The historical opening of the first academic year was held on May 15, 1979 with the enrolment of 100 students. It was first established in a building provisionally acquired from the education department, and then moved to its present new site located on Karakorum Highway (Mansehra Road) on December 30, 1990. From 1979 to date the College has undergone tremendous development. The College has spacious lecture halls with sophisticated audiovisual teaching aids, well-equipped laboratories, museums and a centrally air-conditioned library having textbooks, journals, Medline CD-ROM, and an audiovisual section. Plans to computerize the college and hospital are in the offing, so as to be able to modernize not only record keeping and patient data access, but also to enable computer-based medical education using Internet and offline facilities. A computer network library with 20 workstations for students and staff has already started functioning as the first phase of the AMC network.