Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President CPSP addressing the meeting of faculty of Dentistry
A faculty meeting of all the five disciplines of Dentistry was held on 18th July, 2019 at the Academic Block of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Karachi. The agenda of the meeting was to update the College with the revision/review of Curricula and Structured Visual Display Charts for FCPS, IMM and MCPS and view the progress on strengthening MCQ Bank.
The Faculties also had the task to discuss and review, if necessary, the examination dates, selection of examiners and other ancillary issues related to examinations. The input of the Joint Meeting in examining and reviewing of accreditation criteria forms of their relevant institutions and units was also take.
Meeting was presided over by President CPSP, Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry and members included Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery participating Prof. Riaz Ahmed Warraich, Dr. Anwar Ali, Prof. Noor Ul Wahab, Prof. Aqib Sohail, Prof. Muslim Khan and Prof. Syed Abdul Rauf Shah, Operative Dentistry Prof. Feroze Ali and Prof. Iftikhar Akbar, Orthodontics Prof. Ambreen Afzal - Councilor, Prof. Amjad Mahmood,
Prof. Arfan-Ul-Haq, Prof. Ghulam Rasool, Prof. Hasnain Sakrani & Prof. Mubassar Fida, Periodontology Dr. Tariq Ali Khan and Prosthodontics Prof. Brig. Azad Ali Azad, Prof. Abdul Mueed Zaigham, Dr. Asif Ullah Khan, Dr. Mehmood Hussain and Dr. Muhammad Rizwan Memon.
President CPSP, in his introductory remarks welcomed all the members of the Faculty and informed that MCQs developed in accordance with the International Standards and accepted by CPSP associated Postgraduate Institutions internationally and College would remain steadfast in up gradation of Examination standards.
President said that CPSP Competency Model, the Star program for induction, curriculum, training, monitoring and evaluation. Structural Visual Curricula Display Charts facilitate the residents in learning about their specialty training program at greater depths. President said that he would like to point out the need for expansion of specialist practice of dentistry, which still is unable to cater to the growing needs of the population.
A view of meeting of Dentistry faculty with President in chair
Production of greater number of specialists in different fields of dentistry is extremely necessary for starting more postgraduate programs in different specialties of dentistry. CPSP has played a leadership role in introducing fellowship and membership programs in five specialized branches of dentistry.
President informed the Faculty members that suggestions made by members have been noted by relevant department representatives of the College. The meeting was attended by CPSP representatives including Dr. Syed Waqar Ahmed, Registrar; Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khushi, Chief Controller of Examination; Dr. Saeed Ullah Khan, Director, MCQ Bank; Mr. Jawaid Ghaffar, Senior Executive Officer, Registration & Research Cell; Dr. Sobia Haqqi, Deputy Dean, Department of Medical Education; Dr. Sahar Zubair Abbasi, Deputy Director, Department of Medical Education; Ms. Naila khan, Program Coordinator, National Residency Program and Dr. Shabnam Iqbal Memon, Coordinator, Faculty Unit, Department of Medical Education.
A group photograph of members of Dentistry faculty with Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President CPSP
President CPSP, Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry informed the Faculty members that he would see to it that all their suggestions are placed before the Council and appropriate response and action follows.
The Faculty meeting concluded with vote of thanks to the President.