jinnah medical and dental college, karachi

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To set local and global standards for quality patient outcomes – creating a culture of excellence to promote a transformative experience for the 21st century clinicians, educators and researchers to benefit all humanity
Mission Statement

To develop well-rounded academicians, thinkers, clinicians and researchers by strengthening a global view, broadening intellectual foundations and teach effective communication. It is our aspiration to cultivate creative and critical thinking skills for problem solving, sensitive to cultural and ethical values and responsibilities. Our graduates will be role models and society leaders.

Program Objectives
JMDC’s program curriculum conforms to the regulations and recommendations of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and is designed to integrate academic knowledge and clinical experience which emphasize the following goals:

Help students acquire relevant knowledge
Develop student communication skills, both oral and written
Promote team work
Instill compassion and empathy
Uphold Professionalism
Learning Outcomes
A JMDC graduate should be able to:
Demonstrate insight, imagination and curiosity, define one’s unique self, one’s values and one’s place in the world, while incorporating the qualities of a good physician
Answer complex questions facing physicians, including the role they should play in society, politics and promotion of social justice
Engage in reflective practice through sound clinical decision making, critical self-assessment and commitment to lifelong learning
Demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills used to provide services based on best available evidence
Display enlightenment and moral virtues to prepare themselves for life and work in a problematic, changing and diverse world
Be responsible leaders for the good of themselves, their family, community and country
Be humane and socially equipped individuals, in tune with rights of patients and vulnerable groups
Show expertise in critical situational analysis
Respect diversity
Display effective communication
Be able to address population health and health system issues based on demography, statistics, epidemiology and cultural nuances

JMDC’s MBBS program is designed to integrate academic knowledge and clinical experience. The program emphasizes the following goals:
To help students acquire relevant knowledge
To develop communication skills, both verbal and written
To promote team work
To instill compassion and empathy
To uphold professionalism

In order to develop communication skills, presentation skills and team work, students are divided into smaller groups for tutorials, which are held in every subject.
Students conduct the tutorials with a faculty supervisor based on tutorial objectives given at the beginning of each week. Many sessions are structured using a Problem Based Learning (PBL) format which encourages students to develop critical thinking and integrate knowledge and skills from various disciplines.

Journal Club

Evidence Based Medicine is taught in the First year. Epidemiology and Biostatistics is integrated over first three years.
From Second year onwards,groups of 3-4 students are required to presentations at weekly Journal Clubs relevent to the disciplines being taugh in the particular year of the curriculum.

Clinico – Pathological Conference

In Fourth and Fifth year, students conduct a weekly Clinico-Pathological Conference based on an admitted patient which the students have examined.

Skills Lab

In Skills lab, students learn and practice basic clinical skills, starting in the first year. Skills include:
Vital Signs and anthropometric measurements
First Aid and CPR
Hand Washing Technique
Glucometer use
Nebulizer use
IV/IM injections
Proper gowning / gloving procedure
Disposal of sharps
Research Project

As part of the Community Medicine curriculum, each student develops an original hypothesis, conducts research, analyzes the data and writes a research paper following standard guidelines used for publishing in internationally recognized journals.

Clinical Teaching

Clinical subject teaching is conducted from third year onwards at Jinnah Medical College Hospital and Medicare Heart and General. Additionally, students complete rotations at LRBT Eye Hospital which provides high quality, free Ophthalmologic services to non-affording patients.


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