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Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)


 
Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)
 

About Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) was initially established in Faisalabad in the month of March, 1974 and then was later shifted to Rawalpindi on November, 1974. It was initially affiliated with University of Punjab but then later became affiliated with University of Health Sciences, Lahore. At first Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) was known as Rawalpindi Medical College but then its name was changed in September, 2017 by the Government of Punjab.

The aim of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) is to provide students with a general professional education as physicians. They enable students to build upon previous education and experience using available learning resources. The competencies achieved by their young doctors will qualify them to proceed to further post-graduate trainings.


Affiliationed Teaching Hospitals

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) is affiliated to three public sector hospitals which are located in Rawalpindi. They are:

  • Benazir Bhutto Hospital.
  • Holy Family Hospital.
  • District Headquarters Hospital.

Admission Procedure of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

    Entrance Test

  • UHS conducts the entrance test on behalf of the Government of Punjab. The test is held in Bahawalpur, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, D.G Khan, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Hassan Abdal.
  • The candidates having domicile of any district of Punjab, Federal Capital Area (Islamabad), Gilgit-Baltistan, Dual national Pakistanis or Foreign Nationals can appear in this test.
  • Candidate appearing for this test should have done his Intermediate Sciences (FSC/HSSC) in premedical or should have appeared in equivalent examination test with a score of minimum 60%.
  • Candidates who are still awaiting their result can appear in the test on the basis of a ‘Hope Certificate’ which is issued by the Head of their Institution.
  • The test contains 220 multiple choice questions which make up a total of 1100 marks. There are 44 Physics MCQs, 58 Chemistry MCQs, 30 General English MCQs and 88 Biology MCQs.
  • The duration of the test is 2.5 hours and for every correct answer the candidate is awarded 5 marks, however, 1 mark will be deducted for every question that is wrong.
  • Candidate will have to pay Rs. 500 in cash to receive their entrance test kit which contains the information booklet, application form and admit card.
  • The candidate will have to submit the duly filled application form by hand along with all the required documents mentioned in the information booklet.
  • The candidate will then receiver their admit card from the same center on the specified date.

    Admission Process for the Conduct of Entrance Test

  • After the declaration of the official result of the entrance test all those candidates who have the domicile of Punjab or Islamabad who will score 80% or above aggregate marks as per PMDC formula shall be eligible to apply for admission on open merit basis.
  • The aggregate marks will be calculated as follows:
  • Matric- 10%
  • FSC- 40%
  • Entry Test- 50%

    Documents Required for Admission

  • Domicile certificate of the candidate.
  • Certificates or result cards of SSC or HSSC/ equivalent examination from IBCC.
  • Four recent colored photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm).
  • Two colored photographs (2.5cm x 2.5cm).
  • Those claiming to be Muslim Hafz-e-Quran shall have to produce a certificate in this regard from a registered madrissa.

The above documents will be required at the time of submission of application form for the entrance test.


Fee Structure of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

The fee structure changes every year but roughly it is the same as follows:

FIRST YEAR: Rs. 12,700

SECOND YEAR: Rs. 5,500

THIRD/ FOURTH/ FIFTH YEAR: Rs. 5,700

    Scholarships

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) provides many different scholarships to its students. They are:

    1. Punjab Government Merit Scholarship

    The following merit scholarships are sanctioned by the Punjab Government for students in each medical college,

  • Two scholarships for second year M.B.B.S students
  • Two scholarships for third year M.B.B.S students
  • Two scholarships for fourth year M.B.B.S students
  • Two scholarships for final year M.B.B.S students

    The scholarships for the second year students will be awarded by the Principal on the result of the first year promotion examination. Scholarship to third, fourth and final year students will be awarded by the Principal on the basis of result of First, Second and Third Professional examinations respectively. Each scholarship will be tenable for one year only except for final year students who will receive annual amount of Rs. 4500/- (non-boarder)/ Rs. 9000/- (boarder) during their stay in final year till the final professional examination.

    2. Government and Non-Government Scholarships

  • Fee concession only on tuition fee: 10% on each class the student passed based on the Annual University Examination. (FULL= Rs. 15,000 & HALF= Rs. 7,500)
  • Aamir Ayub, U.K= Five students are selected every year by the Scholarship Committee which gives scholarship on tuition fee, hostel fee and mess charges.
  • Farogh-e-Islam Foundation= From the Profit of NIT Units – Decide by the Scholarship Committee. (Rs.9,000/- each student per annum)
  • Hakeem Muhammad Saeed Scholarship= Two scholarships are given every year by the Scholarship Committee. (Rs.25,000/-p.a. for Boarder & Rs.12,500/-p.a. for non-boarder)
  • Director Public Instructions (College) Punjab, Lahore= A merit scholarship of Rs. 35,000 per year is awarded on the basis of F.Sc Meit from Punjab Board.
  • Punjab Educational Endowment Fund of Rs. 4,500 is awarded per month.
  • Merit Scholarship (According to Prospectus)= Two students who achieve first and second position are selected and are granted a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 annually.
  • Pakistan Bait-ul-Mall Scholarship= Applications sent to Pakistan Bail-ul-Mall where the students selected are granted a scholarship on their tuition and hostel fee.
  • District Zakat Committee= Provides Rs. 10,480 annually.
  • Federal Board= Provides merit based scholarship.
  • Children of Punjab Govt. Employees= It is a benevolent fund.
  • Children of Federal Govt. Employees (Staff Welfare Organisation).
  • Children of Retired Defense Person= This scholarship if awarded by Fauji foundation (6000/- 9000/- & 12000/- p.a.).
  • Children of Federal Govt. Teachers (National Education Foundation).
  • College Benevolent Fund.
  • National Bank of Pakistan= Provides a student loan scheme free of interest on all finances related to the university.
  • Pakistan Medical Association= Chooses 3 students every year and provides scholarship for college tuition.
  • FTP= Provides scholarship on college and hostel fee to 3 students.

    3. Indigent Scholarships

    These scholarships will be awarded 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 a period of five years after graduation. The Instructions for filling the surety bond can be had from the office of the Principal concerned.

Those declining to serve, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the surety bond and agreement shall be required to pay a penalty of Rs. Ten thousand and shall refund the whole amount in lump sum. If the government is not able to provide a post of Medical Officer for the specified period, as laid down in the surety bond and the agreement, the stipendiary will not be liable to any penalty or any other charge. The stipendiaries shall be liable to serve anywhere in Punjab. If any stipendiary is offered a house job on merit basis, he/she would be entitled to accept the same under intimation to the Director General Health, Punjab but would take up the Government service immediately on the expiry of the house job.

  • Out of the annual value of scholarship i.e. Rs. 1,000.00 a sum of Rs. 400/- will be refundable in easy installments. Prescribed application forms and any further information in this connection can be had from Principals office
  • The recovery of 40% dues refundable shall be made by the Director, Health Services/Head of Special Institutions.
  • The Indigent Scholarship not used by any medical college in Punjab will be transferable to another medical college on a request to the Health Department. The Principal of a college will intimate 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.

Programs and Courses

    MBBS:

    Eligibility

  • Provisional equivalence, Certificate issued by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) shall only be entertained for the Entrance Test
  • The candidate should obtain marks equivalent to unadjusted 65% of F.Sc total marks (715/1100) according to the formula laid down by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Islamabad.
  • The equivalence 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 0 & A level or other equivalent examination recognized by the IBCC. He/she must have passed English as compulsory 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.

    B.SC (Hons) Program

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) provides the following four year Programs of B.Sc (Honors):

    1. The examination is recognized as equivalent to F.Sc (Pre-Medical) by the IBCC. It shall be the responsibility of the candidates to settle their grades with IBCC and should get equivalence certificate from IBCC Islamabad only for recognition of their qualification. The equivalence certificate must be attached with the application form before the closing date.
    2. Provisional equivalence, Certificate issued by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) shall only be entertained for the Entrance Test
  • The candidate should obtain marks equivalent to unadjusted 65% of F.Sc total marks (715/1100) according to the formula laid down by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Islamabad.
  1. The equivalence 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 0 & A level or other equivalent examination recognized by the IBCC. He/she must have passed English as compulsory subject at O or A level.
  2. 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.

    Candidate applying should have a minimum of 60% marks in FSC or equivalent educational system.

    Minimum age to apply is 17 years and maximum is 30 years.

    Nursing

    There are three schools of nursing which exist in District Head Quarters Hospital, Benazir Bhutto hospital and Holy Family Hospital of Rawalpindi. They provide high quality nursing training to the nursing students. Nursing students are also provided with facility of hostels in all three Allied Hospitals.

    Eligibility

  • Candidate applying should have obtained 55% marks in aggregate as well as in Science subjects.
  • The candidate should have passed general nursing.
  • The candidate must be single at the time of admission.
  • Upper age limit is 25 years and for a widow it is 30 years.

    Admission Procedure

  • The admission shall be made once a year preferably in August/ September, subject to the advertisement of the Principal of concerning school.
  • The Principal of concerned nursing school shall publish the notice in daily national newspaper. The classes shall start in November; all nursing schools shall complete the registration process with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and Nursing Examination Board after verification of academic documents and probation period.
  • The candidates shall be required to submit the admission form to the concerned nursing school within 15 days of publishing of advertisement.
  • Admission form (for public sector institution) will be provided in concerned nursing school at the cost of Rs100/-.
  • Funds thus generated shall be kept by the institution as student welfare fund.
  • Admission form with cutting, overwriting and incomplete shall not be acceptable.
  • The stamp of the officer attesting documents must bear his / her full name, designation and current place of duties.
  • No migration is allowed, subject to condition of disciplinary case.
  • The application should execute surety bond on the stamp paper of Rs. 50/- at the time of admission that He / She will leave after completion of training. Otherwise, the stipend which she had received during the period of training will be recovered.
  • The bonded students after completing their training are required to serve 3 years in institutions of Government of the Punjab.

    Post B.SC Nursing

    The Post RN BSc Nursing program is a 2 years program designed to give experienced, registered nurses an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing care as clinically competent professional nurses. Graduates will be able to provide leadership and influence the development of the nursing profession in Pakistan.

    Upon completion of the program, nurses are able to utilize critical thinking in providing holistic nursing care and play a role as change agents in nursing practice and education in any health care setting. Nurses may enroll as full-time or part-time students.

    Eligibility

  • Human Resource and venue for taking Entry Test would be facilitated by Post Graduate College of Nursing (PGCN), Lahore. The University of the Health Sciences, Lahore will prepare MCQ papers; process examination and declare results under the supervision of Health Department.
  • 05 marks for extra professional qualification 25 marks for General Nursing Diploma (25 marks for 1st Division and 15 for 2nd Division) 20 marks for Midwifery Diploma (20marks for 1st Division and 15 for 2nd Division) 10 marks for Professional Experience (1 mark per year, maximum 10 marks)

    Admission Procedure

  • The admission will be conducted once a year; advertisement will be given by PGCN, preferably in September in all leading national newspapers for entry test, which will be followed by an interview.
  • The nursing officers who are regular employees of Government of the Punjab, Health Department are eligible to apply for Post RN BSc Nursing after fulfilment of above mentioned criteria.
  • The employees having minimum of 3 years regular service on their credit will be eligible for the admission.
  • The employees who have already availed any placement inside and outside the country will have minimum 3 years regular service after availing the placement.
  • NOC from Health Department through proper channel is mandatory for in-service candidates. No application for NOC will be entertained if submitted directly.
  • After making the final selection, list of the successful candidates will be forwarded to the Health Department for further processing.
  • The commencement of the class will be from 1st January.

Facilities at Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) offers the following facilities for its students to provide them with the best environment for quality education:

    Library

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) has a central library in its old campus building containing latest editions of Medical Text & Reference books on a wide variety of medical & paramedical topics. The university library also subscribes to leading international & national medical journals, review articles. At a time, 2-3 books can be issued by one student, for a period of one month. After this period, the student has to get the book re-issued. Any damage / loss to the books, while issued in the name of the student would be payable by the student.

    The library timings are from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm.

    Lecture Halls

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) has state of the art lecture halls with all updated facilities of over-head projectors, slide projectors and multi-media projectors. The lecture halls are also air-conditioned. These lecture halls can be used for some other purposes also like for conducting the seminars as well.

    Computer Lab

    A state-of-the-art computer skills lab is located near the library on first floor of Old Campus. There are 30 computers with internet connection. Students and faculty can avail the facility on no charges, in their free time.

    Hostels of Rawalpindi Medical University

    For those students who have come from other cities to study at Rawalpindi Medical College may avail the hostel facilities provided by the college.

    There are 4 hostels currently available to the students for boarding purposes.

    1. Boys Hostel: College Premises near the Latif Auditorium, Old Teaching Block
    2. Boys Hostel: Satellite Town 6 km from the Old Teaching Block.
  • Girls Hostel: RMC Staff Colony 2 km from the Old Teaching Block

    The hostel clerk may be contacted, if you wish to avail this opportunity. He will give you the printed application form and will also guide you about the payment modalities. The allotment of rooms is subject to availability and on first come first serve basis.

    Transport

    The University provides transport facilities to its students from the hostels (girls & boys) and the teaching hospitals attached with Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU). The bus stand is located near the Latif Auditorium. The students should check the schedule of departure of buses by looking at the main student notice board. There is also bus service available for pick/ drop of students residing in Islamabad.

    Cafeterias

    Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) has cafeterias located throughout the campus. There is separate seating arrangement for boys and girls and it is open from 8.00 AM till 2.00 PM.

    Auditorium in Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

    It is located in Old Campus of the University and is utilized for various purposes including recreational activities of students, conferences and seminars etc. It has a seating capacity of 1000 people.

    Mosque of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

    There is a mosque in the University premises, located near the boys hostel. For female students, there is a separate prayer room, near the girls cafeteria lounge.


After Getting into Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

After the nerve raking admission process and months and months of hard work is paid off, the student feels relieved. Yes, you have achieved great but getting into a medical university is like a marathon, if you are in the lead that does not mean you stop running, you have to keep up the hard work and the stamina to stay in the lead.

To help you to cope up with the university life here are some heads up and a few guide lines.

    Managing Time at Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)

    The moment the studies start you should make a schedule according to the importance of different subjects. Managing time especially in university is an art all should master as you have to study daily. Failing to manage time can lead to missed deadlines or marks which can have an adverse impact on your health. Make a schedule or a to-do list for everyday tasks and never leave a task for the next day. Keep track of all your classes, tests and assignments and perform and prepare them as soon as possible.

    Self Study and Group Study

    A few days into university you’ll realize that it is nothing like school or college life. You’re on your own regarding studies and it will be your absolute good luck if you get a cooperative teacher or there will be times when a teacher teaches a certain topic but you don’t get any of the knowledge he imparts. In times like these students seem to panic, but panic won’t get you anywhere, you will have to be an adult and sort out your problems yourself. Self-study is something you will have to do very often, go to the library and issue books having the best explanations for the topics you don’t understand. In university one of the best ways to learn something is through group study, as every student has a strong hold on different topics, learning and teaching each other can help you understand something even better.

    Dr. Najeeb Lectures

    As stated previously, there will be numerous times when self-studies will be required. There can be plenty of reasons for that i.e. you might have missed some lectures, or the teacher assigned to you might not be so good at delivering the lectures, or their way of delivering lectures might not match your way of learning. For that you can either ask Teacher’s Assistants or your fellow classmates to help but even that can fail at times. For such times, Dr. Najeeb’s lectures will be your guiding star. 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. They are video lectures that 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.

    Clinical Learning and Long Term Retention

    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.

    People Management

    Throughout your life, you will get to meet new and different people. Consider your life at this college as a training for that. Here too, you will meet different kind of people. You will have to learn how to assess a person; it will be for your own good. Avoid trouble and steer clear of bad influencers. Even if you end up having a bad experience with some, do not get your hopes down, instead consider it a lesson.

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