Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) is the first medical education institute of the country. The idea has been conceived by the dynamic leadership of the Visionary Founding Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan about few months ago. Since then, the initiative finally took the shape of establishment of an institute of medical education to restructure, organize and optimize the existing medical education activities of the region.
Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) will provide a focus and structure to ensure the medial and allied health professionals produce well-rounded graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge to enable them to work within, to shape and to lead 21st century healthcare systems. The seven divisions within the Institute will contribute to the delivery of exciting and challenging courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and Continuous Professional Development levels.
Founding Vice Chancellor message
||PROF. MASOOD HAMEED KHAN
PhD(Hon), FCPS(PAK), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(London)
Professor of Medicine and Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences
It gives me great pleasure to inaugurate the first Medical Education Institute of Pakistan. The necessity of medical education institute at a regional and international level was felt immensely. As a newly emerging discipline, medical education is getting popularity day by day. In the modern era of Evidence Based Medical (EBM), personal dogmas and deliberations are not enough to effectively deliver huge responsibility of imparting medical education. Therefore, education theories along with documented research literature is needed to improve the quality of medical education.
Despite staying behind the First World, we are aware of our local challenges and it is expected that this institute will not prove to be a leader within DUHS setting but will also be a trend-setter for the whole region to redirect medical education activities on the right track.
||Prof. Syed Imran Mehmood
MBBS, MA, MMedED (UK), PhD (Netherlands)
Director, Medical Education
Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME)
Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS)
On behalf of the Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME), welcome to Dow University of Health Sciences!
It gives me great pleasure to write these few lines. As Dow University stands on this historic occasion of establishing the first-ever Public sector medical education institute in Pakistan, I am deeply humbled and honored to serve as itsfounding director. Here, the faculty and staff are dedicated to teamwork, academic excellence and high quality faculty training.
Thank you for visiting our webpage and for taking time to find out what we do here at Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME). By the grace of Allah, we are very grateful to the Almighty for what we have achieved in the past one year and what the institute continues to achieve on daily basis. DIME expends many resources, time, thought and energy on training the teachers, the postgraduates and has now even included the undergraduates to be benefitted by the scope of its activities. We expanded because we are committed to the teaching mission and comprehensive development of the competent physicians in this challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment. We provide the infrastructure, support and guidance about Medical Education to help you navigate successfully through your career. To achieve that end, we have our fully functional Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) in place as well. The MHPE has both distance learning and face-to-face components.
The foundation of Dow Institute of Medical Education is based on the four pillars of Medical Education: Teaching & Learning, Principles of Assessment, Curriculum Development & Innovation and Research. Additionally, we oversee the conduct of various types of Continuing Professional Development short courses ranging from one-day to five-day courses, and even up till three-month exploratory course titled “Introduction to Medical Education” compulsory for the all the MPhil and PhD trainees of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).
I could not hope to capture the essence of our institute in a few words or webpages. Therefore, I encourage you to visit us in person. We hope that you will find something contributive to advance your professional career within the timeframe suiting your professional commitments.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Thank you very much.