Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)

The Quality Enhancement Cell at Dow University of Health Sciences was established in the 1st phase of HEC implementation in 2006, along with 29 other cells in various public sector universities throughout Pakistan.

Electives Abroad


In the recent years, there is an increasing interest of the final year students of Medicine for doing ELECTIVES in different medical schools/hospitals in the United States/UK/ Malaysia/France etc. Earlier, medical schools used to accept students directly but most of the institutions NOW accept only those students whose parent institution has some sort of Exchange Agreement with the host university.

The Quality Enhancement Cell, QEC-DUHS is actively engaged in developing collaboration and linkages with other universities, colleges and associations around the globe in different areas of interest. We have developed a Memorandum of Agreement with the following prestigious Medical School/ association:

  • University of Illinois-College of Medicine at Chicago (UIC)

If you are a final year student of Dow Medical College or Dow International Medical College and wish to apply for clinical electives in University of Illinois, read the SOP for Electives to proceed further.

  • American Association of Medical Schools (AAMC)

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) provides a pathway by which qualified final year medical students may browse and apply to clinical opportunities at a host institution.

For details visit the link below:


We try our best to place students, but do not guarantee it at any stage. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance in this connection.

Quality Enhancement Cell / External Linkages Office
Dow University of Health Sciences,
Dow University of Health Sciences, DMC Campus,
Phone : +92-21-38771000 (extension-5171,5173)
Email: shehla.naz@duhs.edu.pk