Undergraduate Medical Education
Surgery receive 3rd, 4th and final year students as elective and
selective candidates. Selective students are exclusively from AKU while
electives are both AKU and outside AKU students. Its minimum duration
is two weeks and maximum is four weeks.
They are attached to a consultant and shadow him during their duration.
They are given objectives of the rotations at the start and provide
feedback at the end of the rotation. Usually a small research project
is also a part of the objective which is either presented or published.
a basic requirement after MBBS, CTS offers three months internship
programme which gives exposure to cardiovascular, thoracic and congenital
heart surgeries. This is the only service which involves the interns in
cardiac intensive care unit providing them which insight into CVS
medicines, concepts and management. The interns are required to present
at least one presentation during their rotation.
Section started a fellowship training programme in 2005. According to
CPSP requirement, General Surgery FCPS II was required. We were able to
train outstanding cardiac surgeons: Dr Mubashir Zareen Khan and Dr
Zubair Luqman (currently working as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Tabba
Heart Institute, Karachi). Later on, CPSP changed the training
requirements and allowed a residency in Cardiac Surgery. Entry to the
residency programme is now allowed after successful completion of the
intermediate module. It is a four year programme which started in Jan
2010. Currently CTS has one 2nd year resident and two 1st year
residents. Its special feature is that 1st year resident recruited for
basic surgical training will come back to CTS after two years rotation.
The week has five dedicated teaching morning rounds along with two days
of core curriculum, journal club, quality assurance, and grand rounds.
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