Clinical Research Specialisation

Clinical Research Specialisation

​The specialisation is designed for academicians and clinical researchers from medical and allied fields, which includes residents, fellows,​ young faculty and clinical nurses. This programme aims to promote clinical inquiry and innovation by developing clinician-scientists with the necessary tools and commitment for conducting research. The Clinical Research Specialisation is an ideal training opportunity for Medical College faculty members and for clinical trainees aiming to pursue an academic career in clinical research. 

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

There are employment opportunities available to graduates not only within the country but also at the regional and international levels. Our alumni are engaged with various esteemed international organisations such as World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, Canada), Centre of Disease Control (USA), academic institutions in USA, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, public health institutes of Middle East and with national institutes such as Aga Khan University (as faculty and fellows), Aga Khan Development Network (Aga Khan Foundation), Health Services Academy, National Institute of Health, Islamabad and different non-governmental organizations.  

Admission to the Programme 

Admission to the programme is based on merit and potential commitment to public health. Merit will be ​evaluated through scholastic achievements and performance of candidates in the AKU Admission Test. The commitment of the candidate will be assessed on the basis of interviews, past experience and future plans. 

Candidates in the public or private sector from Pakistan and overseas may apply. A high academic score in any single discipline or any outstanding achievement alone may not be sufficient for selection. 

Criteria for Application

Physicians, clinical nurses and postgraduate clinical trainees who fulfill​ the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • A bachelor degree in medicine and allied fields
  • At least 3 years work experience

Application and Admission Test

All completed applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office at Stadium Road Campus, Karachi by May 30, 2014. Admission Test will be conducted on June 22, 2014 in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi. You can download the Application Form and instructions on how to complete the Application Form from the links provided below.