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Physician Assistant Course Offered by Frontier Lifeline

Frontier Lifeline is a center of excellence promoted by Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation headed by Dr. K. M. Cherian, one of the pioneers of cardiothoracic surgery in India. Frontier Lifeline is a super-specialty hospital with infrastructure on par with the best in the world of medicine.

Chennai, India, May 24, 2009 --( An exclusively dedicated academic offering is the International Centre for Biomedical Sciences and Technology (ICBST) for Research, Training and Applications. This was inaugurated by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam during his tenure as the President of India. The global perspective on healthcare by both these units is supported with focus on community based practice and international education.

This centre offers a large number of career-oriented technological programmes which are intellectually satisfying and practically stimulating for it provides hands-on experience in many fields of medical, paramedical, biotechnological and other branches of health sciences. Talented, meritorious and ambitious 12th standard students, science degree holders, serious researchers and scientists will find these courses to be of immense benefit. On successful completion, they will receive recognized degrees from premier universities with which we have an affiliation such as the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani), Meenakshi University (Chennai) and the Madras University.

The BS in Physician Assistant is a unique 4 year program preparing students for a career in today’s rapidly changing medical environment. The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, an internationally renowned deemed University awards this degree under a structured off-campus collaborative program.

A Physician Assistant is a healthcare professional qualified by academic and clinical training, to assist physicians and surgeons in patient care and patient-oriented research. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care and also assist in surgery. This proactive and visionary concept was introduced in India by Dr. K. M. Cherian in 1987 in response to the growing number of science graduates with a keen interest in healthcare. The stringent and highly exorbitant process of securing places in medical colleges continues to leave many with potential, unfulfilled and disillusioned. However this course has been designed to foster the interest of budding healthcare providers, who will be trained and qualified to work hand in hand with the medical fraternity. Physician Assistants are being recognized as an indispensable medical task-force with their own unique contributions to the spectrum of clinical healthcare services.

Pass in 10+2 (CBSE, Matriculation, State Board or equivalent) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths. Admission is through an entrance exam and interview.

Application Details
Applications can be downloaded from the BITS website:

31st May 2009 is the last date for application submission.

Various other courses are offered, which are in affiliation with Meenakshi University (Chennai):

PG Diploma Courses in Transfusion Medicine, Medical Lab Technology and Medical Records Mgmt.

B.Sc. Courses in

Operation Theatre Technology

o Perfusion Technology
o Anesthesia Technology

Renal Dialysis Technology
Medical Lab Technology
Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory Technology
Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratory Technology

M.Sc. Courses in Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Dietetic Management and Hospital Food Service Mgmt.

Ph.D Courses in Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Genetics, Microbiology and Pathology

If you require further information, please contact
Ms. Farida Farzana A.J, PA Program Coordinator
Mrs. Shija Jacob, Educational Coordinator
International Centre for Biomedical Sciences and Technology
Frontier Lifeline and Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation
#932, T.V.S. Avenue, Jeevan Bhima Nagar
Mogappair, Chennai – 600 101

Phone: +91-44-26548998, 26548997, 42017575
Fax: 91-44-26565150

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Frontier Lifeline
Nadhiya Mali

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