Chandka Medical College

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Chandka Medical College Larkana
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Motto Training for Health
Established April 1973
Location Larkana, PakistanPakistan
Principal Prof. Dr. Khurshid Ahmed Abbasi (Ph.D, MBBS, MCPS, DCH)
Affiliations HEC, PMDC, GMC, WHO
Website http://www.cmc.edu.pk/

Chandka Medical College (CMC),[1] established on 20 April 1973.,[2] is a third public sector Medical College under Government of Sindh where more than 300 meritorius students of tagged districts including Larkana, Qamber Shahdadkot District, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmor and Naushahro Feroze get admission. It also provide post graduate training to doctors. It provide tertiary medical care facilities to upper Sindh and half of Balouchistan population and Medical education for the students of Larkana division. It is one of the constituent Colleges of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University[3] (SMBBU) Larkana of the Sindh province in Pakistan. The School has a large and experienced faculty to support its mission of education, research, and clinical care. Faculty members hold appointments in the basic science departments and in the clinical departments located CMC Teaching Hospital as well as other offices in Larkana. There are approximately 75 full-time faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors at CMC Larkana.

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Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto initiated a project to found four different medical colleges in Sindh province; Chandka Medical College was among one. It is located in a building that had formerly housed a Government Polytechnic Institute Larkano, and Professor Ali Mohammad Ansari was assigned as the first Principal of the College. CMC admitted its first batch of 150 students in 1973. In 1975, as the first batch of students were passing their first certification examination, the school instituted new departments in Pathology and Pharmacology.[4]

CMC has since grown to a full-fledged Medical University. The new name of CMC is now "Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University" after the name of slain Benazir Bhutto who remained twice the Prime Minister of Pakistan .[5] Prof. Surgeon Dr. Sikandar Ali Sheikh became his first Vice chancellor on 9 July 2009.

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Coordinates: 27°33′08″N 68°11′54″E / 27.5521°N 68.1983°E / 27.5521; 68.1983