Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q. How many Postgraduate Medical Education programmes does Shifa offer?
A. Currently, Shifa offers 36 programmes as follows:
1. Internship Programme (House Job- SCM graduates only ) 01
2. Residency (FCPS Training) 24
3. Fellowship (Sub Specialization) 12

Q. How and when does the induction process start?
A. The induction process is twice a year (July and January).Normally, it starts with an advertisement in selected national newspapers, web site and posters send to all national medical universities. 

Q. When will the application form be available? How can I obtain it?

A. The on-line application form will be available after the omega replica watches advertisement. Candidates can have access to the form by clicking “Online Application Form” on the top navigation on the web page .Candidates will have to first register themselves by defining username and password. Application form for programmes offered will be displayed after registration. Each candidate can apply only for one programme hence only one application form can be submitted. Candidate may partially fill the form and save it online for resuming filling out the form later using login credentials.

Q. What is the procedure to submit the on-line application form?

A. Once the on-line application form is filled and submitted, candidate would be able print it. The hard copy of the on-line application form along with the required documents must be submitted to the MSA Office, PGME department either personally, through friends/relatives or through reliable courier service.

Q. Do you offer MCPS training?

A. Yes. We offer MCPS training in the following areas

Q. What are the requirements to apply for Residency Programmes?

Generic eligibility criteria to apply for Residency include:

1. MBBS or equivalent degree from an institution recognized by Pakistan Medical Commission

2. One-year Internship (House Job) with six months in Medicine and Allied and six months in Surgery and Allied disciplines

3. Valid PMC permanent license

4. FCPS Part 1 from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP)

5. Detailed Information is given on our Residency and Subspeciality forms.

Q. What are the requirements to apply for Fellowship Programmes?

 Generic eligibility criteria to apply for Fellowship include:

1. MBBS or equivalent degree from an institution recognized by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC)

2. One-year Internship (House Job) with six months in Medicine and Allied and six months in Surgery and Allied disciplines

3. Valid PMC permanent license should mentioned FCPS- II Cleared

4. FCPS Part II from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP)

5. Two Reference Letters from previous supervisors.

6. Detailed Information is given on fellowship form.

Q. I am a foreign candidate and want to join the Residency Programme. Am I eligible?

A. Candidates completing their MBBS or equivalent degree from outside Pakistan are required to first approach Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to obtain license after getting their degrees verified and recognized. The website of PMC is www.pmc.gov.pk

Candidates should also have working visa. 

 

Q. I want to apply in Residency but I have not given my FCPS Part 1 exam yet. Can I apply?

If you plan to appear in FCPS-I exam in the November or May attempt of the application year, you may apply if you expect to receive the results at the latest by December/ June of the application year.

However, Interview will be called only FCPS-I cleared candidates.

Q. Who can apply for Gastroenterology Residency (1st Fellowship) Programme?

As per CPSP notification Gastroenterology is now 2nd fellowship programme. Only candidates registered before July 2020 can apply for Gastroenterology first fellowship programme after completion of two years Medicine training.