On October 22, 2018, the signing ceremony for General Agreement between the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand and University of South Florida (USF) was held at Meeting Room no.2, Office of the Dean, Lecture Hall. The Agreement between Ramathibodi andUSF is aimed to establish the official collaboration between the 2 institutes which leads to the further fruitful exchange activities. By the ceremony, the speeches were delivered by Prof. Piyamitr Sritara, M.D., FRCP, FACP,FRCP(T),Dean of Ramathibodi, and Prof.John Sinnot, Chairman of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida; as representatives of each institutes. On this occasion, Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D, Deputy Dean for International Relations,the other delegates from both institutes including Dr. Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, M.D., Assistant Dean for Education and Research; Dr. Visasiri Tantrakul, M.D., Medical Instructor in Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine and Assistant Professor Monvasi Pachinburavan, M.D. from of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of USF, attended as honorable witnesses.
The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is an American metropolitan public research university in Tampa, Florida, United States. USF is also a member institution of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth-largest public university in the state of Florida. The USF system has three institutions: USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee.USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, and is among three other universities in Florida to hold this highest level of classification. The Agreement signed today will facilitate a collaborative process in Joint educational, research activities, exchange of visiting scholars, and also provides an avenue for possibilities of the further student or staff exchange activities between Ramathibodi and USF.