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Avicenna Medical College, Lahore (AMCH)


  Avicenna Medical College, Lahore (AMCH)  

About Avicenna Medical College, Lahore (AMCH)

Avicenna Medical College (AMCH), established in 2009, is a private sector medical college. The college is located on Bedian Road DHA, Lahore, Pakistan. The AMDC campus covers an area of 18 acres. Moreover, Aadil Hospital and Avicenna Hospital are the attached training and teaching hospitals of AMCH.

Abdul Waheed Trust is the parent organization of Avicenna Medical College (AMCH).  Abdul Waheed Trust is a non-profit organization which has been working for the betterment of the community. The trust also established Avicenna Medical Hospital, which is the primary teaching hospital of the college. Both hospital and well as college provide quality healthcare facilities to the poor members of the community. Likewise, the college imparts standard medical education to the students.


Recognition

Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) and its Teaching hospitals are recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC). Also, the college became an affiliated Institute of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Pakistan on 05 Jan 2010.


Achievements

The Faculty of AMCH is working hard to ring excellence.  100% result for all the classes is an achievement. It is a rare achievement and speaks of the dedication of the Faculty and Staff.


Teaching Hospitals

    Avicenna Medical Hospital

    Avicenna Medical Hospital is a 530 bedded teaching hospital. It is a ‘not for profit’ hospital. Therefore, it is located within the College Campus. Currently, the Hospital provides all medical services and Lab diagnostics to the local community at a minimal price. There is no other public or charity hospital in the area. Therefore, the number of patients being treated and operated upon at the Hospital is increasing rapidly.

    Moreover, the hospital has two satellite clinics in the periphery. These clinics are providing outdoor care. However, admission cases are brought to the Hospital.

    Aadil Hospital, a 120 bedded hospital, is at a 15-minute distance from the college distance. The hospital is recognized by Pakistan Dental and Medical Council (PM&DC) as a Teaching Hospital. Likewise, it is an affiliated institution of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) as a Teaching Hospital. The Ministry of Health, Pakistan also notifies it as a teaching Hospital. Moreover, the hospital also holds the license of Punjab Healthcare Commission and Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority. Moreover, the ISO Quality Management System is certified by TUV Austria.

    The hospital is prominent for excellent healthcare services. It provides It has a great environment for learning. Therefore, it serves a teaching hospital for Avicenna Medical College (AMCH).

    Avicenna Medical College (AMCH)

     The Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) is striving to live up to the name and reputation of “Abu Ali Sina Balkhi (Latin Name Avicenna)”. The institution works towards producing doctors who can surpass the expectations of its patients and local community by continually improving their services. Therefore, Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) educates enthusiastic students to become outstanding healthcare professionals. Therefore, the college always focuses on merit so that the students who are eager to face the challenge of serving the community as well as compete at International Forums get a chance. Additionally, the college follows a well-thought program of student grooming. Therefore, the college gives special attention to mannerism, conduct, dignity, truth and general behavior in a co-education set-up.


Department of Medical College

    Basic Departments

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Medical Education
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

    Clinical Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Paedriatics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Avicenna Dental College

The dental college is a purpose built, fully operational institution. Also, the faculty of the dental college is experienced and excellence driven. The dental college aims to train high-quality dental professionals in Pakistan. Avicenna Dental College’s building is in the premises of Avicenna Medical College (AMCH). Likewise, Abdul Waheed Trust owns and operates the dental college also.

Avicenna Dental College’s teaching hospital is Avicenna Dental Hospital. The dental hospital has access to all basic facilities for the students as per the PM&DC and University of Health Sciences requirements. In total, there are 78 state of the art dental units for dental students. Moreover, there are 20 phantom heads in the Skills Lab and 60 beds in Avicenna Dental Hospital. Generally, the beds are used for medicine surgery and oral maxillofacial surgery.

The dental college’s departments include:

  • Oral Medicine
  • Periodontology
  • Operative
  • Oral Radiology
  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Ceramics Lab
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Additionally, Avicenna Dental Hospital provides all major and minor dental procedures to the patients. Examples include root canal treatments, extractions, impactions, fixed appliances, functional appliances, fixed braces, pedodontics, implants, crown and bridge, scaling and polishing, gum treatments, trauma, and facture cases. Moreover, it also gives the treatment of benign and malignant tumors.

Moreover, the college also plans to initiate post-graduate training in various specialties of dentistry in the future.


Nursing College

AMCH also has a Nursing College, known as Gulfreen Nursing College. The nursing college has successfully trained many dedicated nurses. The nursing college has shown outstanding results.


Abdul Waheed Institute of Allied Health Sciences

Moreover, Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) has also established the Institute for Allied Medical Sciences. The main goal of the institution is to train dispensers, radiographers, lab technicians and operation theater technicians.


Upcoming Projects

The college is trying its level best to bring in excellency in science, technology, and research in the country. In regards to this, the establishment of Pharmacy College and Physiotherapy Institute is under process.


Scholarship at Avicenna Medical College (AMCH)

At Avicenna Medical College (AMCH), two financial aid programs are going on.

First, Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) supports the education of three female students every year. These three students study the complete medical program free of cost. However, General Head Quarter, (GHQ) Islamabad chooses these students from the daughters of ‘Shaheed.’

Secondly, the college also gives scholarsip to any students whose father passes away while he /she is studying at Avicenna Medical College (AMCH). The college offer reduction in Fees worth Rs. 50,000 per annum for such students.

Other than this, the college does not offer any other scholarships at the moment.


Faculty of the College

 AMCH’s faculty is a fair mix of locally and internationally qualified Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Senior Registrars/Senior Lecturers and Demonstrators. All the faculty member requirements are in accordance with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Requirement. Moreover, the faculties are an active part of lectures, demonstrations and research guidance for both undergraduates and postgraduates.


Fee structure

The tuition fee for M.B.B.S is Pkr 800,000. This is subject to an increase of 7% per year. However, the admission fee is Pak Rs. 50,000 and is a one time fee. In addition to that, the college does not accept the fees in installments. Students must pay the charges before the annual deadline. College communicates the deadline well in advance to the students. Moreover, the college has fixed fees for each year. fees for each year are fixed. AMCH does not offer any concessions or reductions. There is no concession for kinship either.


Admission Procedure

    Application

    The application for admission must be submitted online. To submit it, visit the admissions portal. This admission portal becomes visible on the college website. However, one must keep checking as it goes active on 7th September. The portal provides all the necessary information step by step once the applicant starts his application online.

    Moreover, in case a student fails to submit their application by the given date, they can visit the college and check if they can still apply.

    Processing Fee

    After the application submission, you will be directed to deposit a processing fee to specified branches of Bank of Punjab. Generally, this fee is worth Pak Rs.5000 or an equivalent of US$ 65, for an international student. Then, you will receive a receipt from the Bank along with a copy of the Prospectus. The prospectus gives all the information regarding the college. Note that, you have to retain the bank receipt as a proof of payment. Moreover, one needs to bring the receipt along at the time of the interview.

    Moreover, students applying to both programs (MBBS & BDS) will have to submit two separate applications. Along with that, there will be separate processing fees for each program.

    Also, any student can apply for admission in Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) regardless of their provincial board. In this case, the applicant’s ETA from their province or federal capital will be accepted.

    Entry Test

    The Avicenna Medical College (AMCH) does not have an entry test of its own. Rather, it considers the UHS entry test scores. MDCAT is the entry test of the University of Health Sciences. All the information about MDCAT can be found here. The college requires all the applicants to provide MDCAT scores. However, the college also accepts SAT II scores. Moreover, only current MDCAT scores are considered. This means that the students must take the entry in the year the student is applying for admission. So, the applicants who have appeared for MCAT the previous year must appear for a retest and submit fresh MCAT scores.

    Likewise, Sat II scores are only valid for two years. Applicants should have a minimum score of 550 in each subject to be eligible to apply.

    Merit

    The aggregate for admission is calculated as follows:

    FSc/A-Levels Equivalency marks: 40%

    Matric /O-Level Equivalency marks: 10%

    UHS Entry Test/MDCAT 50% *

    *Note that this entry test percentage also includes aptitude Test of 12.5%. The college will take the test at a notified date.

    However, in case an applicant’s aggregate is below the closing merit, then they can still apply. If the applicant’s name is not present on the merit list, he/she may contact the college administration and check if there are any chances for them to get admission. However, this is only possible once the application deadline has passed and the college displays the merit list. Moreover, the college also considers the improvement in FSc marks for admission.

    Merit List

    The college calculates a merit list which is the calculation of student’s aggregate. There are two rounds of merit list exhibition. The first round is for the on-time applicants. For this, the merit list will be displayed on the AMDC website and selected candidates will be called for an interview. All shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview and bring their original documents along for verification. After that, a final list of selected candidates shall be displayed on the college website. Moreover, the college will also notify the successful applicants. The second round of merit list exhibition is for late submission applicants only. Similar to the first round, the list will be available for college website and applicants will get an interview call.

    Documents

    Any applicant should apply with full documents. However, if any one or more of your documents (degree certificates or Test scores) are awaited, you can bring these at the time of your interview. Otherwise, no document should be missed.

    Documents required at the time of Interview

    The college requires these documents from the applicants at the time of Interview:

    1. Copy of National I.D card
    2. Applicant’s Father/Guardian’s I.D. Card copy
    3. FSc Certificate or A-Levels Certificate & A-Levels Equivalency Certificate from IBCC
    4. Matriculation Certificate or O-levels Certificate & O-Levels equivalency certificate from IBCC
    5. Overseas Qualifications Certificate if applicable
    6. UHS Entry Test/ MDCAT Result or SAT II Result
    7. *FSc or A-Levels Improvement Certificate (if applicable)
    8. Domicile Certificate
    9. A migration certificate (if applicable)

     Note: Students should bring an original copy of migration certificate if they belong to a province other than Punjab or Federal Board. Applicant should submit this to the university. Moreover, the certificate is non-returnable.

    Interview

    Once the college shortlists the applicants, it will schedule the interviews. The admission team of the college will contact the applicant itself and notify about the interview. The interview is general. It allows the college team to assess the personality of the applicant. Note that the parents (at least one of them) of the applicant must accompany him at the time of the interview.

    Admission Confirmation

    Any applicant’s admission is only confirmed once they deposit the fee. Many students are offered an admission but no one reserves a seat unless they deposit the admission fee.  Seats are given on a first come first serve basis. Therefore applicants are advised to deposit their fee within a few days of being notified of their admission.

    The closing merit of 2016-2017

    The closing merit for the batch of 2016-2017 was 85.4%, and this year it is expected to be approximately the same.


Campus Life at AMCH

    Library

    State of the art College Library with facilities of Internet & online Journals remain open 15 hours a day, for our students & faculty members.  The library occupies a full floor and has 260 seats. These seats include the study carrels and group-discussion tables.  Students can find latest reference books, of Basic and Clinical Sciences as well as national & international journals in the library.

    E-Library

    Avicenna Medical College (AMCH)’s e-library comprises of 60 flat screen computers with the fastest internet. In addition to that, the college administration is working with UHS to gain access to the digital library and audio-visual conference system. However, both libraries remain open till 11 pm at night.

    Cafeteria

    The college’s cafeteria serves snacks to students all day long. The food is prepared in the kitchen under hygienic conditions.

    Book shop

    For the convenience of students, the college has established a book shop for the students. Students can find all the textbooks and reference books at very reasonable prices.

    On-Campus Accommodation

    The college has arranged separate hostels for boys and girls on the campus. The hostels are segregated. Currently, the girl’s dorms have a capacity of 300 students. Likewise, the boys’ hostel has a capacity of 120 students

    The rooms of the hostel are twin sharing room, with attached bathrooms. Each hostel has its dining room, TV lounge, students Kitchen, guest room and the warden’s room. Moreover, there is the facility of maids and washing and ironing against a small payment. There is a complete arrangement for the electric and water supply.

    Additionally, the students can have a small sized refrigerator and air cooler. However, they have to pay an extra charge for electricity expense.  The hostel administration monitors additional costs through individual room meters.

    Lecture Theatres

    Overall, there are six lecture theatres available. Out of these, four lecture theatres serve the purpose for full class lectures and two examination halls. The teachers conduct any class test or OSPE (Observed Structured Practical Evaluation) in these examination halls. Any small group tutorials and discussion takes place in the other two lecture theaters. Each lecture theatre has a total of two whiteboards, multimedia, and an overhead projector.

    Moreover, a flat screen computer with one-hour backup (UPS), generator & internet connection is also available. A reasonable number of air- conditioners and fans are present in the lecture halls. In total, there are six tutorial rooms in the college, each with a minimum capacity of 30.

    Dr. Najeeb lectures

    Most of the time, medical students are confused about the study resources they can avail. While there are some secondary resources to help you, one perfect solution is using video lectures. Generally, students in Pakistan’s medical schools use Dr. Najeeb Lectures . These video lectures are always more effective than articles. The proven reason is that you learn more effectively by watching and listening.   Not only this, but Dr. Najeeb’s lectures are purely based on the medical curriculum as declared by PM&DC. There is no topic in your whole medical program degree that has not been covered by Dr. Najeeb. You can have a look at the video library yourself.

    In short, there are video lectures on Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Pharmacology to Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. As a student, never shy away from exploring your options. You should benefit from the technology and use all the secondary resources available in the market. We recommend Dr. Najeeb’s lectures to those students, especially, who have skipped classes, and need to prepare for the exams in little time. Moreover, students can make their concepts clear by using these lectures.

    Apart from that, the content of the video lectures is very easy to understand. Dr. Najeeb gives particular attention to concept comprehension. His best technique is to use illustrations so students can learn in the best possible way.  Regarding the pricing, subscription charges are minimal so students can benefit fully. However, you can try a lecture for free before getting your lifetime subscription.

    Extra-curricular activities

    The College understands the importance of extra-curricular activities for students. Therefore, many such events take place around the year. In addition to that, there are many student societies in the college. These include sports, drama, debate and literary community, etc.

    If you still have further queries, please contact the admissions department from Monday to Friday (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). The contact numbers are:

    0307-4206245

    0321-7777357

    0322-8400970

    Alternatively, email your query at [email protected] or [email protected].

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