Gleneagles Global Health City to host the prestigious Royal College Examination for Pediatrics & Child Health

30-Jan-2017

Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health examination to be held in Chennai on the 29th and 30th of January 2017

Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospital, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, teamed up with the Kanchi Kamakodi CHILDS Trust Hospital, to host the membership examination to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), London. Gleneagles Global Hospital will be the only center to host the Membership examination for the Royal Collage of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH)in Tamil Naduand would not only serve as a center for Indians, but also for candidates from neighboring countries. The MRCPCH examination at the Gleneagles Global Health City,

Perumbakkam, will be held on the 29th and 30th of January. This is the second time Gleneagles Global Health City is conducting the MRCPHC examination and a team of senior pediatricians from various institutes in the United Kingdom will be travelling to Chennai to conduct the examination.

The MRCPCH exam is usually taken during the period of basic specialist training, which in the UK normally lasts for two to three years. The MRCPCH consists of couple of written exams and finally a clinical exam. Successful completion of MRCPCH exam is mandatory to pursue higher specialist training in the field of pediatrics and child health in United Kingdom.

“MRCPCH degree is recognized as basic need to practice pediatrics in many countries including the Middle East,”Dr S Balasubramanian, Head of Pediatrics at KanchiKamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital said“Possessingthe MRCPCH qualification makes it easy for Pediatricians who wish to have higher specialist training abroadget placements,” he added.

Dr Naresh P Shanmugam, Director of Institute of Advanced pediatrics at Gleneagles Global Health City, said “Six senior pediatricians from United kingdom along with a six member team from India will conduct the MRCPCH clinical exam. Many candidates from neighboring countries will benefit from the MRCPCH exam being held at our facility. While seven facilities across India serve as examination centers, Gleneagles Global Health City will be the only center in Tamil Nadu to host the MRCPCH exam. It is a great honour to be associated with both the RCPCH and KanchiKamakodi CHILDS Trust Hospital.”

Dr Arvind Shah, Principle regional examiner for South Asia and a Pediatric Consultant in London,said “MRCPCHclinical exam, assesses candidates fairly in difficult areas including clinical and communication skills. This exam would enhance the skill of pediatricians to provide best care for children and young peopleand also gives the opportunity to lots of Indian trainee doctors to acquire this valuable qualification on their merits.Indian doctors used to travel to the U.K. to take up the examination, but now Royal College of Pediatrics& Child Health, UK gives the Degree of MRCPCH in India to all the successful candidates”

Dr Ramesh Mehta, Strategic Advisor to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a consultant Paediatrician at Bedford Hospital, UK,said "We are grateful to Gleneagles Global Hospital for hosting this highly prestigious International exam. It gives an opportunity to thousands of medical graduates who are unable to get a PG seat to acquire a highly desirable PG qualification in India"

About Gleneagles Global Health City:

The sprawling, 21-acre facility in Perrumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With over 1000-beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is one of the best for advanced healthcare in India. The hospital offers the end-to-end

spectrum of advanced healthcare facilities as well as excellent facilities for research and advanced education. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking liver, heart, lung and kidney procedures.

Accredited and recognized by several international and national level accrediting agencies, it is a healthcare destination of choice for both people in India and worldwide. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this Global Hospital facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.

About Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Patai Enterprise:

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is part of Parkway Pantai, a fully owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A pioneer in kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as a destination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. We are committed to further our aspiration of making quality health care more accessible to all.

 

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