KMU and IRNUM signs MOU for clinical training of BS Paramedical sciences students
Khyber Medical University-Institute of Paramedical Sciences (KMU-IPMS) and Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM), Peshawar have been agreed for clinical training of BS-Paramedical Sciences students at IRNUM hospital Peshawar, so as to train the future medical manpower particularly for the hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and generally for the whole country. This agreement was made in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between KMU and IRNUM in a ceremony held here at KMU vice chancellor secretariat. Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid Vice Chancellor KMU and Dr. Akif Khan Director IRNUM sign the MOU by representing their respective institutions. In order to keep the standard of quality training, the KMU-IPMS students of 5th, 6th and 8th semester will visit the IRNUM hospital for their clinical training in the nuclear medicine and radio therapy fields.
According to details the maximum duration of the MOU shall be 05 years extendable further on mutual consent of both the parties. IRNUM shall be responsible to provide a conducive environment to the students of KMU-IPMS for the clinical training program during agreed schedule. IRNUM shall nominate a focal person within the hospital for managing and facilitating the training business and faculty members and others during the clinical training program.
Clinical training of fall semester will start from first week of September and end in the last week of December however, for spring semester clinical training will start from the first week of February and end in the last week of May of every year. Clinical training will be assessed by faculty members associating in training from both the institutions. The MOU stated that KMU-IPMS shall also nominate a focal person for the coordination and to manage the training program in a proper way to produce good quality and skillful professionals.
The fees of the students for the clinical training program shall be Rs.1000/- per month per student. The duration of clinical training program will be according to the prescribed curriculum, syllabus and credit hours approved by academic council of KMU.
The MoU clarified that if the students are more than the capacity of the hospital, then 2nd shift system will be arranged with the mutual consent of both the parties. To resolve the issues created during the clinical training program a joint committee comprising of focal persons from IRNUM and KMU-IPMS will work jointly.