Ayub Medical College Abbottabad is a leading government medical institution in Pakistan. It is one of the medical schools affiliated to Khyber Medical University. AMC has 1,500 students in MBBS and BDS courses and undergoes clinical rotation at Ayub Teaching Hospital. Faculty and staff work in the basic sciences and medical fields. There are 212 full-time faculty: faculty, assistant professors, fellow professors, and professors.
In the late 1960’s, a government study concluded that Pakistan needed more medical schools to promote the country’s medical education, research and healthcare. In particular, medical reform is urgently needed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – so in 1972 it was decided to build another medical school outside Peshawar. In 1975, 4 cities were shortlisted for the new college site selection. Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Mingora and Jatral. In 1978, it was decided to build a new college in Abbottabad. Classes began on May 9, 1979, at Ayub Medical College. The first batch of 100 students (graduates in 1984) was housed at the educational center, and the university’s existing campus and teaching hospital were later transferred to Zanzibar. On December 30, 1990, the new campus opened its doors to students, faculty and staff. Since the opening of Ayub Teaching Hospital in 1998, Abbottabad Regional Headquarters Hospital is still attached to Ayub Medical College. The AMC is named after former president Ayub Khan near Haripur. The first principal of AMC was Dr. Abdul Jameel Khan. Today AMC has the largest medical school in Pakistan.
After five years of professional theoretical and medical training, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a bachelor’s degree in surgery. AMC has 24 medical departments and 8 basic science departments, 212 full-time faculty members who contribute to the development of teaching, patient care, and medical knowledge through academic medical and basic scientific research.