National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) was established as a Federal Public Sector University through an Act of Parliament on 31st October 2015. The honourable President of Pakistan is the Chancellor of the University and the Chief of the Army Staff is the Pro-Chancellor.
NUMS was founded to promote and achieve excellence in advanced health education, research and service delivery. The university is backed up by an extensive network of 45 Military Hospitals, 10 Single Specialty Institutes, 9 Medical Colleges, 4 Dental Colleges, 6 Nursing Colleges and 3 Allied Health Sciences Institutes making it the country’s largest healthcare provider in terms of trajectory and patient volume.
The research-led institution provides opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate education in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health and Veterinary Sciences with a necessary add-on the Social Sciences and Liberal Arts with a multidisciplinary faculty; aiming eventually to run university-led healthcare system in the country.
NUMS envisages to achieve set goals by adopting best international standards and practices in medical education, training, and research along with modernisation of medical infrastructure, whereas the benefits will have broad based socio-economic impact within the country and beyond.
As it grows, NUMS has the potential to become a force multiplier by supporting other service providers in this field, developing partnerships with the several advanced national and international universities, industrial, governmental and community based stakeholders in consonance with national vision and plan to develop knowledge based economy.