Afghanistan Medical Council (AMC) and the Royal College Canada International (RCI) Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing Educational Collaboration

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Ottawa- August 06, 2020

A Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing Educational Collaboration was virtually signed between the Afghanistan Medical Council (AMC) and the Royal College Canada International (RCI).

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh; the Honorable Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, AMC Director General and Dr. Andrew Padmos, RCI Chief Executive Officer delivered remarks stressing the importance of effective implementation of this MoU as an important step towards long-term partnership in the area of medical education and academic exchange between the two countries. The importance of focusing on COVID-19-related priorities and urgent needs was also emphasized by the speakers.

The MoU covers important areas of cooperation including raising specialty medical education and training standards and programs in Afghanistan; supporting system-level improvements to PGME; delivering courses and exchanging experience on health care systems and medical professional development.

Other participants included Mr. Craig Ceppetelli, Executive Director, Office of International Collaboration; Dr. A. Karim Qayumi, Regional Director, RCI; Mr. Azim Wardak, Economic Counselor from the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa; Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Aman, Deputy Technical Director at AMC; Ms. Tamara Wilson, Program Manager at RCI and Mr. Irshad Amin Salarzai from AMC.


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