APP SUK Student's Wing
It is a great pleasure and honour to be elected as an executive member of APPSUK. I am a Pharmacologist and currently a medical student from University of Bristol. Having extensive experience in education, work in both University and in professional settings, my aim is to devise, organise and initiate a medical student wing which supports medical students both in the UK and in Pakistan. My vision is based on achieving following objectives:
Medical Education: As British medical students, we have a great privilege of being taught by people at the forefront of their profession. The curriculum and teaching we get equips us with the relevant skills knowledge and attributes as defined in the charter of “tomorrows doctors”. As such we are expected to be leaders of the medical profession in the future. I strongly desire to bring together medics from Pakistani origin and exchange our experience and understanding of Medicine. Students from different backgrounds bring a unique diversity and flair when united under one flag for common purpose.
Career development: The post graduate training has been evolving continuously for the past few years and I aim to keep my peers updated with the developments to include the requirements of the foundation training programme, core run through surgical and medical training.
Research and Collaboration: As a student body I hope to be able to organise national medical conferences where we can present our research in the form of audits, clinical case reports or laboratory based projects. This would allow exchange of knowledge within a wider community of Pakistani Medical students from across the country.
Promoting education and development in local communities: I believe that as medical students we represent not only a great profession, but also our identity as a Pakistani as well a role model for wider Pakistani communities in the country. We aim to educate the people on the themes of Healthy living, Risk factors of common diseases of prevalent in particular areas, mental health, Sexual health, Domestic violence and Woman’s health.
Development and promotion of health in Pakistan: I aim to set up a platform where medical students can come together and organise charity fundraisers, awareness sessions and social events. I believe such work is a very rewarding experience for the volunteers and the outcomes can have lasting impact on bringing a change in the society. With the help of APPSUK networking between Pakistani and UK hospitals can be a wonderful opportunity for students to isolate an area of problem, undertake research and produce well informed findings which can be used to improve the healthcare.
In Conclusion: The aim of APPSUK is to promote quality, virtue and excellence in healthcare, society and advancing lives. This has to be based on highest levels of professional demeanour without any discrimination on grounds of race, culture or religion. As medical students we have enthusiasm, drive and ability to contribute and the best thing the youth can offer is their time and dedication. I believe we as the youth represent not only the medical profession but the wider society we are part of. With dedication and determination we can develop the most appropriate skills, knowledge and personal attributes and materialise high quality of healthcare delivery. I whole-heartedly welcome you all to join the APPSUK and become part of a dynamic, productive and supportive environment to advance lives and healthcare.
Mohammad Sohaib Sarwar
HEAD OF STUDENTS’ WING, APPSUK
Any student who would like to be part of this network should contact Sohaib Sarwar at firstname.lastname@example.org