Rashid Latif Medical College (Rlmc)
About Rashid Latif Medical College (Rlmc)
Rashid Latif Medical College (Rlmc) is a private medical college of Pakistan. It is one of the leading medical colleges of the area. With a building on an area of 28 acres, it is located on Ferozepur Road, Lahore. The college is the outcome of the efforts of a group of veteran graduate and postgraduate medical professors. Along with its teaching hospital, the college is structured in such a way that students experience a dynamic learning environment. Moreover, the college gives attention to meet the growing challenges of the profession.
Degrees offered by Rlmc
- Sc. (Hons)
- Medical Imaging Technology
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Optometry & Orthoptics
- Speech & Language Pathology
The duration of the degree program of bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery is five years. The eligibility criteria, admission requirements, and the compulsory entry test, called MDCAT, can be read here in great detail.
However, the application procedure is a bit different for private medical colleges. First, the applicant has to get a prospectus. The prospectus is available at Rashid Latif Medical College as well as Hameed Latif hospital. Then, the applicant must fill out the application form completely. After that, he/she should submit the form at Rashid Latif Medical College or Hameed Latif Hospital. Additionally, there is no age limit for M.B.B.S applicants.
According to PM&DC, the duration of B.D.S is five years. Moreover, the admission criteria and entry test are the same as M.B.B.S. Likewise; the application form for B.D.S is also available at Rashid Latif Medical College or Hameed Latif Hospital.
Click here to learn all about MDCAT, reserved seats, and the eligibility criteria. Similar to M.B.B.S, B.D.S applicants have no age restriction.
The Rashid Latif College of Pharmacy offers bachelors in Pharmacy. The Rashid Latif College of Pharmacy is an affiliated Institute of the University of Sargodha. The eligibility for the program is a score of minimum 60% marks in F. Sc. (Pre-Medical) or equivalent.
A career in pharmacy is a well-rounded career. The reason is that pharmacy is incorporated science, healthcare, direct patient contact, computer technology and business. Also, it is a crucial part of the health care system. Pharmacists improve the patient care in hospitals and clinic through the medicine and the information they provide.
Rashid Latif College of pharmacy is bringing excellence in teaching, learning, and research in the education of pharmacy. Furthermore, it focuses on improving technical, conceptual and human skills required that students need to study and then, lead a successful life.
Here, students get training for public and private pharmacy jobs. In addition to that, they are prepared to start their own pharmacy business.
There is a separate building for the Pharmacy College. The building has a highly advanced library and a computer lab. Moreover, Pharmacy College has competent and well experienced professional faculty. Pharmacy College’s structure is fully air-conditioned and airy. Additionally, the lecture theaters are large and have multimedia facilities. The college of pharmacy has focused on the modern methods of teaching. Therefore, the students of pharmacy have an interactive tutorial and practicals with other medical students. Likewise, students visit Pharmaceutical industries & hospitals for clinical skill development. The fee structure of Rashid Latif Medical College is also very affordable.
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Rashid Latif College of Physical Therapy offers the degree of DPT. The duration of the course is five years and is a full-time study based. The eligibility criterion for the DPT program is 60% marks in F.Sc or any other equivalent qualification. The duration of the program is five years.
Today, physiotherapy is an essential part of the Health Care System. Physical therapy comes under the umbrella of clinical health science. Today, there is a very high demand for physiotherapists in hospitals and clinical settings. Physiotherapists are a highly credible profession. Moreover, physiotherapists are known as one of the most trusted and respected professionals because of the care and services they provide. The students of physical therapy study medical science subjects, including anatomy, neurosciences, and physiology. Generally, physical therapists work in hospitals or do general practice. The core curriculum of the DPT program is based on the international standard of education and guide to physical therapy practice.
Allied Health Sciences
From 2013, Rashid Latif Institute of Allied Health Sciences has launched six programmes in Allied health Sciences. The college offers a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Imaging Technology, Optometry & Orthoptics, Nutrition, and Speech & Language Pathology.
Healthcare opportunities are not just limited to M.B.B.S or B.D.S graduates. In addition to them, there are allied health professionals, who are working in many areas of health care. Globally, Allied Health professionals are the largest group of health care providers.
The eligibility to apply in any allied health sciences program is having passed F.Sc. Pre-medical or any other equivalent qualification. Moreover, the applicant should have scored 50% marks in science subjects, while for Physical Therapy 60% in science. Furthermore, the students qualifying F.Sc. Pre-engineering can apply to Medical Imaging Technology. However, they should have at least 60% marks in science subjects.
For information regarding all these programs, you can email at [email protected]. However, you should contact [email protected] for Speech & Language Pathology. Moreover, drop an email at [email protected] for DPT related information.
Important to note, the age for allied health applicants should be between 17 to 25 years.
Rashid Latif Nursing College is another venture of Rashid Latif Khan Associates. Nursing College was established three years earlier. The nursing college has hired the best teachers to raise its standard. Moreover, the college focuses on enhancing the capabilities of students of nursing.
The eligibility criteria are a minimum benchmark for the admission. However, the students are selected on the on merit. Moreover, the selection decision is made by the institution’s administrations and is non-negotiable. Furthermore, the names of short-listed candidates are posted on the Institute’s notice board and website. All the applicants should check if they have been short-listed and confirm the day, date and time of their interview.
In addition to that, Rlmc accepts local Pakistani Students (students born, raised and educated in Pakistan), overseas Pakistani students (children of expatriate Pakistani families) and international students (carrying foreign passport/green card). Although the college admits all three categories of students, the admission is based on merit. However, the tuition fee paid by each group is different. Note that, all the applicants compete within their category.
Departments at Rlmc
The college has specialized departments for all the degree programs it offers. The departments are:
- Forensic Medicine
- Community Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
Syllabus at Rlmc
As Rlmc has an alliance with the University of Health Sciences, it follows its curriculum too. The syllabus follows the guidelines of UHS. You can learn more about the syllabus at Rlmc here.
Teaching hospitals of Rlmc
There are two teaching hospitals of Rashid Latif Medical College. These teaching hospitals assist in the clinical teaching of students at the college.
Hameed Latif Hospital
Hameed Latif Hospital is situated on Ferozepur Road, opposite Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The hospital is a 250 bedded hospital with the most advanced and modern facilities. Hameed Latif Hospital is known for its exceptional Post-graduate training from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in the disciplines of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Neonatology & Anaesthesiology.
Moreover, Hameed Latif hospital has 24 hours emergency services. In addition to that, it has a well equipped O.T. Complex, Delivery Rooms, CCU / ICU and Paediatric department. Additionally, the hospital also offers services such as video laparoscopic surgery, medicine & general surgery, medical oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, ENT, orthopedics and urology. Also, the hospital has an advanced dialysis Centre. Furthermore, there is a well equipped Blood Bank for the patients.
The hospital aims to provide excellent diagnostic services to its patients. Therefore, the hospital diagnostic facilities, such as Pathology Lab and Radiology departments, are also equipped with the latest technology.
Hameed Latif Hospital is one of the well-renowned hospitals in Lahore. Particularly, it is prominent for its Infertility Centre which is the finest in Pakistan and one of the best in the region. The hospital’s Infertility Centre is the pioneer for its technique in Pakistan. In 1989, it successfully delivered the first test tube baby. Since then, Hameed Latif Hospital’s Infertility Centre has delivered thousands of healthy and normal test tube babies. Moreover, the hospital maintains a record for not only in the country but also in the sub-continent by delivering sets of triplets and twins. In addition to that, the hospital has also achieved several thousand successful pregnancies by methods other than test tube technique.
More information about Hameed Latif Hospital can be found here: http://www.hameedlatifhospital.com
Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital
Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital is an on-campus hospital. The hospital is a purpose-built teaching hospital. Therefore, the hospital is equipped with the state of art medical equipment. The hospital faculty is a team of experienced and professional specialist doctors. The hospital aims to cater to a wide array of medical patients. So, it has a capacity for 400 patient beds.
Facilities for students at Rlmc
Rashid Latif Medical College provides several facilities to its students. The notable ones include:
The college has a spacious library, to facilitate them. The library building is in a separate block adjacent to the college building. The library contains all important text and reference books. Additionally, it also has reference journals. The books are placed subject-wise. Moreover, the college is also working on an e-library. There are some sections in the library. These include:
- A Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Reference Books Sections
- Reading Area
- Study Desk Area
- And an audio-Visual Section
Rlmc has a computer lab with fifty installed computers. Also, these computers have a very high bandwidth internet connection. All these computer labs are managed by highly proficient and trained staff of IT Department. The lab is located adjacent to the library. Its space allows the provision of computer workshops as and when required. Moreover, the lab serves the purpose of printing, scanning, e-data and wifi services by teachers and students. Overall, this lab is a beneficial addition to the facilities of the college.
The students of Rlmc also receive newsletters.
There is a cafeteria in the college with a spotless and well-maintained kitchen. Here, the staff prepares hygienic and healthy food. Therefore, students always get fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner at reasonable rates from the cafeteria. Moreover, the cafeteria has a specially designated area for the staff. Additionally, a separate area caters to OPD patients and their attendants.
The auditorium at Rlmc is a 650 seated and state of the art auditorium. It is fully air-conditioned, has the latest multimedia and great audio-visual systems. Generally, educational activities, seminars, and conferences happen here.
The students can visit their official website to find their class lectures. In this way, college facilitates the students with heir study.
Dr. Najeeb Video lectures
Besides the Rlmc lectures, another important lectures to study from are the Dr.Najeeb Lectures. Moreover, Dr. Najeeb lectures are the most trusted in Pakistan’s medical schools. The website drnajeeblectures.com has video lectures covering all the topics of all the subjects included in the medical, allied sciences or nursing curriculum standardized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) in Punjab. So if you are studying in any program at Rashid Latif Medical College, then these will greatly benefit you. Have a look at the video library to see for yourself. Dr. Najeeb teaches all the concepts in a very simple way but in great detail at the same time so it becomes very easy to understand the concepts. In short, his style of teaching is highly informative, especially because he draws diagrams along with the lecture. In addition to that, the lecture progresses slowly without any hurry.
Overall, there are 700+ video lectures on the website. All these lectures range from a number of topics including Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. These will not only help you score in your exams but will help you in the times to come. How? These videos will make your concepts crystal clear. And once you have your concept clear, you can easily apply the concept as needed. Moreover, the subscription is a life-time so you can always go back to them. You can get your subscription for a fairly low price as there is discount going on for Pakistani students. Get it now.
The college runs a daily transport service from Hameed Latif Hospital to Rashid Latif Medical College and back for the convenience of the faculty and the students. Moreover, the facility of public transportation is available at walking distance.
Moreover, Rlmc Hostels also accommodates the students who are not the residents of Lahore or Kasur. Rlmc offers separate wings for both male and female students. As the college aims to offer students a safe, secure and comfortable environment, therefore the hostels are located on-campus.
The hostel offers both shared and single occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms. The shared rooms can be either double occupancy or triple occupancy. Each hostel wing has a kitchen, dining room and a common room. Generally, the common room is used for group study and recreational purposes such as table tennis, carom board, etc. Also, the hostel rooms have broadband internet services. Likewise, hostels will also have backup generators for load shedding.
A member of the faculty and a hostel warden are in charge of a hostel. Additionally, to ensure the safety of students, the security guards watch the hostel premises. Important to note, students will have to abide by the hostel rules and regulations laid down by college authorities.
Moreover, the students also have the option to subscribe for messing services (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with the on-campus cafeteria. However, the students can even manage their mess and menu under the guidance of the hostel warden.
Hostel accommodation and the optional messing charges will have to be paid annually on a non-refundable basis due to limited availability of boarding rooms. However, each year’s updated charges are published in the prospectus.
The college believes that a healthy, peaceful and beautiful environment plays a crucial role in the mental, physical and social development of students. Therefore, Rlmc established a large sports complex for sports and recreational activates. The most modern equipment is present on the campus. The sports facilities include:
- Musical Chair
- Table Tennis
- Tug of War
- The Egg Drop Game
Career Counseling Services
Rlmc provides the facility of career counseling to all the students. The career councilors evaluate the careers in Pakistan as well as abroad for the students. Moreover, they also monitor the educational performance of students and discussed with them.
Scholarships for Students
The college provides financial assistance to those students who are underprivileged. However, the college provides the financial award on the basis of merit cum need. Students can visit the college administration office for more details about the financial aid.