King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College is amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. It was founded in 1926 in Mumbai. The Seth G.S. Medical College is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik and is consistently ranked amongst the top twenty five medical colleges in India by India Today.The medical school provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate, and super-speciality medical courses. The institute also provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physical therapy and occupational therapy apart from Master's and PhD courses in various allied specialities. A nursing school is also maintained by the institution.With about 390 staff physicians and 550 resident doctors, the 1800 bedded hospital treats about 1.8 million out-patients and 78,000 in-patients annually and provides both basic care and advanced treatment facilities in all fields of medicine and surgery.Funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, these institutions render yeomen service—virtually free of cost—mostly to the underprivileged sections of the society.