Research in the Department of Family Medicine is essential to the achievement of excellence in patient care and education. Faculty and students (postgraduate and undergraduate) are involved in research to provide the necessary evidence for high quality clinical care and to advance the discipline of family practice through new knowledge.

During the last three years, the Department has significantly contributed and supported the research agenda of the University by publishing over 60 research papers in globally prestigious medical/scientific journals; a similar number of research presentations were made in international scientific conferences and meetings.

In future, the Department will work to develop research capacity of family physicians and primary care physicians at institutional and national levels. It also intends to carry out more comprehensive and scientific research that could translate into improvements in physician practices and health policy.