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Introduction
Research and Development Support Unit (R&D, SU) at Sheikh Zayed Medical College & Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan was established in November, 2008. The new department was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Abdul Karim, The Principal, Sheikh Zayed Medical College & Hospital. Training of health research forms an important part of medical education. The concepts and tools clinicians use to understand disease and treat patients are the direct product of basic and applied scientific inquiry. It is essential to inculcate critical thinking and reasoning skills and to develop a positive attitude amongst faculty members, post graduates and undergraduate medical students towards scientific research. The new trends in medical education focus on acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes rather than factual learning. New and innovative methods are being employed which stress on development of lifelong self directed learning skills. The Evidence Based Medicine and Problem Based Learning approach is gaining popularity in medical field all over the world.
 
Vision
R&D SU envisages itself of serving as a centre for Health Professionals research activities in the institution, which are comparable to national and international standards, by promoting a collaborative culture and providing efficient linkage between novices and experts at National and International level. R& D SU aims to improve the quality of patientís care, through research and development.
 
Objectives
Research, which is service based, patient driven & which can inform local decision making. Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Practice of Evidence Based medicine (EBM), Collaboration with National & International organizations, Advice on research funding, Co-ordinate research activities. Research planning & management, To help FCPS trainees with planning, executing & writing research, To establish links with Hospitals and Universities (National & International), Patients and local GPsí education, One health education week every year, Three training days for local GPs every year, Three career clinics for students and junior doctors yearly. †