SMDC is ranked amongst the top medical colleges in the country. It is a constituent unit of Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences.
The Project of Shalamar Medical and Dental College was completed in 2009 as a third project of Businessmen Hospital Trust, and formally opened for academic session 2009-10 with the induction of first batch of freshmen.
For nearly a decade now, SMDC has excelled not only in teaching the practice of medicine but also in bringing out the best in those who practice it and strive to sustain its mission of education, research, and clinical care.
SMDC prepares students to stand out in the rapidly changing scene of modern medicine through a curriculum set for study of basic science and clinical experience. The educational structure has been modernized to modular system by including strategies like problem based learning (PBL), small group discussions (SGD) and interactive learning. Thus, continuing to lay down standards for excellence in medical education in Pakistan. This is further supported by highly qualified, experienced faculty members and the most modern educational aids like open Wi-Fi, a well equipped skills lab and a learning resource centre to facilitate the students and staff in their academics and research endeavors in a centrally air-conditioned campus.
The college is one of the few medical colleges with a dedicated teaching hospital for hands on clinical training of the students. From a student body of 100 during the very first year of induction, enrollment has grown to 150 students per year.
It is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, Punjab and is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). The College is listed in the Directory of Medical Schools of World Health Organization (WHO). To date, more than 300 students have accomplished the dream of becoming doctors & specialists. It is recognized by College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for postgraduate training in multiple disciplines. Presently, more than 100 post graduates are being trained in various specialties. The outstanding feature of the college is its teaching faculty who are talented and successful educationists, committed to their respective fields.
The college has an enviable reputation in a wide range of extracurricular & co-curricular activities.