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Celebrating 25 years
Postgraduate Medical Education
Aga Khan University Internship
Postgraduate Medical Education
Information for Interns, All medical graduates, including those expecting their
MBBS final results by October 10, 2008, are eligible to
Residents and Fellows apply. MBBS graduates must be from an institution
2008 recognised by the PM&DC and be provisionally
registered with the PM&DC.
Aga Khan University invites applications to its
internship, residency and fellowship programmes. These Applicants will have to write an Admission Test aimed at
programmes offer an excellent training environment with evaluating application of knowledge in solving common
close faculty supervision. Alongside the programmes, clinical problems not specific to any specialty. Based on
students have access to Continuing Medical Education the admission test result, the applicant will be
seminars, guest lectures by eminent scholars, an considered for an interview.
excellent medical library and good audio visual facilities.
Successful candidates will be offered a one-year
AKU is open to all academically qualified candidates of contract, six months each in medicine and allied
either gender, regardless of religion, race, creed, colour specialties and surgery and allied specialties. Rotations
or domicile. will be allocated according to ranking on the final merit
list. On successful completion of the internship,
Most of the residency and fellowship programmes are graduates can compete for residency programmes at
recognised by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, AKU.
Pakistan (CPSP) and many are also recognised by the
Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom. Internships at Residency
AKU are recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental
Council (PM&DC) and provide clinical experience Applications are invited for the following residency
under the supervision of senior faculty. programmes; a candidate can apply for only one
The programmes start in November each year; the
residency programme in community medicine will start 3-year programmes 4-year programmes
this year from October. Adult Cardiology Community Medicine
Gastroenterology Family Medicine ! Registration with the Research and Training
Nephrology Internal Medicine Monitoring Cell, CPSP as trainees for the relevant
Neurology Neurosurgery intermediate module would be preferable.
Pulmonary Medicine Obstetrics & Gynaecology ! Applicants for adult cardiology, gastroenterology,
Operative Dentistry nephrology, neurology and pulmonary medicine
5-year programmes Ophthalmology should have a minimum of two years of training in
Anaesthesiology Orthodontics internal medicine.
Chemical Pathology Orthopaedic Surgery ! Applicants for general surgery should have passed
Diagnostic Radiology Paediatrics & Child Health MBBS after 2003.
Emergency Medicine Paediatric Surgery ! Applicants for paediatric surgery should have a
General Surgery Radiation Oncology minimum of two years of training in general surgery
Haematology Urology in an accredited and reputable programme and must
Histopathology have completed the requirements for the
Microbiology intermediate module of CPSP .
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery ! Applicants for obstetrics and gynaecology should
have completed one year in a house job of which at
Eligibility least three months should be in obstetrics/
Individuals applying for the residency programmes must ! Applicants for otolaryngology/head and neck
fulfil the following conditions: surgery will rotate through general surgery for six
! An MBBS degree from an institution recognised by months during the five-year otolaryngology/head
PM&DC. and neck surgery programme.
! A valid registration with the PM&DC until ! Applicants for surgical specialties (excpt general
December 2008 at the least; candidates whose surgery) must have cleared their FCPS Part I in
PM&DC license will be expiring in December 2008, surgery and allied specialties. Candidates may apply
are required to submit a copy of their current license, in one of the following two categories:
as well as their license renewal application to a. Candidates who have already passed or who are
PM&DC. eligible to sit for the intermediate module may
! A year's experience as a house officer/intern with six enter the residency programme directly.
months each in medicine and allied specialties b. Candidates who wish to apply for preliminary
and surgery and allied specialties. core training in general surgery at Aga Khan
University before applying to a surgery ! For anaesthesia, family medicine and psychiatry:
residency training programme. FCPS Part I will be preferred but is not mandatory.
! Applicants for operative dentistry and orthodontics ! For adult cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary
must have: medicine and paediatric surgery: FCPS Part I is
a. BDS from an institution recognised by the mandatory; FCPS Part II or equivalent diploma is
b. A year's experience as a house officer/intern in ! For other residency programmes: FCPS Part I is one
various subspecialties of dentistry. of the requirements for promotion.
Other requirements Additional information
! For positions in internal medicine, nephrology, ! Neurosurgery positions are also available at senior
neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, levels of residency training. Candidates with FCPS
operative dentistry, ophthalmology, orthopaedic Part I and 2 years' experience in general surgery will
surgery, orthodontics, otolaryngology/head and neck be considered for a senior level position.
surgery, paediatrics and child health, paediatric ! In addition to the core neurology residency
surgery, and pathology: FCPS Part I or equivalent is programme, neurology positions are available for
mandatory. applicants after the completion of their internship
! For diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology: (and FCPS Part I) for two years of medicine training
FCPS Part I in radiology is mandatory, as per CPSP at AKU prior to core neurology training.
requirement. ! For obstetrics and gynaecology residency there is the
! For emergency medicine: preference will be given to possibility of rotation at Aga Khan Health Service,
candidates with FCPS Part I in medicine or surgery, Pakistan maternal and child care hospitals.
MRCS A or MRCP Part I.
! For general surgery and urology: preference will be Flexible residency training programme
given to candidates with FRCS/AFRCS Part I or
FCPS Part I. The University has a flexible residency training
! For community medicine: preference will be given to programme in the fields of anaesthesia, haematology,
candidates with FCPS Part I in community medicine medicine and paediatrics for candidates who are unable
or medicine and allied specialities, although this is to train full-time. One position in each of the fields is
not mandatory. available. Women are encouraged to apply.
Admission Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
An Admission Test will be used to shortlist candidates for General Surgery
interviews in all residency programmes. This test will Intensive Care Medicine
also have questions testing basic competence in English. Interventional Cardiology
Candidates applying for adult cardiology, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology
gastroenterology, and pulmonary medicine residency Paediatric Neurology
programmes will be required to write an MCQ test related
to their specialty. 3-year programmes
Applicants selected from training programmes in other Paediatric Cardiology
institutions must submit a No Objection Certificate or a Paediatric Infectious Diseases
copy of a resignation letter approved by the supervising
consultant, before joining the AKU programme. 4-year programme
There will be no admission test for entrance into
fellowship training. Selection will be based on
Entrance into Fellowship (post-residency advanced
training) is offered in the following subspecialties this
Diagnostic Neuro-Imaging Individuals applying for the fellowship programmes must
Pain Management have:
Vascular & Interventional Radiology ! An MBBS from an institution recognised by the
2-year programmes ! A year of house job/internship, with six months each
Breast & General Surgery in medicine and allied disciplines and surgery and
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology allied disciplines.
Clinical Neurophysiology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine ! A valid registration with the PM&DC at least until
December 2008; candidates whose PM&DC license in radiology. FCPS Part II, and one year experience
will be expiring in December 2008 are required to in a clinical field other than internship/house job
submit a copy of their current license, as well as their (preferable).
license renewal application to PM&DC. ! For foeto-maternal medicine: four years of training
in obstetrics and gynaecology and successful
Other requirements completion of FCPS / MRCOG.
! For general surgery: FCPS Part I or equivalent
! For breast and general surgery: FCPS Part I or examination. FCPS Part II or equivalent in general
equivalent examination. FCPS Part II or equivalent surgery is preferred. Minimum of five years of
in general surgery is preferred. A minimum of five training in general surgery in an accredited and
years of training in general surgery in an accredited reputable programme.
and reputable programme. ! For intensive care medicine: a one-year internship
! For cardiothoracic anaesthesiology: FCPS Part I in with six months each in medicine, surgery or
anaesthesia is mandatory. FCPS Part II in anaesthesia. Four years of training in anaesthesia in
anaesthesia is preferred. Four years of training in a reputable programme. FCPS Part II in anaesthesia
anaesthesia is also required. is preferred.
! For cardiac surgery: four years of training in general ! For interventional cardiology: three years of
surgery. FCPS Part II or equivalent in general approved training in adult cardiology. FCPS Part II
surgery is mandatory. in adult cardiology or equivalent diploma is
! For clinical neurophysiology and electrodiagnostic preferred.
medicine: completion of at least three years of ! For medical oncology: three years of approved
neurology training from a national or international training in medicine. Successful completion of
training programme. FCPS Part I or an equivalent in FCPS, MRCP Diplomate American Board of Internal
medicine and allied disciplines is mandatory. Medicine or equivalent.
! For diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism: three ! For neonatal paediatrics: three years of paediatrics
years of approved training in internal medicine. training/residency. Successful completion of FCPS
Successful completion of FCPS, MRCP Diplomate
, in paediatrics.
American Board of Internal Medicine or any other ! For paediatric cardiology: four years of training in
equivalent postgraduate qualification is mandatory. paediatrics residency. Successful completion of
! For diagnostic neuro-imaging: four years of training FCPS Part II in paediatrics.
! For paediatric haematology/oncology: FCPS Part I or Application material is also available online at
equivalent. FCPS Part II (preferred). Four years of http://www.aku.edu/pgme/admissions
training in general paediatrics.
! For paediatric infectious diseases: four years of An application form along with a non-refundable
training in paediatrics residency. Successful application fee of Rs 1,000 – payable in cash or through
completion of FCPS Part II in paediatrics. a pay order/bank draft in favour of Aga Khan University –
! For paediatric neurology: four years of training in should be submitted to the Admission Office by July 24,
paediatrics residency. FCPS Part I in medicine and 2008. Please clearly state the programme you intend to
allied. Successful completion of FCPS Part II in apply for. Applications received after this date will not be
! For pain management: FCPS Part I or equivalent.
FCPS Part II or eligible to appear in Part II or Applications will be scrutinised and only those meeting
the eligibility criteria will be invited for the Admission
equivalent. Four to five years of training in
Test. The Admission Test for internship and residency
programmes will be held in Karachi and Rawalpindi on
! For vascular and interventional radiology: FCPS
Sunday, August 24, 2008. Candidates should report for
Part II. Four years of training in radiology.
the test at the time and venue stated in the Admit Card.
Experience in clinical field is desirable.
Candidates from outside Karachi or Rawalpindi will not
Admission information be paid TA/DA to take the Admission Test.
The application package is available from the Admission For further information, please call the Postgraduate
Office, Medical College, Aga Khan University, Medical Education Office at
P Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan,
.O. (021) 486-4468/ 486-4583 / 486-4534.
for Rs 100 payable in cash or through a pay order/bank
draft in favour of Aga Khan University drawn on a bank in Salary and benefits
Karachi and sent to the Admission Office. Application
requests through email will not be accepted. The Interns will be offered a salary of Rs 9,500 per month.
Admission Office is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am Residents will be offered a monthly salary according to
to 12:00 pm. their residency level:
Resident I Rs 15,000 Resident V Rs 28,000 Information for applicants
Resident II Rs 17,000 Resident VI Rs 34,000
Resident III Rs 19,000 Resident VII Rs 41,000
Admission test centre
Resident IV Rs 22,500 Resident VIII Rs 48,000
Applicants should indicate one centre of their choice in
Fellows will be offered a monthly salary according to their
the space provided in the application form.
After completion of 4-year residency The time and venue of the test centres will be indicated
Fellow I Rs 36,000 on the Admit Card. In case Admit Cards do not reach on
Fellow II Rs 41,000 time, candidates are advised and permitted to write the
Fellow III Rs 46,000 test at a convenient centre provided they present a
photocopy of the application form for identification.
After completion of 5-year residency
Fellow I Rs 37,000 Discipline
Fellow II Rs 42,000
Fellow III Rs 47,000 The University expects honesty from applicants.
Dishonest behaviour during the test or violation of
In addition, an attractive benefits package will be instructions given by the examiner will result in
provided. irrevocable disqualification of the applicant from the
Subject to availability, subsidised housing near the
campus may be provided to interns, residents and fellows The duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The
from outside Karachi. Those who cannot be test paper consists of 120 multiple choice questions and
accommodated will be provided an outstation allowance. all questions are compulsory. Applicants are advised not
to guess answers. Each correct answer receives one
Initial appointment will be for a period of one year, point. Omitted questions do not get any points. 0.25
renewable and subject to evaluation by faculty. points will be deducted for every incorrect response.
The Community Medicine residency test will cover marked with pencil. The answer sheet is extremely
competence in English, mathematics and common sensitive. Be absolutely sure before marking an answer
clinical problems. and make a dark mark. If you wish to change the answer,
erase it completely and then make a new mark. If the
The University has not authorised any publication computer reads two marks, it will record a zero.
or preparatory classes for this test.
Name and identity of the candidate
At the beginning of the test, you will be asked to fill-in
The test will be answered on a single, printed answer your name and application number on the answer sheet.
sheet, which is scored by a computer. All answers must be An example is shown below:
Sample answer sheet
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Write 1 SIDE USE NO. 2 PENCIL ONLY
I.D. A B C D E
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Number 0 EXAMPLE: I F 0 1 0 4 9
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 ERASE COMPLETELY TO CHANGE Application Number
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NAME Fariha Kausar
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Mark TEST AKU Intern / Resident
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DATE 24 - 8 - 2008 PERIOD 2008 - 2009
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
Answering multiple-choice questions 2. In evaluating the cause of the diarrhoea,
For every question, there are 5 choices and only one which of the following is most appropriate?
A. Colonic biopsy to identify Giardia lamblia
To mark the answer sheet, darken the appropriate box B. Culture of the oral cavity for Candida albicans
with the pencil provided. For example, if 'C' is the correct C. Duodenal biopsy to identify Entamoeba
answer, it should be marked: D. Gastric aspirate to identify Mycobacterium avium-
A B C D
E. Stool specimen to identify Cryptosporidium
3. Further studies to evaluate her HIV infection
show the ratio of helper T lymphocytes to
A 34-year old woman has had severe watery diarrhoea for
suppressor T lymphocytes to be 0.3. This
the past four days. Two months earlier, she had infectious
occurs because HIV:
mononucleosis. She abuses drugs intravenously and has
antibodies to HIV in her blood. Physical examination
shows dehydration and marked muscle weakness. A. Induces proliferation of helper T lymphocytes
B. Induces proliferation of suppressor T lymphocytes
C. Infects cells with CD-4 receptors
1. Laboratory studies are most likely to show: D. Infects macrophages
E. Stimulates the synthesis of leukotriene
A. Decreased serum K concentration
B. Decreased serum Ca concentration
C. Increased serum HCO3- concentration
D. Increased serum Na+ concentration
E. Increased serum pH
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