Karachi: The office of Student Affairs, Ziauddin University (ZU) recently conducted a live online session titled, BDS perspective (after graduation) on Facebook. The event was the first session of the many upcoming sessions under the umbrella of ZU student affairs. The session was hosted by Dr Ayesha Hanif, Faculty member and MDS trainee, Department of Periodontology. The event was moderated by Dr Khizra Rehman, Lecturer, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Ziauddin College of Dentistry (ZCD), Ms Sehar and Dr Almas Farhan, Director, Department of Continuing of Medical Education, ZU.
The speakers included Dr Aneeka Anwar, Dr Omer, Dr Sana, Dr Mahnoor Abid, Dr Asad Allana and Dr Shariq Sohail. They primarily focused on numerous challenging matters, including most frequently asked questions on career options such as ‘‘what to do as a graduate after BDS? What are the different options after graduation? The problems and challenges faced after graduation by a dental graduate.’’
The speakers were part of dental alumni who were currently working in different capacities, nationally and internationally.
The main focus of the live session was to make dental students aware of different post-graduate options available. Dr Aneeka Anwar, Dr Omer and Dr Sana talked about dental career options in the UK and the US, respectively. They also shed light on the process and difficulties faced by Pakistan graduates as they move abroad.
Dr Mahnoor Abid and Dr Asad Allana talked about post-graduate programs available locally such as the program of Management of Healthcare (MHC) and Masters of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MsBE).
Dr Shariq Sohail, Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore shared his experience regarding Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS).
The session had 10,000 views and received a massive response from the dental fraternity. The session’s recording is available on the official Facebook page of ZU.
The university plans to hold more of these open sessions to make dental students aware of the future career options that can be undertaken, in detail focusing mostly on the international ones.