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.
The vision of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University is to be a premier research-intensive medical University that will educate medical & dental students, paramedics, nursing and postdoctoral fellows in accordance with international professional standards.
To prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine/dentistry of the highest quality; and to identify and answer fundamental questions with regard to prevention and treatment of diseases, in health care delivery and in the basic sciences there by to improve health through leadership, discovery and innovation patient care, education and research.
To advance national health through teaching, research and services, foster innovation, to build and bring about fresh, creative solutions that address the health needs of the Pakistan society.
To attract the best and brightest minds and train them as future national and international leaders, and in setting standards of excellence among faculty, staff and to recruit, retain, nurture and promote those who represent the best in the country
To advance the academic and professional ranks of the very best faculty and staff through mentoring, training and strategic management of career transitions, building upon a diverse community of scientists, clinicians, administrators, staff, trainees and students together with monitoring, transparency and accountability.
To create and provide laboratory infrastructure equipped with FISH (Florescent In Situ Hybridization) and next generation sequencing, DNA Typing, PCR analysis and protein purification processes, for advanced research in genetic and infectious diseases, stem cells and regenerative medicine, gene cloning and translation of laboratory research into products and processes of direct relevance to National health
To come up with high impact factor journals