In today’s world, it is becoming increasing difficult to catch up with the fast-developing knowledge, latest techniques and modern approaches to management of disease. A student of medicine has no choice, but to keep up with the momentum of newer modalities of understanding of disease and its treatment. At the same time, as the medical science is expanding, the student is at an advantage of access to modern literature with great ease, through internet. The latest books, research articles and the most modern techniques from any library in the world are only a click away from a student’s laptop. With the introduction of modern teaching modalities, the onus of teaching and learning is transferring to students’ shoulders. Therefore, today’s medical student is used to indulge in literature search and medical writing.
With this background under consideration, the Department of Research and Development, Islamabad Medical and Dental College has launched its first issue of a students’ scientific periodical, named “IMDC Students Spectrum”.
It is a pleasure for me to congratulate the R and D department, faculty members and students of IMDC on bringing out this valuable publication. Initially, it will be based on review articles on current subjects of medical importance. I foresee that at a later stage, it will gradually transform into a research journal, and will be a unique contribution towards medical literature.
Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Ahmed
MBBS, FCPS, FRCS (Edinburge)
Presently working as Principal and Head of Medicine Department at IMDC, and also on the Syndicate of Rawalpindi Medical University. Educated at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali. A graduate of the Pioneer Batch of Rawalpindi Medical College, served at Holy Family Hospital for over 26 years. As Professor of Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, also headed Medical Unit I, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, another tertiary care teaching hospital attached to his alma mater.
Served as examiner and convenor of FCPS Medicine and MD Medicine examinations. Remained Editor in Chief JRMC for eleven years and also member of the Journal Recognition Committees of PMDC and HEC. Besides over fifty medical publications, Works on humour satire include the books When Knights Were Bold, That Vision Thing, and Reinventing The Wheel. Another book on the life and times of Ibn Sina, Prince of Physicians was co authored with Professor M. Habib.