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Saeed Farooq


Medical education in Pakistan has been fairly advanced. In fact, it can be safely said that perhaps the medical qualification is only one of the very few professional degrees which are recognised widely internationally. Unlike other professions such as graduates from engineering and law colleges, the doctors who graduate from medical colleges in Pakistan would land in any advanced country and get a job after qualifying the basic examinations such as PLAB. Not

unsurprisingly perhaps doctors are the largest professional group working abroad. In fact, there are now many doctors working at the highest level in number of clinical fields only with postgraduate qualifications such as FCPS and no UK qualification, basic or higher. The high standards of the medical education and training can also be gauged from the fact that the government did not need to hire or ask foreign assistance even for the most high tech and complicated medical and surgical fields. The government and even private companies commonly hire consultants in other disciplines such as engineering and telecommunication for their projects. In contrast, not only the most complicated procedures are being routinely carried out in fields such as Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Radiology etc but the trainees are also being trained in these sophisticated fields.

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Farooq S. WHO WILL SPEAK FOR POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION?. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 17 [cited 2023 Jan. 29];23(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/268

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