4 th Convocation Ceremony @ Texila American University

“Convocation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning – an ending of the good campus life and the beginning of a new life with more responsibility; it’s the warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future”.

With happy faces all over the campus, Texila American University will be a place of delight during the 4th Convocation Ceremony to be held on 16th December 2017 at the Campus.

His Excellency, V. Moses Nagamootoo, the Honourable Prime Minister of Guyana will be the Chief Guest of the Convocation ceremony who will deliver the convocation address and will also felicitate the young achievers passing out from the institute.

The event will witness the achievements of the graduands – years of efforts and hard works that lead to their accomplishments of finally earing the salutation “DOCTOR”. Dr. A. Anand, the Vice Chancellor of Texila American University will preside over the function in the presence of dignitaries from the Government and Private Sector.

A total of 110 graduating students of TAU will receive their medical degrees at the convocation.

The event will begin with the Academic Procession followed by the National Anthem, Invocation, Opening of Convocation, Vice Chancellor’s Report, Award of Degrees, Singing of the Scroll, Presentation of the Meritorious Awards & Medals, Pledge by Graduates, Presidential Remarks, Chief Guest Address, Academic Procession Leaves the Dais, Photography and finally the event will be concluded with the Dinner session.

The 4th Convocation Ceremony can be witnessed live on YouTube.

Date: 16th December 2017
Time: 3:30 PM to 7:00PM EST

Simply click the link below from your computer, mobile device  to watch it LIVE

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Here is a glimpse of the previous Convocation ceremonies hosted by TAU: 

 

TAKE THE TIME TO TRAIN YOUR MIND FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Relieved after Board Exams?
Anxious of the Exam Results?
Confused of What NEXT?

Usually, students are unaware of the fact that high school is the crucial stage of building a career. They take the decision with puzzled and ambiguous mind and end up selecting a wrong stream thereby opening the door to worst consequences in the long-term career prospects.

Selecting the right stream has a long-lasting influence on a student’s future. It has been often observed student start hating their subject after some time or quit their subject midway or start feeling frustrated about the wrong move or decision.

The decision they once took out of peer pressure or parental pressure or due to lack of knowledge now becomes the burden of their life. Hence, it is very important for any student to choose the stream carefully for better career prospects in future.

How to choose the right stream for your dream career

Choosing the right stream after High School or ‘O’ level remains one of the toughest decisions in one’s career. Your scores or marks are, of course, a reflection of your capabilities, but they should not be the sole reason for choosing a stream.

Let’s try and understand some of the critical factors that would help you achieve your dream career goal

Self-awareness:

  • The first stage of choosing the right stream is self-awareness
  • Identify your interest and understand your aptitudes and skills
  • Analyse and take a decision

Example scenario:

Do I really like maths? (To identify the interest)
Am I good at maths? (To judge the skills)
Can I be good in maths if I get all coaching and guidance? (To understand the aptitude, i.e. ability to reach the required skill)


A SUCCESSFUL CAREER = INTEREST + SKILL + APTITUDE

Here is the Simple Formula for a Successful Career – Explained by Google CEO Mr.Sundar Pichai based on his real-life experience

Discussion with your seniors/parents/teachers:

  • Sometimes students take wrong decisions due to lack of knowledge. So, guidance from experts and experienced people always matters.
  • A healthy discussion with parents and conveying about own real happiness should not be missed out during this phase.

Decision making and taking action:

  • Final stage of selecting a stream
  • Choosing the correct stream makes a substantial improvement in one’s career path hence get suggestions from people
  • There is no good and bad stream and a lot of opportunities are there in every field. One just needs to put all his/her efforts to make a successful career.

Enjoyed reading this article? Now you should be ready to choose your right stream for your dream career, aren’t you?

Lets Find Out

A Doctoral Degree in Public Health?

Know Your Facts

PhDs are a big investment of a student’s time, efforts and money. Numerous universities are offering online distance course in doctoral programs to create professionals who would make a difference in the world communities. It is therefore prudent to learn about the field of their study before making any decision. Let’s learn about the Doctoral Degree in Public Health to help students scrutinize their career options carefully.

Why a PhD in Public Health?

PhD in Public Health Degree is an advanced study in the field of public health, which prepares professionals in handling the administration, teaching, research or practice abilities as well as in advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities where it may be required. The professionals in this field are responsible for identifying health trends, collecting its data to ensure people are educated about the risks of unhealthy living conditions and diseases borne out of it. They are entrusted with the task of improving the health of communities, illness prevention and advocating the cause of good health.

Career Options

The Doctoral of Public Health Degree holders choose their dissertation topics based on the field of their interest in which they wish to embark their careers. Students have the following options to go for a career.

    • Health policy analysts – Conduct research and analyze the situation of health in an area. They assess the health policies of a government and advise them to design laws that could prove beneficial to making health benefits accessible for all.
    • Epidemiologists– They study the outbreak of diseases in a population and suggest remedies to cure the affected and prevent its future outbreaks.
    • Public Health Educators – They work to create awareness among communities about health risks or teach the next generation of leaders who will substantially bring a change in the public health.
    • Biostatisticians– They collect data and utilize it to analyze instances of health issues like diabetes, cancer and the outbreak of other serious diseases in communities. Their research findings are converted into statistical tables for the help of other professionals.

Following is a detailed analysis of the career options and other details. Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); **PayScale.com

Alternative Careers

Environmental Scientist: Use their knowledge to protect human health and environment. They responsible for the collection of data, plan development, and sharing the information achieved with the government, business or the public. They work with the state or government, but can also be independent consultants.

Healthcare Administrator: A Healthcare Administrator is employed in the hospitals, nursing homes or clinics as they support the physicians in coordinating the health issues reported Social Worker.

Research and Academia: They dedicate their life to research about the raging issues of bioterrorism, vaccines, healthcare outcomes, mental health and social behavior. They constantly search for answers to the epidemic that is ensuing in the public life.

Dr.Eric Gyamfi has changed his career with a Doctoral degree in Public Health from Texila American University

You Want to be Featured?

Is Pharmacy best for me?

It is true in every sense. You can take heart from the fact that in the Mckinsey report it has been mentioned that there is a wealth of opportunity for pharmacy in Africa.
In fact, Africa has been touted as the continent of opportunity for pharma.

 

There are many factors support this fact. On one side the urbanization has expanded phenomenally and there is a massive increase in population, on the other side the capacity of people spending on healthcare is increasing in leaps and bounds. Added to these factors, there is a significant improvement in logistics infrastructure.

One another very important factor is – there is substantial increase in healthcare capacity in Africa. The metrics says that between 2005 and 2012, seventy thousand new hospital beds, sixteen thousand doctors, and sixty thousand nurses have been added to healthcare capacity. (Courtesy: Mckinsey report).

Pharmacy aspirants have umpteen opportunities

The scope for pharmacy aspirants is surging upwards in tandem with the increase in healthcare capacity and the penetration of pharma across Africa. Opportunities are aplenty for the ones who really wish to get into pharma sector. The avenues are really unlimited.

See the list below to know where you can work as a pharmacist:

  • Government agencies
  • Compounding pharmacy
  • Community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Industrial pharmacy
  • Consulting pharmacy
  • Ambulatorycare pharmacy
  • Regulatory pharmacy
  • Home care pharmacy

When it comes to what type of career option you can choose, the list is long again. Depending on your interest, you can work in Retail Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Long-term care, Nuclear Pharmacy, Home Infusion and Chemotherapy, or Pharmaceutical Benefit Management. There are more still.

Do you want to know why pharma is apt for you?

If you ask why pharma is right for you, there are multiple positive reasons that favor pharma. As a pharmacist, you will be treated as some of the most highly trusted professionals.

You may wonder why?

It is because of the health-related services you provide. You will be the most sought person among your circle for health-related advice.
Being a pharmacist, you will have excellent earning potential and career growth.
Doctor or Pharmacist – Are you confused?

If you are confused with whether to become a doctor or a pharmacist, you need to first check your aptitude. As a matter of fact, we cannot draw the parallels between these two professions. Because – both are almost equally lucrative, both have abundant scope, and both have almost similar social status.
As said earlier, it all depends on your aptitude. But one thing can be said certainly is – if you pursue pharmacy, you will have no regrets, in turn, you will have guaranteed satisfaction professionally and financially as well.

Now the Choice is Yours! 

Make your Smart Move

Anxious, panicked and scared? How to deal with exam results stress…

exam results stress...

Anxious, panicked and scared? How to deal with exam results stress…

Feeling stressed about results is very normal but you should also remember that stressing out yourself will not help you as the outcome cannot be changed.

Waiting for exam results can be a nerve-wracking experience – especially when you are expecting results from exams.

It is that time of the year when students like you are anxious about the phase of their lives that they are about to enter.

In their conquest to strive for a niche, students end up stressing themselves to the extent that they mess up their lives.

Well it is easy to tell students like you to remain stress free on your result day but when one thinks about the d day it freaks out even today. Feeling stressed about results is very normal but you should also remember that stressing out yourself will not help you as the outcome cannot be changed. With the submission of your answer paper your fate has already been decided.

If worrying about the exam results is freaking you out; check out these tips.

How to Identify stress symptoms

  • If you are falling sick very often without any reason
  • Constantly worrying about your results
  • If you feel afraid when someone talks about your future
  • If you detach yourself from your friends

    (Source : BBC Newsbeat)

    Here are a few ways to de-stress yourselves:

  • Stay calm and let go: As things can’t be changed so stressing out yourselves about the situation won’t work. Therefore keep calm and let go.
  • Breathe: When you hear about results and fear starts to take over, sit down and breathe deeply. Have a sip of cold water.
  • Talk to yourself to relax: Talk as if you would talk to a 2 year old, in a sweet and lovable manner. “OK! Calm down…you’ll be alright.” – is one of the things you can tell yourself.
  • Exercise: Take a brisk walk or jog. Consider swimming. Exercising is not only helpful for your physical health; it also can reduce stress.
  • Food: While people suggest that during this period you should have healthy food, but I would suggest you to go for something tasty and interesting.
  • Avoid over thinking: Try to avoid over thinking and revising the answers you have written in the examination.
  • Visit good friends: Try and visit friends who will encourage you and give you good idea to strive for excellence in your future. Have fun, do some creative activity and go for outings these activities can keep your mind off the exam stress.

For the parents

  • Your child is special purely because he/she is your child.
  • You may have expectations from your child but realize and accept that your child is not you.
  • Your child is more important than what he/she does or achieves.
  • What people might think or say is less important than how your child feels.
  • Think about going to a counsellor or psychologist if you feel your child is stressed or even if you don’t know how to help your child.
  • Remember, your opinions are most important for your child. Your child is more likely to succeed in life if you accept him/her.

Hope these steps help you de-stress yourselves and head towards a better future.
Stop Worrying About What Can Go Wrong, And Get Excited About What Can Go Right.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Mr. Siegfried Kofi Gbadago

“Have the courage to follow your intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

-Steve Jobs

 

 

Mr.Siegfried Kofi Gbadago, well known as Siegfried Silverman, is one of the living example of this great saying.

He consistently worked towards being a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) after completing his Executive MBA in Management by Research – Microfinance) from Texila American University (TAU) and is now an esteemed Alumni at TAU, on top of that a renowned author at Amazon for various articles, blogs and books, for instance “Microfinance”, “Permanent Wealth”, “18 LAWS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Perspective of a Savvy Chartered Certified Accountant” and many more.

Early Life of Mr. Siegfried Kofi Gbadago – Life Changing Events

Siegfried was brought up by his step-mother and from his early childhood, was very hard working & responsible. His innovation to combine his step-mother’s local food business with local crafts and weaving of baskets gave a hand reducing the burden from his step –mother’s shoulders.

Later, he joined and graduated from secondary school education in the capital city with his elder brother. Siegfried’s elder brother later grew as a professional carpenter and Siegfried assisted him in many of his elder brother’s assignments.

Here is the Turning Point of his life

One of the weekend trips had landed him into a chartered account’s place. That small introduction with the accountant gave spark to Siegfried’s desire to be A Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). After receiving mentorship and a lot of guidance from him, Siegfried then started his accountant journey.

Siegfried was one of the consistent students to stay in the honor roll and for becoming a Savvy Chartered Certified Accountant, used to spend many hours observing and practicing various principles and laws that need to be established for effectively managing any business’ capital.

How Journalism has changed his Career

Having a keen interest for writing and belonging to a journalism background and his fine practical experience – microfinance, small business training, banking, consultancies in corporate valuations and NGOs Management – Siegfried Silverman’s written blogs are specifically aimed to help young business entrepreneurs by guiding and envisaging smart business ideas with which they can effectively make themselves a dignified amount of money.

Hope you had a good read on the story of Mr. Siegfried Kofi Gbadago.
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First Elderly Home Visit by Texila Students

Where There Is Love. There Is Life : A Warm Heart and a Helping Hand make each day a Little Brighter – This is the line the students and management of Texila American University believe in. 

Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit
Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit

As a part of providing hands on training for students at Texila American University, the management of Texila organized an Elderly Home Visit for the Doctor of Medicine (MD1) students on 17th October 2017. This event was marked as the milestone for the first-year medicine students as this was their first exposure outside their classroom. The community medicine is an avenue for gaining hands on experience with real clients or patients.

The class was divided in tow groups. The first group visited St. Thomas More Men’s Homestead which is located in Kitty, Georgetown, East Coast Demerara. Dr. Hemchand Jhagru, Emergency Medicine Consultant from Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) accompanied the first group of students. The second group of students visited Missionaries of Charity Elderly Home which is located in Lot 16 Public Road, East Bank Demerara. The second group of students were accompanied by Dr. Edna Dacanay, Associate Professor, HOD for Pre-Clinicals.

Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit
Texila MD1 students conducting the First Elderly Home Visit

Two to three students were given an opportunity to handle a senior citizen. This visit gave the students a chance on how to be professional and at the same time gained knowledge on how to handle elderly people.

The students were briefed about how to start from building rapport, getting the personal data and the aging process, the challenges that they encounter, the memories that they had, how they feel about their current situation and more.

On the whole, the first-year students of TAU gained an excellent experience and they expressed about having more activities like this in the future.

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Welcome On-Board ….

Welcome“We strongly believe on “Our Footprint, Our Future, Our Growth”

When a new student adds to our portfolio, we understand and unleash the opportunity to educate, enlighten and engrave the knowledge and life skills thirst of students & professional community with a New Culture, Environment & Learning needs.

A Warm Welcome to the Students from Brown’s Town Community College to Texila American University

Texila American University is happy to officially welcome the new transfer students to our university campus. Three students from Brown’s Town Community College have been transferred to our University.

The news about the above three students from Brown’s Town Community College was published in the Sunday Gleaner Newspaper dated on 17th Sep 2017 during the colleges Outstanding Academic performance of the year 2016-2017.

Established in 1975, the Browns Town College is committed to being a world class institution that provides education and training of the highest quality. The College is a member of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE) and more.

Being South America’s renowned Medical University, Texila has been recognized among the top choice of the students who wish to Study Medicine in the Caribbean. With the gaining popularity of quality education, Texila has transformed the Lives and Career of students from 45+ countries – A commitment beyond Academics.

Your Chance is Not Less-Switch to Texila

World Teachers Day

There is a famous proverb that says:

“Teaching is a profession that creates all other Professions”

World Teachers Day

World Teachers’ Day held annually on 5 October, is an initiative by UNESCO, a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. The real point is to provide a time to look at and address issues pertaining to teachers.

Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means, so show your support for these dedicated and important people not just on Teachers’ Day, but throughout the whole year.

Teachers are producing global citizens, so they are global teachers, who need to situate their advances on a global level. WTD is an opportunity to rethink national issues faced by teachers from an international perspective, to benchmark progress made by national teachers in a global context. UNESCO provides the best global context to address and exchange ideas across borders.

According to Education International, over 100 countries observe World Teachers’ Day and there are 401 member organisations who have contributed to this event.

Texila American University takes this opportunity to thank all the people who are part of this noble profession and who are the cause of producing good citizens to the country. We are also happy and proud of the students who are teachers in and around the world.

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Choosing your career path………

There are two important decisions a man has to take in his life, There are two important decisions a man has to take in his life,

  • The first one is to decide on his career
  • The second is to choose an appropriate life partner

It is very important to choose the appropriate career because many a time it is the career which stays longer with the person than the life partner.

However, choosing a career is very challenging and it is influenced by many factors. It is quite common for a son or a daughter to choose the same profession of their parents, where as some choose their career based on their innate skills, these are very small percentage of individuals like Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, Manny Pacquiao and Sachin Tendulkar.

Many others chose a career for its prestige, the remuneration and satisfaction. If you have not chosen your career path yet, then this article might be for you.

The Harris Poll Survey (2015) finds that DOCTORS top the list of Most Prestigious Occupations with an average base salary as $ 222,000. The LinkedIn data reveals the most promising jobs in USA are the DOCTORS.

However, becoming a medical student can be a daunting prospect and one will have to worker harder than the students of other profession. Once you have decided to become a doctor, the next imminent question is how easy it is to get an admission into a quality medical school.

Countries worldwide have their own eligibility criteria to enroll and train students. Some countries like in India it is extremely difficult to get admission, approximately 1.15 million (2017) compete for a mere 63,000 seats and it is almost impossible to get admission into a medical school. It remains to be a distant dream if one does not have money or if he is not a top ranker in the country, so they choose to travel to the east or western countries for medical education depending on their financial status.

Challenges in Studying Medicine in the East and West

The main challenges in countries like China and Russia are the languages secondly the difficulty in having hands on training and thirdly they don’t permit them to practice in their respective countries.

Whereas the challenges in studying in countries like USA and UK are, it is extremely expensive where even their own students will not be able to afford unless and until they are supported by federal loans.

Off late the Caribbean countries are gaining prominence in offering medical education and the fee structure is very affordable and some of the countries like Guyana are purely English speaking nation.

What is life as medical student?

A Medical student at a renowned University, share insights into life of a medical student, states that “You will be able to use what you learn for the rest of your life”. Yes – medical profession is the one which will stay longer in your life, so go ahead and take the most prestigious and challenging profession and make your life memorable.

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