Conscious of their obligations to the society of which they were a product and the blessings received by them, a few noble and God-fearing businessmen got together and conceived of a composite medical complex to share their divine bounties with the ones not as privileged. The project was to compromise a 500 bedded charitable hospital; a nursing school to ensure availability of paramedics meeting international standards; a medical college to produce internationally recognized doctors and a befitting research centre. A trust by the name of the Businessmen Hospital Trust (BHT) was established for the purpose in year 1974.
As a 1st project of Businessmen Hospital Trust, 100-bedded Shalamar Hospital was established which has now flourished to 500-bedded well-equipped & modern teaching hospital. To improve the quality of para-medics, a Nursing College was established in the year 2006 to offer education & training to students leading to a degree of B.Sc. (Nursing). Shalamar Nursing College is one of the very few institutions of this kind in the country. In the year 2015 Shalamar School of Allied Health Sciences was established to create skilled workforce for the welfare of the community.
We have now entered the next phase towards the fulfillment of the cherished dream of the founding fathers i.e. establishment of a state-of-the-art Medical & Dental College designed to produce internationally recognized and respected doctors. The 1st phase of the project was construction of a state of the art medical college; Shalamar Medical College, that was completed in the year 2009. The first batch was inducted in 2010 with a student body of 100 that increased to induction of 150 students per year within a short span.
It is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, and is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. The College is listed in the directory of Medical Schools of World Health Organization. To date more than 400 students have accomplished the dream of becoming doctors & specialists.
Shalamar Medical & Dental College will be a leading institution of the future. It will be a world leader in education, research and clinical care known for promoting the spirit of life-long learning, innovation and compassionate healthcare. We shall be focusing on integration of research and education and the fusion of technology and clinical care in an endeavour to produce graduates who can provide cutting edge healthcare that is cost effective and affordable for the ordinary citizen. We shall imbibe in our students the highest values of medical ethics to be exemplary physicians who can be a source of enlightenment for others and be leaders in their fields.
Shalamar Medical & Dental College aims to equip medical students and healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to meet the primary needs of the region and nation. It also aims to train the selected young men and women with quality medical education having the highest moral and ethical standards that are necessary in disciplined health professionals. The mission will be achieved through commitment to the values of quality, excellence, compassion, integrity and moral responsibility.