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June 24, 2021

UHS to start master’s degree in medical journalism

 
June 24, 2021

LAHORE:The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Javed Akram has said that country's first teaching department in medical journalism is going to be set up at UHS where a master's degree programme in medical journalism would be launched soon.

While addressing a certificate distribution ceremony organised here on Wednesday, Prof Javed Akram said that despite some good research now being done, Pakistan was lacking quality medical journals to publish it. "Only three medical journals in the world's sixth-largest country in terms of the population had an impact factor", he added. Prof Javed further said that the varsity had already started a pioneer certificate course in medical editing to promote research and medical writing.

Later, the certificates were distributed among the successful participants of the second batch of the Medical Editing Certificate Course. A total of 33 participants were awarded certificates. The course participants included selected faculty members from medical and dental colleges across the country. Cash prizes were also given to the candidates who secured the top three positions in the ceremony.

UHS former Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (retd) Prof M Aslam was the chief guest on the occasion. Other notable people present included President, Pakistan Association of Medical Editors, Prof Jamshed Akhtar, Course Coordinator Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Focal Person Prof Nadia Naseem, Prof Akbar Ch, Prof Nadeem Afzal and Prof Sidrah Saleem.

UVAS: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor has urged the foreign students to play the role of ambassadors of the university and attract more students from their respective countries for getting education at UVAS.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said this while chairing a meeting with the UVAS’s foreign students on Wednesday. The VC advised the UVAS foreign students to work hard and prepare for a better and successful professional life.