Faisalabad Medical University – All You Need to Know

Faisalabad Medical University (Urdu: فیصل آباد جامعه طب, or FMU), is located in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on a 158-acre (0.64 km2) campus on Sargodha Road. It was established in 1973. Teaching hospitals affiliated with the university are Allied Hospital, District Headquarters Hospital and Government General Hospital Ghulam Muhammad Abad Faisalabad.

The chief executive is Dr. Zafar Chaudhry, a laparoscopic surgeon. The first group of graduates with M.B.B.S degrees finished in 1978.

With a grant of Rs. 460mn from the government, the construction of new buildings, laboratories and the teaching hospital was completed in 1982. FMU is recognized with the General Medical Council based in London, England, and is listed World Directory of Medical Schools (it was also listed in the now discontinued International Medical Education Directory). It is also listed among the recognized universities and degree awarding institutions of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan 

Campus and departments

Basic Departments

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Professional Education
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Community Medicine

Clinical Departments

For the clinical teaching of medical students, classes are held at the affiliated Allied Hospital and DHQ Hospital in Faisalabad.

  • Chest Disease
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Gynaecology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynaecology and Obstetric
  • Paediatric Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Oncology
  • Nephrology

    Health card scheme

    In August 2019, Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan) launched the health card scheme and the ceremony was held at the Faisalabad Medical University.


    Faisalabad Medical University has separate facilities for boy and girl students. The boys’ hostel is located across the Sargodha Road in Iqbal Hall and Ibn-e-Sina Hall. Each hall has a mess and common room (unusable), and a common gym. The hostels are one of the best in the Punjab province, vested with facilities not present in any other hostel across Punjab.

    There are four halls for girl students. Fatima and Ayesha halls, located adjacent to the Allied Hospital, mainly house the final year students while Liaquat hall accommodates first and second-year students and Jinnah Hall the 3rd and 4th years. The hostels close by 9 pm and nobody is allowed in or out of the girls hostels after this time.


    The university has a small library with a reading room having a capacity of 20 students and one common reading room with a capacity of 100 students without an internet facility for students. There is a sizable collection of medical books. The reading room remains open till 9 PM.

    Computer Lab

    A computer lab of 29 Pentium 4 systems has been set up by the University of Health Sciences, with scanners and printers.

    College Magazine

    “Parwaz” is the official yearly magazine.