Welcome to learning medicine and to enjoying your learning experience

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Hello all you students of Medicine. My name is Shaheen Moin. I have been a doctor for 47 years, a consultant in Internal Medicine for 37 years and a teacher of Medicine for both the MBBS and FCPS programs for 35 years. Believe me that is a lot of teaching experience. I am also an examiner for the FCPS: IMM and Part 2 examinations and have been an examiner for the MBBS program. I see the struggle candidates have in answering questions in the viva voce situation when they probably have the right answers. I also notice that candidates and students do not know how to use their analytical skills to solve problems. Medical education and its assessment is all about using the information you have memorized to solve problems and pass your examinations. I would like to use my experience as a Professor of Medicine and former Principal and Dean of Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi to improve your learning experience in medical college and in your FCPS training in Medicine.

The learning of Medicine and its practice can be fun. Do not be intimidated if the knowledge that you have memorized does not pop up when you need it. Think logically and practice your logic skills. Remember that every thing you have learnt since first year is meant to be used in the practice of medicine. I will help you learn how to be logical and to integrate the information you received in the other disciplines of medicine to help answer the questions and to improve your practice of Medicine.

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I am a Professor of Medicine and a Nephrologist. Having served in the Army Medical College, Pakistan Army for 27 years I eventually became the Dean and Principal of the Bahria University Medical and Dental College Karachi from where I retired in 2016. My passion is teaching and mentoring young doctors. I am associated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan as a Fellow and an examiner. I find that many young doctors make mistakes because they do not understand how they should answer questions; basically they do not understand why a question is being asked. My aim is to help them process the information they acquire as part of their education to answer questions, pass examinations and to best take care of patients without supervision of a consultant. Read my blog, interact and ask questions so that I can help you more.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to learning medicine and to enjoying your learning experience”

  1. Dear Madam Aoa.How r u.I’m Lt Col Ayesha Arif. I’m a gynaecologist posted in CMH Rwp. I was your student at Army medical college and did housejob with u at MH Rwp in the year 2000.I’m so happy to see you teaching with the same devotion .I’m not a young doctor doing training in medicine neither am I going to appear in part 2 exam .I did my FCPS 11 years back in obstetrics and gynaecology. U must have forgotten me.But I’ll always remember u as a wonderful teacher ,an excellent doctor and a nice human being.Is this forum only for young doctors or people like us who have turned a bit old in age can also ask questions from u related to their speciality.I shall be grateful if you could share some of your experiences of managing pregnant ladies with haemolytic uraemic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura with me.(Both in antenatal and postpartum period).Thanks a lot .May Allah bless you with health and happiness.

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