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FCPS / FRCPath Mock Examination Course (Histopathology)

FCPS / FRCPath Mock Examination Course (Histopathology) was held at FUMC on 18 & 19 May 2022 as part of CPD/CME activity in Foundation University Islamabad. It was accredited for 06 credit hours (Duration 18 hours).

The Mock Examination Course was organized by Professor Brig (R) Tariq Sarfraz, SI (M), Consultant Histopathologist & Head of Pathology Department, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad.  

The organizing committee included Prof Brig (R) Dr. Tariq Sarfraz, Col Jawwad Anis Khan (Rets), Dr. Yasmin Wahid, Dr. Saba Aneeqa (Focal person), Dr Rehana Ramzan, Dr Ghazala Rustam, Dr Shabana Abbass and Dr Malghalara Khattak.  

The course was attended by a total number of 45 candidates, including 35 post graduate trainees and 10 consultants. The participants were from different cities of the country, including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Quetta and Karachi.  

The Mock Examination Course addressed all the contents of FCPS and FRCPath (Histopathology) Examinations, including Histopathology, Cytopathology, Long cases, Frozen sections, Gross specimens and OSPEs.

On the first day of Mock Examination Course (18 May 2022), in the morning session, the participants were given 30 histopathology cases to see, make their diagnoses and report writing. Microscopes were provided to all the participants. In the afternoon session, the participants were provided with 15 Cytopathology cases, 05 Long cases, 05 Frozen sections and 05 Gross specimens. In the evening session, vivas of Frozen sections and Gross specimens were conducted by the consultant histopathologists.

On the second day (19 May 2022), discussion on all cases was done by the Professor Brig (R) Tariq Sarfraz, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Pathology Department. In the morning session, the approach to FCPS / FRCPath Examination was discussed by Professor Brig (R) Tariq Sarfraz, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Pathology Department and what the Examiners are looking for was also highlighted. After this introductory lecture, discussion on Histopathology cases and long cases was done by Professor Brig (R) Tariq Sarfraz, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Pathology Department. After a short tea break, Cytopathology cases were discussed along with approach to Cytopathology. After lunch, discussion on Frozen sections and Gross Specimens was done along with the approach to handle them, by Brig (R) Tariq Sarfraz, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Pathology Department.

At the end of the course, the candidates were awarded with the CPD Certificates for this academic activity. Everyone appreciated the efforts of Pathology department in conducting a very well organized Mock Examination Course and providing a full dress rehearsal to the candidates before appearing in actual examination.       

The day ended with lots of positive energy, the enthusiasm of gaining more knowledge, working harder and with the prayers that Allah Almighty makes us more wise and beneficial for our patients. The participants really liked this academic activity and their feedback was very positive and encouraging for the department.

Pathology Department is extremely grateful to Director FUSH and the administration staff for providing full support and facilitating this academic event.  


The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).