Ziauddin University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

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

The academic schedule for the MBBS degree programme reflects the innovative system-based course. 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 (PMDC) 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. For the clinical training and experience the students are rotated through all three hospitals affiliated with the University.

The faculty of Ziauddin Medical College has taken the initiative of improving the 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 utilizes multiple learning and assessment strategies.

Curriculum reviews are critical and take place on regular basis to incorporate content updates in the form of themes for quality improvement purposes. Patient Safety, Medical Ethics and Medical Genetics are the integrated themes that have been recently introduced vertically in the 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 recognize and solve healthcare problems.

The Primary Health Care (PHC) programme run by the university serves as an 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.

The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme from Ziauddin Medical College opens up a wide range of career opportunities such as; General Practitioner, Medical Officer, Clinical Research Associate, Occupational Health Physician, Medical Writer or Editor, Medical Advisor in Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Officer in NGOs and Non-Profit Organizations, Medical Educator, Public Health Officer, Hospital Administrator, Medical Consultant, Primary Healthcare Provider, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Officer in the Armed Forces, Forensic Medical Examiner, Telemedicine Practitioner, Health Policy Analyst, Medical Quality Assurance Officer, Medical Sales Representative, and Medical Coordinator.

These are just a few examples of career opportunities for MBBS. It is important to note that some positions may benefit from additional certifications, specialization, experience, or postgraduate training. It is advisable to research the specific requirements and opportunities available in the desired field of interest.

Criteria for Admission

Have passed the MDCAT examination conducted by the National Medical Authority.

• Obtained a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or Equivalent 12th Grade Qualification with minimum 70% marks.

• A written aptitude test (MCQ) will be conducted by the university.

• Pakistani and foreign students are required to appear for an interview.

• Proficiency in the 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) will be required from IBCC.

• Candidates who have appeared in HSSC and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply on a provisional basis.

• As updated in PMDC regulation dated 13 July 2023 it will be necessary for candidates to pass the mandatory subjects of biology and chemistry. The student may opt to qualify either physics or mathematics in the examination of the Higher Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent 12th-grade qualification recognized in Pakistan: Provided that the mandatory requirement of MDCAT shall not apply to students seeking admission on a special program seat predefined exclusively for foreign students and on the seats reserved for overseas Pakistanis. Such students shall qualify SAT-Il with a minimum score of 550 in each subject or a foreign MCAT examination or UCAT examination with 50% marks in the subjects

Pakistani Students

As updated in PMDC regulation dated 13 July 2023 “Pakistani student” means a student who is a Pakistani national and has completed FSc/HSSC or equivalent in Pakistan.

Important 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 must submit photocopies of documents along with the application. Student’s should bring original documents for the purpose of verification by the university at the time of interview. If required, the university will check the authenticity of the documents submitted with the concerned school, college, board, or university.

Foreign Students

As updated in PMDC regulation dated 13 July 2023, A Foreign Student means a student who holds a foreign nationality or is an overseas Pakistani, permanently resident in a foreign country who has studied and passed the HSSC 12th grade examination or equivalent from outside Pakistan and is a resident of a foreign country at the time of applying and possess a certificate from the institution last attended to this effect.

Important 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 must submit photocopies of documents along with the application. Student’s should bring original documents for the purpose of verification by the university at the time of interview. If required, the university will check the authenticity of the documents submitted with the concerned school, college, board, or university.

Admission Test

Applicants will 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 as well.

Admission  Test Structure 

Interview

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

Structure Of Interview Process For Admission To First Year Mbbs For Session 2023-24.

The following documents are required to be submitted through admission.zu.edu.pk prior to the interview:

• Scanned and attested copies of matric/O-Level mark sheet

• Intermediate/A-Level mark sheet if available.

• MDCAT result/score and merit number if available

The interview process is divided into writing a personal statement giving a personal insight about the candidate; (interests, strengths, weaknesses, accomplishments, etc.). The personal statement which should not be more than 300 words will be submitted prior to the interview.

The interview will be based on general knowledge, self-assessment, analytical skills, critical thinking, motivation, and interest in healthcare, and knowledge about ethics in healthcare. Questions will also be based on the personal statement earlier submitted Each candidate will be assessed by two interviewers. In case of major discrepancy, a third interviewer will adjudicate. Each candidate will be allocated 10 minutes for the interview with each interviewer.

Notification of  Admission 

The Registrar of the university will notify students who are successful in the admission process. Successful applicants are given a deadline by which to accept the offer of admission. Offers not accepted by the given deadline will be cancelled.

Important Note:

As per PMDC, a student when accepting admission to a college shall be under an obligation to disclose to the college if a prior admission has been accepted by them to any other college, and such student shall prior to accepting such later admission must in writing inform the prior college of cancellation of their acceptance with a copy to the designated email of the Authority. Failure by a student to cancel the prior acceptance of admission shall render all admission offers of the student as void and the student shall be ineligible for admission.

Selection Criteria for Admission

Selection Criteria for Admission 2023-2024

Final Selection of students will be decided on the following weightage.

  • Ziauddin University Entrance Test: 30%
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate/A-level: 30%
  • Ziauddin University Interviews: 20%
  • MDCAT: 20%

Documents to be submitted for admission:

  1. For Students Who Have Graduated From Pakistani Schools
  • Duly filled in the application form of Ziauddin University along with the required non-refundable admission fee.
  • One copy of each mark sheet of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC Part I and II)
  • One copy of the Secondary School Certificate (if available)
  • One copy of each of the Higher Secondary School Certificate mark sheets (HSSC Part I and II Pre-medical)
  • In case the result of HSSC Part II has not been declared by the concerned Board, a photocopy of admit card of the HSSC Part II examination must be submitted.
  • For students completing GCE, Cambridge/London, one copy each of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels transcripts.

    2. For students who have graduated from overseas Pakistani schools

  • Duly filled in the application form of Ziauddin University along with the required non-refundable admission fee in US dollars.
  • One copy of each mark sheet of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC Part I and II)
  • One copy of the Secondary School Certificate (if available)
  • One copy of each of the Higher Secondary School Certificate mark sheets (HSSC Part I and II Pre-medical)
  • In case the result of HSSC Part II has not been declared by the concerned Board, a photocopy of admit card of the HSSC Part II examination must be submitted.
  • For students completing GCE, Cambridge/London, one copy each of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels transcripts.

   3. For High School Graduates of USA/ Canada

  • One Copy of the High School Certificate (Grades 9-12 or 13) attested by the school Principal/Officer.

Note: Before Submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the instructions given in the form. It remains the responsibility of the applicants to submit the application according to the instruction. 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 by submitting to the concerned school, college, board, or university for verification.

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: COVID-19, 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]

 Local StudentsForeign Student  
DescriptionCurrencyAmountCurrencyAmount
 First Year
Admission FeePKR200,000  
Consolidated FeePKR2,200,000USD18,000
 Second Year
Consolidated FeePKR2,400,000USD18,000
 Third Year  
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000
 Fourth Year    
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000
 Fifth Year
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000

Note:

  1. Government tax will be applicable as per prevailing tax law.
  2. Tuition fee of foreign student is inclusive of Government Tax.
I. Skillful 
 i. Diagnose the common clinical presentations on the basis of patho-physiology, clinical features and investigation findings.
 ii.Compare various therapeutic options according to patients’ needs on the basisof indications,  contraindications, and mechanisms of action, side-effects & cost- effectiveness.
 iii.Formulate management plan of the common clinical problems on the basis of severity and complexity of the diseases
 iv. Justify the management plan with or without referral decisions by using critical reasoning skills on the basis of:
   • relevant basic, clinical & community health science knowledge by applying evidence-based medicine (EBM)
   • primary, secondary & tertiary dimensions of care to provide safe and holistic healthcare
 v. Perform the essential clinical procedures, according to the international standards and guidelines
 II. Self-directed and Life-long Learner
 vi. Perform self-evaluation of one’s own learning needs in relevance to the evolving societal needs.
 vii. Update one’s own knowledge & skills in line with the changing evidence based Practice to contribute effectively.
 III. Communicator 
 viii. Respond to the diverse academic community using a wide range of verbal and written modes of communication effectively.
 IV. Collaborator 
 ix. Collaborate with a range of professionals within and across the disciplines in a conducive learning environment to  achieve safe patient care.
 x.  Engage in intellectual exchange of knowledge with peers to address important research issues.
 V. Professional
 xi.  Maintain the highest standards of personal, academic and professional integrity within and across the disciplines. xii. Respond constructively to the opinions of peers and teachers in a conducivelearning environment.
 xiii. Demonstrate accountability to patients as well as colleagues and accept responsibility for errors.
 xiv. Apply ethical principles in treating patients and conducting research.
 VI. Researcher
 xv.   Engage in original research work adopting latest technological, methodological, or theoretical approach.
 xvi.  Demonstrate safety protocols and/or ethical considerations in research activities.
 xvii. Disseminate research findings to the academic community and to the stakeholders in society in an ethical manner.
 VII. Leader
 xviii. Demonstrate resilience during peer interactions, providing them equal opportunities to contribute in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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

The academic schedule for the MBBS degree programme reflects the innovative system-based course. 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 (PMDC) 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. For the clinical training and experience the students are rotated through all three hospitals affiliated with the University.

The faculty of Ziauddin Medical College has taken the initiative of improving the 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 utilizes multiple learning and assessment strategies.

Curriculum reviews are critical and take place on regular basis to incorporate content updates in the form of themes for quality improvement purposes. Patient Safety, Medical Ethics and Medical Genetics are the integrated themes that have been recently introduced vertically in the 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 recognize and solve healthcare problems.

The Primary Health Care (PHC) programme run by the university serves as an 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.

Criteria For Admission
  • Have passed MDCAT examination conducted by the National Medical Authority with minimum 65% marks.
  • Obtained a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or Equivalent 12th Grade Qualification and having obtained 70% marks in Pre- Medical.
  • A written aptitude test (MCQ) will be conducted.
  • Pakistani and foreign students are required to appear for an interview.
  • 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 70% 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 studied 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. Since SAT II Scores have been discontinued the foreign students have to appear in the MDCAT.


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

An Aptitude Test for all eligible applicants 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 as well.

Interview

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

Requirements for Selected Students
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: COVID-19, 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]
 Local StudentsForeign Student  
DescriptionCurrencyAmountCurrencyAmount
 First Year
Admission FeePKR200,000  
Consolidated FeePKR2,200,000USD18,000
 Second Year
Consolidated FeePKR2,400,000USD18,000
 Third Year  
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000
 Fourth Year    
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000
 Fifth Year
Consolidated FeePKR2,760,000USD18,000

Note:

  1. Government tax will be applicable as per prevailing tax law.
  2. Tuition fee of foreign student is inclusive of Government Tax.
I. Skillful 
 i. Diagnose the common clinical presentations on the basis of patho-physiology, clinical features and investigation findings.
 ii.Compare various therapeutic options according to patients’ needs on the basisof indications,  contraindications, and mechanisms of action, side-effects & cost- effectiveness.
 iii.Formulate management plan of the common clinical problems on the basis of severity and complexity of the diseases
 iv. Justify the management plan with or without referral decisions by using critical reasoning skills on the basis of:
   • relevant basic, clinical & community health science knowledge by applying evidence-based medicine (EBM)
   • primary, secondary & tertiary dimensions of care to provide safe and holistic healthcare
 v. Perform the essential clinical procedures, according to the international standards and guidelines
 II. Self-directed and Life-long Learner
 vi. Perform self-evaluation of one’s own learning needs in relevance to the evolving societal needs.
 vii. Update one’s own knowledge & skills in line with the changing evidence based Practice to contribute effectively.
 III. Communicator 
 viii. Respond to the diverse academic community using a wide range of verbal and written modes of communication effectively.
 IV. Collaborator 
 ix. Collaborate with a range of professionals within and across the disciplines in a conducive learning environment to  achieve safe patient care.
 x.  Engage in intellectual exchange of knowledge with peers to address important research issues.
 V. Professional
 xi.  Maintain the highest standards of personal, academic and professional integrity within and across the disciplines. xii. Respond constructively to the opinions of peers and teachers in a conducivelearning environment.
 xiii. Demonstrate accountability to patients as well as colleagues and accept responsibility for errors.
 xiv. Apply ethical principles in treating patients and conducting research.
 VI. Researcher
 xv.   Engage in original research work adopting latest technological, methodological, or theoretical approach.
 xvi.  Demonstrate safety protocols and/or ethical considerations in research activities.
 xvii. Disseminate research findings to the academic community and to the stakeholders in society in an ethical manner.
 VII. Leader
 xviii. Demonstrate resilience during peer interactions, providing them equal opportunities to contribute in curricular and extra-curricular activities.