Introduction - Mission
Ankara participates in IMIHO with the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA)/Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi (GATA).
Gülhane Military Medical Academy is a unique military institution with scientific autonomy and trains military physicians and other health personnel for Turkish Armed Forces (TAF).
GMMA carries out scientific research and publications, gives vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate training and education, and whose training hospitals serve as the tertiary reference centres for other military hospitals of TAF. GMMA also has residency and fellowship programs in all medical branches for physicians of the TAF and foreign countries in the training hospitals located in Ankara and Istanbul, which have 1200 and 1000-bed capacities respectively. The primary duty of the GMMA is to serve the needs of the TAF. GMMA pursues excellence in all its activities and also operates as an integral part of the national health care system. According to bilateral agreements; students from a wide range of countries are admitted to GMMA. Currently more than 100 international students enrolled to GMMA from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Macedonia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Jordan.
GMMA was founded with the contributions of German physicians, Prof. R. Rieder, MD and Prof. G. Deycke, MD, as a modern hospital of the era under the name of Gülhane Military Practice School and Hospital in Istanbul on December 30, 1898. After serving at various locations in Istanbul and Ankara, it was transferred to its present modern campus in 1971. GMMA is composed of School of Medicine (founded in 1980), School of Nursing (founded in 1985), Noncommissioned Officer Health College (founded in 2002), Institution of Health Sciences, Centre of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering, Centre of Rehabilitation and Care, and two Training Hospitals located in Ankara and Istanbul.