The Community Medicine department was set up right from the beginning of the Gomal Medical College. In the beginning it was called Hygiene Department. It. The name of the department was then changed to Community Medicine & now it is internationally known as Public Health. The change from Hygiene to Community Medicine & Public Health is not just a change of name but a total change in the content and outlook of the subject. Now the subject has been developed immensely worldwide and the same change is reflected in the subject matter of undergraduate and post graduate medical students.
Presently the department of Community Medicine, Gomal Medical College, is well equipped and is run by highly experienced faculty who have multi-dimensional facets of skills, which is a matter of satisfaction for any medical institution. It provides excellent training and facilities to both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, which makes them competent enough to compete on every forum.