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DUHS Pakistan College of General Practitioners launched

Pakistan College of General Practitioners launched
KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS)

on Saturday launched Pakistan College of General Practitioners at its Ojha campus. DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan while speaking during the launching ceremony at Dow Medical College Vice Chancellor’s Secretariat, said that the aim of the college is to prepare general practitioners and specialists for the social and sustainable change in the practice of general medicine. The programme has been planned for the competency of general practitioners for education leadership like adult learning, instructions, assessment, curriculum, programme evaluation and education research.
He said that the duration of college programme is about two years and it would also adopt various structured programmes for local needs. Dr Khan said that the college would offer diploma, membership or fellowship status to successful participants after assessment as per schedule. Dr. Muhammad Yayha of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners said at the ceremony that trained GPs would be able to meet all the objectives. He said: “The main objective of the programme is to identify academic areas of gaps which need furtherimprovement to maintain evidenced-based change for follow up and adoption.” He elaborated that General Practitioners GPs would also evaluate process of students assessment in order to make valid and reliable decisions for their choice to be a GP. He continued that during research on international issues related to GP they could provide evidence-based solutions and suggest implementations. shahid farooq
daily times Sunday, November 27, 2011

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