International American University (IAU) and Maastricht University (UM) recently signed an agreement to establish their partnership and strengthen their dedication to educating future medical professionals.
Signed in early December, the agreement is designed to admit up to 10 students a year into UM’s Health Professional/Medical Education Master’s and Ph.D. program. The agreement also allows for a number of UM students to be admitted to IAU’s Doctor of Medicine program.
A pioneer in its field UM has consistently ranked high as a leading medical education institution through its problem-based learning approach. UM views problem-based learning as a way of exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. Students taking part in the program will have the opportunity to gain real world experience as they gain understanding of the world’s different social, cultural and economic differences.
“Around 60 percent of IAU students come from outside the U.S. This agreement not only allows for unique learning opportunities, but its paves the way for our students to hone this knowledge and become international leaders and developers of medical education within their own home countries,” said Mr. Manmadhan Nair, president of IAU. “These students will help med schools and teaching hospitals build and develop programs that match U.S. standards.”
This agreement represents IAU’s mission to provide students with a vibrant health science learning community to foster education, creating the framework for future collaborations.
“IAU is dedicated to being the premier provider of medical education in the region. However, with the potential for future collaborations such as this agreement, its opens the door for IAU to educate those from around the globe who truly want to become academic leaders,” said Daniyal Saud, director of enrollment planning.
Those eligible will be able to obtain tangible skills vital to their professional careers, during the MD or Ph.D. program. Qualified students will able to cover the program’s tuition at a fraction of the cost, through UM’s participation in federal student loan programs.
“By having these loan programs available, we are helping to produce a generation of doctors to be the forefront of academic learning,” Nair said. We are helping to create better, more qualified teachers and medical professionals.”