Medical Career Fair held by High Commission in Collaboration with APPNE

Official News Press Information Department

Islamabad,
July 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): A Medical Career Fair was held by the Pakistan High
Commission, London, in collaboration with the Association of Pakistani
Physicians of Northern Europe (APPNE) at the premises of the High Commission,
says a press release received from London here today. The objective of the Fair
was to give an opportunity to parents and children from the British-Pakistani
community to learn about medicine as a career from medical students and doctors
working in the NHS. The free of charge event was meant for British-Pakistanis
to get guidance about higher education, particularly studying medicine in
United Kingdom and other European countries.

The
event was envisaged following a meeting between High Commissioner Nafees
Zakaria and senior officials of the APPNE held recently in London. Speaking on
the occasion of the jointly conceived initiative, the High Commissioner
appreciated the efforts of APPNE for their significant contribution in
projection of the image of Pakistan in the United Kingdom. The initiative would
not only provide direction to the younger generation of Pakistani Diaspora but
also serve the long term interest of medical fraternity of the United Kingdom,
he underlined.

The
event was aimed at raising awareness about medicine as a career and the
opportunities available for future doctors, the High Commissioner added. He
expressed intention to hold similar events in Bradford, Manchester and
Birmingham. Nearly 40 Medical and Surgical Consultants, Dentists, senior
medical trainees and medical students who are APPNE members working in the NHS
from all over UK were present to guide the students and their parents. The
importance of university education and especially studying medicine was
highlighted by them.

Eight
stations were set up for the high school delegates to get first-hand
information about the application process, interview techniques, university
requirements, financial support and other details for medical schools in the UK
and Europe. The prospective students of medicine were also familiarized with
the procedures. All the young delegates were offered free mentorship by APPNE
in their endeavours to take up medicine as a career. The event was held with
the efforts of the Pakistan High Commission and representatives of APPNE. The
success of the initiative was manifested in the large number of participants
and keen interest maintained during the day long activity.

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