Founded in 1991, Karachi Medical & Dental College is Pakistan’s first medical and dental college that is established, managed and administered by a Municipal Corporation. KMDC is affiliated with Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, one of the largest public sector hospitals in the country. The college was founded with a vision to redefine standards of medical education by introducing a test based admission. KMDC denounces the quota system and self-financing schemes, and offers admission based solely on merit and aptitude. Thus, KMDC was also the first public sector medical institution to initiate an entrance test. Other medical college soon followed suit and thus KMDC became a prominent contributor in raising the standards of education in Pakistan.
The college was established to cater the escalated demands of Pakistan’s largest metropolitan and to meet the competitive standards of medical and dental education on a global level. With only 50 MBBS and 25 BDS students in its first year, KMDC now enrols around 250 medical and 100 dental students every year. Despite the spur of countless medical colleges and institutes in Karachi, KMDC has maintained its position as one of the most prestigious and highly-esteemed medical and dental institution in Pakistan.