Karachi: A group of 250 students trained as “physician’s assistant “will be conferred BS degrees (Bachelor of Sciences) at the annual convocations of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) to be held at the Institution on Wednesday (December 18th).
The graduating students are those who have completed the three-year professional and academic program followed by one year internship imparted by SIUT.
In the year 2005 SIUT took the initiative of launching the academic program for producing “Physician Assistant” with a philosophy to accommodate and academically rehabilitate those bright and aspiring students who had missed to secure berth in the medical colleges narrowly.
Giving them relief and infusing a new vision and zest to carry on their higher academic pursuits in the field of medical sciences the SIUTs introduced the specialized academic program of physician assistant in the field of Urology, Nephrology, Transplantation, Intensive Care, Laboratory Sciences and Radiology. This initiative on the part of SIUT proved fruitful and highly productive as the graduated students filled the gaps of trained manpower in private and public hospitals. They also successfully gained employment in some prestigious hospitals within the country and abroad.
The most redeeming part of the entire academic program was that no economic burden was imposed on the students as SIUT as a laid down policy is totally opposed to commercialization of education as it feels that very some outstanding students fail to pursue their education due to high commercial cost of medical education.
The entire academics and training program at the school is managed, monitored and evaluated at the SIUT by its team of professionals ensuring high academic standards and merit based policy.
In the year of 2008 the Higher Education Commission awarded the SIUT the status of degree awarding institution. Next year the Sindh Assembly declared the teaching wing as the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS).
So far the school has produced 106 male graduates and 146 females. A group of female students who received training in the field of nursing will also receive their certificates at the convocation on Wednesday.
Imbibed with the spirit and philosophy of the SIUT to serve the society at large without any commercial interest the graduating students are fully equipped to serve the ailing population with compassion and human approach.