ABOUT THE FACULTY

Vision

To be a Credible Center of excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education in the region.

Mission

To conduct postgraduate medical education programmes to produce   specialists of the highest quality, competence and dedication for the provision of optimal humane healthcare to the people of Bhutan, through outcome-based and learner-centered curricula contextualized to the country’s needs and evolving challenges in the delivery of healthcare systems.

Background

Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine under KGUMSB is Bhutan’s first and only Faculty in Postgraduate Medicine. The Faculty was initially established as Postgraduate Medical Education Centre (PGMEC) in the year June 2014 and formally inaugurated as Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine on 14th May 2016 by Honorable Health Minister Lyponpo Tandin Wangchuk. It was established to oversee the conduct of the Postgraduate Medical Education Programmes.

The Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine is currently headed by Dean, Prof. Dr. (Col) Dasho Tashi Tenzin, who is into his second term as Dean of the Faculty.

The faculty offers postgraduate Course as MD (Doctorate of Medicine). As of now, the Faculty has 60 residents enrolled from 2017 till 2020 in the 11 disciplines. The courses that are offered currently are MD courses in Anesthesiology, General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, ENT, Psychiatry and Surgery. All these course are 4 years duration.

Attributes of KGUMSB Graduates

The essential attributes that KGUMSB graduates should possess are:

A = Academic grounding

B = Be human

C = Cultivate lifelong learning

D = Driglam Namzha (Language and Culture)

E = Ensure professionalism

F = Foster information communication technology

It is the responsibility of the faculty and staff of the University as well as the students to ensure the development of these attributes during the course of their stay at the University. The six essential attributes consist of:

  1. Academic grounding
  2. Acquire required knowledge
  3. Possess critical and logical thinking
  4. Practice evidence based problem solving and decision making
  5. Have Academic integrity
  6. Attain information literacy and management
  • Be human    
  • Have self-awareness and control
  • Aware of cultural differences
  • Use effective communication
  • Appreciate teamwork
  • Sensitive to the views of others
  • Be altruistic
  • Be resilient
  • Cultivate lifelong learning
  • Possess growth mindset
  • Gain personal development
  • Be adaptive
  • Be reflective
  • Possess an enquiring mind
  • Develop intellectual maturity and autonomy
  • Driglam Namzha (language and culture)
  • Inculcate cultural values
  • Instill sense of service
  • Practice discipline
  • Preserve tradition
  • Ensure professionalism
  • Have work ethics
  • Gain social responsibility
  • Ensure accountability and transparency
  • Be proactive
  • Maintain nobility of profession
  • Enhance Leadership and management
  • Foster Information Communication Technology
  • Be innovative
  • Heighten digital literacy
  • Manage information