Team to evaluate medical qualifications
Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, has issued Edict 1/2020, forming a work team on evaluating medical qualifications obtained from Chinese universities.
Under the edict, the Chinese Universities’ Medical Qualifications Evaluation Team will be chaired by Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Ansari (Supreme Council for Health), and comprise the Chairman of the National Committee for the Evaluation of Academic Qualifications at the Ministry of Education, Dr Fawzi Abdulrahman Al Jowdar, Chief of the Health Professions Regulation Office at the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) and Dr Leena Mohammed Al Qassim, as members. Members also include the Chief of Medical Services at the Salmaniya Medical Complex, Dr Nabeel Ahmed Al Asheeri, Dr Khalid Abdulghaffar (BDF Hospital), Dr Dalal Hassan Al Hassan (King Hamad University Hospital), Dr W Kingham (RCSI Medical University of Bahrain) and Dr Abdulhaleem Dhaifallah (Arabian Gulf University).
The team shall evaluate the non-accredited 77 qualifications obtained by Bahraini students from Chinese universities, separately, to determine their level and decide the requirements, if any, to complete the accreditation process in Bahrain or abroad. It shall also submit recommendations on the 77 qualifications within two weeks. The team shall also co-ordinate with local and regional universities and devise a unified placement exam for the graduates of non recommended universities so as to enable them to complete the required academic and clinical content at other recommended universities, which will pave the way for them to accredit their current HH Shaikh Mohammed qualifications.