The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has decided to create a new curriculum for the colleges that cooperate with it. The new syllabus will come into effect with the start of new courses in medical and dental schools on 1 March.
According to the details, a single comprehensive curriculum introduced in the medical and dental colleges affiliated to UHS.
Under the new syllabus, medical and dental students are taught clinical subjects from the first of their degrees. Until now, medical and dental students were taught basic medical science courses in the first two years and clinical courses from the third year.
Presiding over a meeting in this regard, UHS Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore said the move was made on the recommendation of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) accreditation criteria.
PMC is already working with WFME to make medical and dental curricula of Pakistan internationally recognized.
The WFME assessment will include a physical visit that will take place within 12 to 15 months and will be enough within the 2024 deadline to achieve WFME recognition for Pakistani doctors to practice internationally, especially in the United States (U.S.).