The courses are for 18 months and are scheduled to begin in January 2011. Eligibility for Andrology course is MCh/DNB in Urology or MS in General Surgery. While for Reproductive Medicine it is MD/DNB in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The cost of the course is Rs.20,000 and during the period there will be a stipend paid to the students.
Commenting on the courses, Dr. S S Vasan, Managing Director, Ankur Healthcare Private Limited said, “Andrology and Men’s health in general is a vast field of medicine which is in a very nascent stage in India. Today there are very few qualified professionals practicing Andrology. Our endeavour through these courses is to encourage more doctors to take up this profession as it offers tremendous potential.” “Infertility in India is a cause for concern. Research studies indicate there is a 50% increase in infertility in Urban India. It is important to have more qualified professionals both in Andrology (which focuses on male infertility)
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