UHS and its affiliated institutions organize 1578 CME programmes from Jan-Oct 2015


 UHS and its affiliated institutions organize 1578
CME programmes from Jan-Oct 2015

600 facilitators help professional capacity building of over
six thousand healthcare professionals in different disciplines

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences Lahore is ranked as the second best medical university in Pakistan because of its academic programmes and contributions to research. When the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council decided to introduce Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes with credit hours, UHS had already done its homework hence it was the first institution to be accredited by   PM&DC. Vice Chancellor of UHS Prof. Major Gen. Muhammad Aslam and Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan are both keen and interested in promoting research culture and professional capacity building of healthcare professionals hence  it encourages all its affiliated medical and dental institutions to have a regular CME programmes.

Addressing the participants of the international medical educaiotn conference organized by Council for Collaboration in Medical Education (CCME) at UHS last month, Prof. Aslam gave details of the CME programmes organized by UHS as well as its affiliated medical institutions and said that since January to October 29, 2015, they organized 1578 CME programmes. Six hundred facilitators at these programmes helped educate and train over six thousand healthcare professionals. Perhaps it is the largest number of CME programmes organized by any medical university and its affiliated institutions in such a short time. It is one of the reasons why it earned the ranking of the second best medical university in Pakistan.

Prof. Nizamuddin Chairman Punjab Higher Commission presenting a certificate
to members of the organizing committee of recently held international
medical educaiotn conference organized by UHS in the concluding
session, Also seen in the picture are Prof. M. Aslam and 
Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan VC and Pro VC of UHS respectively.

Prof. Mohammad Aslam was of theview that one cannot solve all the problems of healthcare delivery and none of the popular models for improving clinical performance appears superior. As such bridges have to be built and models must be integrated to ensure that they are truly effective. UHS is conducting CME activities at it main campus and ninety four affiliated medical and dental institutions all over the province. In addition some professional specialty organizations are also organizing workshops, seminars and symposia which are accredited by UHS. We have a very transparent and effective monitoring system for these CME programmes and minute details are checked before issuing the CME certificates by the department headed by Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan Pro VC at UHS.

Some of the institutions which have been very active in CME and have organized large number of programmes include Allama Iqbal Medical College (101), Institute of Child Health, Children Hospital (66), Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (67), Association of Family Physicians of Pakistan (80), and FamilyMedicineEducation Center (94). Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) also organized four workshops on Medial Writing and Peer Review at QAMC Bahawalpur and SZMC Rahim Yar Khan.

The topics discussed during these CME programs included the following:

Multi-disciplinary: Family Medicine, Techniques for Better Life Style, Best Medical Practice, and Folic Acid Deficiency.

Medical and Allied:  Diabetes, Emergency of the week, World TB Day, Intra Articular Injection Techniques, Glycogen storage disorder.

Surgical and Allied: Breast cancer, Breast diseases and their management, Anal and Perianal diseases, colorectal cancer, imaging techniques.

Obstetrics &Gynecology:  Drugs in pregnancy, Radiology, Chest radiology, V-ray HRCT and CT abdomen plaster techniques, DiagnosticRadiology, Feto-maternal Medicine.

Oncology:  Lung cancer, Melanoma, Ovarian Cancer, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Renal Cell Carcinoma,  Skin Cancer, Testicular Cancer.

Cardiology:Cardio metabolicSyndrome, Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension, cardiac imaging interpretation, Bicuspid Aortic valve, Use of Filter fire, Cardiac Imaging Interpretation, Preoperative assessment of cardiac surgery patient, Left Coronary Sinus Aneurysms, Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease.

Immunology:Complement system, Innate and adaptive immunity, clinical immunology, Basic principles and application of immunological and serological techniques.

Pathology: Emerging trends in pathology, Anatomical Pathology, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cell injury and its causes, Acute and Chronic inflammation, Tissue healing and repair.

Paediatrics: Common paediatric endocrine problems, acute gastroenteritis in children, Infectious diseases in children, Neonatal Life Support.

Dentistry: Implants in General Dental Practice, Removable prosthodontics, layering composite restorationsin anterior teeth, Benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, tooth morphology.

Non Faculty Workshop/Symposium: ENDNOTE SPSS, Stress Management, Self-Regulated  Learning, Google Scholar, Writing learning objectives, Introduction of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

CPD:  How to prevent illness, Effective planning, Searching online data bases, Feedback, Reflections and Writing Mechanics.

Medical Education:  Assessment and Learning, Professionalism, Curriculum Development, Ethics and  Research, Interactive Classrooms, Team Based Learning, Problem Based Learning, Key concepts in medical education, Leadership and Management, Medical Writing made easy- a step by step guide, Medical Writing.