Islamabad Medical and Dental College is a newly constructed medical colleges located in the heart of the capital; it is the only private medical college associated with government in Islamabad. There are many medical colleges in Islamabad like Federal Medical And Dental College Islamabad, Shifa Medical College Islamabad but Islamabad Medical and Dental College is equipped with all the necessities needed for training a doctor on international standards. There are three courses offered by Islamabad Medical and Dental College; they are MBBS, BDS, and MDS. All the courses are fully accredited from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Pakistan, the degrees awarded are fully recognized by Ministry of Health and Education. The college has recently tied its affiliation for awarding the degrees to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University for MBBS, BDS, and MDS.
IMDC is by far, the most successful regarding its serving period in a federal capital, it is affiliated with multiple hospitals for the training of its students plus the medical college authorities in collaboration with the government is building its 500-bed teaching hospital in Islamabad.
Islamabad Medical and Dental College Campus Location:
IMDC is based on a prime location in Islamabad with a stunning nearby view of low-lying Margalla Hills and all facilities available inside the campus. The campus is built on a 90 Kanal land. Few buildings are fully functional; the work is in progress in the remaining ones. Erected for educational purpose, the campus has everything planned from libraries to cafeterias. There are computer labs, 24/7 internet and WiFi facility available for students and faculty inside the campus, hostels for both boys and girls, laundry, hygienic food stalls, laboratories, theater halls and classrooms, auditoriums, and administration block.
PMDC accredits the medical college for enrolling 100 MBBS students per year, 50 BDS seats allocated and 4 MDS seats at the moment. According to the official website of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, ten batches of MBBS have been enrolled since its establishment, 6 BDS batches have registered. 4 MBBS batches have been passed out.
Admissions in Islamabad Medical and Dental College:
Islamabad Medical and Dental College offers admissions in three courses i.e. MBBS, BDS, and MDS. The admission dates for BDS and MBBS seats are announced in August. As a federal college, the admissions are held under NTS, a government-approved entry test taking thebody. The eligibility criteria for entrance test in Islamabad Medical and Dental College is:
60 percent marks obtained in HSSC. Or equivalent A/O Level examination.
For foreign candidates, the eligibility criteria are 3.0 CGPA in American or Canadian 14-year degree program with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects approved by IBCC Islamabad.
The weight age of marks in aggregate calculation is:
40% HSSC marks
10% matric marks
37.5% NTS Entrance test (written)
12.5% Interview and aptitude test.
The weight is fixed and is regarded as a full and final criterion for all the federal medical and dental colleges affiliated with PMDC and NTS. A single merit list is prepared after aggregate calculation of the applicants; selected students failed to submit their fee or unable to provide the required and original documents are considered ineligible for a seat in IMDC. The remaining seats are provided to the waiting list candidates by November.
For all the local and foreign candidates, it is mandatory to appear in the entrance tests; there is no quota for any local or foreign candidate whatsoever the case may be.
Fee structure of Islamabad Medical and Dental College:
The tuition fee for local and foreign candidates is defined separately by Islamabad Medical and Dental College as per the instructions of PMDC. For local candidates, the fee structure set by PMDC for day scholars at the time of admission is Rs. 910,000 exclusive of the 5% income tax that has to be paid by university once the fee is submitted. The one-time registration fee is Rs. 100,000 and the tuition fee sums up to Rs. 640,000. Adding 5% tax, the total fee for the first year including miscellaneous annual charges excluding hostel fee is Rs. 955,500 for the first year. The hostel charges for Local students are Rs. 231,000 annually for MBBS.
For foreign candidates, the fee structure is $15,700 USD for the first year inclusive of taxes. Hostel charges are $2200 per year for international MBBS undergraduates.
For local BDS candidates, the first-year fee exclusive of taxes is Rs. 895,000 if 5% tax is added, it reaches Rs. 939,750 for the first year. For foreign students, the admission fee, tuition and misc. Fee charges add up to $14,950 without hostel facility; the hostel facility is available for $2,200 annually.
Islamabad Medical and Dental College is associated with five teaching hospitals in Islamabad for graduate and undergraduate training.
Social Security Hospital is a 300-bed general hospital in sector I-12 Islamabad. It has 14 general wards and three small units. The sophisticated equipment and experienced medical staff help students learn the best with maximum practical experience.
Ahmad Medical Complex is a 200-bed medium sized hospital affiliated with Islamabad Medical and Dental College; it has operation theaters, fully functional CCUs, and labor rooms.
Islamabad dental hospital has affiliated with Islamabad Medical and Dental College for training facilities at BDS level. Primarily affiliated with IIDEAS, the medical and dental hospital facilitates Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and AJK due to its location on Murree Road. It has well-equipped laboratories, test rooms, and sterilization methods for safe operations.
Saint Joseph’s Hospital is a local hospital with 60 beds capacity; it is a charitable clinical project. IMDC supports it financially as well as on ground by providing it its students for weekly medical camps.
IMDC is affiliated with SZABMU and is listed in the directory of WHO.
The campus provides indoor and outdoor sports activities, college trips, for educational and recreational purposes, fully functional clubs and societies of students and faculty are working actively on the campus. Students affairs section helps and facilitates student to carry on any activity related to studies or extra-curricular activities.
There are leadership programs, students exchange programs, mountaineering and hiking clubs, adventure clubs, future counseling committees, and students evaluation and skill assessment programs. The students manage annual college magazine, the daily newsletter of the campus, and official website of IMDC.