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PG course in emergency care

Staff Reporter

EMRI ties up with US school

VIJAYAWADA: For the first time in the country, the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), which has become popular through its ‘108’ ambulance services, is offering a unique opportunity for pursuing a two-year post-graduate course in emergency care. The course seeks to create bright careers for Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced (EMT-A), who can get Rs. 2.5 lakhs a year at the entry level.

The EMRI has entered into a tie-up with the School of Medicine of the US-based Stanford University to offer the PG programme as a two-year residential course, costing Rs. 2.11 lakhs. Scholarships will be offered to meritorious and poor students.

Eligibility

EMRI zonal integrator J.V.S. Sastry told reporters on Wednesday that students with first class in B.Sc life sciences, or B.Sc nursing, physiotherapy or equivalent course were eligible to apply for the course. There would be a written test, a personal interview and a medical fitness test. Written test and interviews would be held from June 26 at the EMRI headquarters in Secunderabad. If more students applied for the course, another centre would be opened in Vijayawada also.

Application forms could be downloaded from the website >www.emri.in/edu, or could be taken from the EMRI representatives who would be conducting a career counselling session at SRR & CVR Government College, Machavaram, from 9 a.m. on Thursday.

EMRI marketing officer Murali Mohan said that after doing the course, students would have 100 per cent placements within the EMRI, as it would be launching its operations all over the country.

The degree would have a great value, as senior clinicians and teachers from Stanford University would be directly conducting a major portion of the teaching and skill development components.

EMRI district manager Sudhakar, SRR & CVR principal V.L. Chandini Kumari, KBN College principal A.V.S. Prasada Rao and others were present.



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