Enrichment Program for Medical Students

In partnership with Shalamar Medical and Dental College (SMDC)

The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has collaborated with Shalamar Medical and Dental College (SMDC) to offer an one-year Medical Enrichment Program. This program allows first-year students at SMDC to participate in a 1+5 year MBBS program, incorporating an additional year of study at SBASSE, LUMS.

This enrichment program will facilitate students in gaining an understanding of biomedical scientific principles and methods, and application of this knowledge to medical and clinical practice. Research is a critical component of effective health care management and this collaborative endeavor will provide students with opportunities to engage in rigorous research, including critical appraisal of scientific literature, application of scientific methods, discovery-oriented approaches to medical research and understanding ethical issues involved in research. It will also expose them to budding areas like health economics, artificial intelligence, information systems management and entrepreneurship. These will equip the graduates for the future needs of the healthcare system.

Furthermore, clinicians are the epitome of discoverers, curious scientists, who can engage in the journey of critical inquiry. The Life Sciences educational paradigm being followed at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) provides a nursery to cultivate curiosity and critical thinking for probing the unknown in medical research. Knowledge creation in the clinical sector also depends heavily on fundamental science.

Besides, students in the MBBS plus additional year will have the opportunity to partake of learning in disciplines that are related to leadership, management, humanities and arts, philosophy and history, communication, legal studies and the vast array of highly diverse courses being offered at LUMS. Students are expected to take two out of their eight mandated courses in these allied areas, with the promise that sitting in these courses will prepare holistic, forward looking and well-rounded students entering the challenging ecosystem of a frontline five year MBBS program.



List of Medical Enrichment Program graduates: