Academy of Health Sciences is an academic, not-for-profit, institution of medical education established in 2011 in Syria with the charter granted by the Council of Higher Education. The aim of the academy is to work in close partnership with the national, regional, and international academic institutions to provide best education for students in need. Currently, the Academy of Health Sciences has the following schools: School of Paramedics, School of Nursing, and School of Physical Therapy.
Due to the difficult local financial and economic situation the Academy decided that it would charge no fees to its students. Such a strategy would help draw the brightest and most committed to learn and succeed. Students would be admitted, receive all textbooks and courses, have accommodation at the campus, graduate and receive their degrees without paying anything. In the time of war providing education is giving hope beyond the medical relief that we emphasize on, a responsibility we carry towards the future.
The academy localized in Atima (Atmeh), at the Turkish border, in North-West Syria, just between the refugee camps.
Provide high quality education, on areas of severe demand and shortage (nursing, paramedics, physiotherapy), for poor people and those who live in areas that suffer from disasters. To enrich these areas with highly skilled and educated professionals.
International Collaboration and Recognition
The academy has signed many academic and scientific collaboration agreements with international academic and scientific institutions and centers all over the world like UK, South Africa, USA and other countries.
Academy of Health Sciences has been listed in the directories of many academic and scientific ranking institutions like Webometrics University Ranking, Webometrics Ranking Web of Research Centers, Global World Communicator Education and Science, World University Directory, University Directory EU. Academy of Health Sciences is a member of UNAI United Nations Academic Impact program.
The academy has an open mentality regarding the importance of various courses and categories like: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), EMT – Basic, BLS, Transportation of injured, Effect of Chemical weapons and First responder, Emergency War Wounded Care, EMT Basic, Hospital Emergency Room Care, Basic Life Support (BLS), Traumatic Stress, Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury and hence, it has incorporated such courses in its curriculum.
The academy offers three diplomas (i.e., master degree) in nursing, paramedics, and physical therapy. The duration of the diploma degree is two years that require full time classes and training.
Academy of Health Sciences body:
As of the end of 2018, Academy of Health Sciences operates in the Northern of Syria in Idleb, near the Turkish borders. The three programs are being up and running with about 120 students. The Academy employs 29 qualified lecturers teaching at the various departments with a ratio of students to teacher at 5:1.
Administrative team: 15 staff
Faculty members: Full time: 16, Part time: 14
Students: total number 121 students
The training courses included the following:
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) – First Responder – Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) – Emergency War Wounded Care – EMT Basic – Hospital Emergency Rome Care – Basic Life Support (BLS) – Traumatic Stress – Psychological Trauma – Orthopedic Trauma – Traumatic Brain Injury – Spinal Cord Trauma – Suicidal Trauma – Accidental Trauma – Traumatic Shock and Pain – Community Violence – War and Terrorism – Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques – Hospital Triage of Mass Casualties (War wounded) – Critical Care Transport (CCT) – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – Tactical Evacuation Care (TEC) – Advanced Airway Management – Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) – Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
After graduation about 70% of students had a job within 12 months. Graduated students of the academy are working at Turkish hospitals mostly providing care to the locals and refugees alike.
Budget and Capacity
The monthly budget of the academy is around $30,000 which covers the operating costs including staff salaries, campus cost, student’s teaching material, students` accommodation and others. The maximum number of students the academy can handle based on the available building and resources is around 200 students per year.
Visit the academy website: http://www.hsacademy.org
Your generous donation helps us to continue achieving our vision, spread the knowledge, educated poor people, and enrich the suffering area with highly skilled and educated professionals. You may choose from the following (sponsor a student for full diploma = $2,000; sponsor a student for one year = $1,000; sponsor a student for one semester = $500; sponsor a student for major course (e.g., ACLS, PHTLS) = $50; sponsor a student for a minor course (e.g., BLS and NRP) = $25), or any amount you like.