MESSAGES

Ch Muhammad Sarwar

Governor of the Punjab/Patron of the University

It is a matter of satisfaction to note steady progress of The University of Faisalabad as a prestigious Private Sector institution of higher learning in the Province. I am pleased to learn that the University has developed excellent infrastructure and the state of the art of facilities, especially in the areas of Medical & Allied Health Sciences and Engineering. I have firm belief that the role of higher education institutions offering technical, vocational and professional education alongside research activities is the pivotal for the progress of a country and prosperity of its people. It is heartening to note that the University is very much alive to the needs of higher education in the country and is contributing significantly for the uplift of standards of education by equipping its students with requisite knowledge base and skill set.

I am particularly glad to know that the University is placing due emphasis on applied research and promoting technical skills at undergraduate and graduate levels. The role of its Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in ensuring a close academia-industry linkage for undertaking research initiatives on industry base problems is commendable.

I would like to appreciate the Rector, Faculty and Management of the University for their diligent efforts and missionary approach. I am confident that the University will continue its journey of success and becomes one of the best higher education Institutions in this part of the world.

His Excellency

Governor of the Punjab

Muhammad Haider Amin

Chairman BOG

I feel glad to see that University Medical and Dental College, established in 2003,has progressively transformed into a centre of excellence in medical and dental education. It has, no doubt, made a fast paced progress in a short span of time. Establishing faculties of MBBS and BDS is not what UMDC confi ned itself to. It has now gone that extra mile that not many medical institutes take initiative for it has ventured for research in the fi eld of medical science and dentistry by off ering MPhil programs in several of its disciplines.

I feel glad to see that University Medical and Dental College, established in 2003,has progressively transformed into a centre of excellence in medical and dental education. It has, no doubt, made a fast paced progress in a short span of time. Establishing faculties of MBBS and BDS is not what UMDC confi ned itself to. It has now gone that extra mile that not many medical institutes take initiative for it has ventured for research in the fi eld of medical science and dentistry by off ering MPhil programs in several of its disciplines.

Being a constituent college of The University of Faisalabad a W4 category University held the 3rd Position amongst its category in HEC ranking 2014, UMDC is affi liated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. This College is known for its stateof-the-art infrastructure, facilities and highly qualifi ed, experienced and dedicated teaching faculty.

Our students have been regularly securing top positions in various professional examinations conducted by UHS. We are proud to see that our alumni are serving in various leading hospitals and organizations both in the public and private sectors. It is a matter of great satisfaction for me to see that the 600 bedded Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH) integral to the UMDC is continuously and regularly upgrading its equipment and facilities and, rendering free specialist medical and dental services to the ailing humanity, specially the under privileged cross section of the society. MTH has the unique distinction of being the only teaching hospital in the private sector that is rendering these services which include consultancy, diagnosis, medicines, hospitalization, surgery etc free of cost.

UMDC is proudly contributing towards empowerment of the youth towards a bright future, and progress and prosperity of the country in the field of Medical and Health Sciences.It is registered with Publics Health Commission (PHC). MTH has been also awarded ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2015 and achieved ISO 9001: 2008 Certifi cation.

I am confi dent that UMDC will continue in keeping up with its standards and fi nding new horizons through research and innovation in order to make itself an agent of positive change in the region.

I wish UMDC Godspeed for its future and assure you of its continuous progress.

Prof Dr Javed Akram

Vice Chancellor

A Medical College imbibes the best and the brightest minds to learn the science of medicine and public health and the art of compassionate care. As one of the affi liated colleges of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, University Medical and Dental College (UMDC) Faisalabad, is endeavoring to advance biomedical knowledge and human healing through modern educational methods. UHS vision in a rapidly changing era of health care reforms is to educate medical leaders in patient-centered, science-driven, team-based, high-value health care. An appropriate selective admissions process, inter-professional team learning and a student centered, fl exible, innovative curriculum make our graduate accepted within the country and abroad.

Medical college such as UMDC need to seek out applicants who are passionate about the underserved, implement programmes and curricula that will nurture those passions, and graduate students who understand how to partner with communities to achieve better health especially in the nature infl icted and man infl icted disasters like earthquakes, fl oods, avalanches, dengue out breaks, smallpox eradication and tuberculosis resurrection.

I am sure that this college will select each new entering class with the intent of ensuring that it will train tomorrow’s medical leaders, who will be prepared to practice as physicians and specialists to meet the needs of the public.

Prof Dr Aamir Ali Choudhry

Principal University Medical & Dental College Faisalabad.

University Medical & Dental College is a prestigious medical institution, recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and accredited by the University of Health Sciences, (UHS) Lahore. It is listed in International Medical Directory (IMED) USA and registered in Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) USA. Further, it is listed National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) of USA.

Our students are trained by dedicated, highly qualified and talented faculty. Many of our senior faculty members are foreign qualified while others are from well known local universities or CPSP Fellows. They have wide experiences in their respective fields and a passion for professional advancement. They are familiar with modern classroom, bedside teaching skills, and are extremely result oriented with a track record of delivering to the students and serving the ailing humanity.

To keep abreast of latest in teaching our teachers attend regular CME programs organized by department of Medical Education (DME) of the College.

Many of our graduates have passed foreign examinations like PLAB USMLE and AMC for UK, USA and Australia respectively. Our graduates have been awarded scholarships by foreign universities and are studying in different well known universities in countries like UK, USA and Australia. We inculcate research culture among our students. This is reflected in terms of long list of research publications of our students in known journals recognized by PM&DC and HEC. Our college has its own HEC and PM&DC recognized research journal by name of Journal of University Medical and Dental College (JUMDC). Furthermore, for general population we publish Madinah Medical News both in Urdu and English regularly. Moreover, we publish a newsletter which reflects our curricular and co curricular activities of each quarter of the year. To date our seven batches of MBBS and four batches of BDS have successfully completed their degree programs. We transform our students into an accomplished professional with a sound background of theoretical knowledge coupled with practical skills. Alumni association of the college organizes annual function offering alumnae opportunity to see each other and share their professional experiences. We feel proud of them being placed at good positions and demonstrating their skills and competency.

We have purpose built campus and hostels. In March 2015 our affiliated Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH) has been awarded ISO-9001:2008 certification. This is recognition of its persistent efforts towards improving quality care and enhancing patient satisfaction. ISO-9001 is a quality management system recognized by top organizations around the world as the yardstick for highest quality standards. Only handfuls of Pakistani hospitals have obtained this highly respected certification and MTH is one of them. Further, Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) has given top score to Madinah Teaching Hospital.