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Khyber Medical University

Region: Peshawar Country: Pakistan

Khyber Medical University, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, is first public sector medical university. It was established in January 2007 with jurisdiction on the entire province including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The motto of KMU is "Service to Humanity by striving for excellence in medical education and research as well as for providing medical students with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and technology to deliver the highest standards of health care for the region." Degrees awarded are MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery).

Seminars, symposia, and workshops are regularly held in the KMU. The curricula for MBBS and BDS are thoroughly being revised and the university will switch to problem-based learning system after the curricula are revised.

Constituent institutes

  • Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R)
  • Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (ISMS)
  • Institute of Public Health and Social Sciences (IPH&SS)
  • Post Graduate College of Nursing
  • KMU Institute Of Medical Sciences,Kohat (KIMS)
The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) is the only institute in the public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which offers a four-year (eight-semester) graduate course in Physiotherapy.

Its existence can be correlated with the earthquake which occurred in October 2005 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan and lead to mass destruction of human lives. More than 700 of the victims became either paraplegic or quadriplegic. This increased demand of qualified physiotherapists in the province as well as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Khyber Medical University took a bold step and established IPM&R to produce qualified physiotherapist in the province. The course was started on 12 January 2009 headed by pioneer physiotherapist of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences is in the pipeline. It will offer M. Phil and PhD programmes in Basic Medical Sciences.

Core faculty
  • Muhammad Ibrahim Farooqi (director/principal KMU Institute of Physiotherapy), BSPT (Karachi University), MPPS (Pakistan), SRPT (UK), PRMC (London), ORCP (Ireland), PRPN (England)
  • Muhammad Bin Afsar Jan (assistant professor) BSPT (Pak), MPPS (Pak), MSPT (Aus), MAPA (Australia), MNPA (New Zealand)
  • Haider Darain (lecturer physiotherapy) BSPT (Karachi University) MSc Health & Physical Education (Karachi University), PhD (in progress from Queen Margaret University, Scotland)
  • Sajida Mazhar (lecturer physiotherapy) BSPT, MSc (physiotherapy) Karachi University, MPPS (Pakistan)
Visiting faculty
  • Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
  • Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar
  • Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital (LRH)
  • Postgraduate Medical Institute, Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH)
  • Postgraduate Medical Institute, Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC)
  • Institute of Public Health and social science

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How to apply for Admission in Medical Colleges in Pakistan MBBS BDS Admissions

Contact Details

Address: PDA Building, Block IV, Phase 5, Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


92-91-9217703, 9217696

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