(PhD CANDIDATE - ENTREPRENEURSHIP. CARDIFF UNIVERSITY-UK)
It is my great privilege to write the Foreword of this prospectus of Avicenna Medical College for the 2017-2018 academic year. This prospectus is intended to help you understand why our college is a leader in the field of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and why our graduates are the most sought after in the entire country.
Your professional experience will constitute many important decisions that will have a profound impact upon your entire life. Choosing a college/university for higher education is the first and the most important of these decisions; the direction of your life stems largely from where you studied and what you studied. I believe that your decision should not only be academic in merit, but should also involve choosing an institute that can polish your personality, inculcate in you discipline and ethics, and enable you to become more compassionate and contributing citizens of tomorrow. We believe in providing you with a well-rounded education, pushing you to not only test your academic limit but encouraging you to gain exposure through involvement in extra-curricular activities and exertions.
What sets Avicenna apart from other institutions is the interest we take in each of our student. I strongly believe in adopting a hands-on approach with our students. While this may sound daunting at present, our faculty and administration work closely with our students, monitoring and maintaining an active concern in their academic and personal success. We also resort to unconventional teaching methods through organizing after-hours tutorials, arranging for additional help for weaker students. Over the previous years, I have personally found our methods well suited for our students, enabling them to successfully master each subject. Going through an arduous review of the curriculum, hard work and constantly keeping up with the challenges of tomorrow by revising and updating our knowledge best to achieve success. This factor has contributed to our record-breaking results and recognition by the PMDC.
I believe that while academic excellence is the core that sets Avicenna apart from other Medical colleges in Pakistan, it should not be the only pre-requisite to a successful professional life. We, at Avicenna, groom our students to be model citizens, with the intention to make each of them form a valuable and contributing member of our society. We strongly believe in teaching our students ideals and principals, which not only constitute academic laurels but also on treating the community as a family, professional in nature, but always willing to help each other at times of distress. The discipline we inculcate, the values we entrench, the ethics we instruct sets our students apart from the other colleges.
These are indeed exciting times to be part of Avicenna. This year we have undertaken an ambitious extension in the form of Avicenna Dental College. We have been able to achieve this milestone through sheer hard work and commitment in providing a world-class education service. I am enthusiastic about the next few years and plan on undertaking many similar extensions, while at the same time upholding our overall tradition of providing high-quality training, in both theory and practice. In line with our mission, these steps serve to achieve our mission to change medical practice through education. It is what motivates the work of everyone at Avicenna Medical College — from faculty and staff, parents and students, and alumni.
Combining your ability and our guidance, we shall help you begin the next chapter in your life at a College that has achieved unparalleled success in previous years. Together, we will learn to change the world.
We look forward to making you a part of the Avicenna Family!