The third post-graduate Radiation Protection Course was inaugurated on September 9, 2013 in Panama City, Panama. The ceremony (see program attached) at Hotel Torres de Alba was hosted by the Ministry of Health of Panama, attended by the 22 students of the 2013-2014 class, the rector and faculty of Universidad Especializada de las Américas (UDELAS), the dean of the School of Medicine of the University of Panama, representatives of US NRC Office of International Programs and IAEA. The invocation was presented by Dr. Eloy Gibbs, the principle developer and lecturer. The course will consist of 4 modules and be completed in August, 2014. The course will be taught at UDELAS by select faculty of the University of Panama, invited foreign lecturers including that from US NRC. Past courses in 2011 and 2012 graduated a total of 24 radiation protection specialists. The 2013-2014 Radiation Protection Course is a credit course of the Master Degree program at UDELAS. US NRC and IAEA are sponsoring this course.
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