Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College

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Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College
آزاد جموں و کشمیر طبی کالج
Other name
AJKMC
Motto Serving humanity is serving the Almighty
Type Public
Established 2012
Chancellor President of Azad Kashmir[1]
Vice-Chancellor Raja Habib-ur-Rehman
Principal Prof. Muhammad Zaheer Abbasi[2]
Dean Prof. Ahmed Khan[3]
Students 500
Location Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan
34°12′36″N 73°16′48″E / 34.21000°N 73.28000°E / 34.21000; 73.28000Coordinates: 34°12′36″N 73°16′48″E / 34.21000°N 73.28000°E / 34.21000; 73.28000
Campus Jalalabad, Muzaffarabad
Language Urdu, English
Colors Maroon and White         
Affiliations Pakistan Medical and Dental Council[4][5]
University of Health Sciences, Lahore[6]
Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad[7]
International Medical Education Directory (IMED)[8]
College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan[9]
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS Hospital)
Website ajkmc.edu.pk

Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College (Urdu, Kashmiri: آزاد جموں و کشمیر طبی کالج‬, or AJKMC) is a public medical institute located in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan. AJKMC is home to 500 students in the MBBS program, with clinical rotations occurring at Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad[10] and Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences. AJKMC was established and recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council in 2011.[11]

History[edit]

AJKMC was inaugurated by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani on 8 October 2011[12][13][14]. Establishing a medical college was deemed necessary following the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake, which exposed a shortage of medical professionals at medical facilities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.[15]

Admission[edit]

Candidates are selected by the AJK State Entry Test which is conducted by University of Health Sciences, Lahore every year. The college also offers admissions to students from Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit Baltistan.[16]

Curriculum[edit]

AJKMC introduced a Problem-based learning methodology integrated curriculum from its first academic year 2011 in place of discipline based curriculum on the instructions of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Currently AJKMC is the only public medical college in Pakistan using this teaching methodology.[17]

Departments[edit]

AJKMC departments are equipped with latest computer aided laboratories, Carl-Zeiss microscopes for the students and penta-head and deca-head microscopes for demonstration and research. The college has managed to maintain all the essential and specialized departments including Gynecology, Obstetrics, Medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Orthopedics and Anesthesia.

Campus[edit]

AJK Medical College is housed in Turkish architect modern building surrounded by Hindu Kush Mountains through which Neelam and Jehlum Rivers gush through and merge. The College is designed on modern pattern and houses all required facilities. Its library contains more than 15,000 latest Text and Reference books. There is online access to different learning resources.[41] There are laboratories attached to all the departments, auditorium with sitting capacity of 400 audience and seven Lecture Theaters and 10 Small Group Discussion (SGD) Rooms to cater large and small group teaching formats and for holding seminars and symposia. In addition, there are modern skill and IT Labs. Animal House, examination hall, and autopsy suite are available and in use.

Affiliations and Recognitions[edit]

The College is affiliated and recognized by following Organizations and Institutes :

Publications[edit]

AJK MC is the only college of Pakistan which publishing scientific journals in its infancy. The official scientific journals of the college is Kashmir Journal of Medical Sciences (KJMS). It contains original articles, case reports, review articles, short communication, letters to editor, and view points.[48]

College Societies[edit]

Renown societies of the college are :

Teaching Hospitals[edit]

Two hospitals i.e. Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital and Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) are attached with AJK Medical College.[49] Both hospitals are recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council[50] as well as College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan[51] for the postgraduate residency programs in different disciplines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Messages/Presidentmsg.aspx
  2. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Messages/PrincipalMsg.aspx
  3. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Deanery/Deanery.aspx
  4. ^ "Pakistan Medical & Dental Council > About Us > Recognized Medical/Dental Colleges". Pmdc.org.pk. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  5. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/682282/ajks-medical-college-likely-to-get-pmdc-nod
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  7. ^ "HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital". opfblog.com. 
  8. ^ https://imed.faimer.org/details.asp?country=704&school=&currpage=1&cname=PAKISTAN&city=&region=AS&rname=Asia&mcode=704450&psize=100
  9. ^ http://www.cpsp.edu.pk/index.php?code=Y29udGFjdHxyZWdpb25hbF9jZW50ZXIucGhwfDB8OXww
  10. ^ "HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital". opfblog.com. 
  11. ^ "Pakistan Medical & Dental Council > About Us > Recognized Medical/Dental Colleges". Pmdc.org.pk. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  12. ^ http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/oct/9/pak-pm-opens-moulvi-farooq-medical-college-at-muzaffarabad-38.asp
  13. ^ http://pakistan.onepakistan.com.pk/photogallery/news-politics/Day-in-Pics-8th-October/Pakistan/111008-46
  14. ^ "AJK Medical College inauguration ceremony". geo.tv. 
  15. ^ "Azad Kashmir earthquack 2005". storyofpakistan.com. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  16. ^ ":: AJK State Entry Test ::". friendsmania.net/. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  17. ^ http://www.ajkmc.edu.pk/Curriculum/Curriculum.aspx
  18. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_oF_Anatomy/Anatomy_Home.aspx
  19. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Biochemistry/Biochemistry_Home.aspx
  20. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Public_Health/Public_Health_Community_Medicine_Home.aspx
  21. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Forensic_Medicine/Forensic_Medicine_Home.aspx
  22. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Pathology/Pathology_Faculty.aspx
  23. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_oF_Pharmacology/Pharmacology_Faculty.aspx
  24. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Physiology/Physiology_Home.aspx
  25. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
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  28. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  29. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  30. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  31. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  32. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Department_of_Cardiac_Surgery/Surgery_Home.aspx
  33. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  34. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  35. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  36. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  37. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  38. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Deanery/Deanery.aspx
  39. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  40. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  41. ^ http://ajkmc.edu.pk/Library/Library_Home.aspx
  42. ^ * "Pakistan Medical & Dental Council > About Us > Recognized Medical/Dental Colleges" Check |url= value (help). Pmdc.org.pk. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  43. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/682282/ajks-medical-college-likely-to-get-pmdc-nod
  44. ^ University of Health Sciences Affiliation Archived 2011-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  45. ^ https://imed.faimer.org/details.asp?country=704&school=&currpage=1&cname=PAKISTAN&city=&region=AS&rname=Asia&mcode=704450&psize=100
  46. ^ http://www.cpsp.edu.pk/index.php?code=Y29udGFjdHxyZWdpb25hbF9jZW50ZXIucGhwfDB8OXww
  47. ^ "HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital". opfblog.com. 
  48. ^ * "Kashmir Journal of Medical Sciences" Check |url= value (help). kjms.org. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  49. ^ "HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital". opfblog.com. 
  50. ^ "HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital". opfblog.com. 
  51. ^ http://www.cpsp.edu.pk/index.php?code=Y29udGFjdHxyZWdpb25hbF9jZW50ZXIucGhwfDB8OXww

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