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Recruitment & promotion issue: Crisis in medical varsities feared
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Recruitment & promotion issue: Crisis in medical varsities feared

Karachi: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently announced to regulate the recruitment and promotion of teachers in medical universities according to the Higher Education Commission (HEC’s) standards or according to the university’s own rules. This created confusion amidst which Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) and many other universities have postponed the recruitment of Assistant Professor, Associate…

MDCAT 2020 postponed in Sindh
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MDCAT 2020 postponed in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) recently postponed the medical and dental colleges admissions test (MDCAT) that was scheduled for October 18. Petitioners’ lawyer Jibran Nasir took to twitter to announce the verdict. He tweeted, “Congrats to all prospective medical/dental students of Sindh. Hon Sindh High Court has postponed #Sindh #MDCAT taking place on 18th…

KMU all set to launch study project about mental health
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KMU all set to launch study project about mental health

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) in collaboration with the University of York, UK, has launched a mental health study project titled ‘developing and evaluating an adapted behavioural activation intervention for people with depression and diabetes in South Asia’ worth about Rs636.46 million. This multi-country, the multi-centre research project is funded by the National Institute…

Public Awareness Walk on World Heart Day held at DUHS 
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Public Awareness Walk on World Heart Day held at DUHS 

KARACHI: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized a public awareness walk on the occasion of World Heart Day. The walk was divided into two parts in view of SOPs. The public awareness walk in the Ojha campus of the DUHS started at 9 am from the General OPD to the Dow Hospital, while…

Ziauddin University holds online convocation for 557 graduates
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Ziauddin University holds online convocation for 557 graduates

KARACHI: Ziauddin University (ZU) conducted its first virtual convocation for the 17th graduating class of 557 students. The online convocation was broadcasted live on Facebook. At the 17th convocation, 557 students were conferred degrees in various programs, including MBBS, Dentistry, PharmD, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Technology, Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences,…

AKU launches Teachers’ Academy, the first of its kind in Pakistan and East Africa
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AKU launches Teachers’ Academy, the first of its kind in Pakistan and East Africa

KARACHI: To recognize excellence in teaching in higher education, the Aga Khan University has launched the Teachers’ Academy, one of the first interdisciplinary academies of its kind in East Africa and Pakistan. “Rewarding and recognizing teachers promotes excellence in teaching, teaching that engages students in their own learning, in pursuing creative work and innovative ideas,…

Ziauddin University reopens after six months of closure. 
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Ziauddin University reopens after six months of closure. 

KARACHI: The Ziauddin University restarted its educational activities after a six-month-long hiatus due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Management of the Ziauddin University ensured the proper implementation of health guidelines such as wearing masks and gloves, social distancing, and the use of sanitizers to keep the coronavirus at bay. Students have also been divided into…

3-member committee constituted to probe medicine theft in CHK
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3-member committee constituted to probe medicine theft in CHK

KARACHI: The Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) management has constituted a three-member inquiry committee to investigate the recent medicine theft cases. The committee is being led by Dr Nousheen (Chairman) and will submit a report to the Medical Superintend, CHK, in a week. Additional Medical Superintend, CHK, Dr Ismail Memon, said a committee…

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