Principal's Message

Chairman’s Message

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tariq Khan

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome our first batch to Northwest School of Medicine. We are a newly established dynamic and forward looking Medical institution of AHL, committed to become a centre of excellence in medical teaching and research. Our first project, Northwest General Hospital has an outstanding reputation as a hospital providing medical treatment and training of international standards to internees and postgraduate trainees.

Choosing where to continue your education is a major decision and I believe that Northwest School of Medicine will be a choice you will not regret, especially if you are ambitious and determined to succeed.

As a project of AHL, Northwest School of Medicine is a state of art medical school with purpose built campus having all the latest teaching and training facilities. Northwest will give all the support and encouragements you need to achieve the success you deserve and to create the future you want for yourself. We value every individual in our care and it is our aim to provide the possible environment in which students can succeed.

Our mission is not only to produce good doctors but to produce good leaders in medicine, good human beings with a feeling of compassion and social service. We keep the students abreast with the latest development in clinical and basic medical sciences through workshops, seminars and conferences arranged by the Department of Medical Education.

We are fortunate to have an experienced, highly committed, dedicated faculty and support staff to ensure the learning environment for our students. We seek to instill in our students a passion for learning that will bring the knowledge and understanding they will need to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work. We encourage high academic standards and have high expectation of personal discipline and motivation from our students.

We follow a curriculum based on integrated and inter-disciplinary teaching of basic sciences and clinical medicine. We emphasize on hands-on training in clinical skills for which we have established a full-fledged and fully equipped Clinical Skills Lab.

Wishing you best of luck in your future careers.

Principal’s Message

Prof Dr Ejaz Hassan Khan
MBBS, M.Phil , Ph.D FRCP(Edin), FCPP, FCPS
Diploma in Medical Education & Administration

Northwest School of Medicine (NWSM) is an esteemed medical college that we long dreamt of the dream finally came true in 2016. The birth of this state of the art medical institution is indeed a good luck for the people of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in particular and of Pakistan in general.

It is a matter of great honour and pride for me to be the principal of NWSM. It enables me to contribute my energies and ideas for nurturing this institution. I also take pride in being part of a faculty that is best equipped to impart the highest standards of quality medical education and training to the medical students, the future healthcare professionals. All our teachers, both in basic and clinical sciences, have the strongest academic background and have vast teaching experience in their respective subjects.

We have adopted an integrated modular system of teaching in which much emphasis is placed on active participation of students in small group discussions (SGDs), self-directed learning (SDL) and problem-based learning (PBL). One essential element of our teaching methodology is exposure of our students to the clinical cases right from the day one. Our teaching strategies are in conformity with the guidelines provided by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) and Khyber Medical University (KMU).

We have the best infrastructure and most modern medical equipments and teaching tools to facilitate attainment of highest levels of knowledge and skills by our students. We have a fully equipped clinical skill lab. Our library is open for students till late in the night, with a secure learning-friendly environment. We extend good hostel facilities for both male and female students. In addition, as part of co-curricular activities, we have a sports society, a literary society and a social welfare society. Our yearly college magazine is in the making and our journal (NWJMS) is published every three months.

In nutshell we at the NWSM are committed to make it an institution par excellence. May Allah help us all in this endeavor (Ameen).


A School of Medicine to achieve National and International eminence in graduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education, research, bioethics and community health services.


Educate medical students, scientist, health care professionals and public. Conduct research and provide patient centered holistic ethical care to prevent, diagnose and treat human illnesses with emphasis on developing skills and habits of lifelong learning and producing world class leaders in the field of medicine. Further improve the health of community by setting standards of excellence in medical education, research and patient care.

Further improve the health of community by setting standards of excellence in medical education, research and patient care.

Core Values:

The values will serve as the basis for Northwest School of Medicine's efforts to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision for the future in teaching, research, clinical practice and service. The core values of the Northwest School of Medicine are:

  1. Commitment to our mission and strong, confident belief in our work.
  2. Excellence and integrity in teaching, research and service.
  3. Striving to maintain the highest ethical standards and accept accountability for all we do and say.
  4. Leadership in medical education and health care, especially for the economically disadvantaged.
  5. Commitment to serve our community, the naon and world through public health programs, medical care, and health education.
  6. Unrelenting pursuit of knowledge through research and life-long learning.
  7. Commitment to cultural diversity among faculty, staff and students.

Goals and Objectives:

The academic program leading to the M.B.B.S from the Northwest School of Medicine is structured to produce leaders in the field of medicine who are knowledgeable of the principles of modern science, and who have mastered the art of critical thinking in clinical decision-making process in order to engage in the practice of medicine as competent professionals. The graduates of this program are expected to exhibit compassion and professional attitudes and conducts. They are expected to be self-directed, committed and life-long learners who adhere to ethical standards of behavior and serve diverse populations.