Dow University of Health Sciences
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|Dow University of Health Sciences|
|Established||27 December 2003|
|Chancellor||Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan|
|Location||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
Dow University of Health Sciences is a coeducational medical university and founded in 2003, in Karachi, Pakistan. It comprises already established school, Dow Medical College, as well as the newly formed Dow International Medical College, alongside the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases. The merger was done at the request of the administrators, faculty, and alumni of the colleges and was granted a full university charter as the Dow University of Health Sciences. In 2003, Sindh Medical College was also a part of the Dow University of Health Sciences. It also shares the curriculum, faculty, and other certain resources with the other affiliated institutions of DUHS, such as DMC (Dow Medical College) and Dow International Medical College. Later in 2012, Sindh Medical College achieved university status and thus became third medical university in Karachi.
Dow Institute of Medical Technology offers four-year Bachelor's programs in four disciplines: Clinical Pathology Technology, Surgical Technology, Respiratory and Critical Care Technology and Ophthalmology.
It is well established, but options for further studies are not present because medical technologists are not eligible in the programs and no one is interested to provide option for further education to the medical technologists
El Mednifico Journal is a new peer-reviewed publication initiated by the trio of Asfandyar Sheikh, Syed Salman Ahmed and Sajid Ali from Batch'14. The Journal of Pakistan Medical Students is a peer-reviewed, international journal from the students of Dow Medical College. It was started by Anis Rehman and Haris Riaz, from Batch of 2011. The Journal of the Dow University of Health Science is an online medical journal created and maintained by the school, consisting of contributions from students, faculties, and those abroad.
Social service activities
Patients' Welfare Association, also known as PWA, is one of the largest and oldest student run volunteer NGO of Pakistan. Students of Dow Medical College have been managing it since 1979. The organization is a blessing for the poor patients coming to Civil Hospital Karachi, helping them through its Blood Bank, Drug Bank, Thalassemia Services, General and Tuberculosis Follow Up Clinics.
Affiliated colleges and institutions
- Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi
- Dow International Medical College
- Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases
- Dr. Ishrat-Ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS)
- Dow Institute of Health Management (IHM)
- Dow College of Pharmacy
- Dow Institute of Nursing (ION)
- Dow Institute of Medical Technology
- Dow Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation