Army Medical College was established in 1977 as a residential institution for imparting undergraduate medical education to selected cadets. The College was initially affiliated with the Quaid-e-Azam University but is now affiliated with National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) since 1998.
The college is located on Abid Majid Road Rawalpindi. The twin city of Rawalpindi - Islamabad is served with an international airport. Inland, the city is linked with rest of the country by rail, road and air. Climate of the country is tropical with extremes of both weathers. Summer resorts like Murree, Abbottabad, historical monuments of Gandhara art at Taxila and the world's largest earth filled dams at Tarbela and Mangla are located within a radius of 100 km from Rawalpindi.
To train specially selected Medical and Dental Cadets for five and four academic years respectively, according to the syllabus laid down by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Cadets (less Paying Cadets, NUMS and Foreign Students) on successful completion of the course are granted permanent Regular Commission in the Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps, as the case may be.
The College is authorized 14 Professors, 14 Associate Professors and 30 Assistant Professors as per the requirements of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. The college, at present, is one of the best medical institutes of the country having most qualified teachers both in Basic Sciences and Hospital Division.
Sports and extra-curricular activities are also extended to the students to create balance and harmony between mind and body. The following activities take precedence with the students.
The College is housed in a beautiful campus in Rawalpindi Cantonment. All departments of the college are well equipped and recognized for postgraduate training by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. The college is a residential institution and five hostels exist for both males and females, which are known as five cadet companies