Academic Partnerships Brings Leading Colombian University Online

Oct 15, 2013, 10:00 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, today announced its collaboration with Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS), one of Colombia's premier private universities.  Applications for the program are currently being accepted. 

"The demand for higher education in Colombia and throughout Latin America is at an all-time high," said AP Chairman and CEO Randy Best.  "By offering this high-demand program online, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud has taken an important first step toward increasing access to its programs and meeting the region's workforce needs, and we are delighted to partner with them in this effort."

Well-known throughout Latin America for its excellence in instruction in healthcare-related fields, FUCS is now offering a certificate course on basic, clinical, and surgical science.  The unique 13-week program provides entrance examination preparation for doctors who plan to pursue a specialization at FUCS graduate medical school. 

FUCS has been recognized with the Colombia Ministry of Education's "High Quality" accreditation for its programs in medicine and nursing. 

AP will provide services related to technology, faculty development, curriculum planning, marketing, and admissions for the university.

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About Academic Partnerships 
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert their traditional degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students and supports enrolled students through graduation.  Serving more than 40 public universities in the United States and numerous top foreign institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world.  The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.  For more information, please visit

About Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud
Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1976 by The Society of Surgery of Bogotá.  Offering programs in medicine, nursing, health management, and related fields, FUCS has two hospitals with more than 700 beds in total.  For more information, please visit

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