The College of Medical Sciences at The College of the West Indies, Mona Campus, just lately signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Novamed Inc., to collaborate on the event of a complete and environment friendly studying ecosystem for the College to drive improved outcomes for college students.
It’s going to tackle curriculum overview and take a look at new methods for scholar engagement and growth.
NovaMed is an organization that drives healthcare enterprise and innovation, based by Dr David Walcott, a Rhodes Scholar and First Class Honors Diploma graduate of the MBBS Class of 2010.
Dean of the College, Dr Tomlin Paul, expressed his delight to have this academic-industry partnership with an organization run by one of many school’s graduates. This he added, matches inside the FMS’ technique to advertise alumni engagement and on the similar time to have interaction the non-public sector within the school’s operations.
Dr Paul additionally highlighted that the collaboration will see the college engaged on methods to enhance the efficiency of scholars in the US Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) which is considerably necessary for the strategic development of the medical coaching programme.
Broader post-medical faculty alternatives, enhancement of collaborative studying throughout well being career programmes and an enchancment in The UWI’s means to fulfill the necessities of the US Title IV, Increased Training Act are among the many advantages to be derived from this partnership.
Dr Walcott alongside along with his enterprise companion, Kirk Anthony Hamilton, expressed delight on the alternative.
He stated this partnership will likely be helpful in contributing to the longstanding legacy of coaching medical college students of The College of the West Indies as a beacon of progress and “are each comfortable to see and help the evolution of the regional medical academic system of their mandate to fulfill the well being care wants of the general public and to perform in rising modes of well being care supply”.
Novamed has additionally partnered with The UWI by means of supporting analysis achieved by the establishment to enhance COVID-19 testing efforts on the College Hospital of the West Indies by means of pool-testing.
As a gesture of goodwill and initiation of the collaboration, Novamed donated 2,000 masks to help private protecting gear (PPE) protection for college students of the medical sciences school and decide to offering continued help in response to the pandemic.