Enrichment Program for Medical Students

In partnership with Shalamar Medical and Dental College (SMDC)

Recently the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has collaborated with Shalamar Medical and Dental College (SMDC), in which undergraduate students in their freshmen year at Shalamar Medical and Dental College (SMDC) will be offered a 1+5 year MBBS program to be called as MBBS plus (enrichment program for medical students). 

This enrichment program will facilitate students in gaining an understanding of biomedical scientific principles and methods, and application of this knowledge to medical and clinical practice. Research is a critical component of effective health care management and this collaborative endeavor will provide students with opportunities to engage in rigorous research, including critical appraisal of scientific literature, application of scientific methods, discovery-oriented approaches to medical research and understanding ethical issues involved in research. It will also expose them to budding areas like health economics, artificial intelligence, information systems management and entrepreneurship. These will equip the graduates for the future needs of the healthcare system.

Furthermore, clinicians are the epitome of discoverers, curious scientists, who can engage in the journey of critical inquiry. The Life Sciences educational paradigm being followed at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) provides a nursery to cultivate curiosity and critical thinking for probing the unknown in medical research. Knowledge creation in the clinical sector also depends heavily on fundamental science.

In this MBBS plus program offered by Shalamar in collaboration with Department of Life Sciences, SBASSE, the first year aims to achieve precisely this skill. By exposing students who decided to take this fully funded extra year, prior to commencing their regular MBBS degree, we aim at instilling the penchant for discovery through rigorous courses in life sciences and biology, that cover realms in molecular biology, computational biology, genetics and sprinkling of ideas from development, biochemistry, physiology and of course, a hands-on training in a uniquely designed laboratory.

Besides, students in the MBBS plus additional year will have the opportunity to partake of learning in disciplines that are related to leadership, management, humanities and arts, philosophy and history, communication, legal studies and the vast array of highly diverse courses being offered at LUMS. Students are expected to take two out of their eight mandated courses in these allied areas, with the promise that sitting in these courses will prepare holistic, forward looking and well-rounded students entering the challenging ecosystem of a frontline five year MBBS program.



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