Yusra Medical & Dental College was established in July 2010 with the missionary fervor to cater the needs of the society by a team of extremely dedicated and committed health professionals, who have vast experience in the field of medical education to establish a center of excellence at national and international level.The College is affiliated with the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) and recognized by the PM&DC/ Govt of Pakistan.
The present campus is housed in 2X4 storeyed blocks, located in Zone-V of Islamabad Capital Territory, at Kahuta Morr G.T. Road, near DHA Phase II Islamabad. The foundation stone of the building was laid in October 2008. Through sheer hard work, focused approach and administrative excellence the College passed through all the processes of its completion of infrastructure and recognition by PM&DC/Govt. of Pakistan in a short span of less than 2 years.
The YM&DC has four major interrelated missions:-
||To provide excellent learner centered education to a diverse body of under/post graduate medical students, instilling in them an ethical sense of human service and life long learning.
|| Monitor and upgrade academic facilities and curriculum of medical studies at par with the emerging trends and technologies.
|| To engage in research that advances medical service and clinical care.
|| To provide state of the art health care.
The College is fully accredited by PM&DC and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS). It employs 105 full time faculty members and 200 administrative/support staff. Every faculty member of the College is highly qualified and dedicated professionals. Experience and passion for medical teaching are the basis of selection to choose talent among the faculty. Each year the College admits 100 students in its MBBS class and intends to enroll 30 students in its forthcoming Post Graduate program. First session of MBBS course was started in July 2010 and 2nd entry's (1st Prof Part 1 examination) has been completed. The 3rd entry has been admitted in January 2012. YM&DC takes pride in the excellence of its teaching and service. As a result, in the year 2011 YM&DC received 720 applications for its session 2011-12, (30% more than the previous year), so that current Yusra enrolling students boast better grade average in F.Sc. and entry test scores than preceding classes.
Major teaching hospital of the College includes the Cantonment General Hospital Saddar, Rawalpindi. It is situated in the heart of the Rawalpindi cantt. It is administered by Rawalpindi Cantonment Board. This hospital has a capacity of 500 beds. It has all the major clinical departments needed for under / post graduate teaching, with modern investigation and treatment facilities including a well equipped laboratory, ICU, radiology and emergency department. Each department has its own demonstration room for the purpose of teaching in the wards. The clinical teaching in the hospital is focused, so that Yusra students become experienced in caring for the sick and injured, in a variety of settings.
Under the dynamic leadership of its Principal, Brig (R) Prof Dr. Mohammad Sultan Muzaffar, SI (M), the institution is undergoing revitalization and looking towards the future. YUSRA is in the process of expanding its educational enterprise, enlarging the size of both its clinical and research faculty and establishment of a Dental College. It has completely revamped the medical curriculum to meet the challenging educational paradigms inline with PM&DC Curriculum of MBBS (Revised 2011)
On 25th November 2011 Yusra broke ground for its new campus including 500 bedded hospital at Zaraj Housing Scheme Islamabad. At a cost of Rs. 750 million, the project would be the largest capital improvement in the history of the College. The new building will be 6 storeyed glass and brick structure on an area of 30 kanals, designed to cater for the most modern facilities/equipment to provide dynamic medical educational environment to its students.
In summary, medical education at Yusra is highly sought after. In Pakistan YM&DC remains the medical college of choice for “First generation” physicians.
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