Dr Asadullah Khan
Principal BUM&DC (Medical Section)
This college is marching at a great pace in the right direction. It is already housed in its beautiful, custom built college building which has laboratories, lecture halls, tutorials and museums. The library has been recently upgraded to a greatly increased lending section, reference section and a virtual library section.
The library is kept open until 8 pm on working days and is well occupied until then. The virtual library is functional and will soon be enhanced. Access to many educational websites is already available. Our department of Medical Education is providing an effective system of educational development both to the Faculty and the students. Both the Associate Deans are qualifying as Medical Educationists. New methods of learning and teaching have been introduced by our very experienced Clinical Professors. The Basic Science Departments will soon start research when the Multi-Disciplinary Laboratory becomes functional. The Community Medicine Department is already providing opportunities for students to carry out research projects in the community.
The teaching hospital is PNS Shifa. This is a tertiary care hospital which serves the Sindh catchment area for the Armed Forces, the veterans of the Armed forces, their families and deserving civilian patients. Currently PNS Shifa has a liaison with the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, CMH Rawalpindi and Military Hospital Rawalpindi for the provision of advanced medical care. In the near future PNS Shifa is likely to be upgraded to an advanced independent tertiary care facility. We will then be able to increase the number of postgraduate training posts in many specialties for our graduates.
Clinical teaching is very effective as students have access to all the clinical departments including operating theatres, emergency room, ICU and CCU. They are facilitated by senior consultants both civilian and uniformed, whom they shadow, and the postgraduate registrars who provide practical hands on training. Our very own graduates are now the young house officers seen briskly attending patients and pointing out disease manifestations to medical students.
Evening clinics are mandatory for all the clinical years of study. These are well attended and the students write histories and learn patient care first hand. Surgical skills are learnt in the Skills Laboratory and observed by the students in the operating theatres. I hope, by joining Bahria University Medical & Dental College you will find yourself in one of the forward thinking and upward bound medical colleges. You will be the alumni who will take it forward even higher.
With best wishes welcome to Bahria University Medical & Dental College, you surely have started the noble carrier and will achieve excellence through our educational efforts.