Undergraduate clerkship in emergency medicine: Experience from Pakistan

Amber Mehmood, Syed Muhammad Baqir, Muhammad Shahid, Junaid Abdul Razzak

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Abstract

Although Emergency Medicine (EM) is an integral part of undergraduate medical curriculum in many countries, it has not been included formally in the MBBS curriculum in Pakistan. Medical graduates are supposed to be able to handle common as well as life threatening emergencies but little has been done to ensure the process to achieve this competence. The development of an undergraduate EM curriculum is important but challenging task. Implementation of standard curriculum will ensure that medical graduates have gained competence in assessing and managing acutely ill patients and dealing with common emergencies. This paper shares the features of an undergraduate EM clerkship which can be used as a template by other medical institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1122
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume61
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emergency medicine
  • Medical curriculum
  • Medical graduates
  • Pakistan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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