The academic programme is not the only focal point; various co – curricular activities are planned and designed to give maximum opportunity to the gifted students as soon as they join the college. The various clubs and societies organize activities which synchronize with the academic courses to develop well groomed professionals.
Army Medical College was established at Rawalpindi in 1977 as a residential institution. The College was initially affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for the award of MBBS degree. The first batch of MBBS course comprising 100 students graduated in 1981 and the college was recognized by GMC-UK. It became a constituent College of NUST in 1998. Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course was started during the same year. The college has unique distinction of imparting postgraduate training (MPhil/PhD and FCPS) in basic medical sciences since 2001.
The College is located in the cantonment city of Rawalpindi. The twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad are served by an international airport and linked with the rest of the country by rail, road and air. The city enjoys all five climates; summer, winter, autumn, spring and monsoon. Summer resorts like Murree and Abbottabad are not far away from this city. Archaeological sites of Gandhara and Taxila are located around 40-50 kilometers away from the city. The world’s largest earth filled dams of Tarbela and Mangla are located within a radius of 100 kilometers.
The Army Medical College is a residential institution, housed in a beautiful campus. It has five hostels for male students and two hostels for female students. It has well-equipped lecture halls, laboratories, a spacious auditorium and seminar rooms. The library is well-stocked with professional books. Clinical training is imparted to students at military hospitals and institutes located nearby.