First institute of medical education established at DUHS

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has establishes first Institute of Medical Education of the country at its Ojha Campus.

It is established to restructure, organize and optimize the existing medical education programs being conducted regularly at Dow University.

The inaugural ceremony of Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) and Workshop on ‘Advanced Teaching Skills’ was organized on Monday at Ojha Campus. It was attended by the senior faculty members of the university and students.

Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof Masood Hameed Khan, said that medical education is the foundation of health professional education. Basic medical education with skills and professional development is the need of the hour.

Keeping in view the necessity of medical education institute at a regional and international level, Dow University established this Institute for teaching, faculty development, scholarship, development and evaluation of educational programs through service provision, research and innovation for the entire nation.

He stressed that there should be a concept of building teachers skills because teachers are nation builders. Keeping in view the importance of teachers’ knowledge and skills development, he suggested introducing a concept of making teachers training program mandatory for each faculty member of Dow University.

Prof Rana Qamar, Director of Quality Enhancement Cell congratulated Dow University for achieving another milestone. She informed that since establishment, the University always tried to develop human resource development and therefore, introduced new innovations in every field.

Dr Syed Imran Mehmood, Director, DIME said that this Institute will provide a focus and structure to ensure the medical and allied health professionals produce well-rounded graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge to enable them to work within, to shape and to lead the 21st century healthcare systems.

Prof Mohammad Masroor, Pro-VC, DUHS also congratulated the entire team of Dow university for establishing DIME.