Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC)

  Sheikh Zayed Medical College  

About Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC)

Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) was established in 2003 by the Government of Punjab  as a undergraduate medical college attached to Sheikh Zayed Hospital. It is located in Southern Punjab in Rahim Yar Khan, which is the junction of three Provinces.

Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) is a Tertiary Health Institution which aims at delivering excellent training and education to healthcare professionals. The college has Sheikh Zayed Hospital as its teaching hospital. The Government of the Punjab has also approved a mega project for further construction of Sheikh Zayed Medical College and a new hospital with residential complex, which will spread on an area of 166 acres. It will also include College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and Institute of Cardiology.

Affiliated Hospital

Sheikh Zayed Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in the district of Rahim Yar Khan. The 841-bedded hospital is dedicated to providing excellent patient care, attention to patient safety and an unparalleled commitment to assure the best healthcare by professionals.

SZH has almost all the specialties in the medical field. Sheikh Zayed Hospital ensures to treat patients in a way so that they get expert care and brilliant clinical experience.

Departments at Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC)

 Basic Departments

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Bio-Chemistry
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Department of Physiology

Clinical Departments

  • Department of Anesthesia
  • Department of Burn And Plastic Surgery
  • Department Of Cardio Vascular And Thoracic Surgery
  • Department of Cardiology
  • Department of Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy)
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department Of ENT
  • Department of Medical Education
  • Department of Medical Unit – I
  • Department of Medical Unit- II
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit-II
  • Department Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit-I
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Paediatric surgery
  • Department Of Psychiatry
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department Of Pulmonology
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery Unit-I
  • Department of Surgery Unit-II

Programmes Offered

  • B.B.S
  • Sc. (Hons.) Medical Imaging Technology 
  • Sc. (Hons.) Medical Laboratory Technology 
  • Sc. (Hons.) Operation Theatre Technology 
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • MS Urology
  • MS Neurosurgery
  • Nursing Course

Curriculum of M.B.B.S at Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC)

First Year M.B.B.S

The following subjects are taught:

  • Anatomy (Gross, Histology, General & Embryology). 
  • Islamic Studies. 
  • Pakistan Studies.
  • Behavior Sciences

 Second Year M.B.B.S

The following subjects are taught:

  • Anatomy (Gross, Histology & Embryology). 
  • Islamic Studies. 
  • Pakistan Studies.
  • Behavior Sciences

Third Year M.B.B.S

The following subjects are taught:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. 
  • General Pathology.
  • Behavior Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • General Surgery. 
  • Internal Medicine. 
  • Surgical Sub-specialties. 
  • Medical Sub-specialties.

Fourth Year M.B.B.S

The following subjects are taught:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Special Pathology.
  • Community Medicine.
  • ENT
  • Clinical Sciences
  • General Surgery. 
  • Internal Medicine. 
  • Surgical Sub-specialties.
  • Medical Sub-specialties.

 Final Year M.B.B.S

The following subjects are taught:

  • General Medicine. 
  • General Surgery. 
  • Medical Specialties.
  • Surgical Specialties. 
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC)

What is the Minimum Duration for M.B.B.S Degree?

The Minimum duration for completion of the degree shall be five year for MBBS.

How is Admission of an Applicant Decided?

Admission shall be made on the basis of merit and according to admission policy formed by the admission board of Punjab.

What is the Main Objective of M.B.B.S Curriculum taught at SZMC?

The main goal of the MBBS curriculum taught at SZMC is to prepare a general-purpose community oriented doctor who is able to tackle the common health problems as given by the code of Medical ethics approved by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and is competent enough to continue post-graduate Medical Education in the specialty of his/her choice. A student  at SZMC is taught and trained in such a way that in his/her professional life  he/she is well versed with all aspects which a general duty medical officer is supposed to know.

What Secondary Study Resources can help Students at Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) to assure good grades?

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How many Seats are Allocated for M.B.B.S. Admissions at Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex?

The total  number of seats at SZMC is  151. Following are the details for these seat’s allocation:

 Open Merit (Normal Fee)                                                                                    126

Foreign Students on Self-Finance Basis.                                                              2

Under-developed district seats (Normal Fee)                                                   15

Northern Areas (Normal Fee)                                                                               2

Azad Jammu Kashmir                                                                                            2

Disabled (Normal Fee)                                                                                           2

Indian Occupied Kashmir                                                                                      2

Does Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) have Computer Lab Facility?

Yes, there is a UHS Computer Lab in the phase 1 Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex/Hospital . It is an air-conditioned computer lab which is  linked with HEC Digital Library. It contain 25 computers, a scanner, a printer, a multimedia, a projector screen and internet connectivity.

How does Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) Accommodates Students for Residency?

The college provides hostel facility to both male & female students. All facilities along with separate messing services are given. The rooms given can be cubical, biseater or tetra, depeding upon affordability  of the applicant and availability.  Each hostel has a beautiful lawn for the students to sit and relax. Each hostel is looked after by an Assistant Warden. The warden strictly supervises the messing system and cleanliness of hostels.The hostels have common TV rooms, air-conditioned study rooms, living room and a dining room, canteens, and prayer rooms. Each room is provided with an attached bath. Every student is given a bed, study table, a chair and a cupboard.

What happens when a Student living on Campus has a Medical Emergency?

In case of emergency, medical treatment is provided by the hostel warden and by regular medical checkups of the students.

How is Life at the Dormitories of Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) for Students living on-campus?

The hostels in Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) provide many facilities inside its premises. Telephone facility is also provided to the students. There is arrangement of games like Cricket, Football, Table tennis and Badminton for the students. In addition to that, to meet their daily needs, shopping trips for the students are arranged to different shopping places weekly under the supervision of hostel warden. There are Security measures for the girls hostel including the posting of a guard at the entrance round the clock. No female student is allowed to leave the hostel without the permission of the hostel warden. Only approved (by parents) persons can visit the students.

Does College provide Transport Facility to Students?

College provides free of cost transport facility for students. Pick & drop and Inter campus facility is available to the on campus residents for weekly market trips. Transport for emergency situations is available 24/7 in the college and hostel.

Is there a parking facility available to those who want to come in their own vehicles?

Spacious Parking is available in the premises of the College to accommodate the needs of staff/ students and the visitors / guests.

How are Boarders provided with Food?

Catering service is provided by the College and its charges are taken at the end of each month from students. This facility is available to both male and female hostels. Cafeteria is also available to the boarders in the hostel.

Is there a Cafeteria for day Scholars?

yes, the college provides cafeteria service inside the premises of the College. This service is available for male and female students and staff members. Fresh food is made inside the cafeteria under hygienic conditions.

What Services does the College’s Library provide?

The college’s library provides medical books to the students and staff members. Students can use books as a secondary resource for their study as well as for research purposes. Many medical journals are also available in the library. The photocopy service is also  provided by the college library at reasonable rates for the students/ staff.

Can Students go to Mosque at Prayer Timings?

The college campus has a spacious mosque inside its premises, where students and staff members offer prayers.

Does Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) has a Publication?

Yes, the college has a magazine called Raigzaar, which is published annually under an editorial team.

What is the Admission process for Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) and how does one apply?

The University of Health Sciences Lahore is in charge for conducting the Admission Test (MDCAT) and finalizing the selection of candidates, on the base of merit, for MBBS and BDS in Public Sector Medical and Dental Institutions respectively. Click here for more information.

Admission Test (MDCAT)

The process of getting admission into Shykh Zayed Medical college is similar to all the other Medical and Dental Colleges of Punjab. For details on the entry test, admission criteria, and process, please Click here. For further queries check out Shykh Zayed Medical college’s website

Admission Rules for already Admitted Students

  • If any candidate (already studying in any medical/dental institute) wishes to get admission in Government Medical & Dental Institution of the Punjab, then he/she will have to surrender the previous admission. He/she will not be entitled to any credit of examinations passed as well as dues and have to appear in the current year’s entrance test. He/she shall have to disclose his/her previous admission in the Admission Form.
  • Students who are admitted to first year MBBS/BDS class but are constantly absent from the beginning of the academic session for a period of four weeks with no valid reason shall be struck off from the college roll and their seat will be filled on the basis of merit from the waiting list.
  • There are two or more rounds of selection of candidates depending on the availability of vacant seats.
  • The selected candidate must join is/her allocated college on the date set by the college authorities, otherwise his/her admission stands cancelled.
  • The admission of the candidate shall be cancelled and he/she will be debarred from admission for a period of 07 years, if any document provided by the candidate is found false or the candidate was not entitlement for admission according to the admission policy for medical/dental institution of the Punjab or if candidate is found medically unfit at any stage of MBBS/BDS course or if he/she fails to report for admission and/or deposit the fee on due date.


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