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Khyber Medical College, Peshawar

Khyber Medical College, which is situated at the doorstep of historical Khyber Pass, was established in 1954. The College started functioning in 1955 with enrolment of fifty students with meager facilities.

Ever since the college has undergone tremendous development and has become an excellent seat of learning and motivation, recognized all over the world. Khyber Medical College is a pioneer institution in NWFP in medical education and has been rightly called the mother Institution of all the Medical/ Dental Institutions established in NWFP. It has created name for itself at national and international level by dedicated work of its staff and students.

The graduates of Khyber Medical College, numbering over 9000, are providing health care, not only in NWFP and FATA, but also in rest of the country. In addition, our graduates are holding key positions both at home and abroad.

Beside undergraduate medical education, the college offers teaching and research facilities to the postgraduate students, i.e., M. Phil, in all basic Medical Sciences, FCPS in Clinical as well as basic medical sciences, and minor diplomas in many specialties. The college is affiliated with Khyber Medical University and is recognized by PMDC, General Medical Council of UK, Ireland and licensing authority of Khyber Teaching Hospital, established in 1976, is attached to the college for teaching/ training purposes. It is a 1200-bedded hospital, which maintains high standards with highly qualified medical staff and sophisticated equipments. Adjacent to the college are Khyber College of Dentistry and Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM), providing training facilities to the students of Khyber Medical College in these disciplines.

The Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) has established a research center within the college premises. It is a well-equipped center where research facilities are provided in all disciplines of medical sciences. The college has a well-established Medical Education Deptt: where courses on various subjects are organized periodically. In addition, workshops, symposia and seminars are organized by the department for the faculty members and students.

An I.T based ‘Self Learning Resource Center’ has been set up within the college which is equipped with latest computers that provide internet facility to the staff and students thus facilitating self study and research. A wireless network system has been established in the college and wireless bridging between the college, hospital and student hostels has been completed. The network system is connected to the digital library of Higher Education Commission.

A scientific journal is a symbol of recognition of academic activities and research conducted in an institution. KMC has been regularly publishing its own scientific journal known as “Journal of Medical Sciences” (JMS). The research articles are mostly contributed by the faculty of KMC.  

The college has well-established library consisting of three portions, i.e., a lending part for students, a reference part for teachers and a part containing periodicals. The library is well furnished, air-conditioned and offers large collections of books and periodicals to meet the teachers and students requirements. Separate hostels for boys and girls are situated within the premises of Peshawar University.

The students of KMC over the years distinguished their Alma Mater not only by extending selfless services to ailing humanity with devotion and dedication, acquiring higher and specialized knowledge in various disciplines of medicine, but also by actively participating in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The Social Welfare Society is the youth wing of Pakistan Red Crescent Society NWFP branch. Based on its outstanding performance and impressive activities in the service to the ailing humanity, the society has been receiving champion’s trophy and has been rated as the best youth wing of Pakistan Red Crescent Society NWFP for the last 22 years in a row.

The literary society of the college is indeed playing a vital role in projecting the real talents of the Khyberians. Our college magazine ‘CENNA’ is considered an epitome of excellence in the literary circles of the country. In addition, the college has a sports society, a debating club, a hiking club etc.  

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