Peer-led surgery education: A model for a surgery interest group

Muhammad Ali, Sardar Shahmir Babar Chauhan, Ayesha Noor, S. I.G. Core, Sadaf Khan, Syed Ather Enam

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We present a systematic, sustainable, student-led model for a Surgery Interest Group in a low and middle-income country setting to encourage other medical students to establish similar groups in their institutions. Our model was developed at the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, and is comprised of medical students, teaching associates, residents, faculty and alumni. The group focuses on connecting medical students with an interest in surgery with opportunities to help them match in surgery training programs. The opportunities include, but are not limited to, skill development, personal development, mentorship and research. Our model has shown growth and expansion over the last four years, and can be successfully replicated in medical colleges across similar settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S112-S116
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Education
  • Mentorship
  • Surgery
  • Undergraduate medical education


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