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Psychiatry (MBBS): Online Resources
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities
Welcome to JIIMC
The Journal of Islamic International Medical
College (JIIMC) is an official journal of Islamic International Medical College (IIMC), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. This is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly and follows the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Bio medical journals, updated on www.icmje.org. All rights are reserved. The publisher and the members of the editorial board cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in this journal.
ISSN (Print): 1815-4018
ISSN (Online): 2410-5422
Pakistan Medical and dental Council (PMDC)
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in category “Y”
PASTIC inventory “Directory of Scientific Periodicals of Pakistan”- Pakistan Science Abstracts (PSA)
Information services department comprises 6 libraries and 2LRCs. We have rich collection of books journals, magazines, and online resources.The department is working since 1996 under the title of “Department of Libraries and Learning Resource Centers”. Library users were served on the basis of traditional librarianship. Although, the collection was partially automated but the access was localized. In 2010, it is restructured as “Information Services Department” to enhance its scope and services
What HED Does
Higher Education Department, (HED) is responsible for education, learning and related services for students, as well as Faculty/ teaching & non-teaching staff, serving in Public and Private Institutions in the province of Punjab. Its aim is to achieve a highly educated society; where educational opportunities are equally available for all young people in Pakistan, no matter what their social, ethnic, and cultural background or family circumstances are
The vision of Higher Education is to promote development of an enlightened and prospering Punjab by reinforcing knowledge economy along with a focus on equitable and quality learning. The realization of the higher education department’s vision of “enlightened and prospering Punjab by reinforcing knowledge economy” rests on the shift from access to quality which is evident from the key initiatives it has taken in recent past.
PM&DC is a statutory regulatory authority established under Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Ordinance 1962 as a body corporate. It is known and respected worldwide and is part of international community of medical regulatory authorities (IAMRA). Pakistani doctors are considered one of the best and are doing meritorious service in all parts of the world and that is a testimony to the effective regulation of medical education being done by the PM&DC. No Pakistani Doctor can practice in Pakistan or abroad without being registered with PM&DC or without being in goodstanding with it.
To safeguard public interest, PM&DC has been given a mission to establish uniform minimum standard of basic & higher qualifications in Medicine & Dentistry throughout Pakistan.
Established by adopting Indian Medical Council Act 1933 on the recommendation of Health Conference in 1947.(1948)
Re-organized under P.M.C. Act of 1951. (1951)
West Pakistan Medical Council was created on the formation of West Pakistan by merging Sindh & Punjab Medical Councils. (1957)
The Council was re-constituted under Medical & Dental Council Ordinance 1962, and Provincial Medical Councils were dissolved. (1962)
The Medical & Dental Council (Amendment) Act. (1973)
(The Lapsed)The Medical & Dental Council (Amendment) Ordinance(lapsed on September 24,1999). (25th May 1999)
Composition Of The Council
PM&DC Ordinance 1962 Section3(1)
Clause Representations from
(a) National Assembly
(aa) Provincial Governments
(c) Registered Medical Practitioners
(d) Federal Government
(e) Registered Dental Practitioners
(f) Teaching Staff
(g) Nominee of the Chief Justice of Pakistan
(h) Director General of Health, Govt. of Pakistan
Functions & Duties Of PM&DC
For uniform application across Pakistan. PM&DC has been given a mandate to:
prescribe a uniform minimum standard of courses of training for obtaining graduate and post graduate medical and dental qualifications.
prescribe minimum requirements for the content and duration of graduate and post graduate medical and dental courses of study.
prescribe the conditions for admission of courses of training as aforesaid.
prescribe minimum qualification and experience required of teachers for appointment in medical and dental institutions.
prescribe the standards of examinations, methods of conducting the examinations.
prescribe the qualifications, and experience required of examiners for professional examinations.
Register Faculty and Students of Medical & Dental Institutions
Maintains the Register of Medical & Dental Practitioners.
Inspect and formulate recommendations regarding recognition of Medical & Dental Institutions for training of undergraduate & postgraduate qualification.
Inspect undergraduate & postgraduate examination for standardization.
Decide cases against registered practitioners for infamous conduct and professional negligence.
Inspect and approve of Hospitals for House Job.
Prescribe guidelines for Medical & Dental Journals.
Issue experience certificates to faculty
Set up of schemes of reciprocity with other countries and medical regulatory authorities
International Accreditation Of PM&DC Standards
United States Education Department (NCFMEA)
The system of recognition/accreditation through inspection by PM&DC had also been reviewed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education & Accreditation (NCFMEA) of U.S. department of education.The standards used by PM&DC for accreditation and inspection of medical and dental colleges in Pakistan have been declared comparable to U.S standards
Recognition by General Medical Council U.K. IMED & FAIMER
The system of accreditation had also been approved by the General Medical Council U.K. and all the colleges recognised under the PM&DC ordinance 1962 are also automatically recognised by the General Medical Council and the graduates of these colleges are eligible to sit in PLAB examination for the purpose of higher education in United Kingdom. Previously the General Medical Council used to conduct inspection of medical colleges in Pakistan through their own inspection team for the purpose of recognition of medical college. All the colleges recognised under the PM&DC ordinance 1962 are also automatically recognised by FAIMER and IMEd in the world directory.
Activities and achievements of PM&DC in the near past
President PM&DC becomes one of the leaders of International Association of Medical Regulatory authorities
Strict monitoring of examination standards all over the nation
Plan for strict enforcement of student and Faculty Registration after notification of regulations
Indexation of medical Journals as a step towards their inclusion in index medicus
Promulgation of Regulations after a gap of 50 years
Developing of National Curriculum of MBBS & BDS and Postgraduate studies in collaboration with HEC.
Development of National criteria for appointment of teachers in medical and dental institutions in collaboration with HEC.
Development of an international level interactive PM&DC Website and its integration.Website has the capacity to support information sharing with other regulatory authorities of the world.
eCPD & CME activities
Recognition by General Medical Council.
Recognition of PM&DC accreditation standards as comparable to USA standards by NCFMEA, U.S.A.
Closure of illegal medical/dental colleges.
Inspection of colleges in neighboring countries under Section 13 & 14 of the PM&DC ordinance 1962.
Developed guidelines for Medical Journals and starting the index Pakistan of recognized Journals.
Conduction of Transparent Registration Examination by National Examination Board of PM&DC.
PM&DC Employee Rules2008.
Defining and issuing experience certificates to doctors on clear, transparent and equitable rules, on a predefined format to ensure uniformity
Our Future Vision
Establishment of Medical/Dental institutions of standard and improving of existing
Continuous and vigilant monitoring of standard of the institutions
Promotion of academic activities and guidance to institutions to build them
Development of protocols for Continued Professional Development (CPD) and Continued Medical Education(CME) and evaluation before renewal of registration of doctors and Expansion of research and academic activities.( CPD & CME Halls are near completion at the PM&DC Headquarter)
Review of curriculum every 5 years.
Improving services at Regional Offices.
Hosting national/international conferences/ symposiums from the platform of PM&DC.
To be the flagship of Medical & Dental excellence in the Muslim world.
To be the world’s leading medical regulatory authority and make IAMRA globally more effective by providing it leadership and resource.
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About Pakistan Psychiatric Society
Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) is an independent, professional, psychiatric membership organization representing over 300 psychiatrists in Pakistan and Internationally. The primary objects of the society are, to set highest professional standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental health services. Pakistan Psychiatric Society is committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health at all levels.
PPS is leader and represent and support for the cause of psychiatrists. Both Nationally and Internationally PPS has a vital role in representing the expertise of psychiatric profession to governments and other agencies working for the cause of psychiatry and for care of people suffering from mental disorders.
PPS intend to work for and with the patients, carers and organizations interested in developing high quality mental health services. We are the key players in the mental health field and work for improvement in the quality of mental healthcare. PPS has been and will keep on organizing scientific, clinical conferences, symposia’s and continuing professional development activities throughout the year.