MCI clarifies on Equivalence of Masters in Hospital Administration with MD in Hospital Administration
New Delhi: The Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) has given its clarification on the equivalence of two years Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi with three years course in MD Hospital Administration.
The decision to this effect was recently delivered in an MCI BoG meeting where the authorities considered a letter dated 25.02.2019 received from Professor Sidhartha Satpathy, HOD Hospital Administration at AIIMS.
The BoG was approached to clarify whether two years course in Master of Hospital Administration is an equivalent qualification to three years course in MD (Hospital Administration/Community Health Administration/Health Administration).
PG in Hospital Administration course aims to prepare a candidate to assume the responsibilities of a hospital administrator/executive in a government or corporate or any other hospital. This course emphasizes on developing knowledge component, skill and attitude pertaining to Hospital Managers and also help the candidates in developing expertise in planning and managing different types of hospital in our social setting and will equip the student with problem-solving devices.
Masters in Hospital Administration at AIIMS
The department runs a two-year postgraduate course in Hospital Administration leading to the award of the degree of Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) for both sponsored and open candidates. Resident Administrators man the Control Room round the clock as Duty Officers and coordinate various hospital activities. They also assist the faculty in hands-on management of various hospital activities and in turn gain valuable experience of hospital management. PhD program in hospital administration is also conducted.
Admission to the MHA program is through a competitive exam conducted twice a year.
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