PhD in Medical Education

About the PhD in Medical Education

The Dow Institute of Health Professionals Education (DIHPE) is the first institute in Pakistan dedicated exclusively to the health professionals’ education. The institute aims to reorganize, enhance, and optimize teaching and learning practices and experiences, and improve medical and health-related curricula. DIHPE recognizes the importance of contextualizing the education of health professionals and strives to ensure that its programs are in line with the national and international standards. DIHPE plays a crucial role at the varsity in shaping the education and training of teachers pursuing careers in various healthcare fields. This institute is dedicated to ensuring that medical teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and healthcare professionals are well- prepared to meet the evolving needs of the community and the challenges for the twenty-first century healthcare systems.
A Doctorate in Medical Education is an advanced, research-oriented degree program designed for individuals who want to pursue leadership roles, engage in scholarly research, and make significant contributions to the field of health professions education. It offers opportunities for health professional educationalists to shape the future of healthcare education and contribute to the development of competent and compassionate healthcare practitioners.

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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Program Highlights


3 - 8 years

Type of Study

Full time (Semesters system)

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 2 semesters of coursework
06 credit hours for thesis
Total Credit Hours : 30

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(except Friday)

Teaching Hours Distribution

Interactive lectures / Self Directed Learning / Peer learning / Journal Clubs / Webinars & online learning / Collaborative projects

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

Dow Institute of Health Professionals Education / School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

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