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Saudi council to set up Pakistani medical centres in Riyadh and Jeddah

 ISLAMABAD, December 2 (Internews): The Saudi Council for Health
 Specialties (SCHS) will establish centres of the College of Physicians
 and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) in Riyadh and Jeddah in July 2002.
 Aside from the establishment of overseas centres of the CPSP, a
 Memorandum of Understanding signed between CPSP and SCHS includes a
 clause whereby the qualifications awarded by the former - with an
 additional experience of one to three years in an accredited institution
 - will be recognised as superior to MRCP and FRCS awarded by the Royal
 Colleges of United Kingdom for the purpose of consultant appointment.
 This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that the postgraduate
 medical qualifications awarded by CPSP have been recognised overseas and
 are being considered superior to the qualifications awarded by the Royal
 Colleges of the UK in FRCS and MRCP, which have a standing for 400
 It has also been agreed that CPSP would depute its chief controller and
 deputy chief controller of examinations to establish and run the
 examination department of SCHS.
 The CPSP and the SCHS have agreed to exchange examiners in five major
 subject specialties, namely, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics
 and gynaecology, and anaesthesia. Other specialties may be included
 later on.
 Both sides have underscored the need to establish close relations and
 collaboration for the improvement of post-graduate medical education and
 In this context, CPSP will also provide facilitators from its 'WHO
 Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Educational
 Development of Health Personnel' to conduct different workshops for the
 teaching faculty of different institutions of Saudi Arabia in the field
 of medical education.
 A team of experts in medical education will visit Saudi Arabia to assist
 the Saudi Council in the establishment of the Department of Medical
 Education (DME).
 A full-time expert will be selected from the CPSP for this purpose. CPSP
 will also provide facilitators to hold workshops for trainers, if and
 when required, by the Saudi Council.
 The Saudi Council will be holding the FCPS Part-1 examination on behalf
 of CPSP in Saudi Arabia. These examinations will be held twice a year.
 The first examination is likely to be conducted in July 2002. -Internews


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