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Ayub Medical College

Ayub Medical College

The Ayub Medical College is located in Abbottabad, situated at an altitude of 1,225 m. (4002 ft.) and surrounded by
refreshing green hills of Sarban, one of the best-known hill resorts of Pakistan. It is situated on the Karakorum
Highway, the Silk Route to China, 120 Km from Rawalpindi/Islamabad. The climate is temperate with 4 distinct
seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter. The summer is pleasant while the winter is cool with occasional snowfall.
The city is non-industrial, situated in the lush green Orash Valley and is fairly free from environmental pollution. It has
a population of over 300,000.

In 1978, the Government sanctioned establishment of Ayub Medical College, named after Late Field Marshal Ayub
Khan. The 1st academic year started on 15th May, 1979 with enrolment of 100 students. It is situated at a scenic
location on Karakorum Highway. The College building is the most beautiful of all medical colleges of Pakistan. Since
1979 to date the College has undergone tremendous development. At present the Medical College comprises of
modern buildings, 1,000 bedded 'Ayub Teaching Hospital', a School of Nursing, a Paramedical School, play grounds and
other supporting amenities for the students and staff. The college has spacious lecture halls with most sophisticated
audiovisual teaching aids, well-equipped laboratories, museums and a vast, centrally air-conditioned library having
Text Books, Reference Books, CD's and Taps, Medical Journals, a 'Self-Learning Resource Centre' and a Computer
Library with access to Internet.

Thousands of doctors have graduated from Ayub Medical College so far who are holding high positions not only in the country but abroad as well, including UK, Ireland, Canada and USA. It is claimed that about 70% of Pakistani doctors in Ireland are Ayubians!

With commissioning of INOR (Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy) at the campus, Ayub Medical College has joined nuclear medicine club where most modern techniques for diagnostic and radiation therapy.

The College has been publishing its Journal, 'Journal of Ayub Medical College (JAMC)' since January 1988. It is a peer reviewed journal and has gained it place as a standard medical journal, recognized by the PMDC and registered with International Serial Data System of France, Indexed Medicus of WHO (EMRO). JAMC is the only medical journal from Pakistan, available full text with illustrations free online, and is one of the 3 indexed medical journals from Pakistan. It is available online at

Hostels for boys and girls are located at the campus, adjacent to college building. Four hostels for boys and one for girls is available besides hostels for MO's, House Officers, Paramedics and Nurses. Full-time Resident Wardens, Deputy Provosts and Provosts, separate for Boys' and Girls' hostel, control the hostels. Messing and other utilities are available in the hostels.

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Ayub medical college, Abbottabad was established in August 1978 and started functioning from 1st May 1979. At that time in the whole of Hazara with the population of 2.5 million, there were hardly 45 doctors while the need as per national standard was 500 and much more if we compare with developed countries. In Hazara we have now over 300 doctors, many of them qualifying from Ayub Medical College.

The campus of Ayub Medical College and Hospital Complex on Mansehra road comprises of modern buildings, hostels, a 1000
bedded teaching hospital along with other amenities. There is a Nursing school for 300 nurses and a Paramedical school for 200 paramedics. The college has been shifted to its new premises and was inaugurated by the President of Pakistan on 30th December 1990. The college is well equipped laboratories and Museums, a large well stocked central Library and the latest audio-visual and computer facilities.

The college/teaching hospital has more than 28 departments including Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dentistry, Oncology and Radiotherapy, and the critical care units

The college was recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on its first inspection. Similarly the General Medical Council of the U.K recognized it in 1985 and the Medical Council of Ireland in May 1989. Since then the graduates of Ayub Medical College are pursuing their higher education in the U.K. and Ireland. The college of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan has already recognized many departments of postgraduate training. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the U.K has also granted limited recognition to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for candidates of this institution who wish to take membership examination in the U.K. Regional office of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) was established in Ayub Teaching Hospital in June 2000. Since its establishment the center has been conducting FCPS Part I and II examinations regularly, apart from arranging academic sessions and CME's for the benefit of postgraduate students. The center also arranged different workshops for the supervisors as well as the trainees.

The students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities like sports, university games, athletics, debates, mushiras, quiz competition etc. Our students have brought honors by winning many championships and trophies in these competitions. The students are also exposed to fieldworks in rural areas and research activities as part of their medical training. Thus not only they explore the new ideas and answers for the queries in their minds but also gain knowledge about the actual problems of the community they would be dealing with. The students work is presented at different platforms and they have won quite a number of prizes in national competitions.

One of the traditions set by Ayub Medical College and followed by many institutions is setting up of Free Medical Camps in the far-flung areas where healthcare facilities are lacking. These voluntary free medical camps are regularly held with prior arrangements with the local authorities of the area and large numbers of patients are given medical advice and free treatment. Our students have formed voluntary organizations, run entirely by the motivated students and they arrange free medical donations and medicines for the poor and needy patients admitted in the hospital.

The college has been publishing its scientific journal, "Journal of Ayub Medical College (JAMC)" since January 1998. It has gained its place as a standard medical journal, recognized by PMDC and registered with the international serial data system of France, Index Medicus of WHO (EMRO), and Medline USA, making it one of the only two research journals indexed with Index Medicus/ Medline from Pakistan. Online version of this Journal is available on the Offical Website.

Institute of Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy (INOR) is a newly established cancer institute at Abbottabad by Pakistan
Atomic Energy Commission for the diagnosis and the treatment of cancer and allied diseases, besides teaching and training the newly graduated doctors and senior undergraduate medical students of attached Ayub Medical College. The institution will provide
specialized healthcare facilities to the Hazara division and the Northern Areas

The college has always maintained high standard of education and that is the reason it has been selected as one of the four medical colleges of the country by WHO for introducing Community Oriented Medical Education (COME).

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