The growing relationship between India and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will be marked today at an admission ceremony hosted by the College Vice President (Medical) Professor Hazel Scott.
Forty two Indian physicians, surgeons and dental professionals will be admitted to the College at the ceremony which is being held at the British Council, New Delhi. Many are travelling from outside Delhi to attend this special occasion.
Professor Scott will be accompanied by members of the College’s international team including International Associate Directors, Dr Asif Naqvi and Mr Andrew Edwards.
The ceremony today marks the long-standing connection between India and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the continued development of Indian medical education. With more than 800 Fellows and Members in India, the College has strong and proud historical links with the country.
In the past decades, the College has supported many activities in India, its first international conference was held in 1988 in Madras (then Chennai), and it has been offering examinations since the mid-1990s. The number of centres for medical, surgical and dental exams offered by the College in India has grown considerably since then, and candidates can now sit examinations in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dharwad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. The College also offers online learning opportunities which can be accessed by health professionals from anywhere in India.
The College took part in the Association of Surgeons of India conference, ASICON, in December 2016, and will be present at the national conference for Association of Physicians, APICON, in Mumbai, 26-29 January. Through these networks, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow plans to continue to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with the medical profession throughout India.
Professor Scott said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join with colleagues in India to celebrate their admission to College as a Member and Fellow. I am also looking forward to expressing personally the gratitude that College feels to our International Advisors and to those individuals who have worked over many years to support College and the standards for patient care that it champions. I look forward to future developments and increasing partnership with Members and Fellows in India.”