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Announcement: Postgraduate Medical Education residency programme intake 2021

The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) was founded in 2006 as a public-private partnership among the Governments of Afghanistan and France, La Chaine de L'Espoir/Enfants Afghans - a French NGO and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University. FMIC has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan.  

FMIC began its Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Residency Programme in 2012 to address the need for specialists training in the country. In November 2013, a dedicated building for the PGME programme, equipped with the latest teaching and learning facilities was inaugurated.

The PGME Programme at FMIC is accredited by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and planned and being implemented with active support from the PGME Programme of the Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan.

FMIC is pleased to announce the induction of residents for 2021 Applications is invited from Afghan physicians for the following residency programmes:

  1. Paediatric Surgery            

  2. Paediatric Medicine          

  3. Anaesthesiology                

  4. Cardiology (sub-speciality for general internal medicine and thoracic internal medicine specialists)

  5. Paediatric Orthopaedics      

  6. Radiology                          

  7. Pathology  

  8. Cardiovascular surgery (sub-speciality for general surgery, pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery specialists)​


The PGME programme offers an excellent training environment with close faculty supervision. To complement the training, residents will have access to Continuing Medical Education Seminars, guest lectures by eminent scholars, health sciences library, skills lab and good audio visual and IT facilities. Beside rotation to teaching hospitals in Kabul, residents will have rotations to AKU Hospital in Karachi. They will also benefit from other related training being offered by AKU.

Requirements

The training programme s are open to all academically qualified Afghan physicians of either gender, regardless of religion, race, creed, color or domicile. FMIC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

The potential candidate must have:

MD Diploma or equivalent degree from MoPH recognized institution

Must have passed the Medical Council or Exit Exam

Enrichment program​

A three months enrichment program will be implemented for female applicants, this enrichment program aims to encourage and prepare female applicants to the entrance exam. The enrichment program will be conducted at FMIC from 01 January 2021 to 15 March 2021.

Entrance Test

The Entrance Test brings uniformity in the system and is useful for short-listing appropriate candidates. The aim of the Entrance Test is to test medical knowledge of candidates at graduate level and English knowledge. The Entrance Test will be in the English language, comprising of Multiple Choice Questions in basic health sciences, respective discipline (Medicine and Surgery), and public health. The date for the Entrance Test will be announced later.

Interview

The short listed candidates in the Entrance Test will be invited to appear in the interview. The aim is to assess attributes of the candidate other than medical knowledge, that is, professionalism, ethics, analytic skills, interpersonal and communication skills. 

References

Reference for the examination are those of MoPH PGME Entrance Exam's references and the books you have read for basic science during medical university period, MCQs (multiple choice questions) will be used in the written test as shown in table below for each of surgery and medicine disciplines

Entrance exam MCQs percentage 

No

Subjects

Medicine

Surgery



No. of MCQs

No. of MCQs

1

Physiology

40

18

2

Anatomy

14

40

3

Histology

10

10

4

Pathology

10

10

5

Pharmacology

6

5

6

Biochemistry

10

7

7

Public Health and Research

10

10

Total

100

100

 

Terms and stipend

The appointment of selected residents will be for one year, which is renewable on annual basis subject to satisfactory performance during the preceding year. All selected candidates are required to follow FMIC Residency Policies which are in line with the labor laws of Afghanistan and also as per the rules and regulations of MoPH and AKU. Residents will receive a reasonable stipend during their training period. No other allowances will be paid; however, all training-related expenses will be borne by FMIC.​

Submission guideline 

All applicant should submit the following documents by email (to the email address provided below):​

Certificate of passing Exit Exam of Medical Council

Copy of MD degree

Copy of Medical University Transcript

Copy of Passport or Tazkira (NID)

Updated CV

Soft copy of photo 3x4

For more information, please contact us on following email address and phone number

Contact number: 079-107-7107

Email address: pgme@fmic.org.af

The last date for submission of Application is December 26, 2020 ( 1399جدی  06 )

All the candidate should submit their documents to the mentioned email. The hard copy of the documents will not be accepted.

Only those candidates will be called for FMIC Entrance Test which successfully passes the medical council exit exam and submits their complete application forms with required documents to FMIC on time by email.

About FMIC​​

It is the first ISO certified hospital in Afghanistan, aiming to provide compassionate, accessible, cost-effective, high-quality care services to the population of Afghanistan. Currently, the hospital provides 94-bedded inpatient care for children and adults, including 16 beds for pediatric intensive care, 17 bed for adult cardiac services, four operation theatres, a department of radiology which includes CT-Scan and MRI capabilities, a state-of-the-art laboratory, a 24-hour pharmacy service and outpatient services for the adult population in medical and surgical specialities. FMIC has also started new services for adult care such as adult Cardiac Care and will initiate 66 new beds for maternal and neonatal care in 2016, which will contribute in reducing maternal and infant mortality in Afghanistan. FMIC also runs a Postgraduate Medical Education and is now working towards the expansion of its health services towards establishing a comprehensive 400 bed Academic Medical Complex in Kabul, which will serve not only the Afghan population but Central Asia as well, as a medical Centre of excellence. 

Contact: Dr Qudratullah Ibrahimi

PGME Technical Officer

French Medical Institute for Children

Contact number: 079-107-7107

Email address: pgme@fmic.org.af

Click to Download Application Form​

Click to Download PGME Program in Dari​