If your dream of becoming a qualified medical practitioner has been impeded by a lack of means and financial resources, there is a new window of opportunity opening now.
People of Indian Origin (PIO) can enrol at the Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) from September 1, 2019 and pursue their career in medicine.
Dr Chellaraj Benjamin, Dean of the University for New Zealand and Asia Pacific said that the innovative approach of the OUM would a boon to students.
“The University allows students to complete the first three years of the medical course at home with an online curriculum, following the successful completion of which, clinical rotations occur onsite in many hospitals around the world including India,” he said.
Stating that Science graduates would be eligible to apply for admission, Dr Benjamin said that OUM is a fully accredited Medical School worldwide.
“It is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian Medical Council. Students from this University are eligible to take AMC Part I and II and NZREX examination after they complete their medical course,” Dr Benjamin said.
About the University
Oceania University of Medicine is a Samoan-Chartered Medical School operated through a public-private partnership between the Government of Samoa and e-Medical Education, a Florida-based company.
The OUM curriculum is divided into two phases, namely Preclinical and Clinical, offered respectively as distance learning and hands-on learning in a clinical setting at regional teaching hospitals.
Established in 2002 by philanthropist Taffy Gould and a handful of Australian doctors, the University aims to address the problem of shortage of medical personnel in the South Pacific. Because of its remote location and to encourage students from other parts of the world to pursue medicine, the University developed an online curriculum and began to receive applications from all over the world.
The decision to welcome PIO is expected to benefit an increasing number of aspiring doctors and medical practitioners.
Further details will appear in our next issue.
Dr Chellaraj Benjamin (Picture Supplied)