The Higher Education Commission (HEC) ranks University of Health Sciences (UHS) the 2nd best medical university in Pakistan with a total score of 83.54. The first being Agha Khan University, Karachi. It is 2nd in the top medical universities and no. 8 in all the universities of Pakistan.
University of Health Sciences is an established government institution in Pakistan running since 2002 that aims at funding, overseeing and regulating the higher education in Pakistan.
This study is conducted every year to help the Pakistani and International students to be acquainted with the finest universities in order to get higher education.
The study is conducted on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Quality assurance – with 15 marks
2. Teaching quality – with 30 marks
3. Research – with 41 marks
4. Finance and facilities – with 10 marks
5. Social integration/ community development – with 4 marks
University of Health Sciences has affiliated 36 public sector institutions with the top being Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Nishter Medical College Multan, Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur, and Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi. These institutions are offering MBBS, BDS, DPT, Nursing, M.Phil, MSc.
The private medical and dental colleges affiliated with University of Health Sciences are over 50 in number with top being FMH College Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi, University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. These institutions are offering MBBS, BDS, DPT, Pharmacy, BSc, M.Phil, MPH, MSc.
University of Health Sciences which has been running since 2002 itself is located in Khayaban-e-Jamia Lahore which offers Postgraduate medical programs to the medical graduates. Eligibility criteria is an MBBS or BDS (associated to the program) degree and achieving a passing percentage in University of Health Sciences entry test and qualifying the interview successfully.
The University is also offering workshops on Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy time and again which is being attended by different medical students from all over the world.
In addition to workshops different certificate courses as well as Diplomas are offered. It is also offering research programs.
The Chancellor of UHS is the Governer of Punjab, Pakistan and the Vice Chancellor is Dr. Javed Akram. A degree attained by UHS is recognized by HEC and PMDC in Pakistan.
The university has also gone on international map and has earned national and international recognition in a very short time.
The most renowned recognition’s being:
1. World Health Organization (WHO)
2. University of Liverpool
3. University of Texas, USA
4. University of Pittsburgh, USA
5. Xi’an Jiatong University, China
6. University of Muenster, Germany
7. University of Reim, France
8. University of Nottingham, UK
9. University of Glasgow, UK
10. Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, USA
11. Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent Of North America (APPNA)
12. International Database for Enhanced Assessments and Learning (IDEAL) Consortium