The 9th AS&RB Meeting of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) was held at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi on 23rd January 2020. The meeting was chaired by Pro Vice Chancellor, Maj Gen Prof. Muhammad Aslam, HI(M)(Retd) accompanied by Principal AM College, Commandant AFIP, Commandant AFID, Director Academics, Director Research, Director Quality Assurance and Heads of the Departments of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Microbiology, Social Sciences of NUMS and Dean Dental Sciences. The chair apprised the house that 32 academic programs for Ph.D, M.Phil, MS/ MSc, Diploma, Certificate, MBBS, BDS, BS Nursing (Generic) and BS Courses in allied health sciences (Lab Technology, Cardiac Perfusion Technology, Medical Imaging Technology, Biotechnology, Genetics and Microbiology are being run at multicentres of NUMS.
Various agenda points such as; Revised Postgraduate Policies of Academics and Examinations in conformity with HEC, Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE) Curriculum, Curriculum for M.Phil Dental Public Health, Curriculum for MS Phytochemistry and Natural Health were discussed and approved. Two research scholars namely, Dr. Mudassar Noor and Dr. Usman Nawaz who completed their Ph.D Pharmacology and defended their theses successfully after having been reviewed by local and foreign reviewers were approved for accord of Doctorate under auspices of NUMS. Whereas, progress report of 8x Ph.D scholars in different branches of Pathology was reviewed.
In addition before the AS&RB Meeting, progress report and compliance to the minutes of 8th Meeting of AS&RB was presented with a vote of thanks at the end. The Vice Chancellor, NUMS Lt Gen Prof. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, HI(M)(Retd) emphasised to open vistas in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary academic programs keeping in view of global needs and employability.