KMU Institute of Medical Sciences (Urdu: جامعہ طبی خیبر- کالج علوم کوہاٹ, Pashto: د خیبر طبی علومو پوهنتون کوهاټ), in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, is a public sector medical college, established in April 2006.
KIMS, the constituent body of KMU, enrolls students in a five-year programme leading to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees, and also in the four-year programme leading to Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).
It is a public sector medical institution approved by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Each year 100 students are enrolled, on basis of their performance in ETEA test, in MBBS and 50 are enrolled in BDS.
It is affiliated with Khyber Medical University, Peshawar.
Khyber Medical University Institute of Medical Sciences Kohat was conceived and realized by Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST). On the directions of the then Chancellor KUST / Governor, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, the KUST syndicate took a bold decision in 2005 to start the first ever Institute of Medical Sciences. It speaks the volume of zeal with which the KUST wanted to serve the people. The inauguration of KIMS was performed on Thursday 6 April 2006 by the then Governor Khalil-ur-Rehman.
Khyber Medical University Institute of Medical Sciences Kohat (KIMS) was shifted to Khyber Medical University (KMU) as a constituent Institute on 25.11.2011 vide Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Notification No. SOH/3-3/KMU dated 25.11.2011.
The institute is recognized by PMDC on a permanent basis. Its first batch of students have graduated. KIMS had a future vision of starting a dental section and this dream is being fulfilled. Nursing education, paramedics and post-graduate education are plans for the near future.
The institute is located in the most developed and modern area of Kotal Township of Kohat Development Authority. KIMS’s main campus is a one-hour drive from KP’s capital, Peshawar. Liaqat Memorial women and children and Divisional Headquarters hospitals of 500 beds capacity have been declared as teaching hospitals for KIMS by the government of KP. Both the hospitals are well equipped, with nursing wards for different types for patients, as well as operation theaters, radiology and diagnostic labs.
KIMS is recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for 100 seats in MBBS and 50 in BDS.
The college is also recognized by the World Health Organization and International Medical Education Directory – maintained by FAIMER.