The medical college since its inception is dedicated to serving medical courses with a blend of community-oriented, problem based learning with high-quality clinical reasoning. The medical college strongly supports the green campus initiative.

Affiliation and Recognition
One of the top medical colleges in India, Rural Medical College Loni was earlier affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik and University of Pune. The medical college became a constituent unit of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) in 2003. The medical college is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and General Medical Council, UK and listed in the World Health Organization (WHO).

Courses Offered  
Undergraduate Medical Course:
The UG Medical Course offered at the top medical college, Rural Medical College is a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The duration of the MBBS course is 4.5 years which is followed by a one-year compulsory internship. The total intake capacity for the MBBS course is 200.
Postgraduate Medical Course:
The PG Medical Courses offered at the deemed medical college, Rural Medical College are Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS) and Postgraduate Diploma (PG Diploma). The duration of MD/MS Courses is 3 years and PG Diploma is 2 years. The total intake for MD/MS courses is 87 and PG Diploma is 5.

Specializations:
The specializations offered at the Rural Medical College, one of the best medical colleges in India are as given below:
MD:  Anesthesiology, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Microbiology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radio-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Social & Preventive Medicine
MS:  Anatomy, ENT, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics
PG Diploma: Child Health

Admission Process
Undergraduate Medical Admission Process
Eligibility Criteria
The Candidate seeking MBBS admission in Rural Medical College Loni must have
• Completed 17 years of age as on 31 December of the year of MBBS admission
• Must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying entrance exam. In respect of the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (NCL), the minimum marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks for Unreserved and General-EWS Candidates. In respect of PwD candidates, the minimum marks in the qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany & Zoology)/Biotechnology taken together shall be 45% instead.

MBBS Entrance Exam
NEET UG is a common MBBS entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to the MBBS course in medical colleges in India. To secure MBBS seat in Rural Medical College Loni, the candidate has to qualify in NEET exam with the following percentile: 
• General Category: 50th percentile
• SC/ST/OBC Category: 40th percentile
• PwD Category: 45th percentile

MBBS Admission Process
The process of counselling for MBBS admission in Rural Medical College Loni is conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). To secure MBBS admission in one of the top medical colleges in Maharashtra, Rural Medical College Loni, NEET UG qualified candidates to have to participate in the MCC counselling process as per the schedule. The allotment of the MBBS seat will be done based on the NEET rank obtained by the candidate.

Postgraduate Medical Admission Process
Eligibility Criteria
The Candidate seeking PG medical admission in Rural Medical College Loni must have
• Passed MBBS from recognized medical college
• Completed one-year internship on or before 31 March of the year of PG medical admission
• Registered with State Medical Council/Medical Council of India

PG Medical Entrance Exam
NEET PG is a common PG medical entrance exam, conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE), for admission to PG Medical Courses in medical colleges in India. To secure a PG medical seat in Rural Medical College Loni, the candidate has to qualify in NEET PG entrance exam with the following percentile:
• General Category: 50th percentile
• SC/ST/OBC Category: 40th percentile
• PwD Category: 45th percentile
 
PG Medical Admission Process
The process of counselling for PG medical admission in Rural Medical College Loni will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). To secure PG medical seat in one of the deemed medical colleges in India i.e. Rural Medical College Loni, NEET PG qualified candidates to have to participate in the MCC counselling process as per the schedule. The allotment of the PG medical seat will be done based on the NEET rank obtained by the candidate.

Teaching Hospital:
One of the top medical colleges in Maharashtra, Rural Medical College Loni is attached to Multi-Specialty & Super-Specialty Hospital i.e. Pravara Rural hospital with 1275 bed strength. The hospital provides comprehensive medical services to the rural people. The hospital also organizes regular multi-diagnostic and treatment camps in remote areas as a part of the outreach programme to provide free health care services at the doorstep.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
One of the top deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra, Rural Medical College Loni is spread over an area about 120 acres of land. The administrative block is surrounded by greeneries and lawns and the facilities available in the medical college are – lecture halls, examination halls, central library, auditorium, demonstration rooms, common rooms for boys & girls, skill lab, computer lab, canteen, mess, separate hostel for boys & girls, sports & recreation, animal house, bank, etc.

Author's Bio: 

Rural Medical College, one of the top deemed medical college was established in the year 1984 and the college is located in Loni & affilated to Pravara Institute of Medical Sci.
Rural Medical College Loni, one of the top deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra was founded in 1984 by the Pravara Medical Trust under the able guidance of Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, the founder of the co-operative movement in India and a philosopher.