A batch of 22 medical teachers have received their Certification after completing an elaborate training Programme at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Lahore, under the aegis of the University of Liverpool – United Kingdom. The participants of this course were picked from numerous medical colleges of Punjab, while the programme was conducted over the past one year, by specialized international facilitators. The project was launched by the “International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education (INSPIRE) under the sponsorship of British Council.
During the Certificate distribution ceremony, the Regional Director of British Council – Richard Weyers, addressed the participants and media, stating that; The INSPIRE project aimed at strengthening the academic and research partnership between the UK and Pakistan. Currently 10 partnerships are running successfully across Pakistan. Moreover, 17 new partnerships have been initiated under the second round of the project, in a variety of subject areas, ranging from health and environment to energy and education.
The Vice Chancellor of UHS – Major General (Retd) Prof. Muhammad Aslam said; “The university has over 42 affiliated medical and dental colleges. Over 24 colleges have the departments dedicated to medical education, but they realize that they lack the latest knowledge and skills required for efficient practice”.