Educational and Postgraduate Study Opportunities, For an Ophthalmology Resident in Pakistan

Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v37i3.1245


Ophthalmology postgraduate training in Pakistan has undergone a significant reforms and modifications in the last one decade. There are currently two categories of ophthalmology postgraduate courses in Pakistan i.e. two year courses ofMCPS or DOMS and four year courses of FCPS or MS. Among these membership/ fellowship programs are offered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) while Diplomas and Master degree programs are offered by the Medical Universities. PM&DC the former medical licensing body of Pakistan categorized two year postgraduate programs as level- and four year postgraduate programs as level-qualifications, which differ in scale of appointment and promotion preference. Recently Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), the successor of PM&DC, has categorized postgraduate qualifications into additional, postgraduate and alternative qualifications.1

      A resident ophthalmologist after starting postgraduate (PG) training in ophthalmology can also avail additional opportunities besides continuing with the course in which he/she is admitted.

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Usama Iqbal, Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala

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Post Graduate Resident
Gujranwala Medical College/ University of Health Sciences
MBBS(KE), MRCS Ed (Ophth), FICO (UK)
Anterior Segment, Glaucoma, Occuloplastics
32-Kabul Block, DC-Colony, Gujranwala Cantt

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Iqbal U. Educational and Postgraduate Study Opportunities, For an Ophthalmology Resident in Pakistan. pjo [Internet]. 27Apr.2021 [cited 30Jul.2021];37(3). Available from:
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