Apollo Hospitals and Macquarie University, Australia have signed a collaboration here to facilitate long-term, mutually beneficial academic exchanges between the two organisations.

Accordingly, students from Macquarie’s four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program, the Macquarie MD, will complete five months of clinical learning at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad as part of their degree.

“We also treat more than half-a-million patients a year here at Apollo, so the quantity and breadth of the clinical cases we have will be unlike those that the students will experience in Australia,” said Pratap C Reddy, Chairman-Founder of the Apollo Hospitals.

S Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, said “Apollo’s long-standing experience in the delivery of medical training, underpinned by its commitment to the achievement of excellence in clinical care made it the perfect partner for our MD program.”

The Macquarie MD program has received the formal approval and accreditation from the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).

Reddy gets doctorate Earlier, the Australian university conferred an honorary doctorate on Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, in recognition of her untiring efforts and resolute commitment to bring transformative changes in Indian healthcare, development of health IT in India and championing manifold initiatives both in India and abroad.