Q. Is (MBBS,BDS,Pharm.D) the only choice in medical education?
No! Medical means MBBS to everyone in spite of the fact that there are 14 sub-fields available in Medical after FSc in Pakistan and every field of them is of utmost importance including MBBS.
At this time 10 degrees in 14 subjects at graduate level including Medicine (MBBS) Dentistry (BDS), Pharmacy (Pharm. D) and Nursing and 36 degrees in 118 subjects at postgraduate level are being offered in Pakistan in the field of Medical. ?
ONE YEAR COURSES DISPENSER LABORATORY TECHNICIAN RADIOGRAPHER EMERGENCY & FIRST AID MANAGEMENT PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN MEDICAL ASSISTANT PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PHARMACY ASSISTANT PHYSIOTHERAPY TECHNICIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT
Courses after 12 th Biology,Pre-Medical BS.C Nursing BS.C Physiotherapy BS.C Medical Laboratory Technology CLS OT Ophthalmology I.C.U --------------etc.
Medical Laboratory Technologist MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY (HON'S IN PATHOLOGY) A Medical Laboratory Technologist is a highly skilled scientist having associated knowledge of different branches of diagnostic sciences including Microbiology, Hematology, Clinical Pathology/Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Serology and Cytology. A bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences was introduced first time in Pakistan about four decades ago. Initially it was started in Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College (JPMC), Karachi in early 70s, but the program was stopped after three to four years., and few more institutes started the bachelor degree and the number of institutes producing B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology tremendously increased with in few years in various teaching hospitals.
Cont. In 2006, an evolutionary revolution happened in this field when first time in Pakistan a Public Sector University, University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore started Post Graduation in Medical Laboratory Technology WITH Research in one of the specified fields of Medical Laboratory Sciences. Moreover, This Evolutionary process progressed to summit when all the institutions upgraded two years B.Sc. degree to four years B.Sc. (Hons.) Medical Laboratory Technology in 2008. All over the Pakistan around 30 institutes have been established so far. Now hundreds of Medical Laboratory Technologists/Scientists are graduated from various institutes every year all over the Pakistan. We, the Medical Laboratory Scientists are proudly serving our nation with best diagnostic approach. Unity is our Strength, Excellence is our goal and Education is our Proud.