Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad was established through an Act of Parliament on 21st March 2013. The Vice Chancellor was appointed by the Chancellor – President of Pakistan, on the recommendation of Search Committee on 7th January 2014. The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad is the constituent Hospital of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. PIMS is country’s premier Post Graduate Medical Centre since 1988.
In March 1990 CPSP also recognized institute programmes for FCPS training etc. In 1996 PIMS was declared as the attached department of defunct Federal Ministry of Health.
In 2004, PIMS was up-gradation to post graduate medical teaching institute by the Government of Pakistan.
The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University offers structured Residency training programmes in 32 disciplines of Medicine, Surgery & Dentistry. Moreover, M. Phil. and Ph. D. programs are being offered in Basic Medical Sciences as well
The University is offering structured residency training programs in clinical disciplines which are exit qualification equivalent to international Medical qualification like FRCP, MRCP, Diplomat American Boards etc. and fully registered with PM&DC, after obtaining these qualifications, doctors are eligible to be appointed as medical faculty/consultant in hospitals
Federal Medical & Dental College is the Constituent Medical College of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University that offers MBBS Program
The University have College of Nursing, School of Nursing and College of Medical Technology where graduate and post graduate courses offered.