When: January 27 – February 1, 2014
Where: New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad; India
Who: Regionally accredited educational Institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in selected healthcare education fields
Cost: $3,150 per institution, $750 for each additional representative. Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
How to Apply
The deadline is November 22, 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Focused Penetration in Indian Markets
The U.S. Healthcare Education Mission to India will connect United States education institutions in the fields of healthcare to potential students, university/institution partners, hospitals, and research labs/pharmaceutical companies in three of the top cities for recruiting Indian students to the United States - New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad. These cities have been top of the list of the healthcare industry in India that includes education institutions, healthcare facilities, and companies in the sectors of healthcare-related services, drugs, pharmaceuticals and research.
The mission will include:
Why India – Healthcare Education?
Strong Indian ties. In the 2011/12 academic year, 100,270 students (including both graduate and undergraduate) from India were studying in the United States. India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the United States. Students from India make up approximately 13.1% of the total foreign student population in the United States. Of the 100,270 students, 4.8% choose to study in the health professions fields, and 11.4% choose to study in the life sciences fields.
Long-term growth. According to industry experts, the higher education sector in India, which is currently at US$ 8.38 billion, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.0% through 2020 and to reach US$ 42.17 billion. The Indian healthcare industry is expected to reach US$ 280 billion by 2020, driven by increasing demand for specialized and quality healthcare facilities. The Indian pharmaceuticals market is expected to grow to $ 55 billion in 2020 resulting in extensive employment opportunities in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. The Indian healthcare sector is witnessing robust growth, which calls for adequate reforms in current healthcare education to deliver a trained taskforce matching the market needs.
Opportunity for U.S. Institutions. Healthcare education in India seldom addresses topics such as regulatory norms, ethics compliance, entrepreneur skills and does not focus on creating an innovation-oriented educational environment and research facilities all of which has direct impact on healthcare delivery. In India, healthcare delivery and medical education have largely been governmental functions and despite its best efforts, the government has not been able to provide medical education to keep up with the advancements in the sector.
Most of the public sector teaching hospitals are not well equipped to impart training to the residents according to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the apex governing body. With the rapid advancement in medical technology over the last decade, the Indian government is finding it increasingly difficult to keep these teaching hospitals up-to-date. India has some top quality medical institutes that provide quality education and a huge number of professionals are added to the sector every year, yet there is a huge unmet demand for quality and well-trained professionals.
For more information, please contact:
Koreen Grube, Milwaukee, WI
Sathya Prabha, Hyderabad, India
91 40 23304025