Healthcare Systems Management - HCSM
Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry
College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan
I am pleased to welcome you to the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, for Membership Program (MCPS) in Health Care Systems Management (HCSM).The purpose of this program is to equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes leading to the development of competencies required for professional management needed for improving the health care systems in Pakistan.
Pakistan is a developing country with limited resources and uncontrolled population. There is a shortage of well qualified and trained personnel who could effectively manage resources and facilitate evidence-based decisions to improve the overall health status of the country.
CPSP is the first institution which recognized and introduced a one-year diploma program in 2004 and has produced more than 150 mid-level health managers. However, the need for a more comprehensive program for higher tiers of health administration and academics has grown over the past few years. CPSP has therefore decided to upgrade its program to the college membership level (MCPS-HCSM) with an extended duration of two years, including additional courses and a research project.
I am sure that this program will go a long way in producing duly qualified leaders and managers who would bring about a qualitative improvement in the healthcare delivery system in the country.
I once again welcome you to the College and wish you all the best in your endeavors.