​​PGME ​Silver Jubilee:                    ​                Celebrating 25 Ye​ars of Impact

The Department of Postgraduate Medical Education, PGME, at AKU's Medical College is celebrating 25 years of impact with a year-long silver jubilee celebration.


The first postgraduate clinical training programmes were launched in 1995 to mark the beginning of PGME.

Evolving to meet the growing needs of our national healthcare system, AKU's PGME programmes expanded from the initial four programmes to the 70+ programmes currently being offered. The 700+ postgraduate trainees act as frontline healthcare workers at AKUH, imparting quality healthcare. 

The impact of such well-structured PGME programmes is far reaching; its systems and processes continue to influence postgraduate medical education nationally. The training programmes impart and encourage the acquisition of medical knowledge, communication skills, biomedical ethics, teaching skills, research methodology and critical thinking. Of the 1900+ graduating residents and fellows, many now serve as faculty and staff members of national and international institutions with a few of them advancing to leadership positions. Around one third of AKU's clinical faculty has participated in and benefitted from PGME programmes. Some of the programmes have been adapted for an international audience, and have been established in East Africa and Afghanistan. 

Inauguration Ceremony​



  1. 1900+ residents and fellows graduated

  2. 96% pass rate for FCPS qualifying exams (2015-17)

  3. ​International validation of programmes through external reviews

  4. Institutional accreditation from ACGME (2020)

  5. Accreditation of 34 residency programmes and 18 fellowship programmes with College of Physician and Surgeons Pakistan

  6. Unique, one-of-a-kind programmes in Pakistan

SPARTAN Newsletter

​Emergency Medicine is the first PGME department to develop an annual newsletter, with the first volume launched as part of the department's silver jubilee celebrations. The Serving Patients At Risk Through Agile Novelties, SPARTAN, newsletter aims to showcase the residency programme's achievements and collaborations that are creating impact on a national and international scale. Click Here to read SPARTAN Vol.1​


AKU truly feels like a second home: a safe haven, a place of comfort. It has not only provided me with endless opportunities, but pushed me to discover new potentials within myself. Above everything else, AKU instills in one a sense of 'giving back'.

Mahin Janjua, Class of 2018 ​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​