The Dow International Medical College (DIMC) was established in 2007 by the visionary Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan. DIMC is a constituent college of Dow University of Health Sciences admitting 150 MBBS students per year, specifically to facilitate the medical education for the children of overseas Pakistanis residing all around the world. DIMC is following semester system as per the directives of PMDC. A spirally integrated modular curriculum has been adopted by Dow University of Health Sciences since 2009. The DIMC is included in WHO directory & IMED-FAIMER. Recently DIMC has established its dental section which has been allowed by PMDC to admit 50 BDS students per year.
The college building is a state-of-the-art with a constructed area of 200,000 square feet. The college has five fully equipped laboratories including the Power Lab well established Anatomy and Forensic Museum, exotic Dow Animal House harboring horses, rats and mice of different type strains, rabbits, monkeys and Snakes for research purposes, skill lab for undergraduates & postgraduates and Professional Development Centre for Faculty development & training. The college has a huge three storied library with book section, digital library with three hundred work stations, reading room & video conferencing room.
DIMC currently having two affiliated teaching hospitals at Ojha Campus, the medical college has magnificently grown its clinical services through Dow University Hospital with a flourished OPD Block with busy clinics of medicine and its allied and surgery and its allied disciplines. Marvelous Diagnostic and Research Facilities of the college has gained a great attention of the Karachi city. These facilities were established by building the Dow Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratories and Radio Diagnostic Complex. Two institutes, National Institute of Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases and National Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology are not only providing medical education to students but also providing commendable diagnostic and treatment services to patients.
Beautifully build male and female hostels with comfortable atmosphere and efficient security panel for the students of DIMC are also present within the campus. Extracurricular activities including outdoor and indoor games among the students are facilitated by a large cricket ground & state of the art Gymnasium.