Medical conference begins at HFH (The Balochistan Times (Pakistan))

A three-day medical conference to prepare a new curriculum for medical colleges began at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) here Friday.

Deans and principals from public and private sector medical colleges and universities shared their experiences in medical education from undergraduate to postgraduate to continuing professional development levels.

The Chairman of Higher Education Commission Pakistan Dr Mukhtar Ahmed appreciated the efforts of Rawalpindi Medical College for holding the conference. He said the event would help highlight various aspects of medical education, its importance and the ways to promote it in Pakistan.

He emphasised on the importance of medical curriculum, teaching and training of students so as to enable them to cope with the demands of healthcare in the future.

This, he said, was possible through improving curriculum of undergraduate medical education.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Rawalpindi Medical College Prof. Dr Umer said the medical educators must remember that the faculty development could play a critical role in curricular and organisational change.

He said Pakistan is very fortunate to have a dynamic and dedicated faculty in its medical institutions. Many colleges are in the process of implementing curricular reforms.

Participants of the conference were of the view that it would provide a platform to exchange ideas and knowledge that might ultimately enhance their professional growth.

This, they said, would help produce the best medical graduates in the world.