Shifa International Hospital at Islamabad


The residency program at Shifa international Hospital was started in 2011. College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan approved Emergency Medicine as a discipline for the training in 2010. Consultants of Shifa International Hospital and Aga Khan hospital worked hard to make it a success. After getting approved, the team building started with one Internal Medicine consultant and one Emergency Medicine consultant. The emergency department grew from less than 10 beds in 2009 to 50 bed strength approved by the end of 2016. With initial hiccoughs now we have a trainee strength of 24 in total and 5 consultants including one Pediatric consultant. Department has recently hired an FRCEM Consultant from UK to increase the strength of the department.First induction was in 2012 and then subsequently a regular induction takes place since then.

College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan has started a program to send trainees for a two year rotation to Ireland. This has resulted in 3 of the senior Residents now enrolled and doing their two year rotation in Ireland. Coming back in 2018, they will be ready to appear in the Exit exam and become Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan in Emergency Medicine (FCPS in EM).

The department also supports and trains post graduate trainees for the Membership of Royal College of Physicians and also Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK. The Department has a very strong training aspect with running programs for BLS, ACLS, BTLS and extensive hands on opportunities within department as well as outside the department. Department has conducted courses in different parts of the country and has trained different departments in above skills.


  • Department Chair: Abdus Salam Khan, MD FACP
  • Program Director: Khawaja Junaid Mustafa, MBBS, MRCEM
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Huma Husnain, MBBS, MRCP
  • Research Director:

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Shifa International Hospital main Campus at H 8/4 Islamabad.

Secondary Hospital


We use 1 month block as opposed to weekly blocks. The whole training duration is 5 years.


Emergency Department 6 months

Anesthesia 3 months

Critical care 2 months

Vacation 1 month


Critical care 1 month

Pediatrics 3 months

Medicine 3 months

Surgery 3 months

ENT/EYE 1 month

Vacation 1 month


Emergency Department 9 months

Electives 2 months

Vacations 1 month


Emergency Department 10 months

Elective 1 month

Vacations 1 month


Emergency Department 10 months

Elective 1 month

Vacation 1 month


Prehospital care.


No fellowship provision so far.

Contact Information

  • Phone number: +92518463009.
  • Email address

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