HISTORY OF RMU

Rawalpindi Medical College was established in Faisalabad on 18th March 1974 and later shifted to Rawalpindi on 5th November 1974 in an incomplete building at Tipu Road (Science block of Gordon College Rawalpindi), that was later handed over to Rawalpindi Medical College.

The founder principal of RMC, Prof. Abdul Latif, worked hard to establish the institution. (Picture on the right side of the page) The student hostels, staff colony and auditorium were built. Apart from his own speciality of anatomy he completed all the faculty. He also managed to acquire the Holy family hospital from missionary church and central Government Hospital from central Government that later became Rawalpindi General Hospital and now Benazir Bhutto Hospital. The District headquarter Hospital was also affiliated to the college as 1st teaching hospital.

 Prof. Mohammad Nawaz the 2nd Principal and Prof. Mohammad Iqbal as Professor of surgery and later on Principal played pivotal as pioneer team to establish all components of RMC. Prof. Iqbal, Prof. Saad Rana worked hard to establish New Teaching Block in Holy Family Hospital with help of Islamic Development Bank.

The Legacy was taken forward by respective forthcoming Principals, worth mentioning is Prof. Mubashir Malik who established department of Psychiatry and worked hard to develop its international collaborations.                                            

The Department of Medical Education and the institute of Allied health sciences established in 2007 was the vision of Prof. Musadiq Khan, he also started the new teaching block holy family hospital Rawalpindi as well as ICU and CCU.

First Rawalian Principal, Prof. Mohammad Umar after taking over the office in 2013, started working on multi-dimensional approach to further develop the institution. He restructured the undergraduate training program by establishing purpose built Department of Medical Education (DME), upgraded student libraries, Cafeteria, student section, Hostels. The beautiful RMC park was also dedicated to Rawalians. The Rawalians facilitation centre is another addition in the college to facilitate the students, parents and relatives of Rawalians working nationally and internationally. Arranging historical meeting to develop consensus on national guidelines for the undergraduate training headed by chairman HEC, President PMDC, Vice chancellor UHS and all the principals of medical colleges is another credit to RMC in his tenure.

Regarding patient care projects, worth mentioning are, State of the art centre for Liver and Digestive diseases(CLD), Multi Organ Failure Centre(MOF), Medical ICU, Department of Infectious diseases (DID), Department of Emergency and Critical care(DEC) and up gradation of the affiliated hospitals. 

To establish recognized postgraduate training in super specialities international conferences, Mentorship program are other important achievements.

Since 1974 more than 8600 students have graduated and are serving nationally and internationally. RMC is privileged to claim top positions in university examination several times. Best of the best graduate in UHS is also a Rawalian.

Academic programs of the college are accredited by UHS, CPSP and PMDC. The College got full recognition by General Medical Council UK, American speciality boards and internship programs with different universities abroad and WHO.

HISTORY OF RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Rawalpindi Medical College which is upgraded to Rawalpindi Medial University, was established in Faisalabad on 18th March 1974 and later shifted to Rawalpindi on 5th November 1974 in an incomplete building at Tipu Road (Science block of Gordon College Rawalpindi), that was later handed over to Rawalpindi Medical College. The founder principal of RMU, Prof. Abdul Latif, worked hard to establish the institution. The student hostels, staff colony and auditorium were built. Apart from his own specialty of anatomy he completed all the faculty. He also managed to acquire the Holy Family Hospital from missionary church and central Government Hospital from central Government that later became Rawalpindi General Hospital and now Benazir Bhutto Hospital. The District Headquarters Hospital was also affiliated to the college as 1st teaching hospital. Prof. Mohammad Nawaz the 2nd Principal and Prof. Mohammad Iqbal as Professor of surgery and later on Principal played pivotal role as pioneer team to establish all components of RMC. Prof. Iqbal, Prof. Saad Rana worked hard to establish New Teaching Block in Holy Family Hospital with help of Islamic Development Bank. The Legacy was taken forward by respective forthcoming Principals, worth mentioning is Prof. Mubashir Malik who established department of Psychiatry and worked hard to develop its international collaborations. The Department of Medical Education and the institute of Allied health sciences established in 2007 was the vision of Prof. Muhammad Musadiq Khan, who also started the new teaching block holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi as well as ICU and CCU. First Rawalian Principal, Prof. Mohammad Umar after taking over the office in 2013, started working on multi-dimensional approach to further develop the institution. He restructured the undergraduate training program by establishing purpose built Department of Medical Education (DME), upgraded student libraries, cafeteria, student section of main office and hostels. The beautiful RMU park was also dedicated to Rawalians. The Rawalians facilitation centre is another addition in the college to facilitate the students, parents and relatives of Rawalians working nationally and internationally. Arranging historical meeting to develop consensus on national guidelines for theundergraduate training headed by Chairman HEC, President PMDC, Principal RMC and all the principals of medical colleges is another credit to RMU in his tenure. Regarding patient care projects, worth mentioning are, State of the art center for Liver and Digestive Diseases(CLD), Multi Organ Failure Centre (MOF), Medical ICU, Department of Infectious diseases (DID), Department of Emergency and Critical care (DEC) and up gradation of the affiliated hospitals. Since 1947 more than 7900 students have graduated and are serving nationally and internationally. RMU is privileged to claim top positions in university examination several times. Best of the best graduate is also a rawalian. To establish recognized postgraduate training in super specialties international conferences, Mentorship program are other important achievements. Academic programs of the college are accredited by CPSP and PMDC. The College got full recognition by General Medical Council UK, American Specialty Boards and internship programs with different universities abroad and WHO.

RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

OLD CAMPUS RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

It is located in the heart of the city on Tipu Road, off the main artery of Rawalpindi, Murree Road. First and Second year classes are taught subjects of basic sciences i.e Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry in the Old Teaching Campus. For all the admission formalities students are facilitated at Old Teaching Campus.

NEW CAMPUS RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

It is located in the premises of Holy Family Hospital. Subjects of clinical sciences are taught to Third, Fourth and Final year classes in the New Teaching Campus. The Vice Chancellor’s office is also located within the New Teaching Campus.
Following three Teaching Hospitals are affiliated with the Rawalpindi Medical University:
1. Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi
2. Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi
3. District Headquarters Hospital Rawalpindi