Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital Partners with Kaplan USA to Elevate Medical Education

Puducherry, August 18, 2023 – Sri ManakulaVinayagar Medical College and Hospital (SMVMCH) is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Kaplan USA, a renowned international teaching and training institution. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Thiru.M.Dhanasekaran, Chairman and Managing Director of SMVMCH, and Dr.TenzinJamyang, Global Director of Kaplan, USA, marking a significant milestone in medical education.

The MOU signing ceremony took place today, underscoring the commitment of both institutions to advance medical education and provide exceptional opportunities for aspiring doctors. In the presence of Mr. AbishekBavadhankar Kaplan, Indian Head, and Dr. K. Narayanasamy Secretary, Er. D.Rajarajan Treasurer, Dr. D. Rajagovindan Director, Dr. R.N. Kagne Deputy Director& Dean, Dr.K. Karthikeyan Dean (Academic), Dr. G. Kalaiselvan Dean (Research), Dr. M. Pragash Medical Superintendent, Dr. S. Girija Deputy Medical Superintendent (Medical), Dr.M. Jayasree Deputy Medical Superintendent (Surgical), Dr. K. Soundariya Coordinator, Mr. Dhakshinamoorthy (Registrar) of Medical education unit of SMVMCH, the collaboration was formalized, heralding a new era in medical training.

This landmark partnership signifies SMVMCH’s unwavering dedication to fostering excellence in medical education. Kaplan USA, a pioneer in training international students for application-based examinations, including the NExT (National Exit Test), brings its 83 years of expertise to support SMVMCH students in achieving academic success. The NExT examination, which has now become a prerequisite for medical registration, shares similarities with international examination patterns, making Kaplan’s training particularly valuable.

Starting from the academic year 2023-2024, Kaplan USA will offer comprehensive training to SMVMCH students, empowering them to excel in the NExT examination and beyond. The collaboration opens avenues for students to not only succeed in domestic examinations but also to pursue international opportunities. Kaplan’s training program will prepare students for various international board examinations, notably the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), broadening their horizons and paving the way for a global medical career.

Thiru. M. Dhanasekaran, Chairman and Managing Director of SMVMCH, envisions this partnership as a transformative step towards providing holistic education and preparing students for the evolving landscape of medical practice. By merging SMVMCH’s dedication with Kaplan’s proven track record, this collaboration aims to create a generation of well-prepared and globally competitive medical professionals.

As the journey begins, both SMVMCH and Kaplan USA stand united in their mission to shape the future of medical education. Through this dynamic partnership, they aim to instill confidence, knowledge, and expertise in SMVMCH students, ensuring they emerge as leaders and contributors to the medical field on a global scale.