April 11, 2018
COIMBATORE: Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Harvard Medical School that aims to identify opportunities for joint research.
With this, Amrita Institute becomes the first in the country to ink a pact with the Harvard Medical School. The agreement paves way for active exchange programme for faculty, students from both the institutions, to conduct workshops and training to support the advancement in the field of medicine and development of specialised advanced fellowships for faculty.
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“The understanding between the two institutions will benefit medical education and research in India, especially in the field of clinical care, basic science, public health, and multidisciplinary research,” Dr. Prema Nair, who signed the agreement on behalf of Amrita Hospital, said.
Expressing happiness over the signing of the agreement, Dr. Daniel S. Talmor of Harvard Medical School lauded the work done by doctors and other staff members of Amrita Institute for their dedication and commitment in serving the people and “using it as a tool of social welfare as wished by Amma.”
The US institute will also provide facilities to Amrita Hospital for simulation training in bronchoscopy, ultra sound, and pain management. Dr. Satya Krishna and a three-member team from Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center were present on the occasion.