Khyber Medical University

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Khyber Medical University
Medical University
Established 2007
Type Government
Religious affiliation Higher Education Commission(HEC)
Chancellor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi
Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Hafizullah
Location Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khyber Medical University, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, is first public sector medical university. It was established in January 2007 with jurisdiction on the entire province including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Degrees awarded are MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery).

Constituent institutes[edit]

Institute of Health Professions Education and Research Institute of paramedical Sciences Institute of Nursing

  • Post Graduate College of Nursing

The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) is the only institute in the public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which offers a four-year (eight-semester) graduate course in Physiotherapy.

Its existence can be correlated with the earthquake which occurred in October 2005 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan and lead to mass destruction of human lives. More than 700 of the victims became either paraplegic or quadriplegic. This increased demand of qualified physiotherapists in the province as well as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.