Top Medical Schools in Pakistan 2023

Top Medical Schools in Pakistan 2023

Top Medical Schools in Pakistan 2023

 A prestigious and respected medical school is important for providing a high-quality education with the goal of producing highly qualified individuals. This can be achieved through a college or institute that has a good faculty passionate about educating others and a strong educational framework with a well-rounded network. Students may find it daunting when it is time to decide what medical school they want to apply to and go to due to the large number of colleges and institutes that are medical schools in Pakistan. To make this process less overwhelming for students, here are some of the best medical schools that offer MBBS.


Aga Khan University

Aga Khan University is one of Pakistan's most prestigious and reputable medical universities, located in Karachi. It was established in 1983 as Pakistan's first private university. AKU is a not-for-profit institution and an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. Aga Khan began as a health science university, and their hospitals were the first in the Pakistan and East Africa regions to be accredited by the U.S.-based Joint Commission International. Some of its notable alumni include:

  • Adil Haider, Trauma surgeon and researcher, recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • Anita Zaidi, president of the gender equality division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Saud Anwar, Connecticut’s State Senator


 King Edward Medical College

KEMC is a medical college located in Lahore, Pakistan. It was founded in 1860 by the British Raj. The university is named after King Edward VII. After Pakistan's independence, the university became the only medical college in the province and, in 2005, received a charter to award degrees in its own right. It is one of the most renowned medical colleges and benefits many students with its educational curriculum. Some of its notable alumni include:

  • Mushtaq Ahmed Baig, recipient of Hilal-e-Imtiaz
  • Riaz Haider, president of the American Heart Association
  • Prem Chandra Dhanda, recipient of the Padma Bhushan



Dow University of Health Sciences

Sir Hugh Down founded Dow University of Health Sciences in 1945. It is among the most prominent medical universities in Pakistan. Dow was repeatedly recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as a top medical institution from 2010 to 2014. It is also accredited by the Pakistan Health Research Council. Some of its notable alumni include:

  • Ishratul Ibad, former governor of Sindh
  • Shahid Masood is a Pakistani Columnist who served as the senior Executive Director of ARY Digital Network.
  • Abdul Ghaffar Bhiloo, Pakistani philanthropist and founder of Hands


Ziauddin University 

This university was established in 1986 in the memory of Sir Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad by his daughter and son-in-law. The School of Nursing was founded in 1986 and is accredited by the Pakistan Nursing Council. The institution became the College of Nursing in 2009, and since then, it has offered a variety of programs. It is recognized and accredited by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Some of its notable alumni include:


  • Danish Ali, famous personality and comedian
  • Jaleel Ahmed Gillani, medical Researcher


Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences

This university was established as Sindh Medical School in 1881, later names as Liaquat Medical College in 1951. It was made to be the first public sector medical school in Pakistan in 2001. It has a rich history of academic excellence and prestige for over 140 years and has made a huge contribution to society in terms of healthcare.  Some of its notable Alumni include: 

  • Zulfiqar Mirza, former home minister of Sindh 
  • Fahmida Mirza, only woman speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan from 2008-2013




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