HYMS and the University of York have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CMC Vellore
, one of India's most prestigious medical schools and medical research centres.
We are delighted that 5 HYMS students are currently on elective placements in Vellore. We hope that these placements will be the first of many. We will bring you regular news of their elective throughout this period.
Equally exciting is that the Royal College of General Practitioners
(Humberside Faculty) have agreed to fund bursaries for two students from India to cover their travel, living and subsistence expenses. Additional funding will be sought for Faculty exchanges. More details to follow.
Research links and funding for international research collaborations are also being sought, most likely in the fields of primary care, public health and into educational initiatives to develop health care in each area.
Our links with Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML)
continue to grow. HYMS and the Centre for Education Development benefited hugely from Maastricht's input into our curriculum review and MBBS last year, culminating with specific visits to share expertise on student engagement and assessment.
Professor Ton de Goeij, previous Director of the Maastricht Bachelor Programme, continues his Visiting Professorship in 2014/15 and hopes to help continue the international expertise of himself and his colleagues.
Research funding for work on student engagement in education is planned, as are plans for exchanging ideas on quality assurance of programmes and areas of mutual interest, such as problem based learning, technology enhanced learning and community based education.
We are delighted that Stephanie Meeuwissen, a Year 4 Maastricht student currently with us in HYMS for her medical elective.
Both Maastricht University and University of York are members of the World University Network
, encouraging international links and Faculty exchanges.