Amrita Journal of Medicine is the official publication of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital), Kochi, Kerala, one of the premier hospitals in South Asia. Founded in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known worldwide as AMMA), Amrita Hospital offers a full range of primary and specialty care medical services. AMMA’s vision of providing advanced medical care to the poor and disadvantaged was the inspiration for Amrita Hospital, which today is a 1100-bed (490 units) tertiary referral and teaching hospital, serving more than one million outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients annually. Amrita School of Medicine, established in 2002 has achieved great academic recognition from the students, community and educational fraternity as an institution providing not only world-class training but also the right perspective on life. Amrita School of Medicine, is affiliated to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-disciplinary private institution, located across five campuses (Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Kochi, Mysore) in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. It was founded in 2003 and in its sixth year, it became the youngest institution to be credited ‘A’ by the National Assessment Accreditation Council, India’s higher education institution assessment body – which requires an institution to have been in operation for a minimum of five years. At 900 acres and eight million square feet built-up space, Amrita is India’s largest private institution. Its 18,000 students are overseen by over 1,700 faculty. Research is a significant part of Amrita’s output and it is a partner in various international bilateral governmental research programmes and initiatives. It has links with 20 US universities for research into various areas of science and technology.
Amrita Journal of Medicine was started in the year 2005 with a frequency of two issues per year, which was increased to quarterly from 2017. Amrita Journal of Medicine publishes original articles, reviews and meta-analyses, debates, interesting clinical cases, guidelines and consensus statements of clinical relevance and letters relating to all fields of medical, surgical, dental, nursing and allied health specialties.
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