Surgical Department

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Surgery offers extensive academic programmes for medical students, interns, residents & fellows. Our residency and fellowships programmes provide a comprehensive learning experience in surgical disciplines taught through clinical sessions.

Our academic mission is to train the next generation of surgical leaders and to advance the field of surgery through translational research. We work towards the mission by integrating education and research with clinical services, entailing a full range of surgical treatments.

Residency programmes at Department of Surgery provides residents with the range and depth of academic exposure required to develop superior surgical skills and an ability to make mature, informed, independent judgments. Graduates of the programme are expected to be superior general specialists. Surgeon or surgical this level of capability is attained through a programme that offers extensive clinical exposure at every level of training.

Undergraduate Medical Education (MBBS):

The section of surgery is primary responsible for the clinical rotation of the undergraduate medical students in the department of surgery. The students join the section at year 3 and year 5 level and go through a rigorous schedule which helps develop their cognitive and psychomotor skills. The section of general surgery is also responsible for the assessment and annual examination of the students.

Postgraduate Medical Education:

Internship Programme

All the interns coming to BKMC have to go through 6 months compulsory rotation in various disciplines of surgery and most of the interns rotate through general surgery for a period of at least 2 months. The interns in general surgery are trained in basic principles of patient care in wards and high dependency areas. They are also trained in basic surgical skills and ethical principle of interaction with patients and their families.

Residency Programme:

The residency programme in general surgery is one of the premier and most sought after postgraduate programme of Bach Khan Medical College. So far a number of residents have graduated from the programme. About 10 postgraduates Residents (PGRs) & 30 House Officers are trained per year. These graduate residents are working as qualified faculty in various institutions, providing comprehensive care to communities in various parts of Pakistan. The training programme span over a period of 5 years with structured exposure to various aspects of curriculum, ultimately producing highly skilled and compassionate surgeons.

Department Team