Class Rooms and Laboratories

Although the hospital buildings have been in use for the last few years and have been expanded considerably, facilities at the   college premises are fast developing and are housed in an independent building within the boundaries of Shifa International Hospital.

All class rooms are equipped with on-line satellite based internet access, over-head projectors, slide projectors, and multi-media projection. Central air-conditioning provides necessary comfort to make the environment conducive to attentive learning.

In addition to classrooms, there are separate laboratories for Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Histology and Pathology.

The Anatomy Department has a spacious dissection hall and there are well stocked museums for Anatomy, Pathology, Community Medicine and Forensic Medicine.

The Medical Education and Research wing is home to the following sections: 1) Research, 2) SCIL, 3) Medical Education, 4) Center of Evidence Based Medicine and 5) Center of Bioethics.  Dedicated and state-of-the-art Research and PCR laboratories have been established to promote research-development and to assist the practicing physicians to give appropriate evidence based treatment.

The PCR technique provides disease diagnosis by probing the genome of the causative pathogenic organism.  Services offered include detection of HCV, HBV, RNA, DNA, and Tissue Typing. The PCR lab of late has achieved distinction by perfecting SARS (Co-V) detection technique reflecting its state-of-the-art services. Profits are used to serve the needy at SFCHC.

A “Shifa Clinical Skills and Informatics Laboratory” (SCIL) caters to the need for acquisition of psychomotor skills and medical informatics, competencies so vital in the context of modern trends in medical education. A total of 40 workstation and multi media projector units’ simulated videos of procedural skills adorn the SCIL lab. Several mannequins are available for learning procedural skills in a “safe” environment.   A special feature of this laboratory is the Periodic Program of Advanced Adult Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support (held under direction of and in collaboration with Lifesavers Foundation) a curricular requirement of graduating medical students.