WAMS Functions and Duties
"I don't care where you are or where you come from; I look at what you do and what you can do."
M. M. Karindas, MD, President, WAMS
The WAMS, the World Academy of Medical Sciences, globally promotes and administers scientific, academic and practical advancement in clinical and research medicine. In its worldwide network, it multidimensionally supports practical and academic standards of World Medicine in health care, research and education and help them maintain their quality and efficiency at their highest levels.
WAMS' academic work, duties and activities are governed by the Academy Faculty. The Faculty functions at the Academy headquarters in eleven European capitals, seven cities in the United States and fourteen major cities of the rest of the world. In each member country of the Academy, there is an Academy Faculty branch which funtions in cooperation with the WAMS' central headquarters. Also in cooperation with the member country's National Council of the Academy, each WAMS Faculty branch works and functions within an Academy member medical school/faculty/college which is assigned by the Academy to work as a member with the Academy. This collaborative work is based on mutually collaborative and coefficient work in clinical services, research and education and training at academic level nationally and internationally.
The Academy's research work and activities are governed by the "International Research Council"(IMREC) which one of the Academy's major institutions that administers the Academy's global integral research network which embraces multidimensional functions ranging from international research and research position exchanges to adopting and financing prospective and ongoing research work, studies, projects and activities.
At the Academy, the Education and Training Board (ETB), as a main part of the Academy Faculty, takes a vital constituent place having the duty of implementing practical and academic education, training and development at graduate and postgraduate levels. As a unique international cradle of scientific resource and expertise for the World's medical community at every level of medical science, the Academy uses full postgraduate programs at the Academy Faculty in its academic year between September and July.
HISTORY of the WAMS
Dr. M. M. Karindas, the founder of the World Academy of Medical Sciences, saw the Academy's necessity and vitality decades ago when, as still is now, exigencies of human health across the globe were alarmingly critical. He did not hesitate a moment to plan the Academy's establishment although, as he knew well, that would be a colossal task to materialize.
He made the start in Oxford, England, in 1991, gathering a small group of colleagues who were excited and enthusiastic to have the chance to be involved in such a phenomenal medical organization the World needed. His immediate concern in conceiving his idea of a global Academic institution of Medical Sciences was primarily care, safety and security of human life in the first instance and a "globally dedicated pattern" of work for the underprivileged and impoverished within a wholesome frame of all-embracing academic and practical medical labour and duties.
True enough, the task of materializing such a unique international academic medical network, set to involve global medical practice, research and education with academic excellence, eliminate hunger and eradicate diseases for good, provide healthy and happy life to all and help make the World a better planet to live, was indeed not easy. But it had to be done.
With a medium far from today's progressive information technology, the recruitment work was done through interviews, chats and meeetings. Groups were made up in various countries humbly. Remained always-low-profile ever since, keeping up its work in a rather conservative classic format of practice in clinical and research medicine while making every effort to meet the needs of World Famine, the Academy has begun to use the social media domains (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, etc) only recently. Catching up with the ever-advancing IT world, using social media elements now full-blown, we are presently upgrading our modest static websites to dynamic ones with high-level content management systems to let our global academic network, our large international medical community and our patient groups make the use of it most efficiently, and get benefited over and above.