​About Postgraduate Medical Education at AKU

The first postgraduate clinical training programmes, were launched following the inauguration of Aga Khan University Hospital in 1985. Since critical thinking and analysis are the keystone of scientific thought and the prerequisite for meaningful scholarship and research, it is essential for any educational programme to encompass aspects such as biomedical ethics, teaching skills, research methodology as well as communication skills.

Postgraduate medical education at AKU strives to instil these qualities into its graduates through carefully structured programmes, to produce skilled technologists and facilitate a process of broad professional and personal development. Trainees represent the University in their interactions with patients and colleagues, and are expected to carry their duties and activities in a manner befitting their responsibilities.

PGME trainees are also involved in research activities which provides for an opportunity to promote research culture. They are encouraged to write research proposals and limited financial support is provided for carrying out research projects.  Trainees are also provided financial support to present their research work at national and international conferences, including the annual PGME Conference.


The Postgraduate Medical Education programme at Aga Khan University will provide excellence and innovation in specialized postgraduate medical education to promote evidence-based health care and research abiding by the principles of ethics and professionalism 


  • Develop and sustain high impact curricular innovations

  • Promote holistic patient and population-centered health care of highest standards

  • Ensure professional, ethical and moral development at all levels

  • Strengthen and foster a culture of research and spirit of inquiry amongst postgraduate trainees

  • Monitor and enhance the quality of educational programmes on a regular basis


Department of Postgraduate
Medical Education
Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500,
Karachi 74800, Pakistan
Fax: +92 21 34934294/2095
Tel: +92 21 3486 4546 / 4583
Email: pgme.admissions@aku.edu​​