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April 02nd, 2023
No. of allergists in India as of 2021 - 950. (0.73per million population)
No. of allergists required in India - 26,000. (1per 50,000 population)
The prevalence of allergies in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities in India is estimated to be an alarming 20-30%.
The Phase 3 International Study of Asthma and Allergy (ISAAC) Study reported an overall prevalence of current wheeze of 7% of Indian children aged 6-7 years and 13-14 years with a higher prevalence of up to 10-20% in some areas.
Shockingly, 77% of Indians are exposed to PM2.5 levels 40mcg/m3. (The WHO recommendation being below 10mcg/m3)
Approximately 1 out of 4 OPD visits in India are estimated to be for allergic disorders, primarily respiratory and skin allergies.
Taking into consideration the needs of allergy specialists in India, we have developed a 9-month certified course for doctors Allergy Asthma Specialist Course (AASC) to provide 100 ambitious doctors knowledge from international experts.
The course has been designed by 19 internationally acclaimed allergy & immunology experts from India, the USA and Singapore - all of who are from esteemed institutions such as Harvard, University of Colorado, Mt. Sinai, National University of Health Singapore, Christian Medical College Vellore, and more.
Well-researched information from faculty across the world will help you gain different perspectives and knowledge so that you can upgrade your knowledge and practice the latest recommended evidence-based treatment for this hidden epidemic. The course has been designed to suit the Asian context with emphasis on the basics of allergy and immunology, diagnostic tools, and immunotherapy for allergy.
With predominantly online recorded sessions, frequent live contact sessions, and a 2-day hands-on personal contact session, the AASC will also have regular assignments, Q&A sessions with the faculty, case presentations and so on to ensure active learning.
The coursework can be accessed via mobiles - both Android and Apple, laptops, iPads, and other tablets, and will require you to dedicate approximately 4-5 hours a week to it.
Post-graduation (Diploma, MD, DNB) in Paediatrics, General Medicine, Family Medicine, ENT, Pulmonology or TB and Chest Diseases.
MBBS qualification with a proven track record of academic interest or practice in Allergy & Asthma for a minimum of 3 years.
The course fee is ₹ 69,500 inclusive of GST. The fees include the following,
Certificates will only be given on completion of required coursework and on passing the examinations.
Course Fee will be accepted module wise of INR.39500, INR.30000.Enroll Now
During the first PCS, you need to bring the following documents in original for verification. In case of non-availability of originals due to any reason, certified copies (by either Medical Superintendent of a Government hospital or Principal/Head of Department of post-graduation medical college/ hospital) may be considered. Documents need to be verified on the first day of the start of the course at the reception desk. No originals or copies are required to be submitted. The documents needed for verification are:
It will be mandatory for all the enrolled candidates to follow the course curriculum guidelines completely, failing which either their candidature may be cancelled or they will be not allowed to appear in the exit exam. The decision by AACC governing body will be final and binding to all in this regard.
Attendance at the PCS is mandatory for appearing in the final exit exam. If due to certain circumstances, any candidate is unable to attend any PCS, then he/she is supposed to attend the same PCS with the next batch to be eligible for appearing in the final exit exam (next year after completion of all the PCS).
All sessions are planned as per the availability of faculties, teaching rooms, and other logistics. Once decided, PCS dates will NOT change due to any candidate’s personal request. Dates might change in a rare instance, depending upon the logistics for conducting the sessions. The decision by AACC governing body will be final and binding to all in this regard. Exit exam - The exit exam will be conducted during 2nd PCS session only. . Minimum of 60% marks in both theory and practice will be required (independently) for passing the exit exam. Assignments will have predefined weightage in the final exam. The final exam will be evaluated by both Indian & International faculties.
There is NO separate exam fee for the candidates enrolled in the same academic batch. If a candidate needs to appear for the exit exam in subsequent batch after enrollment due to any reason (including the inability to attend any PCS or clear the exit exam in scheduled time or others), he/she is supposed to submit the LATE EXIT EXAM FEE (5000/- INR for Indian nationals ). Convocation - Successful candidates will be awarded the certificate of the “Allergy Asthma certificate Course” by Med-Train, IAS, and Bharati Vidyapeeth and endorsed by University of Colorado, Center for Global Health(Colorado school of public health), America Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.
There will be NO refund of any part of the fee after submission, even if the candidate chooses not to join the course or discontinue in between due to any reason. The fee will NOT be transferred to another candidates account if any candidate wishes to do so. In case of any unusual circumstance, the decision of the AACC governing body will be final and binding to everyone.
The convocation ceremony is meant for celebrating your hard work and success. It is advisable to attend the convocation, but if due to any reason someone is unable to attend, they will receive their certificates by post (at extra cost towards postal charges, which will be communicated to them by AACC governing body at an appropriate time).
Dispute settlement - The venue of the arbitration will be Bangalore and the Indian laws will be applicable. The Bangalore court alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to adjudication in case of any dispute.
I found this course very helpful. Before the pandemic, I was seeing a lot of cases of allergies in my pediatric practice and having a lot of doubts about their management, and patients were also not satisfied due to inadequate control and long duration of treatment. With this course. I am able to give more appropriate treatment and monitor them satisfactorily
Dr. Shreegopal Bhandari, MD.
Consultant Paediatrician, Noble Hospital, Pune
Very well-structured course. I never thought distance learning could be planned so meticulously. Most faculty are well-versed with their topics and take all possible efforts to make them, easier to understand. Zoom sessions are also very interactive. My knowledge and understanding of Allergy, its manifestations, and how to treat it have increased many folds
Dr. Rashmi Naudiyal, MD.
Consultant Paediatrician, Kidz Care Clinic & Immunization Centre, New Delhi
Well designed, crisp, meticulously planned with excellent high quality video lectures. Fantastic faculty. Online contact sessions for asking questions. Great experience.
Dr. Siva Sharanappa, MD.
Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science (KIMS), Bangalore
Excellent course, enhanced my knowledge and helped me to speak with confidence and conviction when I communicate with my allergy patients.
Dr. Padmaja H S, M.B.B.S, D.L.O
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Crystal ENT Care Centre, Bangalore
Well organized and structured. Great work by the software designer team. The faculty is superb, highly skilled. It's our fortune to listen to them repeatedly. The leadership of Dr. Balachandra and execution of course during Covid times deserve appreciation. Backed up by the highly experienced committee of Dr. Jagadish sir, Dr. PK Vedanthan sir, and others give it a strong foundation. Flexibility during personal contact session yet maintaining the courses most important demand of conducting at right time. Learning not only course contents but also other aspects of life.
Dr. Kapil Dadheech, MD
Consultant Paediatrician, Axon Speciality Hospital, Bangalore.
Very well organized course. Very informative. Comprehensive info about allergy from anatomy, immunology to immunotherapy. The lectures are available anytime. So we can view them in our free time and review them when we need to. The pace is good.
Dr. Smitha Chandra, MS.
Associate Professor of ENT, Oxford Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore.
Very informative and well-planned lectures, which are very useful for allergy practice. AACC has covered the whole spectrum of allergy. Highly recommended.
Dr. Deepthi Shashikanth, DNB.
Senior Resident, ENT, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore.
Dr. Balachandra B V
Dr. PK Vedanthan
Dr. Jagdish Chinnappa
Dr. Harold S. Nelson, MD
Dr. Gayatri Pandit
Dr. Mandakolathur R. Murali
Dr. Vinay Mehta
Dr. Andrew David Braganza
Dr. Hugo Van Bever
Dr. Mahesh PA
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Dr. Sowmya Nagarajan
Dr. Jacob N Abraham
Dr. N Suresh
Dr. Saibal Moitra
Dr. Narayan Prasad Modi
Dr. Sundeep Salvi
Dr. Nandana Bala