PIMA’s has started a one-semester-long certificate course on Essentials of professionalism and ethics in health care in collaboration with Riphah International University. Course themes are “Foundations of ethics and professionalism in Islamic perspective”, “Character and behavior of a Muslim doctor”, “Excellence/ technical competence” and “Ethical issues in health care: what a Muslim doctor should know?”.
The first contact session was held at Islamic International Medical College Rawalpindi on 12-13 March 2022. The program started with Darse Quran by Dr. Abdul Aziz Zia, Incharge PIMA Dawah and Tarbiah. Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, Vice Chancellor Riphah International University Islamabad; Prof. Dr. Hafiz Ijaz Ahmad, Former Dean Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute Lahore; Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Vice-Chancellor Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad; Prof. Dr. Najibul Haq, Former Dean Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar and Prof. Idrees Anwar, renowned medical educationist and professor of surgery at Rawalpindi Medical University were core facilitators of this session. A total of 45 registered professionals comprising central and provincial office-bearers of PIMA participated in the session. The 2-day session ended with concluding remarks by Prof Dr Khubaib Shahid, Central President PIMA.