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FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry  

FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry


About FMH

The FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry is one of the leading private sector medical and dental schools in Pakistan. It is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council as well as University of Health Sciences (UHS). So far the Institution’s students have made many accomplishments which are; 38 positions and 475 distinctions in UHS examinations in Medical and Dental College, 72 positions and 132 distinctions in Institute of Allied Health Sciences, 39 positions and 263 distinctions in Nursing. FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry is not only producing well trained health care professionals but also provides employment opportunities to its graduates by equipping them with a outstanding education.


Affiliated Hospitals

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Fatima Memorial Hospital is a 34 years old teaching hospital. It is located on FMH’s campus for clinical training. The institution’s faculty is persistently attempting to improve and update the curriculum.They also plan and implement teaching and evaluation strategies as directed by PMDC and UHS. This is one of the reasons that teaching quality and results of University examination are excellent and are improving every year.

Khair-un-Nisa Hospital (KNH)

KNH is one of the teaching hospitals of FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry. It was established in 1976 and is in Johar Town, Lahore.The hospital provides quality healthcare facilities to poor and needy patients. Presently KNH has 71 beds indoor, in general wards both for male and female patients.The hospital also has private rooms, Post-Operative Ward and a nursery. The Out Patients clinics consist of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medicine,Pediatrics, Surgery, Nephrology and General Outdoor.

Hijaz Hospital

The Hospital progressed from a humble start as dispensary in 1987and was founded by Haji InamElahiAsar. Now it has a five story building, 120-beds and is equipped with latest machinery and advanced facilities including X-Ray, ultrasound, ECG, and Pathology Laboratory. Specialized services are being provided in the field of, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Medicine, ENT, Dentistry, Pediatrics, Orthopedic, Kidney Dialyses and Medical Emergency.


Internationally listed

The College is also listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) www.imed.ecfmg.org


Campus location

The College‘s campus is located in Shadman and is adjacent to Fatima Memorial Hospital.


Campus facilities

The College of Medicine and Dentistry facilities comprise of:

  • Capacious Dissection Hall
  • Multi-Disciplinary laboratories equipped with up to date apparatus
  • Departmental Museums with latest specimens and mannequins
  • Departmental Libraries
  • Lecture Halls with 100 to 150 seating capacity
  • modern teaching aids including multimedia, public address system and overhead projectors in lecture halls
  • Two Conference Halls
  • Small Group Discussion/Tutorial rooms
  • Library
  • Computer lab
  • Cafeteria (under the administration of qualified nutritionist)
  • An air-conditioned mosque
  • A learning resource center

The learning resource center consists of a Library and a state of the art fully air-conditioned Computer lab.


Library

Latest editions of the textbooks and reference books as well as journals are available in the Library for the guidance of students and faculty.


Computer Lab

Computer lab is equipped with one hundred computers workstations providing high -speed Internet connectivity as well as online research journals availability.


Departments

Basic Science

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • Pathology

Non- Clinical and Clinical

  • Community & Preventive Dentistry
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Radiology Diagnostic
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics
  • Science of Dental Materials
  • Basic Sciences
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Eligibility Criteria

The applicantsfor admission against any category of seat must have passed the F.Sc (Pre Medical) examination from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan with at least 60% unadjusted marks (660/1100). Or the candidate must have passed an examination of Foreign University/Board equivalent to the F.Sc (Pre Medical) examination of Pakistan. The examination should be recognized as equivalent to F.Sc (Pre Medical) by the IBCC and this equivalence certificate must be attached with the application form before the closing date.Provisional equivalence certificate issued by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) shall only be entertained for the Entrance Test and not for Admissions.

The candidates has obtained marks equivalent to unadjusted 60% of F.Sc total marks (660/1100) according to the formula laid down by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Islamabad. The equivalent certificate of such candidate will not be accepted if he/she has not studied and passed the subjects of chemistry Biology and Physics/ Mathematics in his/her 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade/’O’ or ‘A’ level or other equivalent examination recognized by the IBCC. He/ She must have passed English as a subject at ’O’ or ‘A’ level.Only the Converted Marks Certificates issued by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen will be accepted. The Equivalence of marks will be on the basis of a certificate issued by IBCC.


Health Requirement

All candidates have to provide evidence of non-infectivity with Hepatitis B and C, as well as immunization against Hepatitis B before registration with the FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry at the beginning of the course. No exceptions are allowed in this requirement. Any student with physical disabilities, which may hinder the candidate’s ability to practice dentistry, may not be considered for admission.


Criteria for Foreign Candidates

No admission shall be given without an entry test or SAT II score of 550 marks. Only those Pakistani national students and foreigners, who have obtained the required qualifications, for the entry test from abroad, shall be eligible for admission on the foreign seats and shall either have to appear in the entry test or present the UHS, the requisite SAT score. The students who are residing abroad or who have achieved their qualifications required for the entry test from abroad shall be eligible for being considered for admission on the normal seats and shall be eligible to appear in the entry test if they have passed three science subjects out of which two have to be Biology and Chemistry.

The candidates having minimum SAT II score of 550 marks shall be exempted from the entry test and shall be required to appear only in the interview. TOFEL or IELTS score of 500 or 5.5 shall be required from the students who have obtained their required qualifications from those institutions where the medium of instruction for these qualifications is not English.

An alternate to TOFEL and IELTS is a certification by NUML Islamabad after a one-year English language Course.

The applicants with foreign passports / documents and have achieved their basic qualifications as per the PMDC and UHS guidelines for admission on foreign seats in private medical colleges must have in possession of UHS MCAT results or equivalent like SAT II. The fee structure, admission criteria is different for foreign students and is given in the prospectus.


Merit Calculation

Admissions are done strictly on merit basis according to UHS admission criteria:-

Matric/O-Level Equivalence

: 10%

F.Sc./A-Level Equivalence

: 40%

MCAT

: 50%

Note:
• Students with incomplete results on the closing date for admission will not be considered for admission.
• The selection decisions are final, irrevocable and non-negotiable. The college authorities are not bound to explain the reason for their decision to the applicant, their parents, guardians, relatives or friends.
• Since the admission is on merit therefore no personnel (Principal, Faculty, Consultants or any other Employee) in FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry nor any of its Partner Institues can ensure student admission in any of the discipline offered.


How to apply to the FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry?

To purchase a prospectus to apply for MBBS program or BDS program. You can visit the college counter to purchase or purchase it or send pay order / Bank Draft in favor of “FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry” or pay through Easy Paisa. You will have to pay Rs. 4,000/- (Prospectus fee and Aptitude Test Fee) for one program only or Rs. 8,000/- for both programs

Then, visit college website http://www.fmhcmd.edu.pk/. Login Admission form by entering serial no. and password provided while the purchase of prospectus. Fill all the fields correctly and submit the online admission form.Merit list will be available at the college and also displayed on the college website and the successful candidates will be informed accordingly.


Note: If the college dues are not paid within due dates, the name of candidate will be struck off from the selected list and the seat will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list.


Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) at the College of Dentistry FMH

Since December 2001, FMH College of Dentistry offers the degree of Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS). The College of Dentistry is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences. The degree of graduating dentists is also internationally recognized and they can conveniently follow careers and further post- graduate studies abroad.


FAQS about FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry

Is FMHCM&D is associated with Fatima Memorial Hospital, Shadman, Lahore?

Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) is recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). It started off as a hospital for Gynecology & Paediatrics in 1977, and today is a multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art healthcare organization. It is providing topnotch services to the rich & the poor alike. The healthcare specialist services provided by FMH cover the full spectrum of diagnostic, curative, therapeutic, rehabilitative & preventive medicine. FMH is continuously expanding its facilities, enhancing services, & is investing heavily in sourcing advanced equipment in line with latest technology.


Is FMHCM&D accredited within Pakistan and Internationally?

Yes, it is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) & is affiliated with University of Health Sciences (UHS). It is also listed both in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), (www.imed.ecfme.org)and in the World Health Organization (WHO) Avicenna Directory.


Where is FMHCM&D located?

The FMHCM&D is located in Shadman, Lahore.


How is life in Lahore?

Lahore is a city known for its vibrant traditions and activities. It offers an increasing number of educational & professional prospects. The climate is not so extreme that working isn’t possible all year round. It is also a center of attraction for history& architecture lovers because of formidable Mughal monuments


What programs are offered at FMHCM&D?

  • MBBS (Bachelors of Medicine & Bachelors of Surgery) – a five-year program
  • BDS(Bachelors of Dentistry) – a four year program

What is MBBS about?

In MBBS, the medical students gain a thorough understanding of body systems & the biological sciences which are fundamental to medical science, as well as develop communication skills & gain substantial clinical experience.


How is BDS taught at FMHCM&D?

BDS is taught in an advanced, well equipped dental school which has state-of-the-art equipment & highly qualified dental teaching faculty. Dental teaching is separate from medical teaching, & the entire study program is carefully tailored according to its needs.


How can I tell if I am a good candidate for FMHCM&D?

You should have done F.Sc. Pre-Medical or equivalent (with a minimum of 60% marks & approved by Inter-Board Chairmen Committee). You should have either appeared in the Entrance Test of the University of Health Sciences Lahore OR passed SAT-II examination with a minimum score of 550 in each subject i.e., Biology, Chemistry & Physics.

In case you have obtained your required qualifications from those institutions where the medium of instruction was not English, you must have valid TOEFL or IELTS with a score of 500 or 5.5.


Why is FMHCM&D a good option for Medical/ Dental study?

It is part of an experienced health system i.e. the Fatima Memorial System in Pakistan, established since 1977. It has state-of-the-art academic building and it is a well-equipped Medical & Dental College with skills laboratories. Its educational programs lead to diverse career opportunities. It has well-equipped library & computer facilities, excellent teaching faculty. It students are given placements for house job in FMH recognized by PMDC, and get opportunity for fellowship in 13 disciplines recognized by CPSP.


How is Campus life at FMHCM&D?

The campus has serene environment & is located in the heart of Lahore. Students get many opportunities to explore for their personal & professional development. The faculty & staff at the College provide give support to students. The campus is guarded with comprehensive security arrangements and CCTV. An exciting range of extracurricular & co-curricular activities are happen on campus to make the student life at FMHCM&D enriching such as debates, dramatics & community service.


What about the faculty at FMHCM&D?

The teaching faculty is highly qualified and experienced. There are many distinguished medical & dental practitioners who are WHO fellows, members of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, PhD Scholars and members of the American Board of Regents & American College of Physicians amongst the faculty.


How do the students of FMHCM&D perform in national and overseas exams?

FMHCM&D's students have achieved 32 positions & 619 distinctions in the University of Health Sciences Examinations. FMHCM&D graduates have outstanding scores internationally & have attained up to 99% in the USMLE Examination.


What do the students do after they graduate?

The Fatima Memorial Hospital is known for house job training by PMDC. Students of FMHCM&D are given preference during placements for house job at FMH. College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has approved 13 disciplines of FMH for post graduate training. Graduates of FMHCM&D also get the opportunity to excel in their professional careers though these fellowship programs.


How are students accommodated for on-campus residency?

students are accommodated in the hostels managed by the college itself. there are separate hostels for boys and girls. the rooms available can be single, shared, air-conditioned or even furnished, depending upon the affordability & preference of the applicant. There is a warden and other staff to make certain comfort & security.


What are the transport facilities available for students?

Air conditioned transport shuttles are available for students. Students can request FMHCM&D for transport facility.


What facilities are available in college library?

The College library is equipped with more than 4000 books, and is a subscriber to 40 international and 11 local journals, and 250 CDs as an electronic collection on all major subjects included in the in the field of Medical Sciences. Latest methods are being used for cataloguing and classification in library. Previous issues of journals and books are also available in the achieve section of library. Library also provides online free access to more than 2000 journals & books and also offers document delivery service to its users. with 100 Computers. It also offers free access to full text journals from HEC databases, printing and scanning facility. Books are continuously being added as per the requirement and demand of the faculty.


What services are provided by the computer lab in the college?

Computer lab consists of 100 computers. The on-line Aptitude test for inducting freshmen in the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry are taken in the lab. It has a good collection of CDs on basic and clinical subjects as well as high-speed cable Internet connectivity.


How is the quality of food available on campus?

The cafeteria situated within the campus has hygienically prepared food by professional chefs under the supervision of a qualified nutritionist. The food is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable rates. Snacks, cold drinks, tea, coffee and ice cream are also available.


How are students assisted in their time at FMHCM&D?

There is a student advisory system which is designed and implemented to provide academic and non-academic support to students while at FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry. The purpose of this is to help students in their personal and professional development and to assist them in dealing with any possible difficulties.


What are the functions of the student advisor at FMHC&D?

The advisor:

  • Meets students in the first year and helps them in their transition to the institution environment.
  • Monitors a student’s academic record and recommends remedial action so as to improve the student’s results when needed.
  • Acts as a source of advice and information on general student problem including personal problems
  • Helps to develop interpersonal and communication skills of the students
  • Resolves disputes among student to create a conducive learning environment
  • Regularly Monitors absenteeism in the college along with Student Affairs Department and to identify and counsel students who are habitually absent
  • Creates an environment where students are groomed in a professional and ethical manner
  • Assists students in their career, on how to prepare for interview, what to expect during an interview and how to overcome emotional aspects.

What secondary study resources can help students at FMHCM&D to assure good grades?

Other than Internet and library, another most trusted technique used by FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry students, who have difficulty in either understanding the content or keeping up with the lectures, is the use of video lectures. Dr. Najeeb lectures are the most trusted in Pakistan’s medical schools. His website drnajeeblectures.com has lectures in the form of videos on the topics of all the subjects included in the medical, allied sciences or nursing curriculum standardized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) in Punjab, Pakistan which is being taught FMHCM&D. These videos can help a great deal in comprehending the material which you find difficult to grasp. Dr. Najeeb teaches all the difficult concepts in a layman's terms but in great detail at the same time so it becomes very easy to understand the concepts. His style of teaching can be described as simple but highly informative, especially because he draws diagrams along with the lecture, the lecture progresses slowly without any haste and teaches in a complete classroom-like way. The 700+ video lectures, on Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, available on his website will help you to top your exams and make your concepts crystal clear. you can get your lifetime subscription for a very minimal price or you can Try one lecture for free. The benefit of having a lifetime subscription is that you can watch it as many times as you want without worrying about your time clashes with another class.


Which student societies and clubs are present in FMHCM&D?

  • SPORTS CLUB
  • DEBATES CLUB
  • DRAMATICS CLUB
  • ANNUAL FUNFAIR
  • FMH MUSIC & ARTS SOCIETY
  • FMH ALUMNI SOCIETY

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