Ziauddin Faculty of Medicine was established in 1996. It is strategically located within the university campus at Clifton, Karachi. Medical teaching programmes are spread over three main tertiary care hospitals in different parts of the city. These hospitals are well equipped with advanced diagnostic, monitoring and treatment facilities. Ziauddin Group of hospitals includes:
Other clinical learning sites include:
Ziauddin Faculty of Medicine prepares its student to become skilled practitioners, researchers and teachers with leadership potential. They develop skills to deal with health problems holistically and solve them at individual, family and community levels, through an innovative programme, with emphasis on individual attention in small teaching/learning groups. The undergraduate clinical programme is community-oriented and addresses priority healthcare needs of the country. This enables students to acquire the art and skill of probing scientifically into health and related problems of individuals and communities. Students are exposed to a variety of learning strategies for experiential learning through a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
The Postgraduate programme in Basic Health Sciences is highly developed and has a structured curriculum which focuses on the growing need for research oriented medical teachers trained in modern teaching and learning strategies.
To meet the challenges posted by the exponential growth of information, students assume responsibility of their own learning, using student centred learning strategies such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Case Based Discussions, which also promote self-learning skills and teamwork research projects, relevant to national and community needs, are also encouraged.