Friday, March 19, 2010

Shahina jamil hospital and Frontier Medical College Abbottabad

Frontier Medical College and Shahina Jamil Hospital Abbottabad..

Frontier Medical College and its teaching hospital are self-financing institutions sponsored by Al-Jamil Trust. It was established in 1995 on about 200 kanals of land at the foothills of a beautiful pine forest in the rural outskirts of Abbottabad on main Karakoram Highway leading form Islamabad to the Chinese boarder and on to the Central Asian States. It is housed in purpose built spacious buildings, in addition to highly qualified and experienced faculty, well equipped laboratories and museums with wide range of educational specimens and models. The 300-beds SHAHINA JAMIL TEACHING HOSPITAL has been built at the college premises adjacent to the college. In addition to medical students, nurses and paramedical are also trained. At the same time under an agreement of private-cum public partnership with the Govt. of NWFP the 360 bed Government DHQ Teaching Hosital Mansehra is also utilized for teaching and training of our medical students.

College Buildings...

The main college building is a four-storey purpose-built structure with over 110000 sqft covered area. It accommodates all essential departments needed in a medical college including lecture halls, laboratories, dissection hall, library, museum, computer laboratory, a 500-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, college staff and students room and offices. More space is available to accommodate future departments. In addition, there is another single storey building housing the Community Medicine Department.


The college has two teaching hospitals: one, its own teaching hospital on the college premises called Shahina Jamil Trust Hospital. It is a new 300 beds general hospital and it has all the essential teaching departments. It is fully staffed by highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. It provides clinical training to the senior medical students, medical care facilities to all deserving patients free of cost. The students of the dental section are also training here.

The second hospital is the Govt. DHQ Teaching Hospital at Mansehra. It is a very busy general hospital of 360 beds. This hospital too has all the essential teaching departments. It has been acquired from the NWFP Govt. for teaching and training of our medical students. The college had constructed in collaboration with the Govt. of NWFP a new 136-beds block called "Frontier Medical College Block" in this hospital.


There are separate hostels for boys and girls in separate good and comfortable buildings. The hostels are staffed with wardens, cooks, bearers, chowkidars and cleaners. In the girls hostels, in addition to the above staff, housekeepers, washer women and special security guards are also provided. For the girls students not residing with parents, stay in the college hostel in mandatory.


The college has its own transport system consisting of buses, coasters and vans.They are used to transport students to the college from hostels and also to the teaching hospital at Mansehra, Basic Health Units (BHU), Rural Health Centers (RHC), and to the rural areas to conduct medical camps.


There are sports facilities at the college campus for Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Tennis. Hostels are provided with Table Tennis facilities and other indoor games. Facilities for indoor Badminton and Table Tennis are also provided in the College auditorium which is also used as gymnasium in winter months and during snow and rains. For games like Football, Hockey and Cricket facilities available in Abbottabad are utilized. Skiing facilities are also available during winter months at Kalabagh 45 minutes away in the mountains.

Banking Facilities...

A branch of National Bank of Pakistan is situated jus across the main entrance of the college. Post office is also situated near the bank.

Students Societies...

1. Debating Society
2. Dramatic and Cultural Society
3. Literary Society
4. Patient Welfare Society
5. Blood Donation Society
6. Environment Protection Society
7. Frontier Medical College Welfare Society
8. Sport Club
9. Students Health Care Society
10. Pharmacology Society
11. Fine ArtsSociety
12. FMC okd students Society

Medical Facilities For Students ...

1. Health Care facilities available at the college teaching hospitals are available free to all students.
2. If a student falls ill with a minor ailment, he is provided treatment in the OPD. If it is a serious illness or requires hospital admission, necessary treatment is arranged and the cost of the treatment which is nominal is to be paid by the student or by the Health Insurance Company if they are insured.
3. If any student or his/her parents desire Health Insurance cover, it is available through New Jubilee Insurance Company at a nominal premium.

FMC Graduates...

The first nine batches of students admitted have already passed their Final Professional MBBS examination of Bahria University Islamabad securing the MBBS degrees. They have been registered with the PMDC and are working in govt. teaching hospitals and other hospitals in the country and abroad. Many of them have passed PLAB, USMLE and FCPS examinations.

Admission Information...

1. Eligibility
The course of study for MBBS and BDS is open to both male and female candidates from all provinces of Pakistan and also from both men and women candidates of all nationalities from abroad.
Applicant for admission in MBBS or BDS must have passed the
F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in First Division securing at least 60% marks.
or any examination of a Foreign University or College/School which in scope and standard is found equivalent to the F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) examination of Pakistan, such as:

The British GCE ‘A’ level
or the American / Canadian High School examination
or Higher Secondary School examination of the Middle East
or Baccalaureate examination.

Candidates having passed B.Sc. Examination in First Division can also apply provided they have passed F.Sc. exam with Biology, Physics and Chemistry subject.

2. Selection
Selection is on Merit, which is determined on the basis of marks obtained in the F.Sc or the qualifying examination, the Entry Test, the Matriculation examination and the Interview.

3. Entry test
The Entry Test of the candidates for MBBS and BDS is held at the college. The date of the test is communicated to the candidates individually after preliminary screening based on information provided by the candidates in their application forms.
Entry Test is an objective type of examination in the form of Multiple Choice type of Questions (MCQ) based on the standard of F.Sc. Pre-medical in the subjects of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Some questions are of General Knowledge and some for Aptitude Testing. There are 108 questions, 25 each from the above four subjects and 12 questions on General Knowledge and Aptitude testing. For each question 4 possible answers are written below. The candidates select one answer. For every correct reply 4 marks are awarded and for every wrong answer one mark is deducted. No marks plus or minus are given for no reply.

4. Interview
After the entry test, the candidates are interviewed by the members of Admission Selection Committee. The interview is mainly to asses the ability of the candidates to undertake the arduous and difficult course of medical education. It will help, if at the time of interview the parents or guardians of the candidates are also present.

5. Weightage
Weightage of different examinations and Entry Test is as follows:
Entry Test 40%
F. Sc. Exam 40%
Matriculation exam 10%
Interview 10%

6. Verification of Documents
All particulars, certificates or any other document submitted with the admission form will be subject to verification. Any candidate whose documents are found to be incorrect or forged in any way, or whose authentication is doubtful, will be struck off from the college rolls even if the candidate has been admitted.

7. Foreign Students
Foreign students may submit their MCAT score in support of their applications. Selected candidates from abroad will be assisted in obtaining students Visa and other legal documents required to study in Pakistan at Frontier Medical College. They do not have to appear in the Entry Test unless they wish to compete for scholarships.

8. Merit Scholarships
Merit Scholarships of Rs. 200,000.- are awarded to the students who score at least 80% marks both in the Entry Test and F.Sc (Higher Secondary School) examinations. Those students securing 80% marks either in the Entry Test or in the F.Sc. Examination will receive an award of Rs. 100,000. In the second and subsequent years, students securing over 80% marks in their annual professional university examinations will also receive a scholarship of Rs. 100,000. - for the year concerned. Students scoring over 80% marks in any subject in the university examination receive an award of Rs. 50,000 per subject.

9. Hostel Accommodation
Hostel accommodation is available in separate hostels for boys and girls. Boarding and lodging fee including cost of food is Rs. 65,000/- per year.

10. College Prospectus and Application Form
All details regarding the procedure of admission and information about the college, the courses of study and examinations etc. are given in the College Prospectus, which can be obtained along with the application form on payment of Rs.600.- from within Pakistan and US$ 60 from abroad through money order or through demand draft from any bank on the name of “Frontier Medical College” at the following address

Admission Procedure...

1. Process of Admission
The process of admission starts after completion of F.Sc. examinations of different Intermediate Boards in Pakistan.
Applications for admission in MBBS and BDS are invited through advertisement in national newspapers, on prescribed Application Forms available from the college with the College Prospectus.
Applications should be sent by registered post or through courier service to the college or may be deposited personally in the Students
On receipt, the applications are scrutinized and those candidates found suitable are invited for the College Entry Test.
After the College Entry Test, successful short-listed applicants are interviewed by the Admission Selection Committee of the college.
Merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the Entry Test, F.Sc, Matric examination and Interview. Based on this merit list the top 100 candidates are invited for final interview and admission.
Applicants reporting for interview should preferably be accompanied by their parents (father or mother). In case both the parents have expired their elder brother or sister or guardian should accompany them. They should bring their identity cards or copy of their parent’s identity card if they are less than 18 years of age.
It is absolutely essential to show the originals of all documents at the time of interview

2. Documents Required with Application
• Applicants must submit the completed (all columns of the application form must be completed) prescribed application form with attested photocopies of the following certificates:
Detailed Marks Certificate of the examination on basis of which admission is sought (F.Sc. Pre-medical or similar examination).
Secondary School Certificate Examination (Matriculation).
National Identity Card (where available) or a copy of the father’s National Identity Card.
For Foreign applicants a photocopy of relevant four pages of their passports.
Character Certificate from the head of institution most recently attended by the candidate.
In case of candidates seeking admission on the basis of B.Sc., detailed marks certificate of B.Sc. and F.Sc. Pre-medial examinations.
Overseas Pakistani and foreign candidates from USA, Canada and UK (GCE `A` level) should submit a copy of their high School certificate result and a copy of the transcript.
Any other educational or co-curricular activity certificate, that an applicant wishes to be considered like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score, MCAT or games or sports achievement etc.
A medical certificate duly signed by a registered medical doctor regarding satisfactory physical fitness.
A certificate that the candidate has received proper Hepatitis B vaccine
Six passport size recent colour photographs of the applicant

Facilities Available at FMC ....

The main college building is housed in a four storey purposed-built building with about 50,000 square feet of constructed area. This building accommodates the basic medical sciences departments and more space is available for future expansion. In addition, there is another single storey building of labour 5000 square feet. In this second building the Community Medicine department has been established, which also includes a Community Health Center for convenience of patients and other persons from the Community coming from surrounding villages and at the same time providing opportunities to clinical students to see and solve their problems in rural settings.

Lecture Hall
There are five lecture halls, two furnished with fixed benches and three with table and chairs, with accommodation for well over 100 students in each hall. Adequate audio-visual aids like multimedia projectors, overhead projectors and epidiascopes are provided in the lecture halls.

Basic Sciences Practical Laboratories
There are eight Basic Sciences Laboratories, with all necessary equipment, chemicals, instruments and furniture, Each laboratory accommodates abour 50 students at one time. Each laboratory has a preparation room and stores for equipment and chemicals. Trained technicians maintain these laboratories and assist students in performance of their practical and research work.

Demonstration Rooms
Six Demonstration Rooms, furnished with tabletchairs and plastic boards for writing are available. Slide projectors and overhead projectors are also provided in these rooms. These demonstration rooms are also utilized for small groups teaching.

Museums are spacious, well furnished and provided with facilities for the students to study. Large collection of specimen and models. The main museum has mainly Pathology and Anatomy models and specimen whereas Pharmacology, Community Medical and Forensic Medicine departments have established their departmental museums within their own departments.

Dissection Hall
There is a spacious dissection hall in Anatomy Dept. Sufficient numbers of cadavers, prosecuted parts and bones available. Cadavers under close supervision of demonstrators are stored in cold room and mortuary refrigerators.

It is in a large purpose built hall. About 9000 books on medical and allied subjects are available and more are being added. There is a large students study area, where at a time 50 students can sit and study reference material in the library. A separate enclave is provided for the teaching staff. Library provision includes books, latest journals, audiovisual materials and computer based information services.

Video Library
The college has video library. it has a 29 inch T.V with VCR and over 68 medical video-cassettes mostly on basic medical sciences. A teacher is always available to explain & answer the queries of the students. This library has also a large number of audio cassettes containing lecture material on important topics.

There is a large Auditorium, which accommodates 500 persons. It is used for examinations and major functions of the college like debates and dramas, etc. Facilities for gymnasium and badminton are also provided in it.

Computer laboratory
Computer Lab has 29 computers for students. It is equipped with Pentium -III and Pentium IV computers. These computers are used for teaching and training of students. In Anatomy and Physiology and other subjects over 200 medical programmes on CDs are available at the moment. These are increased with time and according to needs. training in computer assisted learning is compulsory for all students. This access to information sources through internet enables students to benefit from World Wide Web in the vast field of Medicine.

Internet Facilities
The computer laboratory has the facility of internet and e-mail. Students and teachers can have easy access to websites related to their subjects. Internet facility offers online approach to international medical journals, medical education and advisory facility to students and teachers. Through this facility, students can even publish their own web-pages/thesis to be accessed anywher in world.

Research Laboratories
Research Laboratories for the college teaching staff have also been provided.

Medical Education Department
It has been established to develop, implement, monitor and regulate the curriculum as per local, international, and PMDC requirements. Regular curriculum reviews are also undertaken.

Seminar Rooms
Two Seminar Rooms, each accommodating over 60 persons, furnished with easy chairs are also available and are also used for clinico-pathlogical conferences and video presentations etc.

Staff Tea Room
There is a staff Tea Room, with a beautiful view where the staff can relax and have interaction over a cup of Tea.

Audio Visual and Photography Section
Incharge of this section takes photographs of academic interest for the college and looks after the maintenance of audio-visual equipment, which includes multimedia projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, film projectors, epidiascopes VCP and VCR etc.

A cafeteria is available for students of the college. It is well stocked with essential items. In addition to soft drinks it can also provide snacks and meals if desired. Cafetria is surrounded by beautiful lawns for students to relax in between their scheduled classes.

Book Shop
A book shop is on the premises. It stocks all necessary medical books and stationery. It has also photo-copying facilities for students.

Medical & General Store
For convenience of students and other staff medical and general stores are present at the college premises. Items of daily use and essential drugs and medicines are available.

New Buildings
New buildings to house enlarged Pathology Department, Pharmacology Department and Community Medicen Department have been constructed and occupied.