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The recent pandemic has opened vast avenues for fresh clinical research programs, nationwide. With an aim to train new-age professionals, India’s pioneer institute in clinical research, Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) announced the launch of a 10-month long PG Diploma program in association with Max Healthcare, today.

Graduates/Post Graduates of Life Sciences (like B.Sc/ M.Sc.), B.Pharma, Medical graduates (MBBS and BDS) as well as engineers can apply for this diploma program. A PG Diploma in Advanced Clinical Research will be issued jointly by ICRI and Max Healthcare on successful completion of 10 months of offline classes as well as on-the-job training.

“We recognised the immediate requirement for extensive clinical research work during the pandemic. This course will ensure students get quality hands-on training in a short period of time under the guidance of best clinicians dedicated to research at MHC and the academic guidance of ICRI,” explained Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Healthcare.

Students will be selected for the course based on the criteria set by ICRI. The pilot project was launched at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket and this will soon be replicated at other Max Healthcare locations.

“Max Healthcare has established itself as a premier private healthcare provider having significant contribution in clinical research. This step is in the direction of embarking on a journey to academic excellence and building research capabilities for healthcare professionals. These programs will provide the real-time exposure in clinical trials and their management under the guidance of qualified & experienced doctors. Healthcare industry is expected to reach to USD372 Billion by 2022 & is also expected to generate 0.5 Million jobs for trained professionals” added S.R. Dugal, Chairman, ICRI.

ICRI institution is the most awarded institution in new-age career and has also released the first book on Pharmacovigilance.

The PG Diploma program will comply with the regulations set for Clinical Research, hence it will run under the supervision of higher authorities of the hospitals.

The inaugural ceremony was conducted on Dec 2nd, 2021 at Max Hospital, Saket Auditorium and was chaired by the following dignitaries:

Dr. Sandeep Buddhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Healthcare

Dr Mradul Kaushik, COO Cluster 1 & Senior Director, Max Healthcare

Dr. Vinitaa Jha, Executive Vice President- Clinical Directorate, Max Healthcare

Dr. Vanita Mittal, General Manager (Academics), Max Healthcare

Mr. Rajesh Saxena, General Manager, Office of Research, Max Healthcare

Mr. S.R. Dugal, Chairman, ICRI

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