The establishment of the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University fulfills one of very long cherished and important aspirations of the people of Uttarakhand to have best and highest level medical facility within the state. Although successive state governments tried to provide a chain of hospitals in the entire length and breadth of the state and also opened several medical, dental, nursing and para-medical colleges, both in the public and private sectors, for providing education in respective fields so that necessary trained personnel is available within the state for hospitals in Uttarakhand, still for various serious and critical cases the patients and their attendants had to run to Delhi and other distant places to get specialized and high level treatment. This caused insurmountable problems and incurring of huge funds in terms of money for them. This was because highest level medical education and research was not available within the state. Moreover, the medical, nursing and para-medical institutions were so far affiliated to non-medical universities in the state which only conducted their examinations and awarded degrees and diplomas and had no expertise to guide the quality of education and research. The establishment of the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Medical Uttarakhand Education University at Dehradun, by an Act enacted by the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly and assented to by the Governor on 18 February 2014 by the Uttarakhand Govt-Act-No72/xxxvi(3)/2014/07(1)/2014 to fulfills the long standing need of the people of Uttarakhand to have an institution for the advancement and development of medical education in the state. It aims not only to guide the medical, dental, nursing and para-medical education in the state by affiliating all such institutions with it but also itself carry high level and specialized teaching and research. It shall also have a medical college of its own within its campus to serve as a model for other colleges within the state. It shall cooperate and collaborate with best similar institutions within the country and abroad so that the best medical education can be provided within the state of Uttarakhand. It also aims at providing quality research.