Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences (PIMS) is also known as complex hospital in general people.
The Surgery house job duty structure in PIMS is as follows:
Duty starts at 8:00 am morning.
There are three surgery teams. G/S-1, G/S-2, G-S-3. Every team is divided into 4 batches.
However there are only two general surgery wards, surgical ward 5 and surgical ward 6.
Duties are divided as follows.
Day 1: OPD (and ward)
Day 2: Free day (ward day / pre-op day)
Day 3: OT + Emergency day
Every team goes through this structure twice in a week. Sunday is divided among teams for Emergency duty.
OPD and ward day
On OPD and ward day, after the round house officers carry out round orders and have option to be in OPD (not compulsory)
On OPD days the duty goes off at 2:00 pm
Free / Pre-op day
On Free day, there is no OT/ER or OPD. However pre-op is done for the patients on list for the next day as it’s operation theatre day.
On Pre op day, duty goes off at 2:00 pm.
There are almost 11 calls / batch in General Surgery in PIMS which are spread around the month.