King Edward Medical University
Motto in English
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Faisal Masud|
Established by the British Raj, named as Lahore Medical School. In 1868, the University of Dublin granted students of the Lahore Medical School ”privilege similar to the granted to students from English schools”. In 1871, the university added Mayo Hospital as an affiliated hospital, replacing the existing Anarkali Dispensary. The same year the college became an affiliate of University of the Punjab, while in 1887, the university added Lady Aitchison Hospital as a second teaching hospital.
After Pakistan's independence, the university became the only medical college in the country and in 2005 became an charter to award degrees in its own right. It has since gone through expansion, and overseas seven tertiary referral hospitals including the Lady Willingdon Hospital.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus and departments
- 3 Academic degrees offered
- 4 Organization
- 5 Student societies
- 6 Research
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
King Edward Medical College was established in 1860 as the Lahore Medical College. It is the fourth oldest medical school in South Asia, after Medical College Kolkata (January 28, 1835), Madras Medical College, Chennai (February 2, 1835) and Grant Medical College, Bombay (1845)
The first academic building was completed in 1883. On December 21, 1911, Lahore Medical College was renamed King Edward Medical College in Honor of the late King and Emperor and was elevated to the status of an independent, degree-granting university on May 12, 2005, when it became King Edward Medical University.
Campus and departments
The university has the following departments.
Basic science departments
- Community Medicine
- Forensic Medicine
Medicine and allied departments
- Tuberculosis and Chest Medicine (Pulmonology)
- Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy)
- Child Psychiatry
- Dermatology Unit I and II
- General Medicine Unit I, II, III and IV
- Gastroenterology & Hepatology
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
The psychiatry department of KEMU has been designated status of Psychotrauma Centre for province of Punjab by Prime Ministers National Advisory Council in the aftermath of killings at Army Public School, Peshawar killings in 2014. This centre is created to conduct workshops on trauma, identify and train team of mental health professionals and develop modules for training.  The department is being headed by Prof. Aftab Asif. The chief coordinator is Dr Ali Madeeh Hashmi. A technical expert committee has been made with prominent psychiatrists and psychologists from Punjab. The centre held its first workshop for First responders team and trained professionals from 1122 rescue service, traffic police, and Punjab police officers in 'Psychological First Aid' on Jan 17, 2015. Next workshop was carried out on Feb 07, 2015. Media professionals from different genre were included and topics such as responsible reporting of terrorist activities, mental health problems faced by media personnels and the dynamics between government, media and terrorism highlighted the programme. 
Surgery and allied departments
- Anesthesiology unit I and II
- Cardiac Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit I, II, III and IV
- Ophthalmology unit I, II and III
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthopedics Unit I and II
- Otorhinolaryngology Unit I and II
- Pediatric Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- General Surgery Unit I, II, III and IV
- Thoracic Surgery
- Mayo Hospital Lahore
- Lady Willingdon Hospital
- Lady Aitchison Hospital
- Kot Khawja Saeed Hospital
- Shahdra Hospital
- Govt. Said Mitha Teaching Hospital Lahore
Institutes, schools and centres
- Centre For Nuclear Medicine (CENUM)
- Convalescent Centre
- College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences(COAVS)
- School of Nursing
- School of Orthopaedic Technology
- School of Paramedical
- School of Physiotherapy
- Computer labs
Attached hostel facilities
- Boys Hostel
- Girls Hostel
Academic degrees offered
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.(Hons)) in Allied Health Sciences
- Doctor of physical therapy (DPT)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- Master of Surgery (MS)
- Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS)
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(UK))
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
King Edward Medical University is headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faisal Masud. At any time of year the university has over 1300 undergraduate and over 800 postgraduate students. Among the postgraduate doctors, 500 are doing residencies under the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan.
Admission to King Edward Medical University is awarded to the students who have the highest merit in the province of Punjab and after primary selection the list of selected candidates is sent to Dr.Muhammad Awais (Chairman Pakistan Medical Board) for approval. The merit for admission is calculated from marks obtained in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exam plus the marks obtained in the entry test plus marks obtained in Secondary School Certificate (SSC). The percentage of each of these exams contributing to the final merit is different each year. The entry test takes place in September. Criteria for selection, for undergraduate seats, of foreign students and students with foreign examination is based on equivalents tables present for foreign examinations to that of local HSSC examination.
The graduation time period is five years. After graduation one year internship (House Job) is done in Mayo Hospital or any Government Hospital. The interns are given rotations in departments based on merit. This merit is made from marks obtained in final professional examination and all the other professional examination, with deductions for any failures in the exams. Of all the specialties on offer, the Medicine and Surgery ones are the most competitive and allow only the best of each graduating class. After completion of internship the full registration status to a Doctor is awarded by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Which means that he/she can practice anywhere in Pakistan only.
King Edward Medical University societies include:
- King Edward Literary Society Urdu "KELS URDU" (started in 1882 as "Bazm e Adab")
- Kemcolians Arts & Photography Society (KAPS)
- International Federation for Medical Students' Associations - Lahore (IFMSA-Lahore)
- Students' Patients Welfare Society. (SPWS)
- King Edward Debating Society (Since 1887) (KEDS)
- Kemcolians Sports Club
- Kemcolians Dramatic Society (KDS)
- Kemcolians Akhuwat Club ( A society for social welfare among students and patients)
- Kemcolians United - KemUnited - The King Edward Medical University Blog (www.kemunited.com)
The members of these societies compete at the national and international level, and have won numerous competitions.
King Edward Medical University Magazine, KEMCOL, is maintained by the students.
No student union is allowed in the university.
The previous and current students of KEMU are referred to as Kemcolians. The official student forum of the university is the blog KemUnited- Kemcolians United : www.kemunited.com . It serves as a brilliant guide, containing first-hand information from the students themselves about various aspects of life at the university.
The Pakistan Medical Tuberculosis Research Center (PMRC) conducts research on improving the management of tuberculosis. Its objective include "Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis" and "Eradication of Tuberculosis" in Pakistan
The following alumni appear on the official website:
- The King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America
- The King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of the United Kingdom
- The King Edward Medical College/University Alumni for all Kemcolians
- "King Edward Medical University: Ex-principals, alumni push CM to restore college - The Express Tribune". 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
- University, King Edward Medical. "History | King Edward Medical University". kemu.edu.pk. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
- University, King Edward Medical. "ABOUT kemunew | King Edward Medical University". kemu.edu.pk. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
- "The King Edward Medical University, Lahore Act 2005". Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary): 5393–5410. 12 May 2005.
- "KAMU JCAT for UG admission".
- "Prospectus OF King Edward Medical University and Government Medical Colleges in the Punjab, Pakistan. Session 2007-2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-10-03.
- Rahman, Dr. Atif. "After Passing Final Year (M.B.;B.S.)". Retrieved 2007-10-14.
- King Edward Medical University Website. "Pakistan Medical Research Center (PMRC)". Retrieved November 11, 2008.
- Jafarey, NA. "Why Pakistan lags behind in research". SciDev.Net. Retrieved 2005-06-20.
- King Edward Medical University Website. "Alumni Associations of King Edward Medical University". Retrieved August 16, 2007.
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