Objectives of JPMS Medical Blogs:
1. Spread awareness in students, doctors, policy makers regarding the updates in the medical literature and healthcare related issues.
2. Bridge the gaps among the researchers, students, doctors, policy makers and the general public.
3. Give a platform for publishing medical and health related articles free of cost in a short period.
4. Since JPMS is a supporting organization of Healthcare Information For All HIFA 2015 (www.hifa2015.org), JPMS Medical Blogs is an initiative taken in order to ensure that common people have access to an informed healthcare.
5. Developing countries have limited access to research journals. If correct and accurate information is given to the doctors from the developing countries, their needs for the scientific knowledge can be addresses via this blog.
6. To promote the culture of writing and reading, which has declined recently. JPMS Medical Blogs will host international writing competition once or twice a year.
7. Comments from the readers and response from the authors, will decrease the gaps between the authors/researchers and the readers.
8. Promote social and medical organization by writing features on them, so that they their voice to a greater audience.
9. Present research in a simple language so that common people and doctors who do not have much knowledge and understanding of the statistical methods, can benefit from the scientific literature.
Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences and JPMS Medical Blogs:
JPMS Medical Blogs are not a part of Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences (JPMS) nor do they reflect the policies of the journal except for the Press Releases published on the blog website. JPMS Medical Blogs are published interdependently and in no way follow the editorial or other policies of JPMS. Refer to Disclaimer and Policies section for more details.
Dr Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins – School of Medicine, guided the Team in formulating the guidelines and policies of the JPMS Medical Blogs. The JPMS Blogs Team acknowledges his contribution.
To join our team, email your resume at: [email protected]
All the editors and contributors are requested to read the JPMS Guidelines for Authors/Editors.
Kamran Mushtaq, MD., graduated from Nistar Medical College, Pakistan. He is an Editor at Journal of Pakistan Medical Students. During his medical schooling, he received six Gold Medals for his professional performance. Government of Pakistan recognized his achievements and he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Prime Minster of Pakistan in 2012. He can be reached at [email protected]
Hafsa Mohiuddin is a student of medicine at Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She aspires to become a competent health professional and works with various human rights’ organizations to improve healthcare in underprivileged sections of society. Her research interests lie in Public Health and translational research in Diabetes. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Associate Chief Editors
Dr. Anum Wasim is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She nurtures a profound interest in psychology and can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Saima Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She can be reached at [email protected]
Assistant Chief Editors
Rabbia Siddiqi is a medical student at Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. She can be reached at [email protected]
Mahnoor Islam is an MBBS student currently enrolled in Dow Medical College, Karachi. She can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Abdul Nafey Kazi is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He can be reached at [email protected]
Online Editor (Website Management)
(We are looking for an enthusiastic blogger who understands WordPress. Contact us if interested).
Dr. Madiha Hasan Rizvi is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Tabish Aijaz is a graduate of Medicine (MBBS) from National University of Science in Technology, Pakistan. Currently he is working as a researcher at Department of Nephrology, University of Florida. Tabish can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Ali Rafiq is a graduate of Dow Medical College and was the runner-up of the first edition of the JPMS International Medical Writing Contest. Throughout his student life, he conducted, won and judged several English debate competitions. He has also written many articles on social issues on various forums. He joined JPMS Blogs as an Editor in July 2013. He can be reached at: [email protected]
Mustafa Shah is a student at Dow Medical College, Pakistan. He is a passionate writer with an interest in exploring new horizons in medical health. Through his writing he aims to evoke a curiosity in the reader for all things peculiar and thought provoking. His extra-curricular interests include boxing, football, reading and dining out. He can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Firdous Jahan is the Head of the Family Medicine Department at Oman Medical College, Oman, where she is responsible for the teaching, systematic research, quality improvement, coordination of under/postgraduate training, facilitation of MRCGP International South Asia, arrangement of workshops , paper presentations both nationally and inter nationally, and media appearance for health awareness program for general public. Her scholarly work consists of a number peer reviewed publications published in national and international journals. Dr Jahan is an Editor at JPMS Medical Blogs. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Zainab Abdul Qadir, student of third year Pharm-D at Jinnah University For Women, Karachi. She is an Editor at JPMS Blogs. She can be reached at [email protected]
Fatima Tariq, MD, is a recent graduate of Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She is an editor at JPMS Blogs. She can be reached at [email protected]
Sehrish Khan is a student of fourth year MBBS at Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. She is interested in the field of Cardiology and is currently working as Senior Director, Administration and Planning at Patients’ Welfare Association. Sehrish is also a member of Pakistan Medical Students’ Research Society as Manager, Publicity and Promotion Department and Facilitator of Student Journal Club. She is also working as Blogger and Deputy Director (USA) for Journal of Pakistan Medical Students and writes for Dow Health Magazine as well. Sehrish is an Editor at JPMS Medical Blogs. She can be reached at [email protected]
(Please note: Editors are expected to write at least 3 posts per month on an average. If interested, email us with your resume).
Faraz Mahmood Ayyaz is a medical student at Lahore Medical and Dental College, Pakistan. He is a contributor to JPMS Blogs and likes to write about what he thinks is important. He can be reached at [email protected]
Fayezah Iqbal is pursuing M.A in Spanish from JNU, New Delhi, India. Having achieved a professional degree in Medical Imaging Technology, she had a brief encounter with the subtle nuances of the healthcare regime; the general and personal health consciousness which a layperson does not give much importance to. She ardently enjoys writing poems and articles, particularly about social issues and personal recounts. She can be reached at [email protected]
Regular Contributors are expected to write at least 2 posts per month. If interested, email us with your resume.
Dr Sidra Ishaque works as a Research Associate at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She graduated from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan and has published 16 peer-reviewed, research articles. She loves editing, research and writing. She serves as the Assistant Chief Editor at Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences. She can be reached at [email protected]
Online Support (Project Technical Assistance)
Dr Burhan Ahmed is currently the Editor-in-Chief and CEO at Medicalopedia.org. He is an enthusiastic medical blogger. He has written three short revision books on Biology, Stomatology and Gynecology. He is also an active Wikipedian with over 3,000 edits and 26 articles. He edits many websites and have developed many android apps. He can be reached at [email protected]
Dr Dayal Bandhu Majumdar is a faculty member at Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India and the Resource Person for snakebite training at the Government of West Bengal, India. He is the author of a book titled: 50000 Deaths and a Snake Bite Fanatic. He can be reached at the email: [email protected]
Dr Amyn A. Malik is a graduate of Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (2010) and is currently pursuing his MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. He has worked on TB REACH Wave 2 at Interactive Research and Development in Karachi and is interested in control of TB and other infectious diseases. He can be reached at [email protected]
JPMS – PUBLISHER:
Ownership of JPMS Medical Blogs: JPMS Publisher is a private organization with a no-loss-no-profit concept, publishes Journal of Pakistan Medical Students (JPMS) online quarterly from the office of JPMS, based at: 109/2 Popular Avenue, DHA Phase-6, Karachi, Pakistan. Other products from the same publisher include, JPMS Medical Blogs, which are published at: blogs.jpmsonline.com.