Fellowship Program

 

AFIC/NIHD Rawalpindi has been recognized for FCPS Part-II training by College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan since 03 Oct 1991 according to CPSP ltr No. F-48/RECOG/FPS/91/4589 dated 16 Nov 1991 for following disciplines:

The duration of the FCPS training varies from 2-3 years depending upon the specialties chosen. Competency based curricula have been developed for each discipline under CPSP guidelines. The training standards are met to ensure quality training through specially designed trainee’s assessment programmes which are based on procedural skills, case discussions, clinical exercises and 360 degree feedback of trainers. Professional skills of trainees are also fortified through mandatory clinical meetings, conferences and workshops.

 

Second Fellowship

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Peadiatric Cardiology
  • Rotational training of thoracic Surgery trainees in cardiac surgery.

First Fellowship (Rotational Training)

  • Medicine Trainees in Cardiology
  • Anaesthesia Trainees in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric Trainees in Paediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology Trainees from other hospitals in Paeds Cardiology
  • Radiology Trainees

Criteria of Selection:

a. Willingness certificates/application of Medical/Surgical Specialists of Army are invited by GHQ Medical Directorate. Selected candidates are posted to AFIC/NIHD for completion of required training.

b. Eligibility for entering FCPS Part-II Training program of Armed Forces candidates

(1) Qualification: FCPS, FRCS, MRCP or equivalent.
(2) Three research papers written by the candidates must have been published in indexed listed Medical Journals.

c. Final selection will be made by a board comprising the following under the Chairmanship of Surgeons General/DGMS (IS) at General Headquarters (Medical Directorate)

President:

Surgeon General/Director General Medical Services (IS)

Members:

(1) Director General Medicine
(2) Director General Surgery
(3) Deputy MS
(4) Advisor in Cardiology/ Cardiac Surgery

d. Up to four candidates each will be taken per year for training in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and two per year in Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiology. The general goal of the residency programs at AFIC / NIHD is to facilitate acquisition of basic clinical competence and specific experience related to a specialty. The residents undergo a structured training program and are given graded responsibilities with periodic evaluation of their performance and regular feedback. The residents are also prepared for postgraduate examinations and are expected to acquire their postgraduate qualifications along with their training.

e. Candidates shall follow the training program/syllabi by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.

f. Books and Medical Journals will be available for use by the candidates undergoing Training in AFIC/NIHD Rawalpindi.

Goals for the Residency Programs:

The general goal of the residency programs at AFIC/NIHD is to facilitate acquisition of basic clinical competence and specific experience related to a specialty. The residents undergo a structured training program and are given graded responsibilities with periodic evaluation of their performance and regular feedback. The residents are also prepared for postgraduate examinations and are expected to acquire their postgraduate qualifications along with their training.

After completion of the training, it is hoped that some will become specialists in areas where expertise is much needed in Pakistan, and others will become academicians in the teaching institutions of the country.

Eligibility and Selection of Residents:

A minimum requirement to apply for the residency programs is MBBS or equivalent qualification registered with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), one year house job or internship experience of six months each in Medicine and Allied and Surgery and Allied specialties. The other requirements specific to each specialty are later. Applications must be addressed to the Personnel Department, who in turn will forward it to appropriate departments.

Certification:

Upon satisfactory completion of the training, certificates are awarded to the interns, residents and fellows by AFIC/NIHD.

Recognition of Training Programs:

All current Postgraduate Clinical Training Programs of the AFIC/NIHD (except Emergency Medicine) are recognized for FCPS Examination by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.

Stipend Structure:

The stipend of interns is:

1st year = 15,000 rupees per month

2nd year = 18,000 rupees per month

3rd year = 20,000 rupees per month

Residency Appointment Contract:

A resident’s appointment contract is for a period of one year. Contract renewal is dependent upon promotion to the next residency year, which in turn depends on evaluation of performance by the faculty.

Time duration of Courses:

A resident’s appointment contract is for a period of one year. Contract renewal is dependent upon promotion to the next residency year, which in turn depends on evaluation of performance by the faculty.

Time duration of courses:

Fellowship (Sub Specialty)

Cardiology: 03 Years

Cardiac Surgery: 03 Years

Paediatric Cardiology: 03 Years

Cardiothorocic Anaesthesia: 02 Years