Frontier Medical College
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|Frontier Medical College|
|Motto||Excellence and Innovation|
|Established||10th April 1995|
|Type||Private / Private-sector|
|Principal||Abdul Jamil Khan|
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Frontier Medical College (FMC) is one of several medical schools affiliated to Bahria University. Located in Abbottabad of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, FMC has approximately 700 students in the MBBS and BDS programs. The college was founded in 1995 as the first private medical institute in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and second private medical school in Pakistan.
Frontier Medical College and its teaching hospital are self-financing institutions sponsored by Al-Jamil Trust. It was established in 1995 on about 200 kanals of land at the foothills of a pine forest in the rural outskirts of Abbottabad on the main Karakoram Highway leading form Islamabad to the Chinese border and on to the Central Asian States. It is housed in purpose built buildings. The 300-beds Shahina Jamil Teaching Hospotal has been built at the college premises adjacent to the college. In addition to medical students, nurses and paramedical are also trained. Under an agreement of private-cum public partnership with the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa the 360 bed Government DHQ Teaching Hospital Mansehra is used for teaching and training of medical students.  
The main college building is a four-storey purpose-built complex with over 110,000 square feet of covered area. It accommodates all the departments including lecture halls, laboratories, dissection hall, library, museum, computer laboratory, a 500-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, college staff and students room and offices. There is another single storey building housing the Community Medicine Department.
The college has two teaching hospitals. One is its own teaching hospital on the college premises called Shahina Jamil Trust Hospital. It is a new 300 bed general hospital. It is staffed by doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. It provides clinical training to the senior medical students, and medical care facilities to all deserving patients free of cost. The students of the dental section are also trained here.
The second hospital is the government DHQ Teaching Hospital at Mansehra. It is a very busy general hospital of 360 beds. It has been acquired from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government for teaching and training of medical students. The college had constructed in collaboration with the government of NWFP a new 136-bed block called "Frontier Medical College Block" in the hospital.
There are separate hostels for boys and girls. The hostels are staffed with wardens, cooks, bearers, chowkidars and cleaners. In the girls hostels, in addition to the above staff, housekeepers, washer women and security guards are also provided. For the girls students not residing with parents, stay in the college hostel in mandatory.
The college transport system consists of buses, coasters and vans.They are used to transport students to the college from hostels and also to the teaching hospital at Mansehra, Basic Health Units (BHU), Rural Health Centers (RHC), and to the rural areas to conduct medical camps.
There are sports facilities at the college campus for volleyball, basketball, badminton and tennis. Hostels are provided with table tennis facilities and other indoor games. Facilities for indoor badminton and table tennis are provided in the college auditorium which is used as gymnasium in winter months and during snow and rains. For games like football, hockey and cricket facilities available in Abbottabad are used. Skiing facilities are available during winter months at Kalabagh, 45 minutes away in the mountains. 
A branch of the National Bank of Pakistan is situated at the main entrance of the college. A Post Office is situated near the bank.
- Debating Society
- Dramatic and Cultural Society
- Literary Society
- Patient Welfare Society
- Blood Donation Society
- Environment Protection Society
- Frontier Medical College Welfare Society
- Sport Club
- Students Health Care Society
- Pharmacology Society
- Fine Arts Society
- FMC old students Society
Health care in the college teaching hospitals are free to all students.
If a student falls ill with a minor ailment, they are provided with treatment in the out patients department. If it is a serious illness or requires hospital admission, treatment is arranged and the cost of the treatment, which is nominal, is paid by the student or by the health insurance company if they are insured.
If any student or their parents desire health insurance cover, it is available through the New Jubilee Insurance Company at a nominal premium.
The first nine batches of students admitted have passed their Final Professional MBBS examination of Bahria University Islamabad securing MBBS degrees. They have been registered with the PMDC and are working in government teaching hospitals and other hospitals in the country and abroad. Many of them have passed PLAB, USMLE and FCPS examinations.
- FMC News letter Jan 2010
- FMC Prospectus 2011
- FMC Prospectus 2011