Dr Rukhsana W. Zuberi, Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Educational Development, and former Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award for her outstanding contributions in the field of medical education and for developing health professions education in the country and the region.The award was presented by Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, on the occasion of the 6th Annual Association for Excellence in Medical Education (AEME) Conference. Established in 2011, the AEME provides a platform for promoting and further enhancing the quality of medical and health professions education in the country. Its annual conference brings together international and national experts from around the globe to share, promote and disseminate the latest trends, opportunities and innovations in medical and health professions education. “It is a matter of great pride for the Aga Khan University that the efforts of one of our faculty members has been acknowledged and honoured at the national level with this prestigious award,” said Dr Farhat Abbas, Dean, Medical College Pakistan.Professor Zuberi is the Noor Mohammad E. Mewawalla Endowed Professor of Family Medicine at AKU and is a recipient of numerous national, regional and international and awards for her relentless, untiring efforts and contributions in medical education. She has received the Outstanding Teacher Award, Excellence in Teaching Award for Continuing Medical Education for Community Physicians, and the AKU Award of Excellence in Education to name a few. At the international level, her leadership in efforts towards improving assessment and student engagement resulted in the AKU Medical College receiving the ASPIRE Awards for Excellence in Student Assessment and Excellence in Student Engagement from the Association of Medical Education in Europe in 2013. She actively contributes to national and international forums and discussions dedicated to improving medical education in various capacities. She also serves as a visiting faculty at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, the national accrediting body for postgraduate training.Professor Zuberi’s career at AKU began in March 1986, as a Visiting Lecturer in Department of Community Health Sciences. She quickly progressed through several roles before becoming the Chair of the Department for Educational Development and Associate Dean of Education between 2005 and 2015. She also played a key role in the planning and commissioning of AKU’s Center for Innovation in Medical Education, and served as its first Interim Director of the Centre from August 2015 to November 2016. Her extensive contributions as a senior faculty at AKU have included, amongst many other initiatives, the development of a centralized question bank for undergraduate, postgraduate medical and nursing academic programmes; the initiation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council-approved advanced diploma and master’s degree in Health Professions Education; and above all being a mentor and role model to many faculty, as well as graduate and postgraduate students. When asked about how she felt about receiving this award, she replied, “The (Lifetime Achievement) Award came as a complete surprise to me. It means a lot, but it also means I had great people to work with.” She also urged her colleagues and students to ‘be passionate; to never give up and follow their dreams.'