About Al-Razi Medical College and Teaching Hospital
The college is named “Al-Razi” to honour and give respect to the world greatest physician and clinician Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī (Persian محمد زکریای رازی),August 26, 865, Ray – 925, Ray. He was a Persianphysician, chemist, philosopher, and scholar.He is recognized as a polymath, and biographies of Razi, based on his writings, describe him as"perhaps the greatest clinician of all times."
Numerous “firsts” in medical research, clinical care, and chemistry are attributed to him, including
being the first to differentiate smallpox from measles, and the discovery of numerous compounds and chemicals including alcohol and kerosene, among others. Edward Granville Browne considers him as "probably the greatest and most original of all the physicians, and one of the most prolific as an author".
Razi made fundamental and enduring contributions to the fields of medicine, alchemy, music, and philosophy, recorded in over 200 books and articles in various fields of science. He was well-versed in Persian, Greek and Indian medical knowledge and made numerous advances in medicine through own observations and discoveries.
Educated in music, mathematics, philosophy, and metaphysics, he chose medicine as his professional field. As a physician, he was an early proponent of experimental medicine and has been described as the father of pediatrics. He was also a pioneer of neurosurgery and ophthalmology. He was among the first to use Humoralism to distinguish one contagious disease from another. In particular, Razi was the first physician to distinguish smallpox and measles through his clinical characterization of the two diseases.
As an alchemist, Razi is known for his study of sulfuric acid and for his discovery of ethanol and its refinement to use in medicine. He became chief physician of Rey and Baghdad hospitals. Razi invented what today is known as rubbing alcohol.
Razi was a rationalist and very confident in the power of ratiocination; he was widely regarded by his contemporaries and biographers as liberal, free of prejudice, and bold in expressing his ideas.
He traveled extensively, mostly in Persia. As a teacher in medicine, he attracted students of all disciplines and was said to be compassionate and devoted to the service of his patients
The college initially will cater for undergraduate Medical Education and shall soon develop to cater for postgraduate Medical Education as well such as FCPS, both Clinical and Basic sciences M.Phil, Ph.D.
The college is affiliated with Khyber Medical University under Notification by Federal Government which is a HEC& PM&DC recognized University.
Al- Razi Teaching Hospital is attached to the college for teaching and training purpose. It is currently 400 bedded hospital and will be raised to 500 beds in the next years it will maintain high standard with highly qualified Medical Staff and sophisticated equipments.
The college is also planning to establish research centre in collaboration with PMRC.
The college has well established library, having facilities for lending Text books to students, reference books for teachers and also having periodicals. The library is well furnished fully air-conditioned and offers vast collection of books and periodicals to meet the faculty and students requirements. There is also Self Learning Resource Centre (SLRC) attached to the library which is equipped with latest computers and internet facilities for the staff and students facilitating self learning and research.
The college has well established Medical Education Department where courses on various subjects, seminars, workshops and symposium will be organized for teachers and students
The college academicians shall soon be working to have its own Journal, News Letter and Magazine which should show academic strength of the institution.