In 2003, the Government of Punjab has established a unique, self financing Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) for undergraduate medical students and attached to Sheikh Zayed Hospital. It was a long standing dream of the people of Southern Punjab and the establishment of SZMC is a great blessing for the people of District Rahim Yar Khan, at the junction of three Provinces.
The SZMC is a Tertiary Health Institution striving towards Excellence in Training and Education of Health Professionals and has become a role model of medical education and patient care. According to the requirement of Pakistan Medical Dental Council, Board of Management, SZMC / Sheikh Zayed Hospital, has created posts for teaching and allied staff, authenticated by Finance Department. Teaching posts have been filled with teachers and Professors of the highest rank and contractual recruitment of Assistant Professors of the disciplines is under way. Supporting Staff have also been recruited on contractual basis. As a result, SZMC is now functioning at par with any other teaching institution. With this aim, its first entry landed at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College (QAMC), Bahawalpur in 2003. Sheikh Zayed Medical College Campus was established in the building of Sheikh Zayed Hospital which is now attached with college and started its working in Jan, 2005, where admissions of 2005 reported. Later, second year class was called from QAMC to SZMC in April, 2005. This set up is temporary for almost three years and new campus is proposed to be built at Mehmood Stadium, almost 20 acres area, adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex. Construction work is likely to start in the near future. After completion of College building and provision of most modern equipments, SZMC will be comparable with any national or international teaching institution