Reforming Medical Education in Pakistan through strengthening Departments of Medical Education
Early medical education departments, notably in the United States, were well-known for their origins as medical education research institutions. Objectives: According to this study, Pakistan's medical education may be improved by creating new departments of medical education and training. Methods: The Punjab Health Department conducted this cross-sectional survey from August 2021 to November 2021. Participation in the research was open to people from all areas of life. The study included all the city's medical schools that were approved by the PMDC and situated inside the city's boundaries. Responses were from medical college faculty members who had been solicited to participate in the survey, such as department chairmen. Results: In the study, 200 people are participating, and their data was acquired from that group. Every single person who has been nominated for the position was interviewed. Students' assessments (72.2 %) came in second, followed by faculty development (70.7 %), curriculum development (70.7 %), and educational research (66.6 %). Conclusion: For the last argument, it is claimed that DMEs with a long history of success can play a key role in strengthening medical education. Policy, governance, and regulatory challenges should be addressed by the Ministry of Planning and Development, and medical universities in Pakistan, as well as technical capabilities in these areas at medical and dental schools across Pakistan
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