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May 28, 2015

KMC hosts ‘Under Graduate Research Fare’


May 28, 2015

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical College (KMC) on Wednesday hosted ‘Under Graduate Research Fare’ where students of different medical institutions were provided with an opportunity to conduct research on various important topics such as clinical, nutritional and epidemiological in the province.
The Social Welfare Society (SWS) in collaboration with Community Medicine Department of KMC had organised the event. The organisers said it was first research fare in 61 years history of KMC, which is considered a mother institution in the field of medical education of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to Dr Naeem Khan, an associate professor of Community Medicine Department of the KMC, 250 participants from 27 teams conducted research and represented their institutions in the research fare.
After completion of their research work, all the participants were invited to the KMC where they were supposed to highlight their work in presence of senior doctors. In a daylong exercise, the young medical researchers were called to the stage where they explained own work in front of a panel of judges comprised of senior doctors from different medical institutions.
The judges’ panel included Dr Hamid Hussain of KMU, Dr Iftikhar Qayyum of RMI, Dr Saima Abid of JMC and Dr Aman Safi of the PMC. Every team was given three to four months for the research work on specific topics and then required to highlight their work within five minutes.
Prof Dr Bushra Iftikhar, head of Community Medicine, KMC, while praising the students for their quality work hoped their research would help play an important role in disseminating valuable information about various basic health issues.
The judges later declared two batches of KMC for the first and second positions while the batch from RMI secured third position in the province.The batch that stood 1st had researched in the field of medicine “To find out the most common organism responsible for the diabetic foot infection and to know

their sensitivity to antimicrobials for the prevention of sepsis/amputation by the management of empirical treatment”.
Syed Shahmeer Raza along with other members of his batch had conducted the research in five months in three major tertiary care hospitals of the province.Shahmeer, who led his batch, said due to the research they learnt about an organism that is responsible for DFI in their setup.

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