Postgraduate Medical Institute
Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (PGMI) was established in 1974 in the building of Experimental Medicine Department of King Edward Medical College, Lahore and Lahore General Hospital, Lahore (LGH) was affiliated to PGMI then. The aims and objectives of PGMI were to provide postgraduate medical education and training to doctors in both clinical and basic disciplines. New medical colleges were being opened at that time and there was an acute shortage of medical teachers then, particularly in basic medical science disciplines. In the initial years, PGMI admitted post graduate students in 23 various basic and clinical courses, and with the passage of time a number of more courses were added. Presently, PGMI is running 60 courses in various disciplines of medical science, which includes 12 diplomas (minor qualification) and 48 degree courses (major qualification). This Institute caters not only the needs of the Punjab but also of other provinces like Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, Islamabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit & Baltistan. PGMI has provided teaching and training facilities to the students from other countries like Sri Lanka , Nepal , Bangladesh , Afghanistan , Iran and Arab countries. In this way PGMI has been strengthening ties of friendship with these countries and other provinces.
Once Allama Iqbal Medical College moved out of the premises of its Birdwood Road Campus and Services Hospital to its new purpose built campus at new campus, Punjab University and Jinnah Hospital in 1995, the Birdwood Road Campus along with Services Hospital were handed over to PGMI. Thus PGMI has two affiliated Hospitals then i.e Services Hospital and Lahore General Hospital. PGMI was able to perform its duties of imparting post graduate teaching and training duties more efficiently. With the establishment of a new Undergraduate Medical College SIMS, Services Hospital was de-affiliated from PGMI and handed over to SIMS. Lahore General Hospital , Lahore was the sole affiliated hospital of PGMI then. Similarly Birdwood Road Campus building was also largely taken away from the PGMI. This seriously affected the post graduate teaching and training of the medical doctors. The blow came at a time when many new medical colleges were being announced and lots of trained doctors were leaving the country for better earning potentials and it was felt that there is a serious deficiency of trained medical teachers in the basic and clinical disciplines. PGMI kept the good work of teaching and training the future teachers and clinicians with its available meager resources. In 2010, with the strong persuasion of Prof Tariq Salah Ud Din, our visionary honourable Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif handed over the building of Birdwood Road Campus back to the PGMI. This building is used to teach and train the students from various basic disciplines of medical science.
There are 33 basic and clinical departments in Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore and the institute is providing an optimal teaching and research facilities to its students. Although PGMI has been developing post graduate syllabi and curriculum and has been teaching and training the post graduate students for various degree courses from its inception but PGMI was initially affiliated to University of the Punjab for final award of degrees and diplomas and later on with University of Health Sciences, Lahore in 2003. In order to facilitate the post graduate teaching and training and improve the standards of research, it is strongly felt that PGMI should be given a degree awarding status.
Ameer-ud-Din Medical College
Ameer-ud-Din Medical College (abbreviated as AMC; also known as PGMI Medical College), established in 2012, is one of the five public colleges of medicine located in, Lahore. It is registered with PMDC, listed in IMED, affiliated with PGMI and UHS, and approved by Ministry of Health. Lahore General Hospital is attached as training and teaching hospital. Dr. Ameer served as senior professor of surgery at Mayo Hospital at the time of partition. He rendered glorious services for the treatment of those who got injured at the hands of Sikhs and Hindus during migration. The secret of his success as a medical educationist lay in the fact that he practiced in his life what he preached in his lectures to his students. Prof. Ameer-ud-Din was punctual and produced health professional who headed various eminent institutions in Punjab and other provinces. He used to extend his helping hands towards the needy impecunious patients and educational scholarships to the deserving students. Prof. Ameer sold his personal capacious house situated at the most expensive area of the city Gulberg and donated all the money got from purchasing his house to the development of the Paediatric Surgery Ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore. Considering his unprecedented contribution towards medical education and his arduous services for the ailing humanity, the Academic Council of PGMI/AMC decided to honour him by giving his name to this newly established medical college. Fifth badge of 100 students are inducted every year. University of Health Sciences (UHS) process the Admission procedure. The first batch of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College bagged first position in the Punjab Province which is a tribute to Dr. Ameer in some way. May his soul rest in eternal peace.