Karachi, The Indus Hospital and Health Network (IHHN) celebrated the accomplishments of its 2022-2023 batch of residents at the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Convocation, hosted by ICON2024. The ceremony, which took place at the Movenpick Hotel on January 27, 2023, marked the graduation of over 100 residents across 21 medical specialties.
According to The Indus Hospital, the convocation showcased a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from Anesthesiology to Urology, highlighting IHHN’s commitment to offering comprehensive healthcare training. The event drew an audience of faculty, residents, and their families, alongside notable guests from the medical and business community. Mr. Muhammad Siddique Sheikh, Chancellor Designate of Indus University of Health Sciences and IHHN Board Member, attended as the chief guest, emphasizing the event’s significance.
The convocation also honored Professor Josephine Wing Yuk Ip from the University of Hong Kong and Professor Tahseen Ahmad Cheema of the National Orthopedic Hospital in Bahawalpur with the title of Professor Emeritus. Their appointments recognized their substantial contributions to hand and microsurgery, as well as their support for IHHN’s vision and mission. Both professors have been instrumental in the specialty’s development and have actively participated in ICON conferences since 2010.
Dr. Megan Rybarczyk, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, was awarded an Appreciation Award for her exceptional contributions to emergency medicine residency training. Dr. Rybarczyk’s involvement in IHHN has significantly enhanced emergency care quality within the network, and her role in capacity-building and educational programs has been widely acknowledged and appreciated.
Additionally, the ceremony recognized over 10 participants from the Indus University and Health Sciences’ Family Medicine Practice Training Program, highlighting the depth of IHHN’s educational initiatives in healthcare. The convocation not only celebrated the achievements of the graduating residents but also underscored IHHN’s dedication to advancing medical education and healthcare services.