For undergraduate medical students in their final year, the Department offers a mandatory clinical rotation. During this intensive but short rotation, the students learn to assess and manage acutely ill undifferentiated patients. This task is facilitated through bed-side case discussions, formal presentations and tutorials. The students also receive training in advance cardiac services. They also participate in patient care in the Emergency Department and gain hands-on experience under supervision in minor procedures.
Further details on the undergraduate programme are available here.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Aga Khan University is the only department in Pakistan offering a four-year residency training programme in Emergency Medicine. The programme is dedicated to produce competent emergency physicians who can serve in stressful environments with most empathetic manner. The programme is design ed in such a way that residents spend significant time in the department working side by side with senior residents and faculty with gradually increasing level of responsibility. The department constantly evaluates the programme and curriculum to ensure that it is effectively fulfilling the needs of contemporary emergency medicine practice. When a resident completes the programme he or she is prepared to practice in any emergency department, anywhere. This preparation includes not only superior clinical skills, but also the interpersonal skills critical to the effective and evidence based practice of emergency medicine. This is achieved through various activities such as journal clubs, morbidity and mortality meetings, resuscitation drills and small group tutorials to facilitate learning.
Each year, two positions are available for this programme. Further details on this programme are available here.