Efforts are being made for Limassol General Hospital to become a teaching hospital by September and able to admit its first students, said University of Nicosia Medical Course Director Adonis Ioannides.
Turning Limassol hospital into a teaching hospital is part of a joint effort by the Health Ministry and the University of Nicosia.
Following the example making Nicosia General a teaching hospital, both the ministry and the university are positive that the evaluation by the British Medical Council will be completed within the next four to six months and Limassol will be approved to train doctors.
Health Minister Petros Petrides said that the work being done at the University of Nicosia Medical School is excellent, adding that “all evaluations made by the UK to date prove the exceptional work being produced at the school”.
Petrides said the Health Ministry will continue to support efforts so that Cyprus will become a centre for educating doctors. Ioannides added that the medical school contributes to the development of doctors in Cyprus and to their continuous medical education.
He also said that the University of Nicosia Medical School contributed towards efforts so that following checks by the British Medical Council, the Nicosia hospital was turned into a teaching hospital. The Medical School is looking towards achieving the same level of collaboration with Limassol General Hospital.
Ioannides said he is certain that the collaboration with the Health Ministry will continue for the benefit of the medical community and mainly for the benefit of Cypriots.
More than 200 students are studying at University of Nicosia Medical School, with more than half coming from Canada and the US.