Medicine is one of the most sought-after academic disciplines and one of the most popular career choices across the globe. In Pakistan, there are a total of 114 medical colleges, 44 of which are public and 70 private. Thousands of students in Pakistan aspire to study medicine to become successful doctors and serve humanity. The competition is at its best when you see the merit lists for the medical colleges. Students after doing FSc Pre-Medical have to give the MDCAT (Medical and Dental College Admission Test) which is MCQs based evaluation test for the aspirants of medical colleges. The study of medicine varies greatly around the world.

In Pakistan, medicine is studied in undergraduate colleges after completing higher school pre-medical studies that are not directly related to medicine. Medicine is a noble profession, you get to spend every day helping people, making their lives healthy thus making a huge difference in their lives. If you’re interested in studying Medicine in Pakistan, keep on reading the article you will get to know which medical colleges are best in Pakistan. According to previous HEC rankings of medical universities, the following is the list of the top 10 medical colleges in Pakistan:

Aga Khan University

AKU was ranked among the top 100 universities around the globe for medicine and among the top 200 for public health. {In the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 released by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)}. According to the AKU, it’s expanded​ to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom. ​It is one of the few universities in Pakistan to provide research facilities to students at the undergraduate level. Above all, AKU’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) is South Asia’s first to be accredited by the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

University of Health Sciences, Lahore

According to the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore is a vibrant, internationally recognized, student-centered, research university with 87 colleges and institutes affiliated and around 70,363 undergraduate and 5,622 postgraduate students registered with it. The University is focused on delivering high-quality instruction in Basic Medical Sciences, revitalizing the neglected fields of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, pioneering courses in Medical Education, Human Genetics, and Behavioural Sciences, and fostering indigenous research activities.” UHS is also the admitting university for public and private medical colleges in Punjab. Except for the MDCAT 2020 which was conducted by PMC, for the past years, it has also been conducting MDCAT.

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is a premier institute with a vision of “Becoming a pre-eminent academic institution committed to changing and saving lives”. DUHS offers both MBBS and BDS undergraduate programmes, with a strong emphasis on the medical, biomedical sciences, public health, allied health sciences, and business management programs.

Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

Khyber Medical University is a public research university located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The university has several affiliated colleges. The University aims to promote professional competence through learning and innovation for providing comprehensive quality health care to the nation.

Isra University, Hyderabad

The university is owned by Isra Islamic Foundation, a non-profit organization, certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP).  The university offers programs in medicine, dentistry, and allied health sciences.

King Edward Medical University, Lahore 

King Edward Medical University (KEMU) is a public medical university located in Lahore, Pakistan. KEMU was founded in 1860 and the university is named after King Edward VII. KEMU’s vision is to “be a renowned national and world-class academia maintaining a leading role in medical education, innovative research, and provision of best health care services of international standards”.

Ziauddin Medical University

Ziauddin Medical University founded in 1995 by the Ziauddin Group, is one of Pakistan’s premier institutions of higher education. ZMC enables its students to become skilled practitioners, researchers, and teachers with leadership potential.

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro

The university started as a medical school in 1881 and was raised to the status of a medical college in 1942. In 2001, it was upgraded to a medical university by the Government of Sindh. LUMHS is a prestigious medical research and teaching university, producing top-notch healthcare professionals.

Nishtar Medical University

Nishtar Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in the country after its independence. NMU is the premier, historical, and prestigious institution established in 1951-52. NMU offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, and allied health sciences.

Baqai Medical University

Baqai Medical University was established in 1989 and offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, health management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and Veterinary Science.

In addition to all the above-mentioned universities, there are also other renowned institutes that have proven their competence and are still working to produce the best medical practitioners for the Country!

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