2First Students’ Symposium Report 2024

First Student Symposium at Wah Medical College a Resounding Success

Wah Medical College proudly hosted its inaugural student symposium on “Advances in Medical Sciences” on June 8, 2024, marking a significant milestone in fostering academic excellence and research among medical students.

The event saw participation of around 300 medical students representing premier medical colleges across Pakistan, including Bolan Medical College, Bolan institute of health sciences, KIMS Quetta, SIMS Multan, Akhter Saeed Medical College Lahore, Altibri Medical College Karachi, Hamdard Medical College Karachi, Women Medical College Abbottabad, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad, Saidu Medical College Swat, Chandka Medical College Larkana, Army Medical College Rawalpindi, and Riphah Medical University and many more.

This pioneering event provided a safe and conducive environment for students to present their research, facilitating invaluable interactions with esteemed educators and fellow researchers. The symposium was honored by the presence of the Chief Guest, the Pro Vice Chancellor of NUMS, Maj. General (Retd) Farukh Saeed HI (M) whose inspiring address set the tone for an intellectually stimulating day.

Maj. General (Retd) Farukh Saeed HI (M) whose inspiring address set the tone for an intellectually stimulating day.

The guest of honour was Dr Nazir Ahmed Khan Visiting Consultant, Senior Research Neurologist, Educationist affiliated with Wah Medical College, Rawalpindi Medical University, NUMS, Foundation University Islamabad; College of Medicine South Africa; European, Arab/Saudi Board, NHS University Health- SW England and W Wales; Royal Colleges UK/Ire.

The Principal Maj Gen Abdul Khaliq Naveed’s motivational speech inspired students to cultivate a research culture within the health profession. The Dean, Prof Dr. Musarat Ramzan emphasized the significance of medical education and research, underscoring how this event aligns with our exit learning outcomes and emphasized on fostering innovation and excellence in healthcare through knowledge and collaboration.

Participants showcased their research in two categories: oral presentations and poster presentations. The poster competition featured topics on Healthcare, Mental Health, and Novelties in Medical Sciences, while the oral presentations covered Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Allied, and further innovations in Medical Sciences.

The symposium concluded with a grand closing ceremony, where distinguished winners of the poster and oral presentation competitions were awarded cash prizes in recognition of their outstanding contributions. Additionally, souvenirs were presented to the esteemed guests as a token of appreciation.

The following are the details of the winners of the poster presentations:

Poster presentations:

3rd Position

Title: In-Vitro Insights-Hydroxyapatite’s Role in Enamel Remineralization
Authors:Laraib Zohra; Parveen Umar; Fizza Ilyas; Qurat Ul Ain
Affiliation: Army Medical College Rawalpindi

2nd Position

Title: Effect of Workplace Stress on Productivity Levels Among House Officers of Hit Hospital Taxila And POF Hospital Wah
Authors: Muhammad Waseem Akram, Taskeen Hussnain
Affiliation: HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences

1st Position

Title: Do We Know How to Study Well? Effect of Intervention on Awareness of Effective Study Techniques Amongst High School Students in Distt. Attock
Authors: Muhammad Huzaifa Akhtar Bajwa, Hannan Ahmed Chohan, Maham Ali, Maryam Khalid Supervisor: Col. Syed Fawad Mashhadi
Affiliation: Army Medical College Rawalpindi

 

Winners

Oral presentation

3rd Position

Title: Directly Observed Treatment Strategy for Correction of Anemia Among Pregnant Women Attending Gyne OPD For Anti Natal Care in Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi
Aurhors: Alwaaz Qureshi, Aliza Sohu, Amisha Bachani, Anoksha, Areeba, Syed Maqsood
Affiliation: Al Tibri Medical College Karachi

2nd Position

Title: Fostering Digital Health in Pakistan: An Interventional Study Regarding Awareness of Telemedicine Among Patients of Diverse Healthcare Setups in Islamabad.
Authors: Aiza Anwar, Muhammad Imad Naeem, Muhammad Junaid Hussain, Shehrbano Syed, Minal Zaman, Elyzae Rizwan. Supervisors: Dr Arshia Bilal, Dr Asifa Afzal
Affiliation: Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad.

1st Position

Title: Drugs Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Factors Contributing to Relapse in Peshawar. An Exploratory In- Depth Qualitative Perspective of Rehabilitation Patients.
Authors: Hamza Farooq, Abdal Ahmed, Muhammad Waleed Farooq, Syed Ibad Shah and Ayatullah
Affiliation: Peshawar Medical College.

 

 

 

“Symposium Success Stories: Hear What Attendees Have to Say”

 

Subject: Feedback on Wah Medical College Symposium – Advances in Medical Sciences

Dear Organizing Committee,

I Dr. Shahid Ullah Khan Women Medical College, writing to express my heartfelt appreciation and feedback on the outstanding symposium held at Wah Medical College on June 8th, 2024, under the theme “Advances in Medical Sciences”. The event was exceptionally well-organized, and the hospitality extended by your team was remarkable.

The students from Women Medical College, including 21 participants and 3 poster presenters, had a valuable and enriching experience. We were impressed by the warm welcome and cooperation from your hostel administration, ensuring a comfortable stay for our students.

The symposium provided a fantastic platform for knowledge sharing, and our students benefited significantly from the insightful presentations and discussions. We appreciate the efforts of your team in bringing together esteemed speakers and delegates to share their expertise.

Please accept our sincere gratitude for the excellent organization, warm hospitality, and opportunities for academic growth. We look forward to future collaborations and events with Wah Medical College.

Thank you once again for a memorable experience. Thanks and Profound Regards.

Dr Shahid Ullah Khan

Assistant Professor Biochemistry and HoD of Research Cell

Women Medical College

 

 

Dear Dr. Sumera and the team at Wah Medical College,

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for inviting me to the First Students’ Symposium. The students’ presentations were outstanding, showcasing excellent teamwork and dedication. Everything was perfect, and I am particularly impressed by Dr. Sumera’s leadership.

It was an amazing learning experience for me, and I am honored to have been a part of it. Thank you, Dr. Sumera, and your team for this great experience.

Principal of PIPS School System B17 Campus

 

Asalam madam! Hope you are doing well. I would really like to pay my special thanks and congratulations to you and your team for organising this wonderful event for the students….Not only did this event reflect the team effort but also highlighted the enthusiasm and commitment of faculty towards betterment of medical students…It was a huge learning opportunity for the students and faculty as well.

Hope to see you again somewhere in future with even wider prospects….Kind regards”

Dr Faiza ,Assis Prof Physiology ,CMH multan

 

 

It was very nice meeting you. We had a great time at the event. It was wonderfully organized, hats off to you and your team. Your hospitality was really great. We didn’t have to ask for anything. Thanks again.”

Dr ALI Rabbani ,CIMS Multan

 

“I would like to pay gratitude on behalf of all my co-authors and presenting author (Noor ul Ain). We congratulate your for excellent completion and arrangements of event. The event went flawless. Although we didn’t win, it was great to see Wah Medical College. I hope the research culture will foster by leaps and bounds and we will be presenting again. Thank you for your assistance and guidance throughout this event, Ma’am.  Regards.

Muhammad Nabeel Saddique, MBBS

King Edward Medical University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.

 

Being attendee of the event, I would rate it ‘excellence at the peak’ reflective of the effort flowing from the person of organizing secretary plus her team. I think a lot has been missed by those who did not show up.”

Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman

 

“Thank you so much Dr Sumaira and all team members of Wah Medical Collage. We are deeply touched by your hospitality and impressed by outstanding performance and coordination of students and management. Thank you so much for providing our students this platform. Insha Allah looking forward for collaboration and future endeavors

“Professor Gul! You deserve great applause and felicitations for making this first ever event of its type possible at WMC. I stand in awe of all those who constituted your team among the staff, the students and the administration. General Naveed`s leadership can make miracles happen. Congratulations .MA”

Prof Dr Musarat Ramzan

HOD Community Medicine

Dean WMC

 

A great effort dr sumera. Very well organized event Alhamdolillah. In sha Allah we will continue the same efforts ahead.”

Dr Saba (Community Med Dept WMC)

 

Congratulations to the organisers… very well organised ” 

Dr Sohail Ashraf (Paediatrics Dept WMC)

 

Congratulations Sumaira and Team for organizing such a wonderful event”

Dr Humaira (Gynaecology and Obstetrics Dept, IAS Hospital)

 

Guidance, organisation and execution….big hand to all.”

 

Dr Naeem Ashraf (Surgery Dept WMC)

Well organised event !

Memorable experience. Dedication and hardwork of organizing committee was evident in smooth flow of all activities. Congratulations to all ”????

 

Dr Uzma Shahid (Anatomy Dept)

 “Heartily Congratulations to the all the dedicated members of organising committee for making a successful symposium

 

Dr Ayesha Afzal  (Pharmacology Dept WMC )

“Well done Dr Sumaira and all the members of organizing committee; Heartfelt Congratulations  to Sir Principal, Dean, faculty, administration and students of WMC for such a successful event!”

 

Dr Zubia Athar (Anatomy Dept WMC)

“A very well organized and nicely participated event. The organizers and supporting staff deserve appreciation for their efforts.”

 

Dr Sohaib

“Assalamualikm. it was a great experience, attending your research conference, very well and organized.We had a great time at the event. It was wonderfully organized, hats off to you and your team. Your hospitality was really great. We didn’t have to ask for anything.”

 

Bolan Medical College

“Heartfelt Congratulations to Sir Principal, Dean, faculty, administration and students of WMC for such a successful event!”

“Well done Dr Sumaira & all the members of organizing committee

“Well lead,Dr Sumaira ,keep it up.”

“MaashaAllah great work all team.”

“ALHUMDILALLAH… Finally our efforts paid off!!! CONGRATULATIONS to all!

“A wonderful event lead by Prof Sumaira Gul which was infact very well Coordinated, rehearsed and Executed by all the team members. Congrats to all & keep it up

“Mubarik Mubarik Mubarik to every one specially to Prof Sumeera Gul. Well done. It was a trailer. Inshallah full film will be better than this in April 2025.”