Postgraduate Medical Education
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Postgraduate Medical Education

FMIC’s Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) programme draws ambitious healthcare professionals, who are dedicated to continuously evolving their skills and building a better future for Afghanistan.

The programme started in 2012 in two disciplines of paediatric surgery and paediatric medicine has now expanded to seven disciplines. ​

Our residencies are considered the best in the country. As a member of our small, focused classes you will receive world-class training, individualized faculty support and access to modern facilities, including our excellent medical library and skills lab. 

FMIC also offers unique professional development opportunities, including lectures by eminent scholars and the chance to participate in a 3-6 month rotation at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

We hope you will choose to learn and grow with us! 

Our Programme

FMIC offers 4-year PGME residencies in the following disciplines:​

​​AnaesthesiologyPaediatric MedicinePaediatric Surgery (five years)Paediatric OrthopaedicCardiologyPathologyRadiology​

Admission Process 

To be considered for admission, all candidates must have:​​​​

MD Diploma or an equivalent degree from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Public HealthOne year of work experience in medicine or paediatrics​​​It is preferred that Paediatric Surgery candidates have general surgery work experience

FMIC’s PGME programmes are open to all academically qualified Afghan candidates of both genders, regardless of religion, race, creed or domicile.  Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Admission Test
Prospective students who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to complete a written multiple-choice test. This test is designed to evaluate candidates’ knowledge of various clinical disciplines, basic health sciences, public health and English language proficiency. 

Candidates who achieve a competitive score on the entrance test will be short-listed and invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted by a panel of representatives from the Ministry of Public Health, Aga Khan University, and FMIC. This panel will select and notify successful candidates. 

Successful Applicants
Selected residents will be appointed initially for one year, with appointments renewable subject to satisfactory monthly and annual assessments by faculty. Residents receive a reasonable stipend during their training period, and all training related expenses are covered by FMIC.  

All FMIC residents are required to follow FMIC PGME Resident Policies , which are in line with Afghanistan’s labour laws and Ministry of Public Health regulations.

Dr Khalil Shefa (Manager PGME Programme)
Phone: +93 75 202 7100