Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad was established through an Act of Parliament on 21st March 2013. The Vice Chancellor was appointed by the Chancellor – President of Pakistan, on the recommendation of Search Committee on 7th January 2014. The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad is the constituent Hospital of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. PIMS is country’s premier Post Graduate Medical Centre since 1988.
In March 1990 CPSP also recognized institute programmes for FCPS training etc. In 1996 PIMS was declared as the attached department of defunct Federal Ministry of Health.
In 2004, PIMS was up-gradation to post graduate medical teaching institute by the Government of Pakistan.
The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University offers structured Residency training programmes in 32 disciplines of Medicine, Surgery & Dentistry. Moreover, M. Phil. and Ph. D. programs are being offered in Basic Medical Sciences as well