IMC partners with Kaplan Medical to offer United States Medical Licensing Examination Preparation Pathway.
29th July 2018 – International Medical Campus (IMC) the leading Medical student placement service provider in Sri Lanka representing Leading Medical Universities from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe and Asia and the only institution in Sri Lanka to offer a Pre-Medicine program of an overseas state medical university has partnered with Kaplan Medical, to offer the United States Medical Examination Licensing Preparatory course here in Sri Lanka. It is the first time in the history of Medical Education that Sri Lankan medical graduates are offered the opportunity to prepare for the USMLE examination while they are studying for their medical degree at a foreign medical university.
The Inauguration Ceremony of the USMLE was held at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS) Auditorium presided by Prof. Savchuk Maxim Mikhalievich, Vice Rector of International Affairs Vitebsk State Medical University, Prof. Bekish Vladislav Yanovich, Head of the Chair, Dept. of Biology Vitebsk State Medical University, Mr. Hareen Theivasingamany, program specialist Kaplan Medical, Dr. Gishan Sumanasiri Executive Director/CEO IMC, Dr. Dharangan Bakthaseelan, Executive Director/Director Finance IMC, DR. Inoka Perera, Dean IMC and invited guests, students and parents.
Kaplan Medical with over 40 years of experience in health sciences education is well known for the standards of excellence in preparing students for the health profession licensing exams in the United States. Kaplan Medical employs academically qualified doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists to ensure that their materials are of the highest possible quality and that their teaching is driven by the demands of the exams. By combining these expert faculty and program development resources, and by taking into account the feedback received from thousands of students, Kaplan Medical has been able to offer the best programs available to help medical students, physicians, dentists, nurses and pharmacist succeed in their exams and build promising careers in the United States medical and health care industry.
“Kaplan Medical is very excited to enter into agreement with the International Medical Campus to offer USMLE preparation program and to provide the support and opportunities to Sri Lankan Medical students who study in overseas medical universities to meet the requirements and successfully complete the US board exams to secure a future career in the field of medicine” stated Mr. Hareen Theivasingamany, Program Specialist Kaplan Medical, Test Prep.
Dr. Gishan Sumanasiri Executive Director/CEO of IMC also sharing his thoughts stated “Kaplan being the world leader in test preparation for USMLE for over 40 years we had no hesitation in entering into a partnership with them to provide opportunities for Sri Lankan youth who aspire to become doctors and especially to those who travel overseas due to lack of seats in local medical universities. With this partnership I am confident many of our foreign medical graduates will be able to successfully obtain medical practioner license in the United States”
IMC-Kaplan Medical partnership will provide a great opportunity for medical students who are studying in overseas medical universities to start their USMLE preparation from the second year onwards. Students who are studying in overseas medical universities through IMC will be awarded a special concessional rate for the USMLE preparation course fee and also an extended time frame to complete the qualifying exam during the course.
Dr. Dharangan Bakthaseelan, Executive Director/Director Finance of IMC and one of the pioneers in the Medical Placement of students to overseas universities with a career spanning over sixteen years was one of the happiest on this historical day “I studied for my medical degree in Eastern Europe a long time back to achieve my dream of becoming a medical professional as well as to realize my parent’s dream. Due to a very limited number of students being accommodated in to the Sri Lankan university system to follow medicine, during our time opportunities of this nature was never heard of and I am happy and proud, that after 16 years we as a team is able to provide global opportunities for our younger generation to achieve their dreams and practice their medical profession in North America”
International Medical Campus is located at No. 6, Rajaguru Sri Subuthi Mawatha, Colombo 6. Tel: 0773 088 840 www.imcedu.com