Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

At Faculty of Ziauddin Medical College a student is identified as an adult learner and is expected to utilise inborn capabilities to adapt and understand the rapidly changing academic atmosphere around the world.

Academic schedule for the MBBS degree programme, reflects the innovative system-based course. The first three years of training are divided into semesters and each year comprises of two semesters. For the clinical training and experience the students are rotated through all three hospitals affiliated with the University.

Faculty of Ziauddin Medical College has taken the initiative of improving quality of medical education by fostering adult learning styles, catering to the requirements of the students and early introduction of clinical experience. In order to facilitate student learning, the basic medical sciences curriculum utilises multiple instructional and assessment strategies.

The course content is presented with a Body System based Modular approach which is in line with regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for MBBS degree. Emphasis is given to the development of conceptual understanding and the ability to construct knowledge for oneself. The students are actively involved in their learning process and assessment involves examining the learner’s entire conceptual network, not just focusing on discreet facts and principles.

Curriculum reviews are taken place critically on regular basis to incorporate content updates in the form of themes for quality improvement purposes. Patient Safety is one of these integrated themes introduced in MBBS curriculum.

Faculty from Basic Health Sciences (BHS), Community Health Sciences (CHS) and Clinical Sciences are collaboratively engaged in teaching programmes. As a result, students develop a comprehensive understanding and holistic approach to recognise and solve healthcare problems.

The primary health care programme run by the university (PHC) serves as educational site for community based training. The PHC programme is a unique prototype of partnership between academia, local NGOs, government and international NGOs for education, research and service.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission to Ziauddin College of Medicine for a five (5) year (MBBS) degree course is open to all individuals who meet the selection criteria. All candidates are chosen for their academic achievements and potential.

Students are admitted to the first year of MBBS on previous high school and/or college
academic record, and score in MDCAT /test and interview conducted by the Ziauddin University
and as determined by the Pakistan Medical Commission Selection of student is on the basis of
an admission policy approved by the Governing Body of Ziauddin University, which is in line
with the regulations of Pakistan Medical Council (PMC). Students are largely admitted in the
category of Local Residents. A few seats are available for overseas students (as defined by the
Rules).

Note: Applicants are required to fill the MBBS and BDS forms separately.

Criteria for Admission

  • Have passed MDCAT examination conducted by the National Medical Authority.
  • Pakistani and foreign students are required to appear for an interview.
  • Depending on the COVID situation a written aptitude test (MCQ) may be administered.
  • Proficiency in English language, both in written and verbal expression is required.
  • With GCE Cambridge/London, ‘Advanced level’ (A level), American High School Diploma, and other equivalent Certificates or Diplomas, an equivalence to HSSC (Pre-Medical) equivalence with 65% will be required from IBCC. 
  • For candidates who have completed HSSC or are awaiting results are also eligible to apply on provisional basis. 
  • It will be necessary for candidates in Pakistan and those following Pakistani System of education overseas to have read Biology, Chemistry and Physics as mandatory subjects at the higher secondary school level.
  • Candidates who have completed high school overseas may apply with mathematics in lieu of physics. 

Pakistani Students:

“Pakistani student” means a student who is a Pakistani national or defined as an overseas Pakistani under applicable law and may hold dual nationality and may be resident or non-resident in Pakistan.

Foreign Students:

“Foreign student” means a student who is not a Pakistani student and holds only a foreign nationality. The inclusion of SAT II scores will be discontinued and will not be used for merit calculation.

Student Selection:
The final selection of local resident students is decided on the following weightage:

Ziauddin University Test 40%
Higher Secondary Certificate: 30%
Ziauddin University Interview: 20%
MDCAT: 10%

Note: Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the instructions given with the application form. It remains the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application according to the instructions. Students are expected to submit photocopies of documents along with the application and originals for the purpose of verification by the university. If required, the university will check the authenticity of the documents submitted with the concerned school, college, board, or university.

Admission Test

Depending on the COVID situation, the university may conduct an Aptitude Test for all eligible applicants). The structure of the Test will be provided to PMC in advance for review. Applicants will also be given sufficient time to appear in the test. The test consists of Multiple-Choice Questions of various types. In addition to Biology, Chemistry and Physics corresponding to that expected at the end of Intermediate Examination or equivalent qualifications e.g. 12th Year, etc., there will be questions on English and General Knowledge.

Interview

Short listed applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability to complete the MBBS course and pursue a career in health sciences.

Note: Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the instructions given with the application form. It remains the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application according to the instructions. Students are expected to submit photocopies of documents along with the application and originals for the purpose of verification by the university. If required, the university will check the authenticity of the documents submitted with the concerned school, college, board or university.

Requirements for Selected Students

Successful students selected for MBBS programme are expected to fulfil the following:

Verification of Educational Testimonials:

Original transcripts, mark sheets, certificates to be brought for attestation by the university.

Medical Examination:

The undergraduate programme is both physically and mentally demanding. Students offered admission are required to undergo a comprehensive medical examination including laboratory investigations and chest X-ray, before they are allowed to join classes.

Immunization:

Clinical experience carries a small personal risk of infection. In their own interest, and also in the interest of patients and others, students must provide evidence of immunization against the following: Tuberculosis (BCG), Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Measles/Mumps (and Rubella for females)

For further information and guidance, you may contact us on 35862937-9 or email on [email protected]

ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY CONSOLIDATED FEE STRUCTURE FOR MBBS AS PROPOSED TO PMC

Local StudentForeign Student
DescriptionCurrencyAmountCurrencyAmount
First Year
Consolidated FeePKR1,540,000USD18,000
 Scholarship of USD 4,000. Net Consolidated Fee of USD 14,000.
Second Year
Consolidated FeePKR1,540,000USD18,000
Scholarship of USD 4,000. Net Consolidated Fee of USD 14,000.
Third Year
Consolidated FeePKR1,760,000USD18,000
Scholarship of USD 4,000. Net Consolidated Fee of USD 14,000.
Fourth Year
Consolidated FeePKRThird Year Consolidated Fee Plus Increase as per State Bank of Pakistan announce Inflation RateUSD18,000
Scholarship of USD 4,000. Net Consolidated Fee of USD 14,000.
Fifth Year
Consolidated FeePKRFourth Year Consolidated Fee Plus Increase as per State Bank of Pakistan announce Inflation RateUSD18,000
Scholarship of USD 4,000. Net Consolidated Fee of USD 14,000.
No Increment throughout the Five year Course for Foreign Student.

Note:

  • Government tax will be applicable as per prevailing tax law.
  • Tuition Fee of Foreign Student is inclusive of Government Tax.