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  • Underneath new system, college students to be granted weightage for various competencies
  • Postgraduate coaching mannequin to be based mostly on ACGME mannequin of USA 
  • Underneath new system, 360-degree multi-source suggestions might be used to evaluate trainees

RAWALPINDI: Medical varsities of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and the federal capital on Monday agreed to develop a single customary curriculum for postgraduate coaching of docs within the nation based mostly on a US mannequin.

They’ll use the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Schooling) mannequin of USA and college residency program, reported The Information.

Rawalpindi Medical College Vice Chancellor Professor Muhammad Umar informed the publication that the curriculum might be based mostly on six competencies which embody affected person care, medical information, professionalism, communication and interpersonal expertise, practice-based studying and system-based practices.

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The professor defined that the scholars might be granted weightage for various competencies. As per the breakdown of affected person care, medical information may have 40% weightage, professionalism might be 30% and different two 20% are mixed with the seventh competency which is analysis; will probably be given 10% weightage.

“The curriculum will shift the paradigm of post graduate medical education from exam oriented to training oriented. Specialist doctors will be trained continuously over four-year and five-year programmes and 75% weightage will be given to continuous internal assessment rather than examination,” stated Dr Umar.

The vice-chancellor defined that steady inside evaluation might be formative as a trainee might be given steady suggestions to enhance themselves by the supervisor and division of the medical college they are going to be hooked up with.

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The scientific expertise might be assessed by a workplace-based evaluation system for Instantly Noticed Procedures (DOPs) and case-based discussions (CBDs). 

Underneath the brand new curriculum, one other methodology of coaching and evaluation might be 360-degree multi-source suggestions. This evaluation might be finished after each six months and might be given weightage within the closing summative evaluation.

Professor Umar additional added that the analysis mannequin of the college residency programme is nicely structured, credible and unfold over 4 or 5 years relying on the programme.

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The VC defined that every 12 months a trainee should write a paper in a selected journal (resident analysis journal) and it should be printed by a resident’s editorial board which is exclusive in Pakistan.

The trainee will even have to finish the necessary workshops and, throughout coaching, will attend analysis lectures as specified within the UK, USA coaching programmes. There’s a well-designed curriculum of analysis and logging system. There might be 10% weightage of analysis within the closing program.

In keeping with Professor Umar, based mostly on an ACGME mannequin, the college residency programme will take away all of the deficiencies in 100 years previous university-based medical training and might be parallel with another trendy system on the planet and accepted within the Center East.

There are six public universities in Punjab, one in KP, one in Balochistan and 4 to 5 in Sindh. It’s hoped all will undertake the college residency programme. There are two programs of postgraduate system training in Pakistan – fellowship program of CPSP and MD/MS program of universities and Royal School UK additionally established their examination system in Pakistan final 12 months.

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