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UHS approves mentoring programme for academic growth

By Our Correspondent
April 03, 2024
VC  University of Health Sciences (UHS), Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore addresses the 25th meeting of the Academic and Administrative Advisory Committee (AAAC) on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/University of Health Sciences Lahore
VC University of Health Sciences (UHS), Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore addresses the 25th meeting of the Academic and Administrative Advisory Committee (AAAC) on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/University of Health Sciences Lahore

LAHORE: The 25th meeting of the Academic and Administrative Advisory Committee (AAAC) of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held on Tuesday under Vice-chancellor Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore in which a new mentoring programme was approved for the students of the university to provide stimulation for academic growth and serve as positive role models for students in areas of career interest.

The programme ‘Fahm’ (understanding) will entail mentors offering tailored guidance and feedback to students on academic matters. The overarching goals of this programme encompass enhancing overall academic progress by sharing valuable knowledge applicable beyond the classroom setting.

Developed by the UHS Medical Education Department, the programme will contribute to students' holistic development. Expressing his vision for the university's graduates, UHS VC Professor Ahsan Waheed Rathore emphasised the importance of cultivating distinctive personalities among students through the mentoring programme. Under this programme, each mentor will be assigned five to seven mentees, facilitating bi-monthly meetings wherein mentees are encouraged to openly voice their opinions.

The programme encompasses study sessions, career planning, leadership training, communication skills refinement, and community service. The UHS VC instructed faculty members to develop health research projects centered on artificial intelligence, environmental concerns, and sustainable development goals.