APPNA MERIT Family Medicine Specialty Rotations

A Blended Active Learning Program with weekly Live Sessions

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Welcome to APPNA MERIT

A Program for excellence in Education and Research in Pakistan.
APPNA MERIT (Medical Education, Research, International Training and transfer of Technology) Committee is a permanent committee of APPNA since 2007 tasked with enhancing medical education and skill development in Pakistan through collaborations with Pakistani institutions, organizations and physicians taking advantage of wide human resources of APPNA membership. APPNA MERIT has partnered with over 50 different institutions and organizations in Pakistan and is doing more than 20 different projects with a tremendous growth in the last three years. The committee has grown to form multiple sub specialty focused individual groups led by group leaders such as Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Pulmonary critical care, and more recently Nursing and Nursing education. One of the big area of focus for APPNA MERIT this year is Capacity Building of Primary Care in Pakistan including development of family medicine and enhancing the skills and providing educational support to the large general practitioner physician force in Pakistan as well as developing Public health and community nursing.

APPNA MERIT Family Medicine Specialty Rotations

APPNA MERIT is launching a collaborative Blended Learning program targeted towards General Practitioners in Pakistan to provide an overview of Speciality topics in a structured fashion with active learning. The program will build upon ongoing foundational programs for GPs in Pakistan by giving higher level education on specialty medicine. The program will try to imitate specialty rotations during Family Medicine residency where a trainee is exposed to teaching and practice in various fields to enhance their primary care practice.

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In 2006 an ad-hoc education initiative was undertaken to complement and enhance Health care in Pakistan. The Medical Education and Research Investment Task force (MERIT) came into being. Dr. Naheed Usmani and Dr. Shahid Rafiq are the founding Chair and founding member respectively with support from Dr. Nadeem Kazi. Dr. Shahid Rafiq (MERIT chair 2017) is the first chair of Neurology Net. This task force became a full standing committee of APPNA as MERIT (Medical Education and Research, International Training and Transfer of Technology) in 2007.

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APPNA MERIT organizes quality lectures on various topics by Doctors abroad. These lectures are delivered online and many medical universities from Pakistan participate with full enthusiasm. We are committed to continue to give this great opportunity to doctors and medical students in Pakistan.

APPNA MERIT Visiting Scholars Program

APPNA Organization have grown tremendously over the last 20 years. We have a lot of really good experts traveling to Pakistan and would love to have opportunity to teach while there but they are extremely busy and have a very hectic schedule and they don't know where to start. Organizing a visiting lecture could become so complicated in Pakistan that it's a complete turn off.

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It is a crowd-sourced social network to promote good quality high impact research in Pakistan.APPNA research initiative aims to achieve over the next year, a simple painless process of matching a great idea with a great mentor in US or internationally. It involves all aspects of research including proposal development, feedback on data gathering and analysis, shared manuscript writing and publications.

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Welcome to the National Academy of Medical Education by APPNA, a virtual online medical academy.
The National Academy of Medical Education by APPNA is a cloud based virtual academy where the highest quality medical education will be offered in a self paced manner to all medical students, residents and physicians in Pakistan without any boundaries.

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AM FP Specialty Cardiology Rotations - Recognition and treatment of Ventricular arrhythmias

The program has been designed in close collaboration with National Family Medicine Committee of Pakistan,...


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AM FP Specialty Cardiology Rotations - Atrial fibrillation in primary care setting

The program has been designed in close collaboration with National Family Medicine Committee of Pakistan,...


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Registration Open for Point of Care Ultrasound for General Physicians (POCUS)

APPNA ACADEMY - MERIT Online Courses Registration Open for Point of Care Ultrasound for General Physicians...


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