Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
Introduction about Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
The Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) is located in Lahore as well as Islamabad, Pakistan which is a constituent college of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. It is a first public sector medical college in Islamabad with 100 seats and with seats reserved for all provinces as per the approved government quota. Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) is affiliated to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) as well as Federal General Hospital.
Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) aims to make doctors with a full package. They focus on clinical study with students working in teaching hospitals alongside full licensed staff practitioners. Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) also aims to educate physicians to meet all the health care needs of patients within both the current and future healthcare systems. They strive to help future physicians to reach their full potential through research, teaching, and community service, with a goal of improving access to quality healthcare and enhancing the health status of residents.
Admission Criteria of Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
- The applicant who is willing to appear in the NTS examination must have passed the intermediate in the medical subjects which are: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics and English from any of the recognized college.
- For the above subjects the applicant must have passed them with 60% or more marks which makes the score at least 660 out of a total 1100 marks in the intermediate. NOTE: These marks should be 60% excluding the additional marks awarded on the basis of Hafiz-e-Quran.
- The applicants who have passed their A-Levels examination under the Cambridge Board UK must also have 60% marks in all the major subjects and such applicants are being liable to submit their equivalence certificate which is being issued by the Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Pakistan.
After clearing all the eligibility conditions the candidate has to appear for NTS (NAT-IM) which is a National Aptitude Test comprising of Multiple Choice Questions. The test consists of 90 MCQs which have to be attempted in 120 minutes. The test has two parts: first is the general part (Verbal Section) consisting of Antonyms, Synonyms, English Correction, Reading Comprehension and the second is subjective part which consists of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
Questions in the paper are distributed as follows:
PERCENTAGE OF MCQs
Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) has test centers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Muzaffarabad and Sukkar, however, every center has a capacity of 100 candidates and if the seats are filled the candidate applying will be given a center nearest to their city.
Candidate receives Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) entry test result on NTS website after 5 or 6 days of test. After announced test results the candidate will receive the result card on their Postal address that was written on his/her admission form.
Roll number slip is necessary on the test center. NTS dispatches the roll number slips one week before the test has to take place. If one did not receive their roll number slip then they have to download the copy of their slip from the NTS website.
If you do not have original roll number slip then you should have your original CNIC with copy of roll number slip on the test center and inform the member of information desk there.
Fee Structure of Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
First Year Fee
24,000 + 12,000 security
Hostel Fee (For Females)
35,000 + 20,000 security
PM&DC Registration Fee
Registration Form Fee
- 1. Indigent Scholarships
Second/ Third/ Fourth, Fifth Year Fee (Per Year)
Hostel Fee ( For Females)
There are many scholarships offered in Government run medical colleges. Some of them are:
These scholarships will be awarded to MBBS students on the following terms and conditions:-
- The students who secure admission in a medical college and income of whose parents or guardian is less than Rs.15000/- per annum will be eligible for the award of scholarships.
- The scholarship awarded will be for the period of 5 years subject to satisfactory work and conduct of the student during the whole course.
- Each scholarship holder shall give a surety bond to serve the Government for the period of five years after graduation if a job is offered by the Government. The instructions for filling the surety bond can be obtained from the office of the head of the institution.
- The indigent scholarship not used by any medical institution in Punjab will be transferable to another institution on a request to the Health. The head of the institution will intimaten the Health Department of the amount of indigent scholarships that has not been used well in time so that the other colleges may be informed.
- PEEF provides opportunities to the less privileged and talented youth of Punjab in order to bring them at par with the more fortunate ones. It plans to award scholarships to talented and needy students who showed outstanding performance in their tehsils/districts in the Secondary and Intermediate Examinations.
- Local Bodies Scholarships of varying value in the college are paid through the head of the institution from the funds of Local Bodies of Punjab.
- MBBS: Two scholarships of Rs. 1000/- per month for both of the students chosen is provided.
- BDS: Two scholarships of Rs. 1000/- per month for both of the students chosen is provided.
- The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the students’ performance in previous professional examinations. Each scholarships will be tenable for one year apart from final year students whole will receive and annual amount of Rs.4,500/- for non-boarder and Rs. 9,000/- for boarder.
Departments of Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
- Department of Anatomy
- Department of Physiology
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Pharmacology
- Department of Pathology
- Department of Community & Public Health Sciences
- Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
- Department of Community & Public Health Sciences
- Gynecology & Obstetrics
Facilities at Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
The following facilities are available at Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC):
- Hostel for boys and girls
- Sports facilities
- Literary Society
For the Students
Getting into a reputable medical university is no piece of cake. Heartiest congratulations to those who succeeded in getting into Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC). However, the hard work has just begun. The path you will make for your future self depends on how much effort and hard work you will put in. Here are a few do’s and don’ts as well as what to expect in university life.
The hardest thing to do at not just a medical college but at any university is managing time. If you don’t get to it in your first few days, you will have to face a lot of extra hardship later on. To avoid that, in the first few days at your college, take a note of how things work, what processes are followed and what goes where etc. Once you get the gist of it all, make a rough schedule. Compartmentalize your work. Assign time to each task and try to complete it in the assigned time. The more you keep on your schedule the easier things will get.
Next, you should get used to making a daily to-do list. All the homework, assignment, or any other task that you get, should go into that to-do list with a due date. Use applications to set reminders to help you complete your work before the due date. What’s even better is that you don’t leave the tasks to the last minute. Procrastination will have to wait. Getting to your tasks as soon as possible will help save you from a lot of future trouble. Keeping a list of all the tasks with their due dates and following a schedule regularly will make sure that you never miss a deadline.
Conditions will not always be favorable in life and hence not always at your college too. College life sometimes even gets to the best of students, who then find themselves frustrated and unable to continue. Some things are not under a person’s control so make sure that you give your all to the things that you can control. A lot of times, only attending lectures are not enough. Suppose, for one course, you end up with a lecturer whose methods of teaching do not resonate with your methods of learning. Even though you attend each and every class, you still have trouble understanding the lectures. In that case what you have to do is ask around for help while that knowledge is still fresh in your mind. Ask a fellow classmate or a friend to explain it to you. If not ask the CR or the TA to help but do not leave things on the last minute.
What has been proven to help students the most is group studying. With your group of friends, set aside time for group study sessions at least once a week if not every other day. Don’t hesitate from asking for help and don’t hesitate from helping someone else out either. Teaching others can actually help you too in memorizing things. So instead of skipping over a topic because the lecture was hard to understand shouldn’t stop you from understanding it. If one desires, he can find out several ways to help himself.
Dr. Najeeb Lectures
In the off-chance that you find in a situation described above, and none of the above mentioned methods work, or even if you don’t feel like trying out all of them just yet, you can always go to Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures for help. These are video lectures which are a great source for self-studying. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. These lectures cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get a lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere.
From the tough competition, rigorous studying, constant exams, and all that hard work, it is necessary for you to take some time out for yourself. Self-care is very important if you wish to succeed at anything in life. So to relax and take some time off from all the hard work, it is required that you ease your mind. Find a hobby or anything that would qualify as extracurricular and take out some time from your busy schedule for this. You need to reward yourself for your continuous hardship. Apart from that it will help you have a fresh mind when you go back to your work so maybe you could learn better or come up with more creative things (whatever is required).
When it comes to people management, it is required that you stay attentive from day one. Notice the people around you and pick your friends carefully. Avoid conflicts; if you do end up in one try resolving it as soon as possible because it would be advantageous in the long run. Try to be a little sharp minded and keep yourself from getting exploited. Help out others, this way you can make more allies than enemies and they could end up helping you in your time of need.
Just as no two human beings can ever be the same in their life experiences, no two students can have the same clinical experience. Your experience will be what you make of it. Keep in mind that whatever you learn is not to be forgotten. You are opting for a career that requires retention of this knowledge for a lifetime. To look at the short-term aspects, what you learn will be there again in your finals, and again during residency when you start treating actual patients. So, whatever you learn, make sure you understand it completely now, casual look-ups are fine to jock up your memory when required but if you don’t understand the concept you will have to do it later on.