neurology is the first Neurological Centre in the Uttarakhand region.
    • The Neurology Department provides comprehensive in-patient and out-patient neurological services, treating the full range of neurological disorders.
    • The department is assisted by state-of-the-art Emergency & Trauma services treating around 1500 in-patients annually.
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    M. Ch. (Neonatology)

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    • Our Medical College offers state-of-art Neurosciences facility. Neurosciences at the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences is a conglomerate of different super-specialties under one roof.
    • It comprises of the Departments of Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Neurology, Neuro Anaesthesia, Restorative Neurology, Neuro Critical Care, Pain Medicine, and Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences.
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    • Surgical Oncology is one of the first services started at Swami Rama Himalayan University in 1992 as a community cancer clinic in the upcoming Himalayan Hospital.
    • As the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences came up, oncology services became part of academic Department of Surgery as Surgical Oncology Unit, having dedicated outpatient clinic, ward and operation theater.
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Faculty

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Clinical Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology has been an integral part of the Swami Rama Himalayan University since 2003 serving nearly 4000-4500 people every year across the state of Uttarakhand and nearby areas of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi (NCR). According to a survey conducted by WHO in 2006 Himalayan Hospital was the stand alone medical institute that initiated and provided required psychological services to the people of Uttarakhand. The department is dedicated and committed towards providing affordable and quality treatment services. Furthermore, focusing on thorough and excellent education and practical training of students in the mental health profession.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department of Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences started its services from 24 March 2023. This department compliments almost all the clinical departments of Himalayan hospital. PMR department believes in collaborating with all the clinical departments of Himalayan hospital. Himalayan hospital has firm belief in that social responsibility of a hospital should not be limited to provide medical services only. Himalayan hospital is committed to provide best quality and advanced comprehensive rehabilitation services to the patients. Department of PMR is on the footstep of this philosophy of hospital.

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