LAHORE: College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) is the main institution for higher medical education in the country, which provides more than 90% specialist doctors besides currently training more than 18,000 doctors on modern lines, said CPSP President Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry during a press briefing on Saturday.
He said the degree of CPSP is ranked among the top seven degrees of the world, adding that the college conducts examinations and training courses at 14 regional centres within the country and also at international centres in Saudi Arabia and Nepal. He said CPSP has become a symbol of national integrity in the outer world without any help or assistance from the government.
CPSP Senior Vice President Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, National Residency Programme Director Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof Aamir Zaman Khan and Prof Muhammad Tayyab were also present on the occasion.
Chaudhry said that CPSP was declared the best institution of the world in science, technology and medical education and was also awarded with Socrates Award 2015 in London.
“The under trainee doctors of CPSP in Ireland and England and rest of the world are earning good name for the country on the basis of their performance.
The memorandum of understanding signed by CPSP-HSE Ireland has been declared as the role model for the world by World Health Organisation (WHO).
Interviews of CPSP trainees are regularly telecasted on renowned international media channels of the world,” the CPSP president added.
Prof Eilis McGovern, who has worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon at St James’s Hospital in Dublin since 1987, also declared this MoU as exemplary for other developed countries
to fill the vacuum in the field of higher medical education.
“As many as 217 trainee doctors are serving in the best hospitals of the Ireland for the last two years for a specific time. After this time, it would be mandatory for them to work in Pakistan and serve the nation. In this way CPSP is providing the best doctors to the people of Pakistan,” she added.