MRCGP (Int) in Pakistan

The College of Family Medicine in Pakistan, has arranged lectures by Dr David M Chaput De Saintonge and Dr Andrew Roger Charley from the UK Prime Organisation, for our trainee MRCGP (Int) South Asia participants. Prof Waris Qidwai and Dr Marie Andreadis of the Aga Khan University (AKU) arranged a program on the subject of Whole Person Medicine, which was highlighted by both the speakers and appreciated very much by the participants.

Presentation to Dr Chapet De Saintonge and Dr Andrew Charley, with Dr Aziz Tank looking on.

Participants at the workshop

Also in the month of March there was OSCE Examination by MRCGP (Int) South Asia and more than one hundred candidates took this examination.

There was also meeting of the Board of Directors of MRCGP (Int) South Asia in which members from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh participated and it was very well represented from each respected country. Prof Garth Manning and Prof Riaz Qureshi conducted the meeting, participating in which were Dr Ahul Raj from India, Prof Chaudhry from Bangladesh and Prof Prithi (also Vice President of South Asia Region of WONCA) and Dr Aziz Tank. Views were expressed regarding further strengthening of MRCGP (Int.) program in South Asia and also structural training for future participants. In both these programs dinner was arranged by AKU as well as College of Family Medicine.

Dr Aziz Khan Tank,
Secretary General, College of Family
Medicine Pakistan