Community Medicine deals with health care issues affecting communities as a whole, with an emphasis on preventive measures at various levels. It seeks to alleviate health problems by finding comprehensive solutions that address not just medical, but social issues.
The department strives to sensitize students to the various factors influencing health, healthcare and healthcare seeking behavior. Students are provided hands-on experience in survey techniques and research. They are also involved in health care at the community level, implementation of national health programmes and health education activities.
The Department of Community Medicine at DM WIMS is headed by Dr. Rujutha Vikas Kakade, having more than 22 years of teaching experience. In addition, the Department has One Professor, One Associate Professor, Three Assistant Professors, One Biostatistician and Five Tutors.
Peripheral Health Centers
Apart from UHTC and RHTC, there are two more State run functional Rural Health Centers (Community Health Centres): Ambalavayal-CHC and Meenangadi-CHC attached to the Department of Community Medicine. These centers help to orient medical students effectively on Primary health care, three tier health care system and National Public Health Programmes.