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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: CME Coordinator Published in “Medicine: Science and Education” standard

FAR’s very own Health Programs Coordinator, Hambardzum Simonyan, was published in the May issue of Yerevan State Medical University’s scientific journal titled Medicine: Science and Education. Hambardzum co-authored the article with YSMU’s Gevorg Yaghjyan. The article is titled “Current Issues of the Continuing Medical Education (CME), Credit Accumulation System Reforms in Armenia.” Hambardzum Simonyan ASB360. © 2009 In the article, the authors suggest a “CME Credit Accumulation System” method which is based on the Russian and Canadian models, as well as their own personal experiences with CME. The aim of the postgraduate health care education crediting system is to improve professionals’ continuing education by making education more accessible, affordable and standardized. Congratulations Hambardzum!

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: CME Coordinator Published in "Medicine: Science and Education" standard

FAR’s very own Health Programs Coordinator, Hambardzum Simonyan, was published in the May issue of Yerevan State Medical University’s scientific journal titled Medicine: Science and Education. Hambardzum co-authored the article with YSMU’s Gevorg Yaghjyan. The article is titled “Current Issues of the Continuing Medical Education (CME), Credit Accumulation System Reforms in Armenia.” Hambardzum Simonyan ASB360. © 2009 In the article, the authors suggest a “CME Credit Accumulation System” method which is based on the Russian and Canadian models, as well as their own personal experiences with CME. The aim of the postgraduate health care education crediting system is to improve professionals’ continuing education by making education more accessible, affordable and standardized. Congratulations Hambardzum!

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[GITC] : Fourth of July at GITC standard

While Americans celebrated a holiday, some Armenians were hard at work. Specifically, second year students at the Gyumri Information Technology Center publicly defended their diploma thesis projects. These capstone works in hardware and software development demonstrated that each student had mastered their respective two year curriculum’s. Thesis supervisors, visiting professors, and the school’s administration deliberated after the public presentations to assign grades according to published standards institutionalized for the first time this year. For a look-see at what the proceedings were like, go look at our partner’s photo gallery page and check out the Thesis Defense 2009 gallery. These students will be graduating in a formal ceremony on July 18, 2009. Dr. Aram Hajian, Dean of the Computer Information Systems ...

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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: More than one hundred smiles. standard

Sometimes, it can be hard to come across a smile in Armenia.  This is generally due to difficult social conditions that FAR works to remedy.  However, some children are simply unable to smile, as they are born with the congenital defect of cleft palate or lip. Years ago the “Smile” International Organization was born, allowing doctors to perform operations to fix this condition afflicting children in various countries.  Last October, the project was launched in Armenia, with visiting physicians operating on nearly 50 children from various Armenian regions.  In coming weeks, 50-55 more operations will be performed on beneficiaries from Armenian regions. “These children are also born beautiful as the others. However, only due to this life changing operation their ...

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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: More than one hundred smiles. standard

Sometimes, it can be hard to come across a smile in Armenia.  This is generally due to difficult social conditions that FAR works to remedy.  However, some children are simply unable to smile, as they are born with the congenital defect of cleft palate or lip. Years ago the “Smile” International Organization was born, allowing doctors to perform operations to fix this condition afflicting children in various countries.  Last October, the project was launched in Armenia, with visiting physicians operating on nearly 50 children from various Armenian regions.  In coming weeks, 50-55 more operations will be performed on beneficiaries from Armenian regions. “These children are also born beautiful as the others. However, only due to this life changing operation their ...

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[YPT Trip] : Another Successful FAR YP Tour standard

FAR’s YP Trip to Armenia is designed to give young Armenian-Americans a chance to visit their ethnic roots, while meeting other young people from across the country and learning about FAR’s work in Armenia.  During this year’s 10 day trip, the group visited the northern and southern regions of Armenia, and even met Vehapar, then Catholicos of All Armenians. The trip takes place thanks to FAR Programs Director Arto Vorperian, who coordinated this year’s 14th annual YP trip to Armenia.  Following each YP tour, most participants have a better understanding of their national identity, and become closer to their country and churches. To these visitors, Armenia is transformed from a city seen on a map into a vibrant locale. Over ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – Gyumri, Synonym for Hope. standard

Crossing the Shirak region en route to Gyumri during the summer makes it hard to believe that winter is harsh here. Stretching to the horizon, bright and colorful flowers cover the hills. Here, this is called “Armenian carpet”. Yet, the beauty of the surrounding landscape does not hide the pain suffered by the individuals that I’ve met in Gyumri. A Young Violinist from Octet Music School Credit : Celine Kaladjian Since the earthquake, classes at the Octet Music School have been taking place in prefabs. The talented young artists continue to rehearse during winter, though the temperature drops down to – 30° C.  Playing the violin with mittens or cold stiff fingers would discourage most of us.  However these youngsters ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – Gyumri, Synonym for Hope. standard

Crossing the Shirak region en route to Gyumri during the summer makes it hard to believe that winter is harsh here. Stretching to the horizon, bright and colorful flowers cover the hills. Here, this is called “Armenian carpet”. Yet, the beauty of the surrounding landscape does not hide the pain suffered by the individuals that I’ve met in Gyumri. A Young Violinist from Octet Music School Credit : Celine Kaladjian Since the earthquake, classes at the Octet Music School have been taking place in prefabs. The talented young artists continue to rehearse during winter, though the temperature drops down to – 30° C.  Playing the violin with mittens or cold stiff fingers would discourage most of us.  However these youngsters ...

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