Jinnah Medical and Dental College

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Jinnah Medical & Dental College
Established 1998
Type Private
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan
24°52′52″N 67°3′47″E / 24.88111°N 67.06306°E / 24.88111; 67.06306Coordinates: 24°52′52″N 67°3′47″E / 24.88111°N 67.06306°E / 24.88111; 67.06306
Campus 22,23 Shaheed-e-Millat Road, 4000 Sq. Yard
Affiliations University of Karachi
Website www.jmc.edu.pk

Jinnah Medical & Dental College (JMDC) was established in 1998 in Karachi, Pakistan. It is located in the heart of Karachi on Shaheed-e-Millat Road. The first batch of doctors and dentists graduated from JMDC in 2003 and 2004 whereas first batch of pharmacy graduated in 2009. The college is affiliated with the University of Karachi, which awards M.B.B.S., B.D.S. and pharm-D degrees to its graduates. Graduates from JMDC are eligible to sit for foreign qualifying examinations such as USMLE (ECFMG) and PLAB.

To date, JMDC students have earned over 578 distinctions in MBBS subjects and over 348 distinctions in BDS subjects on the Professional Examinations conducted by the University of Karachi. It is also recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.

S.M. Sohail Trust[edit]

S.M.Sohail Trust is named after a legal luminary of Karachi, who was an active participant in the freedom movement as President of Provincial Muslim League and also President of Bihar Relief Fund. After 1947, he became Secretary of the Pakistan Bar Council, founding Managing Director of Karachi Co-operative Housing Union and Chairman Public Accounts Committee of West Pakistan Assembly. He was an ardent advocate of education and founded Sharfabad English School. His son, Professor Dr. Syed Tariq Sohail, an eminent Psychiatrist, Educationist and Civil Society Activist, inherited Mr. S. M. Sohail’s passion for education. He established the S.M. Sohail Trust in 1996, which owns Jinnah Medical and Dental College and the attached teaching Hospitals: Jinnah Medical College Hospital, Medicare Dental Hospital and Medicare Heart and General.

Mission Statement[edit]

The decision taken by the Trust to establish a new medical college was based on its desire to raise the standards of medical education in Pakistan. Conscious that a high level of professional competence has to be attained by medical students, the Trust planned a system of instruction in which the emphasis is on interactive, small group tutorials, problem-based and community-based learning, relevant to our particular culture.

As the world is shrinking rapidly, Jinnah Medical and Dental College students are encouraged to keep abreast of the latest developments in the medical sciences. Other vital aspects of education, too often ignored by medical educationists are emphasized to include communication skills, language skills and courses in humanities. As part of the curriculum, students will also be trained to write and speak effectively, giving them the confidence to pursue graduate studies and participate effectively in seminars and conferences at national and international levels. The College desires its students to develop leadership qualities and a team spirit.

The strategy for fulfilling this Mission is based on student-teacher interaction, community-based instruction, and further support in the form of a good library, audio-visual aids, skills laboratory, computer-assisted learning and an active humanities department.

Board of Governors[edit]

  • Chairman
Dr. Syed Tariq Sohail          Managing Trustee, S.M.Sohail Trust 
                               Consultant Psychiatrist 
                               Former Federal Health Advisor
  • Members
Mr. Illahi Buksh Soomro        Former Principal, NED Engineering College
                               Former Speaker, Pakistan National Assembly
Dr. Manzoor Ahmed              Educationalist,
                               Founding Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University
Mrs Bano Roshan Ali Bhimjeee   Business Person
Mr. Syed Adnan Tariq Sohail    Executive Director
Mrs. Ghazala Tariq Sohail      Director Nursing
Mr. Abdus Samad                Financial Controller

Affiliation, Recognition and Listings[edit]

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI

All Professional Examinations are conducted by the University of Karachi which issues the official mark sheets and final degree for the students.

  • PAKISTAN MEDICAL & DENTAL COUNCIL (PMDC)

JMDC and JMCH (Attached Hospital) are recognized for MBBS and BDS studies and house job.

  • COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS (CPSP)

Recognizes JMCH for Postgraduate Training in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

Listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.

Graduates are eligible for USMLE, PLAB and other licensing examinations.

  • Medical Board of California for Postgraduate Training Authorization.
  • Medical Board of Texas for Postgraduate Training.
  • Vanderbilt University for undergraduate electives.

Attached Hospitals[edit]

  • Jinnah Medical College Hospital
  • Medicare Dental Hospital
  • Medicare Heart & General
  • LRBT Eye Hospital

Additional Information[edit]

Founding Principal: Dr. Khawaja Zaki Hasan
Dean Student Affairs: Debra Lobo
Administrator : Col. Baqar

Contact[edit]

For Admission Tel: +92-21-4935009,
Telephone: +92-21-4931886-9,
Fax: +92-021-4938035

External links[edit]