Shalamar Medical & Dental College (SMDC)
Shalamar Medical & Dental College (SMDC) falls under the umbrella of Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and is ranked among the top tier medical colleges of Pakistan.
In a short span of time, the college has garnered a reputation for providing quality education, maintaining a tradition of excellence and inculcating a passion of medicine within its student body.
The college was completed in 2009 and was the third project of the Businessmen Hospital Trust (BHT), with the induction of the first batch of medical students formally enrolled in the 2009-10 academic session. From 100 students in the first year of admission, the enrollment has grown to 150 pupils each year.
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.
Message from the Principal
I welcome you to the Shalamar Medical &Dental College, Lahore with immense pride. The College was established in 2010 and was named due to its proximity to Shalamar Gardens.
It is an honour and a privilege to be the Principal of an institute that stands for excellence and persistently sets the highest standards of medical education.
SMDC aspires to give this land many leaders in diverse fields of medicinal sciences. Catering to more than 700 students, SMDC is considered amongst the best and most sought after colleges in the city of Lahore or I would say in the Punjab province.
As pioneers in the field of medical education, our students are provided with quality training that fosters creativity and passion thus equipping them with skills, confidence and a positive approach towards their profession with special emphasis on versatile personality development.
The progress of an Institute depends mainly on performance of the students in academics, sports and cultural activities along with maintaining high values and ethics. Therefore, the College encourages the students to participate in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. SMDC is also well-known for its students achieving honours and awards in the professional examinations held by the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore.
Initially, the focus was on undergraduate teaching but in a short span of time it has been elevated to a post-graduate training institute in various disciplines by CPSP & UHS. The call of the time is to progress and not merely to move ahead. At SMDC we desire to offer our students a global exposure. The college facilitates Students Exchange Programmes in collaboration with GMEX (Global Educational Exchange in Medicine). This collaboration is a way forward for SMDC students to go abroad to renowned Universities/ Institutes for electives, further training & studies.
Our governing body comprises of Educationists, Industrialists, Businessman and achievers in their chosen fields. The management is highly supportive for the overall development of the students and faculty takes keen interest and stands behind any such endeavour and supports ‘innovations in healthcare’. Our Faculty is committed and dedicated for the development of the institution by sharing their knowledge and play the role of facilitators as well as role models to our students. The members of the non- teaching staff are highly dedicated with total commitment towards achievement of our mission and goals.
At SMDC, students and staff truly believe that nothing is impossible and that is the secret of the institute’s success. My good wishes to all.
Making students the center of everything we do at SMDC, our ultimate goal is to deliver and inculcate the best medical practices in order to produce competent and compassionate health professionals who discover better ways to fight disease.