It is a well-known fact that most Pakistani students who opt for a career in medicine choose to remain in Pakistan for undergrad and grad studies. This is because the standard of medical colleges in Pakistan is world renowned, which is why not just local but a huge number of foreign students is enrolled in Pakistani medical colleges each year. Here is a list of the top 10 medical colleges in Pakistan that you should consider if you wish to pursue a profession in medicine.
Aga Khan University, Karachi Aga Khan University, or AKU is one of the most well-known medical colleges in Pakistan due to producing some of the best batches of young doctors that the country has seen. It was established in 1983 and is very selective when choosing students for its courses. Previous academic records are highly acknowledged since it believes in giving only those students a chance who show a true passion and dedication towards medicine. AKU is a non-profit private institution located in Karachi and is recognized by the HEC (Higher Education Commission) for maintaining its quality over the years. It offers a wide range of courses and higher education degrees such as bachelors, bachelor honors, masters and doctorate degrees.
King Edward Medical University King Edward Medical University, or KE is a non-profit public institution located in Lahore and has also been accredited by the HEC as one of the top medical universities of Pakistan. It was founded in 1860 and offers bachelor degrees in a number of different medical fields. It is highly recognized for its services and facilities that it offers to the students, such as libraries and high tech labs for research purposes.
Allama Iqbal Medical College AIMC goes by its humble college motto, “Dignity by Service”, serving Pakistan with top class professionals that graduate from the college every year. It was established in 1975 and is a public institution located in Lahore. It offers courses in medicine, nursing and health sciences and is affiliated with Jinnah hospital which is attached to the campus and used as a teaching hospital.
CMH Medical College The CMH college is a fairly new one as compared to others on this list, being established in 2006 by former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf. It is attached to the Combined Military Hospital and according to Express Tribune, “stands at the forefront of producing quality doctors”. The education system encourages evidence-based learning within a team-based environment. Due to it being a newer college, the teaching methods and techniques are more advanced, giving students a whole new perspective and outlook on medicine.
Fatima Jinnah Medical College The Fatima Jinnah Medical College is a university for women that is a non-profit public institution. It puts forward a positive message, letting the Pakistani women know that there is a platform that supports their desire to become doctors and is willing to help them achieve their goals. It was established in 1998 and is located in Rawalpindi with campuses in Sialkot. It has also been recognized by the HEC and apart from providing financial aid and scholarships, it also provides exchange programs for students to study abroad.
FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry FMH is another medical college that was established not too long ago in 2001. It is located in Lahore and is a private institute in collaboration with the Fatima Memorial System. The Fatima Memorial Hospital is used as a teaching and training hospital and so far, eight batches of BDS and nine batches of MMBS have graduated from the college.
Lahore Medical and Dental College The Lahore Medical and Dental College was established in 1997 and it is the first private institute of Punjab. It includes a variety of academic programs such as dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health and paramedical health education. It gives encourages its graduates to complete their higher level education abroad, such as the U.S, U.K, Europe and many more.
Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Dow University of health sciences was founded in 2004 and is a non-profit public institute. It has been accredited by the HEC and has a co-education system offering courses and programs for all degrees including undergrad diplomas, bachelors, masters and PHD in a variety of fields. International students also enroll here every year and the campus provides excellent academic and non-academic facilities as well as administrative services and exchange programs.
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Another relatively new college, founded in 2007, Khyber Medical University is located in Peshawar and is a non-profit public institute. It has been recognized by HEC also and has a co-education system. It offers programs and courses for bachelor degrees in a number of fields and provides students with facilities such as a library and sports grounds.
Bolan Medical College, Quetta
The college was established during Ataullah Mengal’s reign as Chief Minister in 1972 by the then Education Minister Mir Gul Khan Nasir and has graduated over 2,900 students. The college has consistently produced top level doctors during the time.
Isra University, Hyderabad Isra University was established in 1996 and is a private institute located in Hyderabad. It offers programs and courses for various fields in the bachelors and masters’ degrees. This co-education system provides its students with foreign exchange programs, financial aids and scholarships as well as non-academic facilities and services.