Emergency Medicine
 


​​Emergency Medicine

The residency programme in Emergency Medicine at Aga Khan University has the distinction of having the first organised residency training programme in Emergency Medicine in Pakistan.

Resident responsibility is progressive and supervised.  Education is supported by a highly trained and experienced faculty as well as a well-equipped hospital system.  Residents receive high quality training through rotations in various specialties.

Goals and Objectives

​Aga Khan University's Emergency Medicine Residency Programme is designed to prepare physicians for the practice of emergency medicine.  We strive to assist each individual resident in the programme to reach his or her maximum potential.

Training is structured to provide education in the essential skills and knowledge that constitutes the foundations of emergency medicine.  Throughout the four-year programme, residents are introduced to a progressively increasing degree of responsibility in applying principles in a clinical setting.

Under the guidance and supervision of faculty, residents provide the care of patients and management in many settings, including tertiary care emergency departments, urgent care service and follow-up clinics.

Exposure to other medical specialties is provided, and issues important to the resident physician are addressed.  Clinical judgment, technical skills, maturity in teaching and sophistication in management are sought and developed.  All this is accomplished while ensuring each resident is treated with honesty, kindness and guidance.

The Emergency Medicine resident is trained to:

  • Provide the initial recognition, stabilisation, evaluation and care of the acutely ill or injured patient
  • Address the acute medical concerns of all patients presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Arrange for appropriate follow-up referral
  • Engage in administration and teaching in emergency medicine
  • Be familiar with and engage in research in emergency medicine
  • Practice with a recognition of the humanistic, ethical and legal concerns relevant to emergency medicine

Duration of training

Emergency Medicine Residency is a four-year training programme.

Eligibility

  • MBBS or equivalent degree approved by PM&DC
  • One year internship with six months in Medicine and allied and six months in Surgery and allied disciplines
  • FCPS Part I in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia or allied,  MCEM Part A is preferred
  • At least two years' clinical experience is preferred

Residency Entrance MCQs examination is used as a screening test and the final selection is based on interviews with the Emergency Medicine Residency Committee.

Rotation

Typical rotations for Emergency Medicine residents in the postgraduate years 1-4 are as follows:

Year 1

Emergency Medicine

  • Adult (2 months)
  • Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Medicine (3 months)
  • Paediatric medicine (1 months)
  • CCU (1 month)
  • Paediatric emergency (2 months)
  • Neurology (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Year 2

  • General surgery (3 months)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (1 month)
  • Paediatric emergency medicine (1 month)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (3 months)
  • ICU and anaesthesia (2 months)
  • Eye and ENT (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Adult and Paediatric (2 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Year 3

  • CCU (1 month)
  • Emergency medicine paediatric (3 months)
  • ICU and anaesthesia (1 month)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • Emergency medicine adult (4 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Year 4

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Adult and paediatric (10 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)
  • Emergency administration (1 month)

Didactic content

Weekly presentations to cover the core curriculum, house staff rounds, mortality and morbidity meetings, paediatric emergencies, guest lecture, journal club and grand round are held.  Besides these activities, daily on-service rounds are conducted by the attending physicians during the rotations, which provide an opportunity for learning.

Evaluation

  • Monthly rotation evaluation/feedback by faculty
  • Quarterly test – core curriculum
  • End-of-year evaluation and feedback

On-call duties

Four 12-hour shift per six days including two days, two nights and two days off.

Positions available

Two Year 1 positions

Administrative set-up

The section has 14 full-time faculty members.

Associate Professors

Dr Junaid Abdul Razzak
MBBS AKU; FACEP, PhD
Diplomat American Board of Emergency Medicine
Chairman Department Of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professors

Syed Muhammad Baqir
MBBS MPH MCPS FCPS

Nadeemullah Khan
MBBS DABInter Med

Muhammad Shahid
MBBS MPH MSc MCPS FCPS

Emaduddin Siddiqui
MBBS DCH MCPS FCPS

Amber Mehmood
MBBS FCPS

Munawar Khursheed
MBBS DABInter Med

Senior Instructors 

Surriya Bano
MBBS MCPS FCPS

Jabeen Fayyaz
MBBS DCH MCPS FCPS

Badar Afzal
MBBS FCPS 

Sayyeda Ghazala Kazi
MBBS MCPS FCPS

Irum Qamar Khan
MBBS FCPS

Uzma Khan
MBBS MSc

Instructors

Shahab Shoukat
MBBS

Huba Atiq
MBBS FCPS

Naureen Naseer
MBBS

Sumaira Iram
MBBS

Kashif Jamal
MBBS

Aziz ur Rehman
MBBS

Programme highlights

  • Resuscitation drills: Bi-monthly hands-on experience on manikin for crash emergency cases
  • BLS/ACLS/ATLS/ALSO Training
  • Core curriculum continuous testing
  • Fogarty Grant for Masters in public health in injury prevention​

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