Every student, irrespective of coming from SSC, O level, or A level, aspiring to be in the medical field, aims to get admission to the best medical College. A mix of private and public medical colleges provide medical education in Pakistan. Since there are limited seats in public medical colleges, people often opt for private medical colleges. There are several colleges in Karachi with a good reputation. There are Lahore’s colleges that provide quality education. Then, there is the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, which also has several prestigious medical colleges in the city.
Best Medical Colleges in Islamabad
Following is the list of the best medical colleges in Islamabad offering undergraduate programs per the Pakistan Medical Council.
- Islamabad Medical and Dental College
- Federal Medical and Dental College
- HBS Medical and Dental College
- Rawal Institute of health sciences (RIHS)
- Fazaia Medical college
- Al-Nafees Medical college and hospital
- Foundation University Medical College (FUMC)
- Shifa College of Medicine
Islamabad Medical and Dental College (IM&DC)
Founded in 2007, Islamabad Medical and Dental College has affiliated with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. It has approval from the Ministry of Health. The faculty has vast teaching experience from international and national institutes. It has its teaching hospital named Dr. Akbar Niazi teaching hospital, comprising all essential departments.
The College offers five years MBBS program, 4-year BDS, 5-year DPT program, 4-year BS-MLT, 4-year BSN, and 4-year post-RN-BSN program.
Admission criteria is based on 50% HSSC + 50% MDCAT. The College offers 100 seats for MBBS and 50 for BDS.
Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC)
Established in 2012, FMDC has an affiliation with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. It has two teaching hospitals; the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and the Federal general hospital.
FMDC offers various programs in Basic and Clinical Sciences. It also provides a hostel for boys and girls. The College offers 100 seats based on a quota-based system for all Pakistan.
HBS Medical and Dental College
HBS got its name from the 17th-century saint Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi (RA), also known as Hazrat Bari Imam Sarkar. HBS college is one of the best Medical Colleges in Islamabad. The College enjoys recognition and affiliation by the Pakistan Medical council and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. HBS offers MBBS and BDS programs. There are four more programs under the process of approval at the moment. HBS has two girls and one boy’s hostel near the college building.
Admission criteria are based on 65% or above in FSc and passing MDCAT.
Rawal Institute of health sciences (RIHS)
Established in 2011 and recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental College, Pakistan Medical council, Pakistan Nursing Council, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. RIHS has an affiliation with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University for MBBS and BDS programs. RIHS offers MBBS, BDS, DPT, Nursing, and FCPS programs.
Admission criteria are based on 65% or above marks in FSc and 65% marks in MDCAT.
Fazaia Medical college
Founded in 2015, Fazaia Medical College is among the top medical colleges in Islamabad. It is a constituent college of Air University built on the Air University premises. The college offer programs in Basic and Clinical Science.
Admission criteria are 65% or above in FSc, A-Level, or HSSC with 65% marks in MDCAT.
Al-Nafees Medical college and hospital
Al-Nafees Medical college and hospital is part of Isra University, Islamabad. It lies with Isra School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It has the services of well-known and expert faculty. It offers a 5-year MBBS, four-year BS in physiology, and a 2-year BSc Medical Technology program.
Admission criteria are 65% minimum marks in HSSC and 65% in MDCAT.
Foundation University Medical College (FUMC)
Founded in 2000, FUMC has recognition by Pakistan Medical and Dental College and College of Physicians and Surgeons. The College has seven basic and 14 clinical sciences department. FUMC admits 150 students every year. Students of FUMC are eligible to appear in USMLE and UK’s PLAB.
Admission criteria is 50% HSSC + 25% National MDCAT + 25% NUMS MDCAT
Shifa College of Medicine
Founded in 1998, Shifa College of Medicine is one of the top medical colleges in Islamabad. Shifa college offers MBBS, BDS, Pharm D, and MT.
Eligibility criteria for admission are 70% in HSSC, or A-Level with Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics, pass MDCAT and Shifa’s entrance test.