University of Baghdad signs a memorandum of understanding with North Carolina college of medicine to exchange scientific, medical and academic expertise
The college of medicine at the university of Baghdad signed a memorandum of understanding with the NC college of medicine,USA. for exchange of scientific and medical expertise and curricula. The director of the college website informed us the this memorandum deals with joint cooperation in the area of changing the medical curricula, training instructors to use modern methods of medical education and research, as well as exchange of experiences of instructors and these two colleges. The signing of this memorandum comes after a visit made by a group of professors from the college of medicine, Baghdad university to the college of North Carolina,U.S within the program of development of teaching curricula in collaboration with IMC. This visit aims to cooperate with American universities and benefit from their curricula and their training centers for the development of medical education in Iraqi universities. The delegation attended several important meetings with key officials and professors at the university of North Carolina, including Dr. Carol Volt, dean of the college, Dr. Jolie Bairli, assistant of dean for educational affairs, Dr. Kam Anerson, assistant of dean for administrative affairs, Dr. Robert Bashford, associate of dean for student affairs, Dr. Marshall Ronge, executive dean of the college of medicine, Dr. Kurt kiliard, assistant of dean for curriculum and others. The meetings focused on the scientific and medical activities under the supervision of representatives of IMC, Michael Brennen and Dr. Randall Williams.
This is considered as the first official visit of an Iraqi delegation to North Carolina college of medicine, Chapel Hill and it is the first step to build a long-term relationship between the two universities, particularly in the areas of curriculum development for preliminary studies, medical specialties, as well as to activate student exchange program and developing of teaching faculty, thus improving the health system in Iraq. IMC has adopted this project to improve the curriculum in (23) faculties of medicine in Iraq to be in line with the global standards of reliability, so that the college of medicine at the university of Baghdad was considered as a pioneering institution in this program, so in future this college will be qualified to contribute in the development of curricula of other faculties of medicine in Iraq.