Undergraduate Medical Education
The section trains 3rd-year, 4th-year and 5th-year MBBS students as elective and selective candidates. Selective students are exclusively from AKU, while elective students can be from within or outside AKU. The rotation's duration is spread over two to four weeks. Students are encouraged to partake in all ongoing academic activities and to get involved in research activities. During their rotation, students are supervised by a dedicated faculty member who monitors their assigned tasks and tracks their progress in achieving specific objectives, including mid-rotation and end-of-rotation feedback. Upon completing the rotation, students present their experiences and project findings in a core session.
Postgraduate Medical Education
As an essential requirement after completing an MBBS undergraduate programme, the section offers a three-month internship programme. In addition to exposure to operation theatres, internship candidates are trained in CVS medicines, concepts, critical perioperative patient management skills in the ward, step down, and in a dedicated cardiac intensive care unit. Our interns are required to present at least one presentation during their rotation on the assigned task.
The cardiac surgery residency programme is recognised and fully accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP). The programme aims to provide a comprehensive clinical educational experience required to obtain a high level of competence in cardiac surgery. It is divided into two tiers; the four-year programme which inducts trainees directly leading to PGME graduation and towards FCPS in Cardiac Surgery and alternatively, a six-year programme where the first two years are spent in basic surgical training in various subspecialties completing their requirements for Intermediate Module and joining back into the four-year programme.
The programme provides a comprehensive learning experience through clinical and didactic approaches. The three basic rotations for residents over the training course include adult cardiac, paediatric cardiothoracic and general thoracic surgery. A dedicated faculty member is assigned to mentor residents' progress during each rotation through formative assessments. There will always be plenty of cases available to enhance and refine a candidate's cognitive and psychometric skills in a sound ethical frame.
Learn more about the residency programme.