Fazaia Ruth Pfau Medical College (FRPMC)

Surgery Department

The Faculty of Surgery is responsible for the teaching and training of medical students, keeping in view the needs of our society, in a structured program. Clinical teaching is provided at PAF Faisal and Masroor hospitals and newly acquired state of the art Diagnostic Center at PAF Faisal to third, fourth and final year medical students. They are taught basic principles in surgery i.e. Infections and inflammation, asepsis, tumors, immunity and transplantation, fluid and electrolyte balance, specific infections like tuberculosis, anastomotic techniques and principles. Specialized surgery topics included are hernia, intestinal obstruction, peptic ulcer, gall stones, gastrointestinal malignancy, skin tumors, thyroid diseases, breast pathologies, rectal problems, urinary tract infections and tumors, renal calculi diseases, etc. They are also taught topics in neurosurgery, surgery, pediatrics surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics surgery, vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. These topics are discussed in tutorials, discouraging a didactic form of teaching. All the students in a group are expected to participate in the ensuing discussion. The students are exposed to a wide variety of surgical problems, where they are expected to clerk patients and elicit clinical signs, under the supervision of a tutor. They are encouraged to order relevant investigations, reach a plausible diagnosis and institute management, on scientific basis, thus making them independent thinkers and ensuring their safe graduation as medical practitioners. The process of evaluation is continuous. Examinations are carried out regularly and their results are given due weightage, these are summative and therefore included in the final examination results.