Dr. Waseem Suleman

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Dr. Waseem Suleman

B 112 Sector 11-A North Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Phone Number: 966-559457226

Email: suleman3@hotmail.com

Practice best and evidence based medicine to reduce suffering and promote happiness.
Nov 2005 till Date Assistant Professor, department of Family and community Medicine in College of Medicine at Al Ahsa, King Faisal University , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Main task is clinical skills teaching to undergraduate medical students by skills lab and clerkship. A 6 weeks course of problem based learning is another course where communication and team work is emphasized for medical students. All teaching and assessment strategies are designed, implemented, analyzed and reported for these courses.
Oct 2004 to Nov 2005 Instructor (full time faculty), The Department of Family Medicine at The Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi. The University has a Medical College and a school of Nursing along with a state of the art Hospital which offers post graduate residency and fellowship training of international repute. The job description includes independent Family Medicine outpatient clinic, minor surgical procedures, clinical teaching of residents and medical students. As an administrator of Family Medicine clinic I had to devise and revise policies. As a clinical administrator and convener of occupational health care for multinational companies I was actively involved in recruitment, training and supervision of doctors working at field sites.
June 2004 to Oct 2004 Clinical Lecturer (part time faculty) in The Department of Family Medicine at AKU. Main responsibility was to provide outpatient consultation in Family Medicine clinics to variety of patients belonging to all ages, gender and socio-economic state. The clinic is a satellite centre in a thickly populated residential area. Along with consultation here I performed minor procedures and vaccination.
Oct 2003 to June 2004 Visited United States of America and cleared step 3 of United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). During this time also got matched in Memorial Hermann Family Practice Residency Program at Houston, Texas.
Nov 2002 to Oct 2003 Worked as a Senior Medical Officer in the department of Family Medicine at AKU. During this time worked in a community health clinic in the main residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. It was this period when I successfully passed a Fellowship examination in Family Medicine.
Nov 1999 to Oct 2002 Completed Family Practice Residency training accredited by The Royal College of General Practitioners UK at AKU. The residency program was graded by the Royal College as equivalent to the top 10 training programs of UK. The training was structured with first year of inpatient rotations in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology. In Second year had a 3 months of rural rotation and a month of emergency training along with monthly rotations in allied subspeciality. The third year comprised of pure Family medicine rotation with supervised continuity clinics.
March 1999 to Oct 1999 Worked as a Medical Officer on Medical Ward of Dr Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi. Day to day management of admitted patients from emergency and outpatient clinics included ICU coverage on every third day.
Oct 1998 to Nov1998 Worked as Casualty Medical Officer in the Accident and Emergency of Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. There I dealt with all sorts of emergencies including trauma, poisoning and gunshot injuries.
July 1997 to Dec 1997 Worked as a House Physician in Civil Hospital, Karachi. Polished skills like history taking and physical examination. Actively participated in clinical decision making and communicated with the patients and attendants.
Dec 1996 to June 1997 Worked as a House Surgeon in Civil Hospital, Karachi. Pre and post operative care provision to patient along with surgical assistant in operations like appendicectomy, prostatectomy, herniorhaphy and cholecystectomy.

Member quality assurance office, college of Medicine in Al Ahsa.

We conducted initial self study for quality assurance in the college. All these activity were designed, conducted, analyzed and reported to the university.

Member Selection committee, college of Medicine in Al Ahsa.
Director of MRCGP International course (currently in progress) conducted by College of Family Medicine for participants of Membership Examination by the name MRCGP Int (South Asia), to be conducted by Royal College of General Practice UK.
Convener of Family Medicine Clinic at Integrated Medical Services (Integration of Clinics, Pharmacy and Laboratory collection unit at 8 off campus sites of AKU in the city of Karachi.
Coordinator of workshop on evidence based medicine in 2nd International Family Medicine Conference.
Convener of corporate health services (including Power Plants, oil and gas industries eg

(British petroleum Pakistan) provided by department of Family Medicine AKU

Chief Resident (department of Family Medicine).

Problem based learning sessions and Skills lab for basic clinical skills:

Facilitation of PBL sessions for 4th year medical students. Basic clinical skills like history taking and physical examination in skills lab for pre clerkship students.

FCPS Simulator Examination Session:

3 hours weekly session for Fourth year Family Medicine Residents. It is designed as a simulated Fellowship examination in Family Medicine and comprised of 20-25 single best questions and 4-5 short essay questions along with case discussion. The residents receive feedback on their performance and the result is one of the yardsticks of their evaluation.

Supervision of Core Curriculum:

This session covers core topics (once a week) of Family Medicine. A resident of Family Medicine is supposed to prepare (using current best literature), format and generate group discussion on one topic by facilitation of a faculty.

Clinical Preceptor:

Medical student and Family Medicine Residents attend outpatient clinics. They are observed and facilitated during history taking, physical examination and decision about treatment.

Tutorials for Medical Students:

This one hour tutorial for final year medical students’ is a small group teaching by discussion on case scenarios. The topic of this session is fixed for each faculty. My tutorial topic is psychiatric illness in primary care.

Mentorship of Medical Officers in Family Medicine Clinics

Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS) April 2003
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 3 March 2004

Clinical Skill Assessment June 2003

Step 2 March 1998

Step 1 October 1997
MBBS Dow Medical College Karachi November 1996

(now Dow University of Health Science)

  • 100% votes for Chief Resident Selection in 3rd year of Family Medicine Residency training.

  • Distinction in Surgery (final year MBBS examination)

  • President Talent award

(Scholarship for meritorious higher secondary school student)

  • Best Student Award in 1996


  • BMJ Learning

  1. Understanding Statistics November 2008

  2. Audit: How to do it in practice November 2008

  3. Acne: managing patients in primary care November 2008

  4. Small Group Teaching November 2008

  5. Osteoarthritis December 2008

  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome December 2008

  7. Communication skills: an up to date guide January 2009

  8. Evidence based medicine: a users' guide Mach 2009

  • Faculty Development by London Deanery

  1. Introduction to Educational Research May 2008

  2. Improve Your Lecturing May 2008

  3. How to give feedback June 2008

  4. Teaching Clinical Skills October 2008

  • DxR September 2006

(Web based software for clinical teaching)

  • Evidence based medicine conference February 2006

(To promote EBM practice in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

  • Problem based learning January 2006

(Conducted by King Faisal University for faculty of medicine)

  • Web CT November 2005

(Software focusing teaching and learning activities of students)

  • Environment and Occupational Health: March 2005

(Conducted by department of community health sciences AKU)

  • MRCGP- International Examiner’s training course: February 2005

(Conducted by Royal College of General Practitioners UK)

  • Advanced Life support Obstetrics (ALSO): October 2003

(Conducted by American Academy of Family Physicians)

  • Dissertation writing workshop: June 2002

(Conducted by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan)

  • Regional Epidemiology Training Program (RETP): August 2001

(Conducted by Department of Community Health Sciences at AKU)

  • Information Technology in collaborative environment

CONDUCTED (as facilitator)

  • Swine Flu – Limiting Current Epidemic May 2009

(For health care professionals in Al-Ahsa)

  • Evidence Based Medicine: March 2009

(Introduction of Family Medicine-Directorate of Health Affairs, Al Ahsa)

  • Problem Based Learning February 2009

(For Faculty of Medicine in College of Medicine Al-Ahsa)

  • Course Specifications February 2009

(For Faculty of Medicine in College of Medicine Al-Ahsa)

  • Formulating an answerable question by literature Search: March 2005 & 2002

(At AKU for 1st year Residents)

  • Evidence based literate search: February 2005

(In 2nd International Family Medicine Conference at AKU

for general practitioners)

  • Diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care: August 2002

(In 5 Rural areas of Pakistan by AKHSP for primary care

Physicians and health care workers)

  • Diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care: February 2002

(Master Trainers’ Workshop by AKHSP for Primary care physicians)

  • Suleman W, Iqbal R, Sultan A, Baig SM. Perception of 4th year Medical students about Problem Based Learning. (Paper submitted for Publication)

  • Khan RN, Vohra EA, Suleman W. Factors determining outcome of acute renal failure patients. J Pak Med Assoc. 2005 Dec; 55(12):526-30.

  • AKU Guidelines for treatment and prevention of snake bite in Pakistan.

  • Management of fever in Family Medicine clinic at tertiary care centre of a mega city of Pakistan. (A dissertation mandatory for eligibility of fellowship examination)

  • AKHSP Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care.


    • Introduction to MRCGP International Course

    • Exam Taking Technique for postgraduate medical doctors

    • Evidence Based Medicine

    • Field Visit for Medical students

    • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Screening and Management of complications

    • Psychosis In Primary Care

    • Depressive Disorder

    • Enuresis in children

    • Fever Without Focus

    • Health Promotion

    • General Aspect of Hepatitis B Prevention

    • Hair Loss

    • Management of Kidney Stones

    • Epilepsy in Primary care

    • Headache in General Practice.


  • Circumcision using plasty bell

  • Removal of ingrown toenail

  • Suturing and repair of superficial wound

  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy

  • Nasogastric / Endotracheal Intubation

  • Maintenance of Intravenous line for Adults and Pediatrics patients

  • Ascitic and Pleural tap

  • Lumber Puncture (both Adult and Pediatrics patient)

  • Diathermy of Warts

  • Intraarticular injection and tap

  • Soft tissue injections

  • Removal of superficial skin swellings eg lipoma, sebaceous cysts

  • Stress relaxation exercises

Owner of yahoo groups (AKUFM and AKUFMCORP).
Web page Designed for Mental Health Research Development Forum of AKU.
Power point presentations developed & formatted for National & International speakers.
Poster Presentations developed on Microsoft Office Visio.
Field site Porta cabin designed for a multinational oil and gas company.

Date of Birth: 08 December 1973
Marital Status: Married, having three daughters.
Hobbies: Novel reading and Photography.










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