Army Medical College was established in Rawalpindi in the year of 1977 as a completely residential institute. The college was initially affiliated, for the award of MBBS degree, with Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. The first MBBS course comprising of 100 students graduated in 1981. It became a constituent College of NUST in 1998.Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) classes were started during the same year. This college also has the unique distinction for imparting postgraduate training (MPhil/PhD) in basic medical sciences since 1996 and 2001.
The five-year MBBS programme, accredited by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), is a blend of biomedical and clinical sciences, which are traditionally required by medical graduates to meet the responsibilities of providing preventive as well as curative healthcare.
Clinical training is important at the respective departments of affiliated teaching hospitals: Military Hospital (MH), Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) including Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiotherapy, Urology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Radiology, Dermatology, Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, Cardiology, Neurology and Paediatric Surgery.