If you are ready to challenge yourself, have strength of character and come up to the expectation to some of greatest minds in Pakistan; SAHARA welcomes you! SAHARA is home to the pride of performance winners. All our Preceptors are Ph. Ds; fellowship or Master’s degree holders. The Curriculum at Sahara is learner activating; patient centered, clinically oriented and will introduce you to patient presentations in all your learning from day one; which will progress to clinical clerkships, where you will be shadowing clinicians. Our class rooms, laboratories, clinics have been designed with the curriculum in mind. Digital interactive smart boards; Audio-visual aids, free LAN; Wi-Fi internet, in a purpose built resource-facility where you (student as well as the faculty) can access multiple sources of learning including online books; digital library; indigenously uploaded class interactions; powered mannequins; interactive assessments; best-practice guidelines as well as an extensive library of audio & video files.
To cater to your good mental health we have a dedicated team of trained student counselors ready to guide you. You may be one of the few, who will be selected to join the class of 2020; to become the “SAHARIAN” forever.
Narowal, is a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and Narowal Tehsil. It is situated on the banks of Ravi River about 4–5 km from the Indian border.
“SAHARA for Life Trust” is a tax exempted charitable organization Registration No. (DDSW, WD&DM-LD (REGD) /98-1135 of 1998) enjoying consultative status with United Nations (U.N) (under the charter of DESA) as well as certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) and accredited by charity commissions of U.K, USA. SFLT envisions to reach the unreached and serve the undeserved through projects in health, education and social sectors in remote areas of Pakistan along with attending to any national or international catastrophes like war, earthquake & flood worldwide. The founder and Chairman of the Trust Abrar Ul Haq (S.E, T.I) is a symbol of human service, internationally known social worker, a music ICON and “OIC’s Humanitarian Ambassador”
SAHARA For Life Trust as a National level organization working in all the provinces of the country and its first project is “Sughra Shafi Medical Complex”, a 600 bedded PMDC, ISO, Ministry of Health and University of Health Sciences, Lahore certified General Hospital. SSMC is providing state of art healthcare facilities to more than 4.5 million population of catchment area. All medical and surgical services including emergencies are offered 24/7, free of cost or in subsidized charges to poor & marginalized people of Narowal and so far more than 2.7 million patients have been treated.
SAHARA Medical College is 2nd mega project with the aim to cater the health care needs of remote underprivileged areas by educating health care professionals to the highest international standards and stimulating innovation through research and discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society. SAHARA Medical College will entertain class of 100 medical students, with a planned expansion to 150 students. This college is serving as a subsidiary of the SSMC and subsidize the running cost of hospital.
“Qualitative and Quantitative Revolution in Medical Education and Research through Evolution and thereby improve Health Care delivery to Populace.”
Sahara Medical College, Narowal has set its mission to produce medical graduates who abide by the rigor of scientific discipline and are altruistic, humane, knowledgeable, through research and evidence-based medicine, Skillful and dutiful to their profession and the society at large.
Medicine is not just an occupation or a career but a profession. We at SAHARA Medical College, Narowal will strive to instill in out students an appreciation of the meaning of service, a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their professional lives and a sense of duty to their patients, their colleagues and their community. Moreover, SMC’s program in medical education is designed to foster excellence in the future leaders of medicine. The focus of our educational program is not nearly the transfer of information but the transformation of the learner in a culture providing that ingenious combination of support and challenge that leads to education. We have designed a program to provide a broad, rigorous and flexible foundation that will enable students to reach their highest potential of achievements. Students are trained to developed sensitivity to the world of the patient and to the social contexts in which medicine is practiced. We are launching an entirely new medical school curriculum based an integrated and interdisciplinary teaching of basic sciences and clinical medicine we are truly breaking new ground in Pakistan with introduction of this very innovative curriculum. Student's participation in curriculum innovation and in the outcome to determine which Innovations are the most effective is an integral part of this very exciting program. Come, Join us in creating medical history. I promise you an enriching, exciting and fulfilling learning experience at SAHARA Medical College, Narowal.
“Do not turn away a poor man…even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…Allah will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection”
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
I express my very sincere appreciation to all those who love mankind and express this love by taking care of suffering humanity. SAHARA for Life Trust takes the pride in accepting the credit of successfully establishing & operating Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal (SSMC), a 600 bed General Hospital and so far more than 3.0 million patients have been treated free of cost. The cost of providing medical care in accordance with International standards is continuously on the rise and the annual budget is 400 million per year. A number of new equipments and resources are required for the better dispensation of health services at hospital. Another mega project of SLT is SAHARA Medical College with the aim to cater the health care needs of remote underprivileged areas by educating health care professionals to the highest international standards and stimulating innovation through research and discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society. SAHARA Medical College is entertaining a class of 100 medical students, with a planned expansion to 150 students. This college is serving as a subsidiary of the SSMC and subsidize the running cost of hospital. We are earnestly and continuously striving our best to scale newer heights in the pursuit of excellence, with an earnest and dedicated mind to uphold the noble profession and to flourish, year after year. We are committed to make available to the public the benefits of the most modern and technological developments in the field of medical sciences. The support of our valued donors including individuals, families, communities, organizations and well-wishers of Pakistan will play a crucial role in taking the Fund to its new height in the years ahead. I am truly indebted to all the donors both individual and institutional for reposing their belief in SAHARA for Life Trust. I am particularly appreciative to all Board of Governors, for their timely direction and continuous support. Finally I am enormously obliged and proud of the devotion and hard work being rendered by all the staff working in SAHARA for Life Trust, who worked determinedly round the clock to complete our mission.
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and are immortal”
Medical Education and Healthcare is changing very fast, locally as well as
globally. Those who are ready to accept challenges are welcomed to SAHARA
Medical College, Narowal. The inspiring and purpose built architecture of this
modern medical institution, having diverse and experienced faculty, innovative
curriculum, internationally recognized teaching hospital, opportunities for
community service learning and inter-professional education provides avenues for
inculcating professionalism, altruism, holistic medical education, patient centered
approach and life-long learning. SAHARA Medical College is aimed to train
competent and humane Healthcare teams who can also serve the underprivileged
ailing humanity at their doorsteps.
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”