The five-year MBBS-Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery-programme is designed to equip students with appropriate knowledge, skills, attitude, values and behaviours necessary to understand and influence factors that affect the health of individuals and of communities. The curriculum conforms to the requirements of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, which is the registering body in Pakistan.
The University attaches great emphasis to the professional, personal and intellectual development of students, so that its medical graduates become contributory members and leaders of society. The courses are structured to engender an understanding of human biology and behaviour consistent with current trends in medical education, with an emphasis on man as an organism as well as a social being.
In addition, the undergraduate medical curriculum uses multiple modes of learning, with emphasis on Problem-Based Learning and early clinical contact, with a gradual shift in focus to patient-based learning using best evidence practice in later years. Electives (in a wide variety of subjects each year will increase opportunities for broader intellectual development. Students will have opportunities to work in clinical teams at Aga Khan University Hospital, as well as in the national and community-oriented health services operating in urban and rural populations.