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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is the organization charged with accrediting post-M.D. medical
training programs in the U.S. Residents Medical has a 20-year history specializing in the field of graduate medical
education. Its expertise includes ACGME accreditation for hospitals, guidance services for medical students and graduates,
and “enabling U.S. and international medical students and graduates to be a top viable candidate to effectuate a
successful ‘match’” the company says on its Web site.
Residents Medical was founded (as U.S. Health Systems) by Everest's father, Dr. Edwin Everest, a foreign graduate who
worked to improve the quality of medical institutions in the U.K., U.S. and India. His son, who studied under Dr. Michael
DeBakey, the world-renown cardiac surgeon, founded The Everest Foundation to support its charitable activities.
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Indo-US relationship has not plateaued: White House
Indo-US relationship is in "an active engagement stage" and Washington would like to keep it that way, the White House
said today, strongly refuting the impression that bilateral ties have plateaued or are in drift. The series of high-level
exchanges between the two countries, including the India visit by the Vice President Joe Biden, early this year and now
that of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday is not
an indication of a relationship that has plateaued, a senior administration official said.
"Those are indications of a relationship, which is in active engagement stage. And that is the place where we want to keep
it because of the strategic partnership in the 21st century and scaling that trajectory," the official told Indian reporters in a
conference call on the eve of the arrival of Singh in Washington. Singh is scheduled to arrive in Washington tomorrow on a
two-day working visit to the American capital wherein he would meet the Obama at the White House on Friday.
Following the meeting, during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global
issues, Singh and Obama are likely to give brief statements to the press without taking any questions and then head for
luncheon hosted by the President for Singh. The purpose of this "short working visit" is both to reflect and appreciate the
decade of this transformation and the commitments of the leaders in the government to the strategic partnership, the
official said.
The purpose is also to "set out a road map for the path ahead", the official added, noting that the road map would carry
forward through the upcoming events which include certainly the Indian elections. "I think, if you look at the relationship
over the course of the past decade, its remarkable that some of the most contentious issues which would include defence
co-operation, nuclear energy and access to high technology items are the centre piece to this relationship today," the
official said.
"During this visit, some of the specific progress, we look forward to celebrating will be the defence trade relationship,
expanding defence ties between India and the United States and also the civil nuclear initiative making progress on terms
of paving way for commercial contract.”Also making progress on expanding clean energy cooperation and the economic
partnership," he said.
Noting that in a complex relationship, and certainly in a strategic partnership there are always areas where there is room
for more progress, the official said, that includes the concerns of the US Government and its businesses about some of the
Indian economic policies and the need for some additional economic reform to attract greater international investment.
This is subject to discussion between the two governments and is being expressed by the US business and will "certainly
be a center piece" of the discussion, the official said adding that the two countries are now working to expand the
mechanism to address these issues.
Responding to questions, the official said, "We have seen encouraging signs" on the likelihood of signing a pre-early works
agreement between Westinghouse and Nuclear Power Cooperation of India Ltd (NPCIL). The endeavor of the two