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ISN-ANIO India Committee develops a Clinical Renal Pathology Certificate Program

ISN is partnering with ANIO (American Nephrologists of Indian Origin) and other nephrologists of the Indian diaspora to develop projects which will help to create step changes in Indian nephrology through training, education, and capacity building.

Recognizing the pressing need for more expertise in renal pathology in India, the ISN-ANIO India Committee’s first project was to develop a ‘blended learning program’ for renal pathology. Entirely funded through a generous personal donation from Mr. Devangbhai Patel, this one-year program blends learning through the web – both pre-recorded lectures and on-line discussion – with face-to-face teaching. Successful participants receive a “certificate of program completion”.

The 12-month program started in October 2012 with 30 students, pathologists and nephrologists in India, who were selected from many applicants.  Each student has access to 40 pre-recorded lectures (and completes a test after each lecture) and takes part in 12 monthly online discussions as well as attending two 3-day workshops held in India.

The course has been a great success and will be held again commencing in 2014. There are plans   to make the course available in other parts of the developing world in the near future.

ISN –ANIO India Committee co-chair, Ajay Singh (Harvard, USA), with his steering committee, takes great credit for his determined personal effort in taking this project so quickly from vision to execution.

For further information on the ISN-ANIO India Committee, CLICK HERE.

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