In 1993, MPUH started a full-fledged Diploma of National Board of Examinations super specialty programe in Urology and Nephrology- a gamechanger that not only made the atmosphere academic and scientific-evidence based, but also enhanced the hospital’s standard of care. Results of research work were published in national and international journals and recognition poured in from across the world. Two medical world congress organized by the hospital became runaway success-inspiring Team MPUH to finally establish the Jayaramdas Patel Academic Center (JPAC) for teaching and training in 2007.
Learning to serve
After functioning as a super specialty hospital for more than a decade, the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital realized its potential as a value provider for physicians seeking to specialize in urology and nephrology. Bu virtue of having adopted the most modern methods of treatment, the hospital had a large repository of clinical volumes and the finest physicians who had also conducted research in new areas of their specialties.
Senior medical professional aptly advised the hospital to use its clinical material to teach students-who could then learn under a single umbrella. Since MPUH fulfilled other requirements of an institute, the idea became an inspiring one. The suggestion also received a fillip when, on the invitation of Dr Mahesh Desai, two senior doctors-Dr Sharad Bapat and Dr Vidya Acharya-joined as visiting faculty in urology and nephrology.
So began MPUH’s super specialty DNB programme in urology and nephrology- a step that added a totally different dimension to the hospital. While patient care remained the core of its ethos, learnings from medical cases were elevated into empirical knowledge and precursors of further research. After more than a decade of foraying into teaching and research, and realizing that 21st century education was a distinct departure from earlier methodologies, the hospital decided to establish a separate institute in 2007. Named after the Founder Chairman of MPUH, the Jayaramdas Patel Academic Center functions on the concept of ‘Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve’– one that keeps up with the latest trends and provides an array of training opportunities to students.
Jayaramdas Patel Academic Centre (JPAC) was inaugurated on the 21st of January, 2007 and more than 2000 delegates have benefitted from various courses.
Dr. Mahesh Desai (MS, FRCS, and FRCS) is the director of JPAC.
This centre was established with the aim to bridge the gap between expected standards of Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery, as well as existing facilities of training in the Indian subcontinent.
As Endourology and Laparoscopy have become a major part of the armamentarium for an urologist today and JPAC is committed to the availability of the latest teaching and training materials in the field of Endourology.
JPAC is associated with Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital and is situated in the same campus.
Various national and international faculties participate in this teaching and training program. The participation of Postgraduates is partly sponsored by INTAS Pharmaceuticals.