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Coimbatore hospital to train US docs

Washington Univ signs an MoU with a city-based hospital to give training in hand and reconstructive microsurgery.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 13:19 IST

Washington University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with city-based Ganga Medical Centre and Hospitals for provide training in hand and reconstructive microsurgery to American doctors.

Under the agreement, the American doctors would undergo supervised training and would be exposed to clinical and didactic experience in advanced hand and reconstructive microsurgery, including replantation surgery.

Dr S Raja Sabhapathy, Director and Head, plastic, hand and reconstructive micro surgery department of Ganga hospital, would assume educational and supervisory responsibility for training, recognised by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education and Residency Review Committee.

"This is the first time an American University is entering into an agreement with an Indian hospital for training their post graduates in hand and micro surgery," Sabapathy claimed in a release on Friday.

Saying that trainees could learn basic techniques involved in joining the tiny arteries and veins in the microsurgery training laboratory in the hospital, he said under the agreement there would be regular flow of American doctors in future, to get trained in the hospital.

The agreement was signed by Dr Larry J Shapiro, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Dean of WU and Sabhapathy.