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150+ Medics partake in Education Marathon

The University College of Medicine and Dentistry (UCMD)’s Department of Medical Education in conjunction with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) organized the Integrated Medical Education Marathon (IMEM’18) from March 23 to 25, 2018. This year, 17 teams from Medical Colleges of Pakistan participated in the event at the University of Lahore. IMEM is the biggest event of the year for students and faculty of UCMD focusing on several areas of integrated modular system of medical education which has been gaining traction all over the world as a new system of education. This is mainly because of the assimilation of clinical sciences in basic medical subjects which has an obvious advantage over the traditional system that focuses on rote learning.


The 3-day intercollegiate affair was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Syed Hassan Shoaib, Director Medical Education at UCMD. Dr. Munir Akhtar Saleemi, HoD Community Medicine was equally involved.  Dr. Munaqqib Zain Ali Khan, Dr. Hina Nasir, and Dr. Roshan all from the supervising council of IFMSA-Pakistan were also present to witness the performance of the young medics. “This event is in line with the World Federation of Medical Education goals that support integrated medical curriculum. Through practical competition or challenge, students learn a lot and we are determined to maintain this culture here at UOL.” Dr. Shoaib said at the opening of the mega event.    

Registration deadline for participating teams was March 15, 2018. Different teams from reputable schools like King Edwards Medical University, Federal Medical and Dental College, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Khyber Medical College-Peshawar, Punjab Medical College-Faislabad, and Saidu Medical College-Swat actively participated in the marathon. 

IMEM was packed with a variety of events where the teams had to fight tooth and nail in activities like scavenger hunt, placards play, the last ditch, pensar medico, be ware and beware and drama de medico. Each team had to go through all the activities where they were evaluated by judges, the aggregate of scores from all events then determined the winner of the competition. “Pensar Medico” had two rounds where each team was given five scenarios with questions which they had to answer within an hour through mutual discussion showing team work and collaboration.


A simulated patient was to be diagnosed and given a treatment plan in not more than 15 minutes in the activity dubbed “The Last Ditch”.

“Scavenger Hunt” along with “beware and be ware” was the most challenging of all the activities where different stations like first aid, medical ethics, communications skills and hidden crimes were set up and all teams had to complete relevant tasks in the supervision of ushers. Teams also prepared posters which were showcased on the walls in the courtyard. One member from each team had to present the poster to a panel of judges within the allocated 7 minutes.

  • 150+ Medics partake in Education Marathon
  • 150+ Medics partake in Education Marathon
  • 150+ Medics partake in Education Marathon
  • 150+ Medics partake in Education Marathon
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