SKIMS set to start postdoctoral fellowship programs

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Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)

SRINAGAR — Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), which is devoted to research in medical sciences besides other primary commitments to patient care, is all set to launch a Postdoctoral Superspeciality Fellowship Program as an enhanced academic activity.

This follows the acknowledgement from NBE which has granted accreditation to the institute for its established record and potential to undergo such academic pursuits because of constant endeavour of the faculty for advancing medical research and training, a statement issued to news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads.

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SKIMS will be providing two seats each in the two specialities for fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Infectious diseases. Further, SKIMS has also achieved two seats for Emergency Medicine from the current session.

Director SKIMS & EOSG, who described the accreditation as an achievement for the institute, said that this has come as an added strength to the academic structure and as an avenue to aspirants for excellence in advanced studies. He added that the shortage of advanced human resources specialists will also be addressed.

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It is pertinent to mention that SKIMS is one of the few centres in the country to have accreditation to run Superspeciality Fellowship Courses in various specialities including Minimal Access Surgery, Spine Surgery, Neuro Anaesthesia, Hand & Micro Surgery (Laparoscopy).

SKIMS has a dedicated NMC (National Medical Commission) section managed by Prof. Aijaz Ahmed Malik to facilitate the processes regarding accreditation and course recognition with National authority viz-a-viz NMC Delhi and NBE New Delhi.

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