Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Australian Medical Students Visit CMC

They were very impressed by the medical facilities of CMC
Ludhiana, 7th February, 2012 (Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria) 
Photo: Mr Nick and Mr Matt  with Dr HS Bedi – the Head of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery at CMC
2 medical students from the prestigious  Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney visited the Christian Medical College & Hospital , Ludhiana. They are Mr Nicholas Malouf   and Mr Matthew Watson. They were in CMC from 23rd Jan to 8th Feb 2012.
They have been in CMC & H from as part of an educational and cultural tour. They were very impressed by the medical facilities of CMC and also the warmth and friendliness of the people of the region. They attended various sessions in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and the Betty Cowan Research wing. Both are sons of doctors – Nick’s father is one of the senior most vascular surgeons in Sydney and Matt’s father is a Prof of Medicine in Sydney University. They felt that the departments here were truly amazing and on par with the West, and were quite impressed with the high level of medical education here.
Both felt that India was fascinating and vibrant country from the food to the scenic beauty. Their visit to the Harmandar Sahib was stunning and they felt a sense of peace and harmony there . However it was the hospitality and friendliness of the people that they will cherish the most . They look forward to coming back to Punjab and CMC.
Dr SM Bhatti – Principal of CMC – told that CMC was much in demand as a learning centre for young doctors from abroad. All candidates come via the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director of CMC & H – said that with the excellent infrastructure and dedicated doctors who were second to none in the world – CMC was a role model for ideal patient care and research in India.