Karachi Medical and Dental College came into existence in November, 1991 with
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital as its affiliated hospital, becoming the first Medical
College of the Country to be established and run by a City Government. KMDC set
new trends in admission, merit being the sole criteria for admission with no quota
system or self-financing scheme. KMDC was the first public sector Medical College
of Pakistan to initiate an entrance test for admissions. The college is given
guidelines by a Governing Body, which works in close liaison with the Academic
a short span of 13 years, the students of KMDC have achieved academic distinctions.
Karachi University positions are invariably taken by KMDC students in annual MBBS
& BDS Examination. Out of 43 students of first batch of KMDC, 20 have been
successful in postgraduate exams. The postgraduate qualifications achieved by
KMDC students are major diplomas like FCPS, MRCP, FRCS instead of minor qualifications.
Karachi Medical and Dental College is situated at Block "M" North Nazimabad
with attached hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Nazimabad. Construction of
phase II of KMDC was initiated in july 2002 and has eventually brought all basic
sciences together in the new campus. With the approval of Governing Body a Learning
Resource Centre with modern information technology and Skills Labs are being setup
at the college and at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The college has also entered in
to the COME (Community oriented medical education) program this year. It is the
5th public sector college of Pakistan to use this modern teaching methodology.
InshaAllah, the college and students will achieve even greater heights in
the future and the institution will progress towards becoming a Centre of Excellence.
WAQAR H. KAZMI
M.D, M.S, (TUFTS) BOSTON.
PRINCIPAL & CHAIRPERSON
KARACHI MEDICAL & DENTAL COLLEGE