Sub-speciality training in neurology is not available in Pakistan given lack of trained supervising faculty. Developing trained supervisors by sending faculty abroad for formal fellowships is too slow, resource intense and subject to attrition or brain-drain. Web-based learning methods have been used effectively in training in medicine. Meta-analysis of 201 eligible studies showed large positive effects of E-learning in health professionals compared with no interventions1. There are highly qualified academic neurologists available in developed countries of Pakistani origin providing opportunity to bridge the gap and transfer skills.
Bhatti, Danish and Bertoni, John
"Distance learning for neurology: experiences from mini-fellowship in movement disorders.,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 15
, Article 9.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol15/iss1/9