The Paediatric Neurology fellowship programme was initiated in 2008. It is a highly specialized subspecialty of paediatrics. Its importance emerges from the high incidence of neurological disorders including cerebral palsy, epilepsy along with neuro-metabolic and genetic disorders in children and a dearth of trained paediatric neurologists in a country of a total population of 160 million.
Training Structure & Organization
This three year training programme is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP). The training will be based on supervised clinical work and increasing responsibility being given to the trainee overtime for both outpatient and inpatient management. The fellow will be encouraged to pursue research as well. Finally, an attempt will be made to inculcate the principles of bioethics and cost-effectiveness. On completion of the educational programme, the graduate physician will be competent to function independently as a consultant paediatric neurologist.
Goals & Objectives
The primary goal of the programme is to prepare individuals for a career in academic paediatric neurology. Individuals chosen for the programme will pursue scholarly endeavors to advance the science and practice of paediatric neurology via research, participating in continuing medical education and effective teaching of medical students and junior paediatricians.
- MBBS or equivalent degree approved by PM&DC
- One year of house job or internship
- Four years Paediatrics training/residency
- FCPS (Preferred)
Dr. Shahnaz Hamid Ibrahim
Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr. Khalid Ahmed
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Najam Zafar Sheikh
Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Zohair Ali Nanjiani
Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health