School of Pediatrics: agreement renewed between Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and Tor Vergata University Hospital

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School of Pediatrics: agreement renewed between Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and Tor Vergata University Hospital

The joint venture between Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and the Tor Vergata Hospital for the School of Pediatrics has been renewed this morning. Among the novelties of the new agreement there is the Residency School of Pediatric Surgery, which will have its headquarter at the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital.

Since 2015, the Hospital has been one of the few centres in Italy accredited as an Academic Medical Center by the Joint Commission International, the main international accreditation body in the healthcare field.

The agreement ensures the education of medical students in several specialist areas, from the clinical to the surgical ones, and the Research area, through the School of Pediatrics. The educational activity includes the Integrated Course of Pediatric Sciences of the Degree in Medicine and Surgery, both in Italian and English language.

The educational activity also includes the Residency School of Pediatrics, which offers all the the three educational paths foreseen by the current legislation (i.e. general pediatrician of primary or territorial care, pediatrician of secondary-hospital care, specialist pediatrician) as well as the Master Degrees and Advanced Courses for professionals in the field and the PhD in Immunology, Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology.

Every year, over 200 students of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery attend the Bambino Gesù Hospital Academic Department of Pediatrics, for practical training. Between 2009 and 2019, more than 150 Residents attended the school.

"I am particularly satisfied with the signing of the new agreement, that enriches the collaborative relationships between the University of Tor Vergata, the Tor Vergata Hospital and the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital - said Prof. Paolo Rossi, Chairman of the Academic Department of  Pediatrics and of the Residency School of Paediatrics of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Since the University of Tor Vergata Residency School of Pediatrics has its headquarter at the Bambino Gesù, it has always been among the very first choices of the winners of the public competition for the access of medical doctors to the Residency Schools. An important sign that certifies the quality of the work done".

The Rector of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Orazio Schillaci, and the General Director of the Tor Vergata Hospital Foundation, Giuseppe Quintavalle, confirm the importance of a fruitful collaboration between important institutions with the common intention of achieving educational results of excellence for high quality healthcare.

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