Dr. Samia Kazmi, Resident Internal Medicine, Indus Hospital, Karachi, won the Research Award 2022 at the third Annual Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM) Conference held in Karachi from May 6-8, 2022. Out of the 122 entries nationwide from the most reputed organizations, Dr. Samia was awarded first place in the Budding Pyhsicians’ category with a unanimous decision from the jury.
Individually and principally authored by Dr. Samia, the two research papers covered the following topics: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of ESRD patients infected with COVID-19; and Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Palliative Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Retrospective Analysis. The latter led IHHN to officiate the outpatient adult palliative clinic to determine the growing need for palliative patients in Pakistan’s health sector.
Acknowledging the contributors to the paper – Dr. Salman Imtiaz, Senior Consultant and Head of Department, Nephrology, IHHN, for the first paper and for the second paper, Dr. Muhammad Yasir, Internal Medicine, IHHN, and Dr. Junaid Patel, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, IHHN, for their encouragement and guidance that enabled her to conduct novel research and present an abstract that led her to win first prize at the event.
“I strongly urge all residents to think beyond the norm and put their ideas forward. Be individuals that you are all meant to be.” Said Dr. Samia as she accepted the award.
The Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) fosters an environment that inspires and encourages residents to think outside the box and apply themselves in service to the health sector in Pakistan. IHHN regularly hosts events and activities that challenge residents and provides them unique opportunities to further themselves into becoming the next leaders in the healthcare sector of Pakistan.
IHHN’s model of excellence is reflected in its residents’ success and is fully committed to ensuring that all residents receive equal opportunities to achieve their goals