Institutional Performance and Progress at Rawalpindi Medical College & Its Allied Hospitals 2014-16- A SWOT Analysis
Background: A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats) analysis of institutional
performance and progress at Rawalpindi Medical
College and its Allied Hospitals during period of
2014-16 was conducted.
Methods: This cross sectional study using mixed
quantitative and qualitative approach was conducted
at Rawalpindi in December 2016 at Rawalpindi
Medical College and Rawalpindi Medical College
(RMC) and its three Allied Hospitals Data was
collected through observation of all available
administrative records and also through 30 in depth
interviews and 4 Focus group discussions with
senior administrative staff members, senior faculty
staff members, Post Graduate Trainees of various
specialties, nurses and paramedics, inpatients and
undergraduates of RMC were carried out.
Results: The salient features of progress at RMC &
Allied hospitals were provision of new advanced
diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, induction of
new personnel, initiation of new specialties,
commencement of various programs for faculty, post
graduate training and academic and extracurricular
programs for undergraduates of RMC. Renovation of
various buildings at RMC & Allied hospitals also
took place while Research capacity was enhanced
swiftly. Weaknesses in various areas were also
identified in addition to all potential opportunities
Conclusion: The performance and progress at
RMC and Allied hospital during period 2014-16
remained significant with few weaknesses too, by
overcoming which, it can further strive for
unparalleled quality in medical education.
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