186 specialists received their certificates in areas relevant to the treatment of NCDs such as cardiac surgery; diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism; pulmonary medicine; medical oncology and psychiatry at AKU’s 21st PGME graduation ceremony.
An estimated 80 million Pakistanis suffer from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) today and another 8 million are forecast to be affected by 2025. A lack of exercise, a poor diet and bad habits such as consuming tobacco are some of the main factors to blame for these life-style related diseases in Pakistani society.
Treating these NCDs which include diabetes, cardiovascular illnesses, breathing disorders and common mental diseases, requires medical specialists with extensive practical experience.
These specialists are often the product of postgraduate medical education (PGME) programmes consisting of a one-year internship followed by up to 7 years of intensive study and practice in a specific area of medicine through residency followed by fellowship medical training.
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