Synopsis writing workshop at
Ziauddin Medical University, 
KDLB Kemari Campus

 By Dr. Zubia Masood:

KARACHI: To promote research culture in institute in general and improving the skills of synopsis writing in particular Department of Surgery, KDLB (Kemari) Campus, Ziauddin Medical University (ZMU) organized a one day hands on Synopsis Writing workshop on Saturday November 1, 2014. The workshop was attended by 15 participants who included residents and house officers from most specialities.

Dr. Masood Jawaid, and Dr. Zubia Masood conducting Hands on Synopsis Writing Workshop
at Ziauddin Medical University, KDLB (Kemari) Campus held on November 1, 2014

Speaking at the occasion Dr. Bushra Shirazi, Associate Professor Surgery at ZMU applauded the efforts for research and writing skills that are deficient in most trainees and said that we need to bring change in terms of research training and this need to be inculcated in the medical personals from early stage of their career. Workshops like this, she opined, will facilitate all of us to conduct good quality research instead of routine publication which were mostly just for promotion and for mandatory requirement of different courses. This initiative is one such event for this big cause, she added.

Workshop facilitators were Dr. Masood Jawaid, Assistant Professor Surgery at Dow International Medical College, DUHS who is also Assistant Editor of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences and Dr. Zubia Masood, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Ziauddin Medical University. Topics discussed during the workshop included steps in planning and writing Synopsis, topic selection, introduction writing, objectives writing, Basic biostatistics and how to make Performa with different hands on exercises.

Participant’s feedback of the workshop was very good, they enjoyed the interactive and practical approach of teaching. However, all of them said that duration of the workshop should be more and recommended such activities on regular basis.


Group photograph taken during  PMA Biennial Conference held at Lahore recently shows  
Prof. Arshad Chohan, Prof. Shamsa, Prof. Rukshanda, Prof Tabinda Rana, Dr. Asma and
Dr.  Nasrullah Rana. On right picture shows Prof. Tabinda Rana receiving certificate
from Prof.  Rukshanda at the end of the Gynae session during the conference.

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