Welcome To PGME Shifa International Hospital!
The PGME department under the leadership of the Director, Works to ensure that our system of postgraduate medical education establishes internationally acceptable criteria. Meet all the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Establishes clearly stated goals, puts in place plans of teaching with a clearly stated syllabus and regulary monitors itself ensuring transarancy in all aspects and continuous professional development.
We want to attract highly motivated, competent doctors to our training programs. The induction processes ensure that merit remains the sole criterion for entry. While it is impossible to totally eliminate all subjectivity, the process tries to be as objective as possible through the use of quantifiable and uniform criteria and collective decision-making The induction of residents into the training programs will be done twice a year for the sessions of January and July.
The first step is the written entry test which is a requirement for all applicants to the internship and residency programs. The questions are designed by our faculty and every question is vetted for clarity, correctness and appropriateness by the Induction Committee which has representatives from
medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. The questions are regularly reviewed, deleted, revised and added to as needed. The test is an objective structured kind (single best response from multiple choices) and marked by a computer. Those achieving the requisite grade are called for interviews.
This test is compulsory to all without exception. Those residents who are already training in one of Shifa programs and decide to apply for a program different from the one they had chosen initially, have to take the test.
Each short-listed candidate is interviewed by a minimum of four interviewers (two panels of two interviewers each.) Each candidate is asked questions that bring out the requisite qualities for being a post graduate medical student and each interviewer scores the answers independently.
The final decision is taken on the basis of the scores in the entry test and the interview.
The PGME Induction Committee has designed a comprehensive programme of talks, presentations and activities spread over a number of days that the selected candidates go through to familiarize themselves with the ethos, systems and processes of the hospital before they formally start their education here.
The programs are constantly reviewed and revised to meet the needs of changing circumstances.