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Army Medical College (AM College), Rawalpindi

The College
Army Medical College was established at Rawalpindi in 1977
as a residential institution. The College was initially affiliated
with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for the award of
MBBS degree. The first batch of MBBS course comprising 100
students graduated in 1981 and the college was recognized
by GMC-UK. It became a constituent College of NUST in 1998.
Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course was started during
the same year. The college has unique distinction of imparting
postgraduate training (MPhil/PhD and FCPS) in basic medical
sciences since 2001.
The College is located in the cantonment city of Rawalpindi.
The twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad are served by an
international airport and linked with the rest of the country
by rail, road and air. The city enjoys all five climates; summer,
winter, autumn, spring and monsoon. Summer resorts like
Murree and Abbottabad are not far away from this city.
Archaeological sites of Gandhara and Taxila are located around
40-50 kilometres away from the city. The world’s largest earthfilled dams of Tarbela and Mangla are located within a radius
of 100 kilometers.
AM College is a residential institution, housed in a beautiful
campus. It has five hostels for male students and two hostels
for female students. It has well-equipped lecture halls,
laboratories, a spacious auditorium and seminar rooms. The
library is well-stocked with professional books. Clinical training
is imparted to students at military hospitals and institutes
located nearby.

Mission
The College is proud of imparting quality education in medicine
to enthusiastic, dedicated and academically gifted students. It
has done exceptionally well in producing capable physicians
and surgeons, well groomed in disciplines of medicine,
sciences, ethics and public policy through its professionally
sound programmes. The rich and supportive environment
enables the students to actively pursue their educational goals.

AM College is committed to providing excellent medical
education in order to produce skilled, compassionate and
caring physicians. The College believes that only through
lifetime learning can the society raise a broadly educated
community of physicians and dental surgeons, valued in any
part of the world.

Departments
The College has the following fully equipped and well-staffed
teaching departments of basic and clinical medical sciences:
» Anatomy
» Physiology
» Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
» Pharmacology and Therapeutics
» Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
» Pathology
» Community Medicine
» Ophthalmology
» ENT
» Medicine
» Psychiatry
» Dermatology
» Paediatrics
» Surgery
» Radiology
» Anaesthesia
» Oncology
» Gynaecology and Obstetrics
» Medical Education
» Islamic and Pakistan Studies
» Science of Dental Materials
» Clinical Dental Science
» Prosthetic
» Orthodontic
» Oral Surgery
» Operative Dentistry

Programmes Offered
Postgraduate Programmes
The postgraduate programmes of the college include:
» MPhil in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, and
Sciences of Dental Material, Pharmacology, Chemical
Pathology, Hematology, Histopathology, Microbiology and
Community Medicine.
» PhD in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology,
Chemical Pathology, Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine
» FCPS in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Chemical
Pathology, Histopathology, Hematology, Microbiology,
Community Medicine.

Undergratuate Programmes
The College offers the following undergraduate programmes in
conformity with the rules of the Pakistan Medical and Dental
Council:
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
5-year duration
The MBBS programme is a blend of bio-medical and clinical
sciences which are traditionally required for medical graduates
to meet the responsibilities of providing preventive as well as
curative healthcare.
Clinical training is important at the respective departments
of affiliated teaching hospitals: Military Hospital, Combined
Military Hospital, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology
including Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic
Surgery, Radiotherapy, Urology, Gynecology and Obstetrics,
Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Radiology, Dermatology,
Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, Cardiology, Neurology, and
Paediatric Surgery.
Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS) 4-year duration
The four-year degree programme of BDS meets the
requirements of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. It is
a combination of hardcore subjects of dentistry with medical
and basic sciences. Clinical training in the dental disciplines
is imparted at the Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry (AFID)
which is equipped with modern facilities in the field. The
specifically designed programme aims at exposing the students
to real life problems including radical art in clinical dental
practice. The students are provided with a solid foundation
of basic principles of medicine, diagnostics and surgical
techniques to meet the challenges of the future in the field of
dentistry.

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