The Department encourages its faculty to enhance their skills and knowledge, and supports them to attend different medical symposia, seminars and workshops as part of their continued medical education.
Educational Programmes / Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training
The Department offers a five-year residency-training programme, which is recognised by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). The programme has gained a reputation for being an excellent training programme in Anaesthesiology in the country. A number of faculty members are supervisors and examiners for CPSP.
The Department runs a comprehensive teaching and training programme (rotation based) for anaesthesia technicians and undergraduate medical students.
Research Activities / Programmes
The Department is actively involved in clinical research. Faculty has conducted a number of clinical trials, which have been published in indexed national and international Anaesthesia journals. During 2007, 36 (thirty-six) research articles (32 in indexed and 4 in non-indexed journals), 15 (fifteen) international abstracts and 97 (ninety-seven) national abstracts published. Research interests of the department are perioperative and post-operative pain relief, cardiovascular responses in anaesthesia, safety and quality in anaesthesia and blood transfusion. Infection control and sepsis are the themes of interest in the critical care area.
The Department encourages its faculty to enhance their skills and knowledge and supports them to attend different medical symposia, seminars and workshops as part of their continuing medical education. Residents are also encouraged to attend national conferences/meetings and make presentations at different national forums, for which the Department financially supports them.