Preparing for a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree
Course Outline MBBS
DURATION:     MBBS (5 Years) followed by One-Year House Job to maintain PMDC registration
JMDC is affiliated with JSMU and follows an Annual Examination system using a Modular, Integrated, Spiral Curriculum
Basic Sciences
Pathology & Microbiology
Forensic Medicine
Community Medicine
Foundation & Cell
Respiratory I, II
Cardiovascular I, II
GIT & Hepatobiliary System I, II
Renal & Excretory I, II
Neurosciences I, II
Head & Neck
Endocrine I, II
Reproductive I, II
Infectious Disease

Skills Labs

Clinico-Pathological Conferences (CPC)

Clinical Wards

Clinical Sciences
Medicine & Allied
Surgery & Allied
Surgery & Allied
Ophthalmology & Microbiology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Pediatrics
Social Sciences
Professional Communication
Behavioral Sciences
Medical Ethics
Research Sciences
Evidence Based Practice

Journal Club

Research Project


JMDC’s MBBS program is designed to integrate academic knowledge and clinical experience. The program emphasizes the following goals:
  • To help students acquire relevant knowledge
  • To develop communication skills, both verbal and written
  • To promote team work
  • To instill compassion and empathy
  • To uphold professionalism
In order to develop communication skills, presentation skills and team work, students are divided into smaller groups for tutorials, which are held in every subject.
Students conduct the tutorials with a faculty supervisor based on tutorial objectives given at the beginning of each week. Many sessions are structured using a Problem Based Learning (PBL) format which encourages students to develop critical thinking and integrate knowledge and skills from various disciplines.
Journal Club
Evidence Based Medicine is taught in the First year. Epidemiology and Biostatistics is integrated over first three years.
From Second year onwards,groups of 3-4 students are required to presentations at weekly Journal Clubs relevent to the disciplines being taugh in the particular year of the curriculum.
Clinico - Pathological Conference
In Fourth and Fifth year, students conduct a weekly Clinico-Pathological Conference based on an admitted patient which the students have examined.
Skills Lab
In Skills lab, students learn and practice basic clinical skills, starting in the first year. Skills include:
  • Vital Signs and anthropometric measurements
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Hand Washing Technique
  • Glucometer use
  • Nebulizer use
  • IV/IM injections
  • ECG
  • Proper gowning / gloving procedure
  • Disposal of sharps
Research Project
As part of the Community Medicine curriculum, each student develops an original hypothesis, conducts research, analyzes the data and writes a research paper following standard guidelines used for publishing in internationally recognized journals.
Clinical Teaching
Clinical subject teaching is conducted from third year onwards at Jinnah Medical College Hospital and Medicare Heart and General. Additionally, students complete rotations at LRBT Eye Hospital which provides high quality, free Ophthalmologic services to non-affording patients.
Students’ knowledge and skills are continuously assessed in Practicals, Tutorials, Skills Lab, Journal Club presentations and Clinico-Pathological Conferences to prepare them for Internal and Professional examinations
Internal Examinations
Internal Examinations in each semester are:
  • End of module tests
  • End of Semester Mock Exam
Each examination consists of a theory paper, as well as a practical and oral examination. Students must achieve atleast 50% marks to pass.

According to Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Regulations, "Continuous internal assessment consists of appropriate evaluation at the end of each assignment, term, stage or course of the curriculum. Proper records of Internal Evaluations should be maintained, and the scores obtained in these tests should contribute 30% to the final total score of the candidates". Marks scored by students on Internal Assessment are included in the marks of the final University Examinations. 

An important component of assessment is the Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) in the basic sciences and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the Clinical subjects to assure assessment is objective and standardized.
University Examinations
  • University conducts examinations for MBBS at the end of each semester and for BDS at the end of each academic year
  • Theory paper includes Multiple Choice Questions, Extended Matching Questions or Short Answer Questions
  • Practical examinations and viva voce for each subject are scheduled after the theory papers
  • Students must score 50% in both Theory and Viva/ practical to pass
  • Students can resit failed papers or for improvement after every even semester
  •  University Issues official mark sheets and Final Transcript (Consolidated marksheet)
  •  University Issues Final Degree
  • As per PMDC rules, students are allowed only four attempts to pass examinations in Semesters 1,2,3 and 4 for MBBS. Students who are unable to pass after four attempts (whether availed or unavailed) are ineligible to continue medical education in Pakistan
rules regarding attendance are:

  • No student with less than 75% attendance will be allowed to sit for Professional Examinations
  • Students must have 75% attendance in lectures, tutorials, practical and clinical assignments
  • Students must attend the regularly scheduled classes as there are no extra classes to make up shortages
  • Students not present in class for any reason (illness, trip abroad, family problems, etc), will be marked absent. There is no leave policy 
  • Students must attend all module tests and mock examinations
  • Short attendance will not be condoned for any reason
  • Students not meeting these minimum requirements of the University will not be allowed to sit for Professional examinations until they meet the requirements
  • Attendance records will be posted regularly and sent home with students.
  • Additionally, the following requirements must be met before forms of Professional Examinations will be forwarded to the University
  • FIRST YEAR: Must pass Skills Lab and turn in all English assignments
  • SECOND YEAR: Must pass Skills Lab and present two research articles in Journal Club
  • THIRD YEAR: Must present research article in Journal Club and achieve passing marks. Must complete clinical attendance and pass ward test
  • FOURTH and FIFTH YEAR: Must complete clinical attendance and pass ward tests. Must present one case during clinicopathology conference and achieve passing marks
Any parent wishing to discuss the progress or attendance of their student may contact Student Affairs Office to make an appointment at 34935009.  
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