Testimonial of Mr. Mansour, Student of Texila studying 3rd Year Doctor of Medicine (MD)

“I am Mansour, currently in my 3rd year of the MD – Doctor of Medicine Program with Texila American University, I decided on doing my clinical rotations in Chicago, USA by the early of 2015. Currently I am in Chicago and so far, it’s been an excellent experience. In my 5th semester, I’m learning how to apply concepts learned during basic sciences to a clinical practice “thanks for every class, professor and classmate has contributed to my rich education”. One of the best teaching hospitals in Chicago is where I am now busy learning the family medicine practice for experienced preceptors.

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All the professors and preceptors are very experienced, friendly and approachable. As I am preparing for USMLE Step 1 with one of the best USMLE Step 1 courses provider and all the professors have been very helpful in guiding me towards performing on the exam. The curriculum in the Basic Sciences was challenging and as a student with clinical rotation experience, the Introduction to Clinical Medicine provided us a platform to learn the basic fundamentals of the clinical practice.

It is possible to excel in the USMLE Step1 and Clinical Sciences by putting in the effort and dedicating your time towards your studies and the guidance of TAU’s support services in the USA helped me to plan my clinical rotations well in advance, managing time for clinical rotations and USMLE preparation is very important point, which I think it is one of the very valuable period for any Medical Student in the USA.

The students, administration, faculty and student support services of TAU were more than happy to help me in achieving my milestones. I am currently in Chicago, moving closer to realizing my goal of becoming a licensed physician in the United States and reserve my place among the best doctors who came all over the world to become American board certified.

Mohammad Ali MANSOUR
3rd Year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program
Clinical rotations in Chicago, USA

Texila University turns sod for US$20M campus – will complement Guyana’s human capital development thrust – President Ramotar

Georgetown, GINA, April 27, 2015
Investors continue to show their confidence in Guyana’s growing economy with the latest being Texila American University, which today broke ground at the construction site for its new US$20M campus at Providence, East Bank Demerara.

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President Donald Ramotar turned the sod at the site and unveiled a billboard of the architect’s design for the new campus, in the company of Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali, Founder and President of Texila, Mr. S.P Saju Bhaskar; Vice President of International Operations Mr Ashok Kumar, and Dr. Maria Declaro.

The President noted that there are two perspectives to this latest development project, as “We can see it as a new type of tourism; education tourism that is important for the economy and an investment in our country which once again demonstrates the confidence that investors have reposed in our country over the past years, and we have attracted quite a lot of local and foreign investors so that our country can move forward.”

Texila University started in Guyana four years ago with seven students, and today has about 435 from several countries, including Guyanese. It has an academic staff of about 100.

The President said that the project, which is expected to be completed within a year’s time, will complement Guyana’s human capital development thrust, which is critical to taking the country from a developing to developed country status.

“This project itself is particularly pleasing to me since we in the PPP/C, we strongly believe that the important factor for development is the quality of people we have, and in that regard education plays a very important role, and Texila University will not only be brining students from abroad, they have also local students that are here and will come to study in the future and that is extremely important for us because it will help us to lift our standard and make more accessible, possibilities of education for our young people and our people at large.”

President Donald Ramotar addressing the gathering at the sod turning ceremony for Texila University’s US$20M campus

The President said that universities such as Texila’s would further support Government’s drive to deliver highly specialised and higher quality of health services, such as those that will be provided by the Speciality Hospital that a new PPPC Government plans to build.

“That would be another investment that the government would be putting in that will create another form of tourism, health tourism,” the President. Health tourism plays a big role in India’s development and would augur well for Guyana, he added.

“We believe that it will offer us a possibly to deliver world class services to our people to give them access to services that they could not afford or cannot afford now and to help them to live even longer. Over the years we have extended life expectancy in the period of the PPP/C Government from about 58 years to now close to 70 years, and as we go forward, I expect that age will rise and the need for such a university will become even greater and this campus will play important role in helping us to train our own Guyanese to man many of these areas,” the Head of State said.

President Donald Ramotar takes a look at the artist’s impression of Texila University’s new campus which is to be constructed at Providence, East Bank Demerara

He committed his Government’s support to guarantee the project’s successful completion, “to ensure rapid development so that we can be known right across the world as a country that is very very strong in producing quality students that can be trusted with their work…”

Minister Ali also noted that the project will have tremendous benefits for Guyana, as educational tourism has shown to be successful in many countries, such as Grenada with the St. George’s Medical University. He explained that there are economic benefits to gain, as well for Guyana because of the spending power of foreign students. He noted that Government is negotiating with three other similar institutions to establish a presence in Guyana.

“In a small population like ours we have to find innovative ways of creating the avenues to attract higher demand for what we produce, and that is why I think this university will bring tremendous benefits to us”.

President Donald Ramotar, Minister of Tourism Industry and Commerce Irfaan Ali, and Texila University’s Officials stand by the mounted artist’s impression of the university’s new campus which is to be built at Providence, East Bank Demerara

He also noted that the new facility is being situated in a well thought out plan of urban spread along the East Bank corridor that will be linked to the East Coast corridor.

“Where this facility is located you will see on the left hand side the Qualfon campus that will employ 6000 Guyanese when in full operation, on the right hand side nursing homes to international standards being constructed, you would see a modern mall on the entrance to this road. You will see communities structured among middle income homes, low income homes and lower middle income home and why is this important? It is important so that the lower middle income family can benefit from the equity value that the higher earning family and the gated community bring to the development spread in the area. This means that the asset value of a low income family immediately moves up from $100,000- the cost of the land, to $4-5 million. So we are empowering people and improving their asset base and this gives them greater access to liquidity.”

The minister noted that this is in addition to the ICT Park that will make Guyana the most important player in this area in this part of the world. “I believe strongly that educational tourism will play an integral part in our tourism product,” he said. There is need to prepare for this global change in the legislative arena, he added.

Established in Guyana in 2010, Texila American University (TAU) offers programmes in its campus for pre-medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dentistry and Bachelors in Nursing. It offers clinical rotation for its medical students in the United States, Philippines and Guyana.

Texila American University Limited, Hong Kong based, in Partnership with University of Central Nicaragua (UCN) trains over 1600 plus students from more than 60 countries.

Once completed, the University’s President  Saju Bhaskar said that it will be among the top five medical schools in the Caribbean. He noted that the university is committed to Guyana and plans to build a 100-bed hospital to serve Guyanese.

Source : http://www.gina.gov.gy/home/index.php/home/all-news/item/2232-texila-university-turns-sod-for-us-20m-campus-will-complement-guyana-s-human-capital-development-thrust-president-ramotar

Texila American University (TAU) participates in the International Universities Networking Conference (IUNC)

Texila American University (TAU) participates in the International Universities Networking Conference (IUNC) 2015. The main thrust of the conference is devoted to Internationalizing Higher Education (IHE).

The conference will be held from April 19th – 20th, 2015 in Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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The Conference program includes:

  • Open sessions and seminars on various topics about:

                    1.  Trends of international education
                    2. Effective ways of cooperation between universities
                    3. Recruitment technologies

  • State scholarship programs
  • Pre-scheduled meetings (up to 30 meetings)
  • Campus tour to prospective partner universities
  • Networking activities

Texila Health Corps activities in Lusignan Health Center

Texila American University Doctor of Medicine Students had participated in the community based activities in Lusignan Health center, Guyana.

It was the first-hand learning exposure to vaccinations in their medical schooling to enhance education and preparation for the future.  It was one of the great ways of learning the “meet of medical practice and skills” and would be the lifelong learning achievements in this university.

Following are the exciting pictures of our medical students Lusignan Health center:

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TAU – On spot Admission Program in Ghana

Texila American University with its immense quality in education worldwide organized an On Spot Admission Event on Ghana.

TAU offers Medicine, Nursing, Associate Degree and several Distance  and online health science programs with a high level of professionalism and exactness.

Venue

Bojo Beach Road, Opposite UBI Filling Station,
Aplaku, Accra off the Accra – kasoa Road, Old Barrier,
Address: P.O. Box OD 846, Accra.
Email : rm.wa@tau.edu.gy
Whatsapp : +91 9952820034
Skype: rm.westafrica
Kindly register here to schedule the appointment for direct counseling http://www.tauedu.org/apply-online.html

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Study MBBS / BSMD at TAU

Texila American University renders a highly focused Doctor of Medicine program for the students who have completed their schooling education at most affordable fees.

TAU’s approach to College of Medicine provides students with an opportunity to learn in some of the best and known hospitals in the world. During the clinical rotations, we pinpoint the responsibility, ability and tenderness as crucial facets in the development of professional excellence.

For More details please register here http://www.tauedu.org/apply-online.html

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World Autism Awareness Day: Caring for a child with ASD


Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the normal brain’s function. The condition makes a person hard to communicate with and relate to other people.

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The disease is part of the autism spectrum and therefore is sometimes referred to as an autism spectrum disorder, or an ASD. It is believed that symptoms occur in the first two years of an individual’s life and the condition remains with the person for his/her whole life.

The disease affects children of all races, both boys and girls in all geographic regions, and is on the rise. In India, it is said that about 10 million people have been affected with autism.

In order to create awareness about the disease, World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April every year since 2008. Since then, the Autism Day has been celebrated with specific fundraising and awareness-raising events every year.

Causes

It is not known what causes autism, however, many researchers believe genetics is 90% responsible of the risk of a child getting autism. Some cases are linked to chemical exposure during pregnancy.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include – impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviour. Symptoms and severity may also differ for each child in each of the affected areas.

Also, parents often observe that their child with autism avoids eye contact with others and prefers to play alone. It is found that majority of the children with autism have below-normal intelligence, and teenagers with the condition often suffer from depression and anxiety.

Also, some of the autistic kids develop seizure disorder like epilepsy as they enter their teens. Parents should seek timely medical help if their child develops symptoms similar to ASD. While the symptoms related to autism can also be linked with other developmental disorder, early treatment can make a big difference.

Coping and support

  • For parents, caring for a child with autism can be physically, emotionally challenging.
  • But, it is important for parents to learn about the disorder as this will help them better understand their child.
  • Talking to other families of children with ASD may provide useful tips and advice in caring for an autistic kid.
  • Also, apart for medical care, parents should keep themselves updated with latest technologies and therapies.

Prevention

Autism cannot be cured, but it can be treated and children can improve their language and social skills.

Since some cases are linked to chemical exposure during pregnancy, it is recommended to avoid alcoholic beverages, drugs during pregnancy. Also, getting immunized against German measles (rubella) prior to pregnancy can prevent rubella-associated autism.

Source: Zee news