Maharashtra University of Health Sciences to scale up SIP this year, intake up to 577 from 146 – ET HealthWorld

Nashik: The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has decided to conduct the summer internship programme for students of health science colleges affiliated with it on a larger scale this year.

MUHS has decided that the intake for the upcoming summer internship programme, which will start by May-end, will be 575 – up from last year’s 146. The number of institutes, in which the selected students will undergo their internship, will also go up from 17 to 63.

“Our first internship programme in May last year was a resounding success. Given the encouraging feedback from students and the institutes that were involved in our first internship programme, we decided to scale up the initiative this year. It will benefit a larger number of students,” MUHS Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar told TOI.

The summer internship programme was Dr Kanitkar’s brainchild as she wanted students to gain knowledge beyond the classroom. According to her, the MUHS summer internship has generated huge interest among many well-known institutes not just in Maharashtra but in other states too.

This year, institutes like Biomedical Engineering and Technology Innovation Centre and Kotia Centre for Digital Health (both under IIT-Bombay), National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in Kalyani, West Bengal, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, Maharashtra Gandhi Institute of Health Informatics, Jaipur, National AIDS Research, Pune, National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune etc. have been included in the list of centres where the students can undergo internship.

According to MUHS summer internship programme coordinator Sandeep Rathod, in this year’s programme, software firms have signed MoUs with MUHS and have agreed to offer digital content webinars. This will be a new aspect of the programme.

“Moreover the faculty members of MUHS-managed Maharashtra Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will conduct lectures and e-learning sessions,” added Rathod.

The selection criteria of students will be similar to last year. Undergraduate students, of up to third year in various disciplines like allopathy, nursing, dental, ayurveda, homeopathy, nursing etc. can apply. MUHS will select them based on their HSC results and the write-up that they have to give on the Statement of Purpose on any of the learning goals that MUHS has set.

The selected students will have to undergo an internship of 2-4 weeks in one of the institutes.

  • Published On May 7, 2023 at 07:00 PM IST

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