PakSurg: The first trainee-lead model for multicenter surgical research collaboration in Pakistan

Authors

  • Usama Waqar Aga Khan University
  • Shaheer Ahmed Year 2 MBBS Student, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ronika Devi Ukrani Year 4 MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Maheen Mansoor Year 5 MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Khan Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Syed Ather Enam Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.AKU-27

Abstract

We describe creation and piloting of the PakSurg Collaborative, devised via integration of existing traineeled collaborative models in the United Kingdom with the resource-limited surgical care in Pakistan. This is the first trainee-lead surgical research collaborative in Pakistan, established by the student-lead Surgery Interest Group from the Aga Khan University. The project involved creation of a model that included a steering committee comprising of five teams which worked in conjunction
with collaborators from multiple hospitals. To facilitate this collaboration, a comprehensive and cost-efficient study management pathway was developed. The PakSurg Collaborative has the potential to deliver methodologically robust, high-quality, multicenter
surgical evidence from Pakistan. This nationally representative data could inform evidence-based surgical guidelines, potentially translating into improved outcomes for patients undergoing surgery.

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Published

2022-02-08

How to Cite

Waqar, U., Shaheer Ahmed, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Maheen Mansoor, Sadaf Khan, & Syed Ather Enam. (2022). PakSurg: The first trainee-lead model for multicenter surgical research collaboration in Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(01). https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.AKU-27

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