Role of Atal Medical & Research University in guiding Medical Education in its area of operation
The Atal Medical & Research University, Himachal Pradesh (AMRU) has been established by an Act; the Himachal Pradesh University of Health Sciences Act, 2017. The University has been established to create uniformity in standards of education in all streams of Health Sciences including Modern System of Medicine, Dental Sciences, Nursing, Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy etc. with a view to enhance the quality of such education and further aiming to modernize, improve and achieve the highest standards of academic excellence at all levels. AMRU is working expeditiously to accomplish the mission and vision of the University. Following areas are going to be the focus of attention of the University to establish AMRU as Centre of Excellence in Medical Education and Research.
- Cutting edge curriculum development: – Atal Medical and Research University will spearhead the development of an innovative and dynamic medical curriculum. This curriculum will be designed to incorporate the latest advancements in medical science, emerging technologies, and a holistic approach to healthcare. The university aims to prepare future healthcare professionals with a skill set that aligns with the evolving landscape of medicine.
- Advanced clinical training facilities: – Anticipating the need for practical, hands-on experience, AMRU will establish state-of-the-art partnerships with Medical Colleges and other healthcare institutions of the state. These collaborations will provide students with access to diverse clinical environments, cutting-edge medical technologies, and a comprehensive understanding of patient care ultimately leading to enhanced skill and knowledge of the students.
- Research Hub for Medical Advancements: – The university will position itself as a research hub, fostering a culture of exploration and innovation. Faculty and students at AMRU will engage in groundbreaking research projects, contributing valuable insights to medical science. The aim is to address local health challenges and pave the way for advancements in medical knowledge and practice involving modern medicine and Indian system of medicine.
- Community Centered Health Initiatives: – AMRU will actively engage with the local community through health initiatives and outreach programs. The university plans to organize health awareness campaigns, preventive care programs, and community health clinics to address the specific healthcare needs of the population it serves. This proactive approach will enhance community health and well-being of the people.
- Continuous Professionals Development Opportunities: Recognizing the importance of lifelong learning in the medical field, AMRU will establish a robust system for continuous professional development. Alumni and healthcare professionals will have access to ongoing training, workshops, and seminars ensuring they stay abreast of the latest medical advancements and best practices throughout their careers.
- Collaboration for Comprehensive Healthcare: – AMRU aims to foster strong collaborations with healthcare institutions, governmental bodies, and industry stakeholders. These partnerships will create a comprehensive healthcare ecosystem, enabling the university to contribute to and influence healthcare policy, practices, and standards in the region.
- Ethical and Professional Leadership: – The university will prioritize the cultivation of ethical and professional values in its students. AMRU envisions graduating professionals who not only possess medical expertise but also demonstrate unwavering commitment to ethical standards, integrity, and compassionate patient care.
- Advocacy for Healthcare Policies: –AMRU will actively participate in healthcare policy discussions, advocating for policies that support the well-being of both medical professionals and the community. The university’s leadership will contribute expertise to shape regulations that enhance healthcare delivery and address the evolving needs of the local population.
- Teacher’s Training: – AMRU shall play a significant role in providing teacher training through various structured programs and initiatives. This university will create a dedicated center for Teacher and Learning focused on medical education. This center can serve as a hub for teacher training programs, workshops, and resources. It will be staffed with educational specialists who are well versed in pedagogical techniques and the unique challenges of medical education in the contemporary times.
We can say, AMRU is poised to be a dynamic force in its area of operation, actively contributing to the advancement of medical education, research, and healthcare practices, thereby positively influencing the health and wellness of the community.
Prof. (Dr.) Surender Kashyap
AMRU, at Nerchowk-175008