Since the historical announcement in October 1998 of the establishment of Saidu Medical College, on the floor of the Provincial Assembly, Saidu Medical College started functioning with enrollment of 50 students. The classes of first Batch of MBBS started on 28th of December 1998 in the Holy month of Ramadhan. First Batch of MBBS Students of this college was commissioned in 2003. The College is housed in the old Paramedic School & Hostel, which have been completely overhauled, renovated and furnished. Hostel facilities for both male and female students are available. Peshawar University affiliation committee visited the college on October 8, 1999 and the college was approved for affiliation with the University of Peshawar. The college is presently affiliated with Khyber Medical University Peshawar.
Pakistan Medical & Dental Council has given recognition to the college on 6th August 2007. The college has excellent professonal staff in pre-clinical and clinical departments.Many graduates of Saidu Medical College have passed FCPS in various specialties and are working all over Pakistan and abroad. The name of Saidu Medical College has been included in the WHO list of international Medical Colleges.
College of Physcians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has recognized Saidu Teaching Hospital for Fellowship training in all major Clinical departments.
Saidu Teaching Hospital is attached to Saidu Medical College Swat with 1225 beds for all the specialties. Saidu Medical College Swat is being maintained by the Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is in the administrative control of Health Department.
Another important area of interest in the College is continuous, medical educational programs in which the College and the attached hospitals arrange seminars, conferences and hands-on clinical skills programmes. The various special workshops are organized by Khyber Medical University Peshawar and College of Physician and surgeons which are attended by our faculty members and students. There is a full fledged modern library along with a computer-based online digital library and has access to more than 17,000 online journals/magazines. This facility is provided by the University of Health Sciences through Digital Library program of HEC to enable the faculty members and students to download medical literatures/information.