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Customized Health Care Fellowship Programs Launched at University of Nebraska Medical Center

Deadline for applications to the program is June 30.

Omaha, NE, April 06, 2013 --( In its ongoing strategy to develop training programs and build stronger programs with its 119 collaborations in 44 countries, the International Healthcare Services at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medical Center (TNMC) has inaugurated a series of customized health care observational fellowship and training programs.

“These programs were developed at TNMC primarily to serve the needs of its collaborative partners will go a long way in the development of continuous improvement of healthcare staff processes and implementation,” said Nizar Mamdani, executive director of International Healthcare Services at TNMC and architect of the training program.

The programs primarily serve the needs of its collaborative partners in a variety of health care professions including: pathology, radiology, pharmacy, transplant nursing, allied health, as well as social services, dietary therapy, logistics, clinical engineering, management and standards and practices.

The duration of the fellowship observational training program varies from one to 18 months. The programs also create a health care network between TNMC and the institution of the visiting health care professional.

The success of a customized program for 34 health care professionals from TNMC’s strategic partner, King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam (KFSH-D), Saudi Arabia, was instrumental in the launch of a permanent program.

“The development of a customized international training program was very challenging, but it has been extremely rewarding for health care professionals,” Mamdani said. “Traditional thinking in health care training has been focused solely on what areas of concentration study are available at the host institutions. Health care professionals in many US institutions deduce that what is being practiced at their home institution will suit the needs and objectives of the guest health care trainees and their organizations. This is not the case with this program. Each institution has its unique needs and objectives and we meet these needs.”

The unique approach to international health care professional training and education also is designed to give international health care institutions a true competitive edge, while improving patient outcomes at those institutions.

Using teamwork, teambuilding and a personalized approach, this program trains medical personnel to evolve and grow, Mamdani said.

By implementing the strategies of a customized health care training program, hospitals not only insure improved patient outcomes, but also achieve greater opportunities for their health care participants, a more cooperative climate of inclusion among hospital management and workers, and a greater success overall, he said.

TNMC also provides the management of patient care through the development of collegial relationships that know no boundaries. TNMC’s global collaborations include their country’s leading cancer and medical centers in the private and public sectors.

Abdalla Bajawi, one of KFSHD’s trainees in Pathology department said: “We were warmly welcomed by everyone at the medical center, which gave us a feeling that we are at home. I feel I’m lucky to have this unique opportunity. I’m receiving excellent training and am learning to use modern equipment in the lab and will share that knowledge with my colleagues when I return home.”

Through world-class research and patient care, TNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people around the world.

For more information visit the website at or call Nizar Mamdani at +1-402-559-3656, or email him at
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