Prof. Abid Z Farooqi
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU)
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)
Vice Chancellor's Message
The mission of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University is to be a premier research-intensive medical university that will educate medical students, paramedics, and postdoctoral fellows in accordance with international professional standards; to prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine of the highest quality; and to identify and answer fundamental questions with regards to prevention and treatment of diseases, in health care delivery and in the basic sciences there by to improve health through leadership, discovery and innovation in patient care, education and research.
To advance national health through teaching, research and service; foster innovation, to build and bring about fresh, creative solutions that address the health needs of the Pakistani society.
?/font> To attract the best and brightest minds and train them as future national and international leaders, and in setting standards of excellence among faculty, staff and to recruit, retain, nurture and promote those who represent the best in the country.
?/font> To advance the academic and professional ranks of the very best faculty and staff through mentoring, training and strategic management of career transitions, building upon a diverse community of scientists, clinicians, administrators, staff, trainees and students together with monitoring, transparency and accountability.
?/font> To create and provide laboratory infrastructure equipped with next generation sequencing, DNA Typing, PCR analysis and protein purification processes, for advanced research in, genetic and infectious diseases, stem cells and re-generative medicine, gene cloning and translation of laboratory research into products and processes of direct relevance to National health.
?/font> Adhere to the highest ethical standards of judgment and conduct as it applies to the Health care milieu.
?/font> Demonstrate a critical self-appraisal in his/her knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as receive and give constructive appraisal to / from patients, families, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
Practice the Science of Medicine
?span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> Apply scientific principles and knowledge to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of clinical problems.
?/font> Understand the variation in the expression of health and disease through critical evaluation of biomedical research.
?/font> Ensure that intellectually challenging problems are thoroughly examined through extensive debate by individuals who reflect the broadest possible range of experiences and perspectives.
Engage in Lifelong Learning
?/font> Understand the limits of personal knowledge and experience and will demonstrate the intellectual curiosity to actively pursue the acquisition of new knowledge and skills necessary to refine and improve his/her medical practice or to contribute to the scientific body of medical knowledge.
Overall Aims of the University
The university aims to educate young individuals into good Pakistanis, good human beings, who;
?/font> Are honest, caring, knowledgeable, competent and equipped to maintain good medical practice;
?/font> Show respect to their patients at all times;
?/font> Have excellent communication skills for use in health care of different social cadres of populations;
?/font> Understand the importance of physical, psychological and social aspects of patient care;
?/font> Possess a sound appreciation of ethical, legal and community issues;
The University Curriculum:
?/font> The curriculum aims to equip graduates with knowledge, understanding, skills and competence required to be a doctor for high quality medical practice through patient care, research, and education.
?/font> Every graduate of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University is trained to:
Achieve Clinical Competence
?/font> Obtain a sufficient level of medical knowledge to understand the basic facts, concepts, and principles essential to competent medical practice.
?/font> Exhibit the highest level of effective and efficient performance in data gathering, organization, interpretation and clinical decision making in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of diseases.
Exercise Social Context of Medicine
?/font> Understand and respond to factors that influence the social, behavioral, and economical factors in Health, disease and medical care.
Develop Communication Skills
?/font> Demonstrate effective and compassionate interpersonal communication skills towards patients and families necessary to form and sustain effective medical care.
?/font> Present information and ideas in an organized and clear manner to educate or inform patients, families, colleagues and community.
?span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> Display personal attributes of compassion, honesty and integrity in relationship with patients, families and the medical community.
?/font> Are knowledgeable about the scientific basis of medicine, in the light of most recent developments;
?/font> Are able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams;
?/font> Possess the capacity for inquiry and are prepared to continue learning, teaching, evaluation and research throughout their careers and to prepare them fully for their roles as doctors.