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Top 10 Best Medical Universities in Pakistan

In Pakistan, medicine is among the top 10 fields. Many of us hear about our parents’ dream of making us a doctor since our childhoods. This shows how common and popular this field is in our country. One of the reasons of medicine being a top field in Pakistan is due to the quality of medical institutes available in our country. Many of our medical universities are famous all over the world due to their quality of education. Our medical universities are really competitive. Many students fail their first attempt of MDCAT and take a gap year to apply again. In public universities, after the result of MDCAT a merit list is released which includes the merit cuts for all the universities. This means that from the merit list you will get to know which university you have qualified for.

If you are also a student that is interested in continuing the profession in medicine, here’s a list of top universities that you should definitely consider:

 Aga Khan University (AKU)

AKU is one of the best medical universities in Pakistan. Located in the largest city of Pakistan, Karachi, the university was founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit institution and is the First Private University of Pakistan. It is an agency of Aga Khan Development Network. From 2000 onwards, the university expanded to UK, Afghanistan, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. AKU is super competitive, you need to clarify their own test. The application dates of AKU are usually between March and April every year.

King Edward Medical University (KEMU)

KEMU is an old university set up in 1860 during the British rule in sub-continent. This public university is located in Lahore. There are 07 hospitals attached to KEMU with Mayo Hospital being the preliminary teaching hospital. It is also ranked 6th by HEC in medicine. There is a total of 325 seats offered by KEMU each year and out of these 302 seats are open merit ones. Other than MDCAT, there is no other requirement for admission this means that once you clarify your MDCAT and fall into the merit list of KEMU, your admission is guaranteed.

Khyber Medical University (KMU)

In 2007, KMU was established in KPK and is a top medical university of KPK. It is a public research university and there are various medical college affiliated with it which can be find on their website.

Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC)

Located in Lahore since 1975, AIMC is a public university and is among the best medical universities in Pakistan. At start, Services Hospital was the affiliated hospital with AIMC. However, AIMC’s campus shifted to current campus in 1990, and then the hospital built right next to it, Jinnah Hospital, became the affiliated hospital of AIMC. Around 2000 are enrolled at a time at AIMC which shows the capacity of resources that AIMC have. It is necessary to see the facilities of universities to see how good they are doing and definitely AIMC is doing good in this part.

Baqai Medical University

Baqai Medical College started in 1988 being affiliated with University of Karachi. It has the capacity to manage around 1800 students at a time and offers 19 degrees and diplomas. Again, this shows the amazing facilities that the university offers. As it is a private university, admission is not confirmed by MDCAT. There are tests and interviews conducted by the university through which admission is provided. So, if you are considering to apply here, have a look out for the key dates.

Dow University of Health Sciences

In 1945, Dow University of Health Sciences was set up in Karachi as a public university. Down University Hospital is the affiliated teaching hospital of Dow University. This university also holds two leading research institutes for health sciences, namely Dow Medical College and Dow International Medical College.

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS)

LUMHS is among the leading medical universities of Pakistan. It is a public university located in Jamshoro and upgraded to a university from school in 1942. HEC has ranked LUMHS as 8th in the medical category too. Liaqat University Hospital is the associated teaching hospital of LUMHS.

Gandhara University

Gandhara University is a relatively new university established in 1995 and has been ranked as 9th in the medical universities in Pakistan. It is a private university located in KPK.

Ziauddin University

Established in 1995, Ziauddin University is a private university situated in Karachi. Passing MDCAT is a necessary condition for admission to Ziauddin University. It has also made to the list of best medical universities of Pakistan by HEC various times.

Isra University

Isra University is a private university is a non-profit organization in Karachi founded in 1997. It has been given certification by the Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy. It is ranked as 4th and 6th in the best medical universities in Pakistan by HEC.

These are the top medical universities in Pakistan. Explore these universities more and see which one suits you the most as they differ in the specializations and programs.

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