The 25 Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have a total population of over 22 million spread over an area of 74521 sq.km. General literacy rate of the province is approximately 49.9%. In the past few years we have seen unprecedented expansion and up gradation in general education. This would ultimately enhance literacy rate. High literacy rate coupled with enhanced skilled workforce will help improve health indicators and enable us to meet national and international obligations. Due to the demands of market forces, Medicine is the most sought after profession in the world and Pakistan is no exception. Every year, thousands of bright students, who pass their F.Sc examination in First Division, desire to join medical colleges but are unable to get admission due to limited opportunities.
Khyber Medical College (KMC) has a history full of achievements and contribution since its establishment in 1954. It has produced over 10,000 graduates and hundreds of postgraduates who are running health care services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA). It has also met the needs of trained faculty for the rest of the public sector medical colleges in the province. Khyber Medical College, a pioneer and prestigious Health institution in the development of human resource... [Read More]
Peshawar, a city of over 3.6 million citizens, is situated in the Western part of the Country and close to historical and famous Khyber Pass. The City is an old settlement and has maintained a historical atmosphere. Khyber Medical College, which is situated at the doorstep of university of Peshawar, occupies in the site of ancient Buddhist academy. In 1954, the foundation stone of Khyber Medical College, as faculty of Medicine, of Peshawar University, was laid by the then Governor General of Pakistan, Mr. Ghulam Muhammad. The College started functioning in 1955 with enrolment of fifty students with meager facilities. From 1955 to present the college has undergone tremendous development. It remained under the administrative control of health department after parting way from Peshawar University in 1975. Presently, the college and hospital has been given administrative and financial autonomy by the Government of K.P.K and is working under the institutional management committee, headed by Chief Executive. This will certainly overcome the problems faced by the faculty members, students and general Public.
Khyber Medical College is a pioneer institution in KPK in medical education and has created name for itself at national and international level by dedicated work of its staff and students. In fact, it can be proudly called as the mother institution for rest of the medical and dental colleges and other allied medical institution established in KPK over the past twenty five years.
Today, Khyber Medical College enrolls 287 students yearly, and our graduates, numbering over 8000, are providing health care, not only in K.P.K 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 Peshawar University and is recognized by PMDC. General Medical Council of UK, Ireland and licensing authority of USA. Khyber Teaching Hospital, established in 1976, in attached to the college for teaching/training purposes. It is a 1200-bedded hospital, which maintains high standards with competent medical staff and sophisticated equipments.... [Read More]