MBBS Complete Guide for Students 2024

MBBS is among the most prestigious undergraduate programs and the most preferred profession worldwide. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and comprises several theoretical subjects that help students gain an in-depth knowledge of medicine to become successful healthcare professionals.

Many Pakistan Medical and Dental Council-recognized institutes are offering MBBS in Pakistan. However, there are certain requirements to attain admission to the MBBS program at any medical college, and students are granted admission based on merit criteria only. We have compiled the MBBS Complete Guide on this page to inform students about admission requirements, fee structure, institutions offering MBBS, and more.

Modes of Study

There are 176 medical colleges in Pakistan of both public and private sectors offering MBBS.

MBBS at a Government Institute

Government sector medical colleges ensure to provide quality education to produce credible healthcare professionals. However, admission at a government medical college is based on merit only. Government medical colleges have limited seats, so students fulfilling the merit criteria are offered admission.

Private MBBS

Students who do not get the chance in government medical colleges apply for private MBBS. Private sector institutes also have specific eligibility criteria which must be fulfilled. Moreover, candidates can also apply on a self-finance basis in a private medical college.

Top Institutions for MBBS

  1. King Edward Medical University
  2. Fatima Jinnah Medical College
  3. Nishtar Medical College
  4. Allama Iqbal Medical College
  5. Services Institute of Medical Sciences
  6. Nawaz Sharif Medical College
  7. Ameer-ud-Din Medical College
  8. Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College
  9. Aga Khan University
  10. Lahore Medical and Dental College

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for admissions to MBBS are as follows.

  • Intermediate (Pre- Medical) or equivalent education with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Candidates must appear for a Medical and Dental College Admission Test.
  • The minimum score in MDCAT for MBBS is 55%.
  • Some private medical colleges also include an interview session of participants.

MBBS Admission Process

The admission process for MBBS begins after the candidates successfully conclude intermediate or equivalent education. Candidates then appear for the medical and dental college admission tests. After the entry test, medical colleges begin admission. Candidates must submit the admission form within the due date to avoid inconvenience.

Medical Colleges declare their merit lists, and students who fall on the merit criteria are granted admission. Since government medical colleges have specific seats, the remaining students apply for private medical colleges.

MBBS Admission Deadline

Medical Colleges announce their admissions and last dates as well. The admission process begins right after the Medical and Dental College Admission Test. Candidates are advised to apply within the due dates to avoid inconvenience.

MBBS Study Duration

MBBS is five years, during which students are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, followed by a house job for a year.

MBBS Fee Structure

MBBS is currently offered in public and private sector medical colleges throughout Pakistan. The fee structure for MBBS varies depending on the institute. Public-sector medical colleges tend to have a lower fee structure than private ones. Below mentioned are some of the medical colleges with fee structures.

Institute Sector Fee Structure
Akhtar Saeed Medical College Private Rs. 10,373,950
Lahore Medical and Dental College Private Rs. 9,618,052/-

Career Opportunities after MBBS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Consultant Physician
  • Pursue Higher Education
  • Healthcare worker at NGOs
  • Private Clinic
  • Research Assistant