The college was established in 1977 in order to train medical students to become General Duty Medical Officers in the Army Medical Corps of Pakistan Army. However, high achievers started getting in and hence the the very aim of establishment of this college was not fulfilled as these doctors wanted to become specialist doctors and hardly anyone wanted to remain a general duty doctor.

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  • The college was established in 1977 in order to train medical students to become General Duty Medical Officers in the Army Medical Corps of Pakistan Army. However, high achievers started getting in and hence the the very aim of establishment of this college was not fulfilled as these doctors wanted to become specialist doctors and hardly anyone wanted to remain a general duty doctor. As of today, almost 95% of the graduates want to become specialists thus leaving no doctors for the job of serving with troops in border areas, Siachin and more recently Waziristan. The college started training privately funded students in 2000 and hence the number of army funded medical places was reduced. This has caused a critical shortage of general duty medical officers required for operational areas. Therefore the army has started a motivational drive to attract graduates from civil medical colleges to join the army on a short-term contract basis to make up the critical shortage. The service for retirement for currently serving doctors has been incresaed by 4 years. The Army Medical Corps comprises graduates of this college (50%) as well as graduates of other civil colleges (50%). Attrition rates have been high in spite of the establishment of the college owing to lack of job satisfaction and lack of opportunities for specialization for many doctors due to extended field postings. Some of the newer specialities of choice e. g Critical Care Medicine,Occupational Medicine,Public Health Medicine,Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine etc. do not exist in Pakistan Army. The College has adopted a strict policy regarding verification and issuance of credentials e. g internship certificate,dean's letter and transcripts etc. in order to check the efflux of doctors. This has caused great resentment amongst alumni. On the contrary, nothing can be done to check the efflux of army doctors who graduated from civil medical colleges as their verifications are done by their respective colleges; hence the strategy has not produced the desired results as graduates from civil medical colleges still can achieve ECFMG verifications without army knowing about this and can quit the service later on. The college is affiliated with the National University of Science and Technology. Selection Criteria Of Medical Students: Army medical college, Rawalpindi selects the best students of the nation aspiring to provide the nation with best quality health care facilities in all fields of Medicine. They are selected on strict merit and through various tests and interviews designed to select the best among them. Once selected, the Cadets undergo 5 years Medical education with quality Military training followed by 6 months Military Training at Pakistan Military Academy Kakul. Professional and Military Objectives Graduates of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi after having completed their Medical qualification and military training, are granted commission in Pakistan Army. They are then posted to various teaching hospitals of Pakistan Army for one year House Job. After completion of house job they are posted to various field and operational areas. After completing their field requirement, they are offered to opt for specialization on merit basis. Dynamics of Medical Services in Pakistan Army Army Medical Corps is designed to provide state of the art free medical facilities to Serving soldiers of Pakistan army, Navy and Air force and their families Retired army personnels Families of retired Army Personnels Defense Paid civilian employees Para Military Forces including Frontier Corps and Pakistan rangers Emergency treatment to all the civilians approaching military hospitals. Medical facilities in National Disasters like floods, earthquakes etc. In order to provide all above dependents with best quality health care Specialists of Pakistan Army are contributing the major share. 79.83% of all the free treatment in Pakistan, is contributed by PAkistan Army. Centers of Excellence in Medical Corps Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Center Armed forces institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Armed forces Institute of Radiological Imaging Armed forces Institute of Ophthalmology Armed forces Institute of Mental Health Armed forces Institute of Urology Armed forces Institute of Dentistry Armed forces Institute of Transfusion Army Cardiac center Lahore In order to run these centers of excellence and more than 30 teaching hospitals,Army Medical College is strained to produce quality graduates with aim to achieve excellence in all disciplines of medical profession.
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