The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council for teaching of Community Medicine to undergraduate medical students of 3rd and 4th year MBBS. CHS has adopted a three pronged approach by combining education, research and community service, as advocated by the W.H.O. Undergraduate students at CHS receive instruction through in both large group and tutorial format. In addition, both 3rd and 4th year students are required to complete a practicum rotation in CHS during which they visit various public health facilities and organizations, and also learn basic public health concepts through a skill-based approach. The department also actively involves its faculty in furthering their knowledge and skills through CME program and project field work. The faculty also takes keen interest in research activities, and applies the same level of enthusiasm to student community research projects.
The Department of Community Health Sciences at Peshawar Medical College was established in 2005, with a vision that diverges somewhat from its conventional role that is traditionally accepted and applied in various medical colleges around Pakistan. The department strives to combine theory with practice by adopting a three pronged approach: Education, Research and Community Service through development projects.
Provide enabling environment for creativity and innovation where the undergraduates can become lifelong learners and find out evidence based solutions for existing health issues through creativity and research to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, social and economic wellbeing of the communities.
Produce physicians with competence to provide holistic health care based on equity and justice in line with the religious, social and cultural norms of the society.
While there are many values that we cherish, our department particularly focuses on producing behavior that speaks of professionalism with Islamic ethical values. Our daily decision making shall be consultative and participatory, and we will extend this decision making to the students where feasible. We shall strive to create an environment of responsibility, honesty and integrity. We value candor and openness in our work environment because we believe that candor increases trust and eliminates red-tape behavior. Above all, we consider ourselves a learning organization, which builds on its experience and is constantly improving itself.