Document Type

Review Article


Orthopaedic Surgery


This descriptive review of the output of the orthopaedic residency programme of Aga Khan University, Karachi, comprised information regarding the number of graduated residents and their educational background which was retrieved from departmental records. Information about their work location, subspecialty, current working status, participation in medical camps and national disaster relief efforts were obtained from various sources, including fellow surgeons, and social media profiles. From 1989 to 2017, a total of 48 residents graduated from the programme, with only 2(4.2%) of them being females. Overall, 19(39.6%) residents hailed from areas outside Karachi; 28(58.3%) belonged to Karachi; 1(2%) came from Kenya; 41(85.4%) remained to serve in Pakistan working mostly in tertiary healthcare centres; and 7(14.6%) moved abroad on consultancy and teaching assignments. Subspecialty training had a general trend towards general orthopaedics and trauma 21(43.7%), followed by arthroplasty surgery 13(27%).

Publication (Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association