Faisalabad Medical University/ Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (PMC)

Faisalabad Medical University/ Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (PMC)

About Faisalabad Medical University/ Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (PMC)

Faisalabad Medical University, also known as Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (PMC), is located in Faisalabad; which is the third-largest city of Pakistan. The college has a beautiful campus and has a spread of over an area of 158 acres. The campus is located on Sargodha Road. It was established in 1973. However, the first group of graduates with M.B.B.S degrees finished in 1978. Moreover, the college has recently upgraded to a university in May 2017. The hospitals attached to the university are Allied Hospital, DHQ Hospital, and Ghulam Muhammadabad Hospital. The hospitals fulfill the purpose of the clinical teachings of the students.


PMC is recognized with the General Medical Council (GMC). Moreover, it is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). Additionally, it is an affiliated institute of the University of Health Sciences (UHS).


The university campus is large and airy. Also, there are spacious gardens between the departments. There are separate buildings for each department. Moreover, the department building has its own lecture hall. Also, the department building has tutorial rooms, museums, and practical labs to help the students and teachers. Additionally, the lecture halls as well as auditoriums are fully air-conditioned. There is also a cafeteria for students who serve meals and snacks during the day.

Programs offered by the university

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology
  • DOMS
  • MS Neurosurgery
  • MS Urology

Faisalabad Medical University Admission Process

If a student wishes to get admission at PMC, then the first step after F.SC or any other equivalent degree is the entry test. The entry test, as directed by PMDC, is MDCAT. Read more details about the MDCAT (MCAT) and the admission process. For further information, visit the UHS website.

Medical Section of PMC

    • Basic Departments

Overall, there are 8 basic medical departments in PMC. These are Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, and Community Medicine.
    • Clinical Departments

To teach clinical medicine to the students, PMC holds classes in the clinical departments of its affiliated students.  So, the departments are Medical Unit II, Medical Unit III, Medical Unit IV, Medical Unit V, Surgical Unit I, Surgical Unit II, Surgical Unit III, Surgical Unit IV, Surgical Unit V, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose Throat Unit, Ear Nose Throat Unit II, Cardiology, Cardiology DHQ, Oncology, Nephrology, Gynecology & Obs I and II, Gynecology & Obs III, Pediatric Medicine I, Pediatric Medicine II, Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Chest, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Anesthesia, Psychiatry, and Radiology.

Dental Section

At PMC, the BDS class started in January 2009. However, the first batch had a total of 50 students. Dental Section consists of the following departments: Periodontology, Science of Dental Materials, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Operative Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology, and Community Dentistry.

Teaching Hospitals

    • Allied Hospital

Allied Hospital is a teaching hospital and so, it is attached to Faisalabad Medical University. Students receive most of the clinical education from the hospital. Overall, there are 1150 beds in the hospital, from all the wards combined. In fact, it is the biggest hospital in district Faisalabad and receives the highest number of patients in the whole district. Moreover, the hospital is fully equipped with the latest medical equipment.
    • District Head Quarter hospital (DHQ hospital)

District Head Quarter hospital is the oldest Government Hospital of the Faisalabad. In addition to Allied Hospital, DHQ hospital also shares the burden of an increasing number of medical students and patients with Allied Hospital. Altogether, DHQ Hospital has 600 patient beds. Furthermore, DHQ Hospital is also involved in the postgraduate training in a number of medical and surgical specialties


Faisalabad Medical University provides the facility of hostels for students. However, there are separate hostels for boys and girls. Each hall has a mess and common room, and a common gym. Moreover, the hospitals have separate hostels for male and female doctors.

Male hostel

The male hostel is situated across the Sargodha Road. There are two hostel halls for boys namely Iqbal Hall and Ibn-e-Sina Hall.

Female hostel

There are four female halls. The two halls i.e. Fatima and Ayesha halls, mainly house the final year students. These are located adjacent to the Allied Hospital. While Liaquat hall accommodates first and second-year students. However, the Jinnah Hall houses 3rd and 4th-year students. The hostel gates close by 9 pm and nobody is allowed in or out of the girls’ hostels after this time.

Fee Structure of PMC

The fee of Faisalabad Medical University s decided according to the policy of UHS and the government of Punjab.

Secondary resources at PMC for students


There is also a library on the campus with a reading room having a capacity of 20 students. Moreover, there are 2 separate reading rooms having a capacity of 100 students each. However, the reading rooms for boys and girls are separate. The library contains a substantial collection of medical reference books. Additionally, books on literature, arts, novels, and religion are also available in the library. The reading room closes at 5 PM.

Computer Lab

UHS has set up a computer lab of 29 computers. Moreover, there are scanners and printers in the computer lab to help students.


Within the vicinity of the computer lab, students can access free WiFi facilities. The facility is available 24/7.

Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures

Dr. Najeeb lectures are one of the best choices when it comes to secondary resources for students at PMC. Not only are they popular among medical schools worldwide but also in Pakistan’s. The lectures are video-based; and are taught in a very simple way. They work wonders for those who need help in understanding the concepts taught in the college.

One can find lectures on all the topics included in Punjab’s medical college curriculum. There are hundreds of lectures, on Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, available on his website. You can check more details about the topics by visiting the video library. Students find these videos very useful as they help a lot in comprehending the tough subjects. Also, these video lectures are a great way to ace exams. Moreover, Dr. Najeeb also draws illustrations as the lecture progresses and teaches in a complete classroom-like way. Additionally, students can visit the website drnajeeblectures.com and try a lecture for free before getting a lifetime subscription.

Co-curricular activities at PMC

Sports activities

Every year, PMC arranges an annual sports activity month. Students participate in sports like table tennis, hockey, cricket, squash etc.

Annual Sports Day

The last day of the sports season in Faisalabad Medical University is the annual sports day. On this day, the winners of sports competitions in sports months get their prizes.

College Magazine

PMC publishes its annual magazine called “Parwaz”. To learn more about Faisalabad Medical University, visit their official website.


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