King Edward Medical College (KEMC) is the most primogenital medical institute in Pakistan and the second most primogenital institute in the sub-continent. Attached to the college grounds is Mayo Hospital (medical facility) which was erected at the exact same time. This institute came into being in 1860 and was known as Lahore Medical School at that time. It stands amongst the pioneers of the government medicinal foundations within South Asia, subsequent only to Kolkata Medical College.
Just after their inception, both the attached medical facility (which was then known as Lahore Dispensary) and the college were a lot smaller as compared to their size today. The main educational structure was finished in 1883. To make the institute what it is today many devoted people funded the process and provided with their efforts whenever necessary.
The name of Lahore Medical College was changed to King Edward Medical College on 21st December 1911 and then its status was raised to that of a university on 12th May 2005 making it the King Edward Medical University. Presently, the institute is being governed by Asad Aslam, the Vice Chancellor; he also acts as the chairman of admittance panel of the Govt. Medical Colleges, Punjab. At a given particular instance of time the institute caters to 1300 undergraduates and more than 800 postgraduates. Admission into the institute is granted to the one who achieves the most merit in overall Punjab. The measure of worth of a candidate is calculated by combining the results from the candidate’s Higher Secondary School Certificate exam combined with what they score in the admission test. Every year the merit varies a lot.
To graduate from King Edward Medical University, one has to study the minutiae of the human physique and its utilities for a time span of five years, then they have to complete one year of house job or compulsory internship in the adjoin hospital is to be completed before they are registered as a doctor. The internees are placed in various departments depending on their merit. From all the specializations on the table, Surgery and Medicine are the hardest and they permit only the finest of each class to proceed. After successful completion the status of becoming Doctor is granted by the PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council), meaning that the doctor is ready to practice anywhere.