Working towards promoting global healthcare, as a way of ensuring sustainability within the medical sector, Vadodara based Parul University has been collaborating with distinct medical institutions and associations worldwide. Through its multi-specialty learning hospital, Parul Sevashram Hospital, the University has been engaging in a series of international medical initiatives. Serving the purpose facilitating for students and medical practitioners, platforms for both coming into the country and travelling abroad. Under such a program, Dr Rachel Weberman, a postgraduate paediatrics medicine student from University of Illinois in Chicago, USA, visited India, with her posting under the Parul University’s Medical Institute and Hospital. The two week program served a dual role by impacting both the medical academics and community healthcare.
The avenues for this program were made possible through an MoU signed between Parul University and the Indian American Medical Association earlier last year. This MoU has been vital in fostering cordial medical relations between India and the USA, with medical students and doctors from India’s Parul University and America’s Illinois University, engaging in exchange programs on various capacities. These institutions have been constantly engaged in organising research programs, practical academic programs and medical awareness initiatives for medical students, lecturers and doctors, who are committed and dedicated to make global healthcare, a living reality.
During her stay, Dr Weberman, had her posting at the University’s medical college and hospital, in the department of paediatrics, where she worked on various medical cases along with the senior doctors of Parul Sevashram Hospital. She took an active study in the various dimensions of diseases in India, and the strategic ways in-which the government was working towards its treatment and eradication. As a way of sharing with the local students, the unique elements of the American healthcare system, Dr Rachel, went on to conduct a series of lectures for the undergraduate students of Parul University. “I am grateful to be in India, being a new environment I have learnt some of the most unique forms of practical healthcare and working under the mentorship of the doctors at Parul Sevashram Hospital has also given me effective insights into healthcare for society.
She also took an active part during a hands only CPR session, where several healthcare workers from Waghodia Taluka, were given essential training in the art of self help in healthcare. Such community programs, go a long way in empowering the local communities and villages, to urgently attend to the medical needs of their fellow society members in the case of any medical emergency. “Many more of such joint exchanges under this collaboration are planned in future, which will not only focus on academics but both the organisations will also continue working towards joint research projects, especially in areas like Cardiac arrest and Perinatal Depression,” Said the University’s Medical Director, Dr Geetika M Patel.