The education of health professionals has a direct effect on improving human resources for health in support of national priorities. Worldwide, health professions education has undergone a significant change during the latter part of the 20th and beginning of the 21stCentury. The focus has moved from a scientific and technical to include a more practical and applied approach in the context of the social responsibility of medical schools and a commitment to the integration of teaching experiences and teacher development for day to day work.
New advancements in learning methods, assessment of students, curriculum design, faculty development and the evaluation of programs for health professions education have created an imperative for capacity building among professors in health professions institutions in Pakistan.Amongst the many possible strategies to meet this need is the development of a high level of practical and applied capacity building among a sufficient number of teachers at regional health
professions institutions throughout Pakistan.
This can be achieved through Master of Health Profession Education program (MHPE) that includes advanced study and research dealing with: the development of the ability to read and apply literature from the international and national communities to local and regional situations, promotion of the capacity to develop other professors in contemporary approaches to health professions education, improvement of the conduct and organization of student assessment at all levels, and application of approaches to the rigorous evaluation of curriculum and new programs.