Jefferson Hosts Director of African Regional Training Center
In another demonstration of Jefferson's longstanding commitment to international aspects of medical education, the University hosted a three-day visit by Kayode O. Adeniyi, PhD, Director of the African Regional Training Center and Secretary-General, African Association of Physiological Sciences.
Dr. Adeniyi is a faculty member in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.
The Center, which Dr. Adeniyi is helping to establish, is seeking ways to strengthen the teaching of basic medical sciences, and therefore raise the quality of healthcare delivery, in the whole African continent. From in-depth visits to a dozen leading medical centers in the United States, Dr. Adeniyi is gaining information and insights toward achieving the Center's goals.
Among the Center's goals is to help American medical schools establish student rotations in African nations. Several JMC students have expressed interest in this opportunity, particularly following Dr. Adeniyi's presentation to students of Jefferson's International Medical Society.
Without prompting, Dr. Adeniyi singled out his experience at Jefferson as the most satisfying of his many visits. The reason?
"The chance to discuss issues one on one with so many individuals at Jefferson, in addition to formal programs, a balanced opportunity not given by most of my other hosts," he said.
Dr. Adeniyi thanked his Jefferson host, Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD, Department of Physiology and Assistant Dean, CGS, for planning his visit this way. Dr. Rosenfeld made sure Dr. Adeniyi met individually with Jefferson administrators, chairmen and faculty members.