Punjab Medical College
|Principal||Professor Doctor Sardar Fareed-al-Zafar|
Punjab Medical College (Urdu: پنجاب طبی کالج, or PMC), is located in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on a 158-acre (0.64 km2) campus on Sargodha Road. It was established in 1973. Teaching hospitals affiliated with the college are Allied Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Hospital. The Chief Executive of PMC is Prof. Dr. Sardar Fareed-al-Zafar who is the also holding the post of the Head of the Gynaecology & Obstetrics Allied Hospital Faisalabad. Dr. Fareed is also Head of Allied Hospital & DHQ Hospital Faisalabad along with 4 other hospitals under the college authority. The first group of graduates with M.B.B.S degrees finished in 1978.
With a grant of Rs. 460mn from the government, the construction of new buildings, laboratories and the teaching hospital was completed in 1982. PMC is recognized with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
The college is arranged around a middle corridor which runs from the administration block and the library on one side to the Forensic and Anatomy Departments on the other. On the right of this corridor (looking from the Forensic and Anatomy end) are the Pathology and Biochemistry Departments while on the other side are the Pharmacology and Physiology departments. There are wide spaces between the departments filled with gardens. All the lecture halls & auditoriums are fully air-conditioned. Cafeteria is good but needs improvements.
Punjab Medical College has separate facilities for boys and girl students. The boys hostel is located across the Sargodha Road in Iqbal Hall and Ibn-e-Sina Hall. Each hall has a mess and common room, and a common gym.
There are four halls for girl students. Fatima and Ayesha halls, located adjacent to the Allied Hospital, mainly house the final year students while Liaquat hall accommodates first and second year students and Jinnah Hall the 3rd and 4th year. The hostels close by 9 pm and nobody is allowed in or out of the girls hostels after this time.
The college has a small library with reading room having capacity of 20 students and 2 separate reading rooms with capacity of 100 students each one for boys and girls separately. There's a sizable collection of medical reference books . In addition there are many books on literature, arts, novels and religion as well. The reading room remains open till 5PM.
A computer lab of 29 Pentium 4 systems has been set up by the University of Health Sciences, with scanners and printers. Free WiFi facility is available for students 24/7 within the vicinity of computer lab.
Punjab Medical College organizes a month of sports activities every year where students participate in sports like table tennis, hockey, cricket, squash etc.
Teachers vs students cricket match
This is an old tradition of Punjab Medical College where a week before the annual sports day teachers of this institute take on the college team. This event has evolved over the recent years so that classes dress up in different colours and decorate their portions of the stadium.
This event marks the end of the sports season in Punjab Medical College. Prizes are distributed to the winners of sports competitions. Other events include the 100m sprint, the teachers race, and musical chairs. Students dress in costumes, and classes decorate the stands in themes. Groups or classes sometimes make a dramatic entry into the stadium.
This is an unofficial activity mainly conducted by the outgoing class of the year. The students attend college in different costumes according to the UN & WHO Health Days. This trend was freshly introduced by MBBS Class of 2011-2016.