Jinnah Sindh Medical University
|Type||coeducational public university|
|Established||Sindh Medical College established on 7 April 1973. Gained university status in June 2012|
|Location||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Website||Jinnah Sindh Medical University's Official Website|
Jinnah Sindh Medical University (Sindhi: جناح سنڌ ميڊيڪل يونيورسٽي) (Urdu: جامعہ طبی جناح سندھ), formerly known as Sindh Medical College, is a medical university in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It gained university status in June 2012.
Jinnah Sindh Medical University, formerly known as Sindh Medical College, started on April 7, 1973 after approval of a committee constituted by the Government of Sindh. Approximately 200 students were admitted to their first year of a MBBS in 1973. Khawaja Moin Ahmed was appointed as the first principal of the college. The college initially began working in the pediatrics ward of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, which had been army barracks since 1865 and was given to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in 1959. It started with only three departments: anatomy (including histology), physiology, and biochemistry. In later years, a new academic block was constructed to for departments of pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, and community medicine. It also has new museums, laboratories and administration block.
The University is also associated with other medical institutions such as the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, the National Institute of Child Health and the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
In 2003, Sindh Medical College became a part of the Dow University of Health Sciences. It also shares the curriculum, faculty, and other certain resources with the other affiliated institutions of DUHS, such as DMC (Dow Medical College) and Dow International Medical College. Later in 2010, It merged with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
Granted university status
The Sindh Medical College achieved university status on June 2, 2012 and thus became third medical university in Karachi, with the ordinance signed by the Governor Sindh, Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, and witnessed by President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House.
The list of notable graduates of the Sindh Medical College (and later university) includes:
- Shahid Masood
- Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
- Arbab Ghulam Rahim (Former Chief Minister Sindh)
- Imran Farooq (Pakistani politician)
- Farooq Sattar (Pakistani politician)
- Shaista Wahidi (TV personality in Pakistan)
- Asim Shahmalak (British hair transplant surgeon and broadcaster)
- Dow University of Health Sciences
- List of medical schools in Pakistan
- List of Affiliated Institutes and Colleges with University of Karachi
- Tahir Hasan Khan. "SMC made university". The News, June 02, 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "History of Sindh Medical College". Sindh Medical College Alumni Association of North America. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Association with SMC now SMU
- the National Institute of Child Health
- National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
- SMC as a part of DUHS
- JPMC to merge with Sindh Medical College Pak Express Tribune Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- Three hospitals and medical college to put up a fight against merger Pak Express Tribune, Retrieved December 31, 2010.
- University status: Karachi gets its third medical university with SMC upgrade Pak Express Tribune, Retrieved June 2, 2012
- President witnesses signing of ordinance Pakistan Today, Retrieved June 2, 2012 on 2:33 AM
- President witnesses signing of Ordinance to set up SMU Pakistan Observer, Retrieved June 2, 2012
- Sindh Medical College Alumni Association Pakistan Alumni Database