Allama Iqbal Medical College is a public medical school in Lahore that is highly considered as one of Pakistan’s top medical schools. It is a public school of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, that was founded in 1975. Jinnah Hospital is a teaching hospital linked to the college and is located next to the college building.
The foundation of Lahore Medical College on 2 May, 1975 was the result of a government of Pakistan initiative in the mid-seventies to build new seats of learning to promote medical education and research in Pakistan. A class of 313 pupils began their first academic day on August 12, 1975. To celebrate the renowned philosopher’s centenary, the college was renamed Allama Iqbal Medical College two years later.
Initially, the institution was temporarily housed at the Post-Graduate Medical Institute in Lahore, in a borrowed and miserably insufficient building with limited audiovisual instructional aids and equipment. Because of the limited capacity, two teaching and practical classes were held to accommodate all of the students.
There is only one campus now, which is located on Canal Road and spans 100 acres. The fundamental science departments, administrative building, library, fountain pavilion, lecture theatre complex, and cafeteria are all located on campus. It has a residential facility for 1000 medical students, 200 interns, 500 nurses, and a colony with 200 workers dwellings.
A sports complex with separate gymnasiums for boys and girls, a swimming pool, tennis courts, hockey and cricket grounds, and a 1500-seat theatre has also been erected for extracurricular and co-curricular activities. At the canal end of the institution, there are four male dorms and three female hostels enclosing a green area. Three male students and one male doctor live in the hostel.
Address: F8P2+G69, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab