WEB:https://www.kmc.edu.pk/
Phone: +92 91 9217703, 9217696
Pakistan

Description

Khyber Medical College, established in 1954, is one of the largest medical institutions in Pakistan that is situated in the North-Western province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The college is offering Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree to students, and has produced more than 10,000 doctors so far, who have served the country and outside world in one way or another in the field of medicine. The college, along with undergraduate training also provides opportunity for postgraduate training in basic medical sciences and clinical disciplines. The college, at the moment consists of more than 300 faculty members and teachers, and 1500 students at one time (about 250 students in each class from year 1-5). The college is an affiliate institute of Khyber Medical University, and is governed by Pakistan Medical and Dental Counsel (PMDC). The college will, in near future, attain the status of a Degree Awarding Institute (DAI) in the country.

Till 2017, the college followed the traditional curriculum of undergraduate medical education with isolated disciplines and archaic assessment techniques. The college curriculum, at that time, fully followed the Harden model of curriculum integration level-1. The new Dean of the college, in response to the standards of World Federation of Medical Education (WFME), decided in early 2017 to bring drastic reforms in the curriculum of the institute. The first step in the regard was to establish a fully functional department of Medical Education in the college. A full time medical educationist was appointed in mid-2017. A College Curriculum Committee (CCC) was announced by the Dean where the Associate Dean of undergraduate studies was appointed as the chairman, and the Director Medical education as co-chairman (annexure-1). Seven other senior faculty members were part of the CCC. The goals of the committee were to develop a modular curriculum for 1st year and 2nd year MBBS in the first phase.

So far, the CCC has developed modular curriculum from year-1 to year-3 that is at Harden integration level 7. The departments have total integration of the subjects, and each week, there are 2-3 integrated sessions in the form of blended small group discussion (SGD) sessions.