The PhD-HPE program offered by the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) is poised to provide excellent opportunities to aspiring educational researchers to develop their creativity, critical inquiry, negotiation skills, professionalism and expertise in research of practical relevance to the local and international health professions community.

The conceptual model guiding the PhD-HPE program is that of the scientist-educator having an advanced educational, research, and leadership orientation. The program is aimed to maintain a balance of coursework, research, and educational practice.

The Ph.D. program comprises of course work and research. The program may be completed in a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 years

Program outcomes

The PhD-HPE program aims to prepare its graduates to:

  • demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice
  • use intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge
  • conduct high quality research and communicate it to scholarly and other audiences
  • demonstrate clarity of vision and initiatives for research and education of health professionals
  • engage in service and outreach that enhances scholarship and its public impact; and
  • lead in a variety of settings, including universities, industry, government advisory boards, and think tanks