Dr. Meenakshi Deshpande
The Academy of Medical Specialities was formed in the year 1979 by the visionaries of the Indian Medical Association with the intention of providing a forum for Specialists of all branches of medicine to discuss academic matters of multi-disciplinary interest. The main objective of IMA AMS is to update the recent advances in all Specialities for better clinical judgment in their practice. It will also motivate specialists to actively participate in all the activities of the Indian Medical Association. The Headquarters office of the IMA Academy of Medical Specialities functioning in the IMA House, New Delhi, has been shifted permanently to Hyderabad with effect from 1st April 2008 and is located in the IMA Building at Hyderabad.
The membership of the Academy of Medical Specialities is open to all the Life Members of IMA who have Speciality qualifications in any discipline of medicine. The Fellows of the College of General Practitioners who have passed the FCGP examination are also eligible to become members of the Academy of Medical Specialities as they have specialised in the field of family medicine. The Academy of Medical Specialities also awards Fellowship to the senior members of the profession. The Academy also proposes to organize training programmes in different fields of medicine and also conduct AMS Certification Courses.
IMA AMS Membership to be increased, IMA Professorships and Fellowships should be increased.
IMA AMS decided to start new courses during this year.One year courses like
1. Fellowship course in Diabetology
2. Fellowship course in Ultrasonalogy
3. Fellowship in infertility