Frontier Medical and Dental College and Shahina Jamil Teaching Hospital
are self-financing institutions.
It was established in 1995 on about 200 kanals of land at the foothills of a beautiful pine forest in the rural outskirts of Abbottabad on the main Karakoram\highway leading from Islamabad to the Chinese border and on to the Central Asian States. It is housed in purpose-built spacious buildings and has highly qualified and experienced faculty,well equipped laboratories and museums with wide range of educational specimens and models. The 350 bed Shahina Jamil Teaching Hospital has been built on the premises adjacent to the Medical and Dental College, where in addition to medical and dental students, nurses and para-medics are also trained.
Frontier Medical and Dental College and Shahina Jamil Teaching Hospital
There are seven lecture halls; three furnished with fixed benches and four other with tablet-chairs, having a capacity for well over 100 students in each hall. Adequate audio-visual aids like Multimedia projectors, Overhead projectors and Epidiascopes are provided in the lecture halls. Another lecture hall is available for clinical students at Mansehra Hospital.
There are 8 Basic Sciences departments with Laboratories and with all necessary equipment, chemicals, instruments and furniture. Each laboratory accommodates about 50 students at one time. Each laboratory has a preparation room and stores for equipment and chemicals. Trained technicians maintain these laboratories and assist students in performing their practicals and research work.
There is one main Museum: spacious, well furnished and provided with facilities for the students to study large collection of specimen and models. The main museum has mostly anatomy models and pathology specimen whereas pharmacology, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology and dental departments have established their departmental museums within their own departments.
Seven Demonstration Rooms, furnished with tablet- chair and plastic boards for writing are available. Slide projectors and overhead projectors are also provided in these rooms. These demonstration rooms are utilized for small groups teachings and tutorials.
The college has a video library. It has a 29 inch T.V with VCR and over 68 medical video-cassettes mostly on basic medical sciences subjects. A teacher is always available to explain & answer the queries of the students. The library has also a large number of audio-cassettes containing lecture material on important topics.
There is a large Auditorium, which accommodates 500 persons. It is used for major functions of the college like convocations debates and dramas, etc. and also for examinations.
Facilities are also for providing gymnasium and badminton playing.
There is a spacious dissection hall in anatomy dept. sufficient numbers of cadavers, prospected parts and bones are available. Cadavers are stored in cold room and mortuary refrigerators under close supervision of demonstrators.
It is in a large purpose built hall. About 10,000 books on medical and allied subjects are available and more are being added. There is a large students’ study area, where at a time 50 students can utilize library facilities. A separate enclosure is provided for the teaching staff. Library provision includes books, latest journals, audiovisual materials and computer based information services.
Anew five storey building of 70,000 sq feet, for the dental college is under construction at the college premises it is expected to be dready in about 10 months time.
Computer Lab has 25 latest computers for students and staff. These computers are used for teaching and training of students in Anatomy and Physiology and other subjects. Over 200 medical programmes on CDs are available at the moment. These are increased with time and according to needs. Training in computer assisted learning is compulsory for all students. This access to information sources through internet enables students and staff to benefit form World Wide Web.
The computer laboratory has the facility of internet and e-mail. Student and teachers have an easy access to digital libraries and medical database across the world. The internet facility offers online medical education and advisory facilities to students and teachers. Through this facility, students can even publish their own web- pages/thesis to be accessed anywhere in the world.
There are arrangements for International Video Conferences where students can communicate ask questions from a speaker sitting thousand of miles away.
A nursing school for training of nurses is already present in the college. A new nursing college is being arranged for training of graduate nurses for better training of the nursing staff to provide very good care for patients.
The whole campus has wireless broadband facility for the students and staff for fast and easy access to high speed internet from laptops and smart phones.
The college has arranged a postgraduate teaching program for training of medical graduates to do M.Phil and Ph.D in all the basic medical and dental subjects. It has been approved by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Bahria University Islamabad to which our college is affiliated
Research Laboratories for the college teaching staff have also been provided.
It has been established to develop, implement, monitor and regulate the curriculum as per local, international and PMDC and the University requirements. Regular curriculum reviews are held.
Two Seminar Rooms, each accommodating over 60 persons, furnished with easy chairs are also available and are also used for clinico- pathological conferences and video presentations etc.
Incharge of this section takes photographs of academic interest for the college and looks after the maintenance of audio-visual equipment, which included HP projectors multimedia projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, film projectors, epidiascopes, VCP and VCR etc.
A purpose built food court is available for students and staff of the college. It provides snacks and meals of western, continental, Italian and Oriental cuisines. The food court is surrounded by beautiful lawns for the students to relax in between their scheduled classes.
A book shop is available on the premises. It stocks all necessary medical and dental books and stationery. It has also photo-copying and fax facilities for students.
For convenience of students, patients and other staff a medical and general store is present at the college premises. Items of daily use and essential drugs and medicines are available.
On entry to the college, the beautiful hexagonal mosque has been built, where separate prayer rooms are available for male and female students. A highly qualified Khateeb / Imam who teaches the prayers is head of the mosque.
As desired by the Govt. of KPK the college has improved security arrangement which include a high tech security system which has been installed at the college and Shahina Jamil Hospital Sensitive monitoring cameras and the device have been installed so that the whole college and the hospital are constantly under observation. CC TV Cameras are installed all over the premises and on the roof of the college building, watch towers are installed at high places where security guards can watch all the buildings day and night.
Many new security guards have been appointed so that all building and entries, exits are watched day and night for the safety of staff and students.
The college has its own transport system consisting of buses, coasters and vans. These are used to transport students to the college and hospital from hostels and also to the teaching hospital at Mansehra, Basic Health Units (BHUs), Rural Health Centers (RHCs) and to the rural areas to conduct medical camps and surveys.
There are sports facilities at the college campus of Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Tennis. All Hostels are provided with Table Tennis and other indoor games. The indoor Badminton and Table Tennis facilities are also available in the college auditorium which is also used as Gymnasium. For games like Football, Hockey and Cricket facilities available in Abbottabad Public School are utilized. Skiing facilities are also available during winter months at Kalabagh 45 minutes way in the mountains.
The college students do participate in competitions, sports activities with other colleges in Abbottabad. The college participated in the sports competition organized by Bahria University at Islamabad for its affiliated medical and dental colleges.
A branch of National Bank of Pakistan is situated just across the main entrance of the college. A post office is situated also near the college. ATM facilities are available within the college premises.
ATM facility is also available at the college premises.
- Debating and Declamation Society
- Entertainment and Cultural Society
- Literary SocietyPoor Patients Welfare Society
- Blood Donation Society
- Environment Protection Society
- Frontier Medical & Dental College Welfare Society
- Sport Society
- Photographic Society
- Society of Physiology
- Society of Pharmacology
- Fine Arts Society
- FMDC Alumni Association
- All students of the college are insured for Medical Facilities through Health Insurance Company Takaful Pakistan Ltd. They have a Health Insurance Card through which they can receive treatment at hospitals like Agha Khan Hospital Karachi, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Doctors Hospital Lahore and other such good hospitals.
- The Health insurance card is provided by the college to students Free of cost. The healthcare facilities available at the college teaching hospital are also provided to students.
- If a student falls ill with a minor ailment, he/she is provided treatment in the College hospitals. If it is a serious illness or requires hospital admission, parents are informed and necessary treatment is arranged and if a student has to be referred to somewhere else then the cost of the treatment is to be paid by Health Insurance Company or the parents.