Event Title

Concluding Session

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27-1-2013 3:00 PM

Abstract

Citation: Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Naeem. A. Jafarey

Prof. Jafarey is Diplomat American Board of Pathology

He returned to Pakistan in 1964 and served the Basic Medical Sciences Institute (BMSI) in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in different capacities; retired as Professor of Pathology

He was co-Director, Department of Medical Education (1979) at the CPSP

Past Chairman of JPMA: Since his return in 1964 has been associated with JPMA. In the sixties he worked endlessly to streamline the JPMA including its peer review system

He was first and former Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University, and is presently Advisor on Academics to Ziauddin University

He has authored a number of articles on reforming several aspects of education in addition to his own specialty particularly cancer control and role of education in cancer prevention in Pakistan

He contributed a chapter on Pakistan in the International Handbook of Medical Education edited by Abdul Sajid, Christine McGuire and published in 1994

In 1999 and 2005 he published his collection of articles on Medical Education

He initiated and supported international conferences on medical education in Islamabad, Pakistan

Since the 1980s Prof Jafarey has been a strong advocate for change in traditional medical education practices. His articles published since 1980s reflect his views.

His passion and journey for promotion of medical education and later health professions began in1974 when he participated in the WHO three itinerant workshops on educational planning at WHO Regional Teacher Training Center at Shiraz, Iran. Subsequently, in 1979 the Department of Medical Education (DME) was established in the CPSP which was later designated as the National Teacher Training Center (NTTC).

At the CPSP, Professor Jafarey along with a small team laid the foundation of faculty development programs for medical faculty at CPSP with WHO support. He coordinated and facilitated several programs on educational planning, teaching strategies and assessment. He was also part of the team that supported the initiation of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in general as well as developing the OSCE examination of Diploma in Family Medicine.

In his writings and at several forums, he has expressed concern over the continuation of redundant curriculum and not considering the explosive growth of knowledge. He advised educators to make the curriculum dynamic and be willing to delete outdated information and incorporate genetics, etc. into the undergraduate curriculum.

He has also been a strong campaigner for postgraduate education, and family physician. He has been an ardent supporter of preparing medical students for local context, training students beyond tertiary care settings, promoting self- learning abilities, critical thinking, student centered learning, independent system of examination, structured assessment practices such as MCQs, OSCEs, structured oral and short essays.

His articles from the 1980s to date are evidence of his frustrations of not heeding to changes.

In 1986, he published an article titled: ‘Are hospitals the only place for clinical training of undergraduates?’

In another article published in JPMA in 1989, he proposed several suggestions for reform of which three that need to be mentioned include integration of medical education with local health services; development of Family Medicine and Community Medicine as a specialty; and strengthening the PMDC as a regulator of the end product.

As the first Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University, he had the opportunity of translating his dreams into reality. It was his visionary leadership that led to the establishment of postgraduate programs and an innovative undergraduate model.

Please join me in presenting the Life Time Award to Professor Naeema Aon Jaferey.

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Jan 27th, 3:00 PM Jan 27th, 12:00 AM

Concluding Session

Citation: Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Naeem. A. Jafarey

Prof. Jafarey is Diplomat American Board of Pathology

He returned to Pakistan in 1964 and served the Basic Medical Sciences Institute (BMSI) in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in different capacities; retired as Professor of Pathology

He was co-Director, Department of Medical Education (1979) at the CPSP

Past Chairman of JPMA: Since his return in 1964 has been associated with JPMA. In the sixties he worked endlessly to streamline the JPMA including its peer review system

He was first and former Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University, and is presently Advisor on Academics to Ziauddin University

He has authored a number of articles on reforming several aspects of education in addition to his own specialty particularly cancer control and role of education in cancer prevention in Pakistan

He contributed a chapter on Pakistan in the International Handbook of Medical Education edited by Abdul Sajid, Christine McGuire and published in 1994

In 1999 and 2005 he published his collection of articles on Medical Education

He initiated and supported international conferences on medical education in Islamabad, Pakistan

Since the 1980s Prof Jafarey has been a strong advocate for change in traditional medical education practices. His articles published since 1980s reflect his views.

His passion and journey for promotion of medical education and later health professions began in1974 when he participated in the WHO three itinerant workshops on educational planning at WHO Regional Teacher Training Center at Shiraz, Iran. Subsequently, in 1979 the Department of Medical Education (DME) was established in the CPSP which was later designated as the National Teacher Training Center (NTTC).

At the CPSP, Professor Jafarey along with a small team laid the foundation of faculty development programs for medical faculty at CPSP with WHO support. He coordinated and facilitated several programs on educational planning, teaching strategies and assessment. He was also part of the team that supported the initiation of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in general as well as developing the OSCE examination of Diploma in Family Medicine.

In his writings and at several forums, he has expressed concern over the continuation of redundant curriculum and not considering the explosive growth of knowledge. He advised educators to make the curriculum dynamic and be willing to delete outdated information and incorporate genetics, etc. into the undergraduate curriculum.

He has also been a strong campaigner for postgraduate education, and family physician. He has been an ardent supporter of preparing medical students for local context, training students beyond tertiary care settings, promoting self- learning abilities, critical thinking, student centered learning, independent system of examination, structured assessment practices such as MCQs, OSCEs, structured oral and short essays.

His articles from the 1980s to date are evidence of his frustrations of not heeding to changes.

In 1986, he published an article titled: ‘Are hospitals the only place for clinical training of undergraduates?’

In another article published in JPMA in 1989, he proposed several suggestions for reform of which three that need to be mentioned include integration of medical education with local health services; development of Family Medicine and Community Medicine as a specialty; and strengthening the PMDC as a regulator of the end product.

As the first Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University, he had the opportunity of translating his dreams into reality. It was his visionary leadership that led to the establishment of postgraduate programs and an innovative undergraduate model.

Please join me in presenting the Life Time Award to Professor Naeema Aon Jaferey.