Keeping up with its task of promoting medical education across Pakistan, APPNA, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America started the APPNA MERIT Program. The program is an endeavor to reach excellence in research and medical education in Pakistan. With the world stepping in the digital age, the MERIT (Medical Education and Research, International Training and Transfer of Technology) program is an effort on behalf of physicians in the US to train doctors and students in Pakistan, a country where resources for world class training are scarce.
This blog is a brief introduction to the MERIT program and how students and doctors can benefit from it.
Brief History of the Program
In 2006 an ad-hoc education initiative was undertaken to
complement and enhance Health care in Pakistan. The Medical Education and
Research Investment Task force (MERIT) came into being. Dr. Naheed Usmani and
Dr. Shahid Rafiq are the founding Chair and founding member respectively with