The Programme

The goal of the programme is to develop excellent teachers, innovators​​ and researchers as well as leaders in health professions education. Graduates from this Programme will be able to use best evidence medical education to make informed decisions for improving the standards of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing health professions education (medical, dental, nursing and allied health) in Pakistan and abroad.  

Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle​. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020​ by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.​​

​​Programme Objectives

By the end of the MHPE Programme, the graduates should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills on national and international issues pertaining to HPE 

  • Inculcate critical thinking and problem solving in students 

  • Develop and implement curricula using knowledge of educational philosophies and theories to enhance problem solving abilities

  • Develop and apply innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies, using best evidence to make informed decisions in HPE

  • Demonstrate high quality research in medical, dental, nursing, and allied health education

  • ​Develop linkages, optimising education and research

  • ​Demonstrate ethical leadership at institutional, national and international levels​​​​

Entry Options

Two routes of entry in the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) programme are available:

Option 1:  Following the completion of one/two Advanced Level Courses (ALCs) and/or Additional Required Courses (ARCs), candidates are eligible to apply to the MHPE programme provided they have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Option 2:  Through the AKU graduate programme application process.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The MHPE programme is open to health professionals holding a minimum of four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. For international candidates, this should be an MD degree with or without residency or specialty training and board certification (or equivalent). 
  • At least two years of certified teaching experience is required.​

Residency/postgraduate training will be considered equivalent to teaching experience.

​For further information please go through the ​Programme Information Booklet​​ and / or the ​​programme page​. ​You can also reach us via the following contact details:​

Office of the Registrar
Medical College​
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412