French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is a non-governmental tertiary hospital established in 2006 as the product of a unique four-way partnership between the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) and France (GoF), and two private, international development organizations – La Chaine de l’Espoir (CDE) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). FMIC started its operations in a volatile situation when security condition was deteriorating and accessing a modest tertiary healthcare facility was a tall order for the Afghans. There was serious lack of human resources in various specialities hence the Afghans highly depended upon medical tourism abroad. In such circumstances the presence of FMIC was no less than a miracle. For the last 14 years, FMIC has been catering to the healthcare needs of Afghanistan with a vibrant vision, “to be a leading institute of excellence and innovation in healthcare, research and education, providing exemplary, safe, comprehensive, accessible and sustainable services to Afghanistan and surrounding regions, while positively impacting the lives of patients and all others Whom it serves.”
Despite many challenges, FMIC has achieved remarkable success over the past 14 years. In 2009, it became the first hospital in Afghanistan to be ISO certified whereas the first open heart surgery was performed by indigenous doctors at FMIC in 2010. Since 2011 it has annually sponsored an international scientific conference as well as a quality and patient safety convention, both of which showcase Afghan health professionals’ high capacity for critical thinking. The Post Graduate Medical Education Program (PGME) is a flagship program of FMIC established in 2012, with the support of the Aga Khan University (AKU), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and financial support of the Government of Canada. FMIC has so far served over 1.5 million patients from all parts of Afghanistan through its in-patient and out-patient services to children, mothers and adults. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Access to remotest areas for tele-consultation and training of human resources has been ensured through eHealth program since 2007. While responding to the Covid-19 pandemic; FMIC also offers PCR based Covid-19 testing and treatment facility besides its routine services.
In future, FMIC plans to grow from a 169-bed facility to a 550-bed teaching hospital that offers a full complement of tertiary specialized services, trains new healthcare providers and supports a substantial research programme. The Expanded Medical Complex, currently under design, will begin to offer services in the near future. The new facilities will provide space for research activities, additional Postgraduate Medical Education programmes and enhanced diagnostic facilities and medical services, including in adult general surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics and renal diseases.
The training programme for Obs/Gyne is open to all academically qualified Afghan physicians of either gender, regardless of religion, race, creed, color or domicile. FMIC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.
The potential candidate must have:
MD Diploma or equivalent degree from MoPH recognized institution
Transcript of Medical University
Must have passed the Medical Council or Exit Exam
The Entrance Test brings uniformity in the system and is useful for short-listing appropriate candidates. The aim of the Entrance Test is to test medical knowledge of candidates at graduate level and English knowledge. The Entrance Test will be in English language, comprising of Multiple Choice Questions in basic health sciences, and public health. The date for the Entrance Test is tentatively first week of April 2021.
The short listed candidates in the Entrance Test will be invited to appear in the interview. The aim is to assess attributes of the candidate other than medical knowledge, that is, professionalism, ethics, analytic skills, interpersonal and communication skills.
Reference for the examination are those of MoPH PGME Entrance Exam’s references and the books you have read for basic science during medical university period, MCQs (multiple choice questions) will be used in the written test as shown in table below
No Subject No. MCQs
1 Physiology 18
2 Anatomy 40
3 Histology 10
4 Pathology 10
5 Pharmacology 5
6 Biochemistry 7
7 Public Health and Research 10
Total Marks 100
Terms and stipend
The appointment of selected residents will be for one year, which is renewable on annual basis subject to satisfactory performance during the preceding year. All selected candidates are required to follow FMIC Residency Policies which are in line with the labor laws of Afghanistan and also as per the rules and regulations of MoPH and AKU. Residents will receive a reasonable stipend during their training period. No other allowances will be paid; however, all training related expenses will be borne by FMIC.
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Years of Experience
All applicant should submit following documents by email (to email address provided below):
Certificate of passing Exit Exam of Medical Council
Copy of MD degree
Copy of Medical University Transcript
Copy of Passport or Tazkira (NID)
Soft copy of photo 3×4
Application form (You can download application form through below link)
Application Form Link (https://bit.ly/30wd8T7)
For more information, please contact us on following email address and phone number
Contact number: 079-107-7107
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date for submission of Application is March 25, 2021 ( 1400حمل 05 )
All the candidate should submit their documents to the mentioned email. Hard copy of the documents will not be accepted.
Only those candidates will be called for FMIC Entrance Test which successfully pass the medical council exit exam and submit their complete application forms with required documents to FMIC on time by email.
Contact: Dr. Qudratullah Ibrahimi
PGME Technical Officer
French Medical Institute for Children
Contact number: 079-107-7107
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