Lahore Medical and Dental College was a success story right from the beginning when it started operating in Lahore in 1997 as a first ever private medical institute of Punjab. It has achieved many milestones since then, as of now, LMDC is one of the leading medical, educational institute of Pakistan accepting local and foreign students. The individual quota for students of Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and tribal areas is also accepted. LMDC is accredited by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, its graduates are currently serving all over the Pakistan with an accredited degree and eligibility to work overseas in UK, USA, and Europe with UHS approved medical degrees. The Lahore Medical & Dental College once referred as a restricted private medical college some 20 years ago is now affiliated with multiple teaching hospitals for internships of its students. The hospitals attached to LMDC are Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, a 600-bed hospital and its biggest member, renowned Doctors Hospital of Lahore, and Surgimed Hospital.
The institute has started many undergraduate and postgraduate programs other than M.B.B.S and BDS since 1997. The Lahore Pharmacy College is a sister project of LMDC began in 2009 inside the main campus of College, it offers Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The Lahore College of Physiotherapy is another venture of LMDC that came to reality in 2012. The Lahore School of Public Health is a two-year international specialization program for Doctors, Physiotherapists, and surgeons to excel and obtain 24-month specializations without leaving for foreign medical universities.
Location of Lahore Medical And Dental College:
Lahore Medical and Dental College is located at the northern canal of Lahore, it is linked to the main GT road and is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The main campus covers all its colleges inside a 120 canal property, LMDC houses all the necessary facilities for young doctors, dentists, and specialists. The faculty includes Pakistan’s renowned doctors, surgeons, medical technicians, and professors. The modern and sophisticated medical equipment display the international standard of the Institute. Lying on the most precious real estate in Lahore and more close to Lahore City and GT Road, most of the students from other cities of Punjab prefer the campus. The air-conditioned auditoriums and laboratories give enough professional and positive environment to students and faculty to carry on with their research.
Courses Offered in Lahore Medical & Dental College:
Housing 750 M.B.B.S and around 300 B.D.S students at the moment, the core purpose of LMDC is to appear as a best medical institute in Pakistan. The Bachelor ofMedicine& Bachelor ofSurgery degree is a five-year program as instructed by PMDC, the Bachelor of Dental Surgery is a four-year standard programoffered by LMDC and is recognized all over the world. The Eligibility criteria for MBBS and BDS programs is aminimum of 60% in FSc. Pre-medical from any registered College of Pakistan, appearance in entry test is amust for any student applying for admission.
Foreign students are required to sit in an SAT-II international test with minimum 550 marks in the test before applying for admission in LMDC. Apart from core specialization degrees, Lahore Medical and Dental College has started a Doctor of Pharmacy (DPT) degree under Lahore Pharmacy College, a branch college located on the main campus of College. The Pharmacy College provides a full scope for students to practice what’s trending and used in the world. College of Pharmacy is associated with UHS, a most trusted degree awarding institute of Pakistan in Medical category.
Lahore College of Physical Therapy inaugurated in 2012 that gave a kickstart to advanced procedures in LMDC. From treatment to rehabilitation, operations, first-aid and regular checkups, LMDC completed its curriculum of the full providence of health and cure sciences to its future doctors by DPT classes atpostgraduate and undergraduate level. LMDC achieved the feat in a lesser time-frame, the inauguration of The Lahore School of Public Health provided a way for doctors of Pakistan to pursue higher degree education accepted all over the world in Pakistan instead of going anywhere else.
Admissions & Eligibility Criteria in Lahore Medical and Dental Colleges:
Similar to most of the medical universities of Pakistan, Admissions are opened in LMDC once in a year, a couple of months after the results of all the intermediate boards are declared. Minimum, 60 percent of marks in intermediate or equivalent A/O Levels, are compulsory to apply for admission in Lahore Medical and Dental College.Admissions open in October every year for MBBS and BDS, students ar shortlisted for interviews and fee submissions till November. The commencement of classes and final exams are held in November-December every year. For other departments, admission dates may vary with courses. Minimum eligibility criteria for British and American students is determined on SAT scores and are aggregated with equivalent CGPA system of the country. Minimum criteria for the USA and Canadian students is 3 CGPA. The age limit from 17-25 years applies to all the applicants.
Fee Structure & Scholarships 2016:
The fee structure for all the private and state-run medical colleges is determined by the government and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. As per the instructions from PMDC to all the private medical colleges, the tuition fee must not exceed Rs. 600,000 per annum but the case is not too simple to be dealt. Similar to other private institutes, LMDC charge Rs. 600,000 per annum as a fee, the other amounts sum up to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum. It includes Hostel fees, food, admission fee, faculty funds, registration fees, student affairs funds, etc. Accurate information about the full fee structure for 5 years can be seen by visiting the main campus or by email to the admissions branch of LMDC.
Scholarships are awarded both on need-basis and academic excellence, the board of directors, decide every year for the number of scholarships. Few seats are allocated for rural areas and Kashmir/GB students with full fee reimbursement. Students with excellent academic records are granted full or half fee payment and retained on continuous performances.