University of Health Sciences to establish country’s first medical journalism department: UHS VC
LAHORE – The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice-Chancellor Professor Javed Akram has said that in spite of some good research, Pakistan is lacking quality medical journals to publish it. “Only three medical journals in the world’s sixth-largest country in terms of the population had an impact factor,” he said while addressing a certificate distribution ceremony organized here on Wednesday. Prof. Javed Akram further said that the country’s first teaching department in medical journalism was going to be set up at UHS Jinnah Campus where a master’s degree program in medical journalism would be launched soon. He added that the varsity had already started a pioneer certificate course in medical editing to promote research and medical writing.
Later, the certificates were distributed among the successful participants of the second batch of the Medical Editing certificate course by University of Health Sciences. A total of 33 participants were awarded certificates. The course participants included selected faculty members from medical and dental colleges across the country. The course aims to promote the publication of research journals in the field of health and to improve their quality. Cash prizes were also given to the candidates who secured the top three positions in the ceremony.
Source: The Nation