I welcome you at Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College (AJKMC) Muzaffarabad which is one of the prime Medical College in State of Azad Jammu& Kashmir. It has the highest merit among all the Medical Institutes in the state because of its modern teaching system and training in affiliation with CMH and AIMS two important Hospitals Muzaffarabad on the behalf of our esteemed faculty,
Why You select the admission in AJKMC?
Because our mission is “Excellence in profession and dedicated to ethical values"
AJK Medical College is the 1st public sector medical college in Pakistan to adopt an outcome-based, indigenous, systems-based integrated curriculum; being delivered in modular format.
What is the type of Curriculum at AJKMC Muzaffarabad?
The hall-mark of this curriculum is the “SPICES” student-centeredness, Problem based integrated learning, with community based thinking and problem solving approaches. Our curriculum is dynamic, to be continuously refined in the light of feedback from faculty, students and regulatory bodies.
What is the Objective of this Curriculum?
Our objective is to provide the students a complete safe and sound environment that will enable the students to become future leader with innovative thinkers, creative, problem solvers for the patients, and community.
Our Curriculum philosophy revolves around principles of adult learning which encompasses self directedness, contextual learning and building knowledge on prior experiences. Learning strategies have been modified in accordance with these principles.
The stress is on small group learning, working in teams and self-directed learning. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences to promote self-assessment and life-long learning. During modular delivery clinical cases are used as triggers to make learning contextual and relevant to the needs of the future physicians.
How the curriculum is taught in 5 years?
In first 2 years learning outcomes are designed around normal structure and functions of human body with relevant clinical exposure. In subsequent years students re-visit the modules with increasing complexity and depth to enhance clinical relevance.
During last 3 years, students would spend time in clinical clerkships. As clerks they are expected to take history, perform physical examination and follow daily progress of patients in both ambulatory and in patient setting. A special stress has been put on community based learning where students are exposed to patients in community with special emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Community based program will strengthen further in the days to come.
How the students are assessed in this Curriculum?
The SPICES curriculum of AJKMC is being assessed in integrated fashion. Integrated way of learning cannot succeed unless assessment strategies are congruent with learning strategies. We have moved away from subject-based assessments. Students are constantly assessed during their day to day activities. At the end of each module a comprehensive assessment comprising of written and performance assessment is planned.
These modular assessments contribute 30% towards annual university examination of the UHS. University of Health Sciences examinations for the AJKMC are modeled on modular assessments and comprise of Block examinations with 2-3 modules in each block. Department of medical education oversees curricular design, delivery, assessment and evaluation. It constantly strives to improve quality of curricular delivery and assessments. Several faculty members are involved in medical education research and have published and presented several research papers in National and International conferences.
Since the day I took over the charge as Principal of AJKMC, it has been my utmost desire and primary objective to make my every day more productive as much as it can be, towards the betterment of Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College. May Almighty Allah bless you with wisdom & intelligence in right way. (Ameen)
Prof Mulazim Hussain Bukhari
Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College