Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) Islamabad was established through an Act of Parliament on 21st March 2013. The Vice Chancellor was appointed by the Chancellor – President of Pakistan, on the recommendation of Search Committee on 7th January 2014. Islamabad Medical and Dental College was granted affiliation with SZABMU with effect from 01.01.2016.
The mission of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University is to be a premier research-intensive medical university that will educate medical students, paramedics, and postdoctoral fellows in accordance with international professional standards; to prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine of the highest quality; and to identify and answer fundamental questions with regards to prevention and treatment of diseases, in health care delivery and in the basic sciences thereby to improve health through leadership, discovery and innovation in patient care, education and research.
The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University offers structured Residency training programmes in 32 disciplines of Medicine, Surgery & Dentistry. Moreover, M. Phil. and Ph. D. programs are being offered in Basic Medical Sciences as well.
The University is offering structured residency training programs in clinical disciplines which are exit qualification equivalent to international Medical qualification like FRCP, MRCP, Diplomat American Boards etc. and fully registered with PMC (Successor of PM&DC), after obtaining these qualifications, doctors are eligible to be appointed as medical faculty/consultant in hospitals.