RCSI and HEC Secretary General discuss future plans
TDT | Manama
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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Medical University of Bahrain welcomed Dr Diana Abdulkarim Al Jahrami, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council (HEC) and Deputy Chairperson of the Higher Education Council Board of Trustees on Sunday, for her first visit to the university.
Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain led the meeting in the presence of Dr Farzana Abdulla Al-Maraghi, Assistant Secretary General; Dr Hussain Mohsen Al Arayedh, Accreditation and Licensing Director; and Mariam Salem, Engineer.
The university’s Deputy Head of School of Medicine, Professor Naji Alamuddin; Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Kathryn Strachan; and Head of School of Postgraduate Studies & Research, Professor Stephen Atkin, provided an update on their respective achievements and developments, as well as the preparations for this new academic year.
Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Managing Director of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain, led the discussion on the university’s proposal for a new academic building, featuring six key areas of development being teaching, clinical simulation, student experience, research, conferring and events and offices, in addition to plans of launching new medical programmes.
The meeting also discussed ongoing ‘SMILE initiative’ charity campaign running on campus in support of children with cancer in Bahrain.