Army Medical College was established at Rawalpindi in 1977 as a residential institution. The College was initially affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for the award of MBBS degree. The first batch of MBBS course comprising 100 students graduated in 1981 and the college was recognized by GMC-UK. It became a constituent College of NUST in 1998. Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course was started during the same year. The college has unique distinction of imparting postgraduate training (MPhil/PhD and FCPS) in basic medical sciences since 2001.
The College is located in the cantonment city of Rawalpindi. The twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad are served by an international airport and linked with the rest of the country by rail, road and air. The city enjoys all five climates; summer, winter, autumn, spring and monsoon. Summer resorts like Murree and Abbottabad are not far away from this city. Archaeological sites of Gandhara and Taxila are located around 40-50 kilometers away from the city. The world’s largest earth filled dams of Tarbela and Mangla are located within a radius of 100 kilometers.
The Army Medical College is a residential institution, housed in a beautiful campus. It has five hostels for male students and two hostels for female students. It has well-equipped lecture halls, laboratories, a spacious auditorium and seminar rooms. The library is well-stocked with professional books. Clinical training is imparted to students at military hospitals and institutes located nearby.