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Focus on Tamkeen’s key role and postgraduate training

TDT | Manama                                                      

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

RCSI Medical University of Bahrain hosted on campus its annual Joint Board of Private Hospitals meeting. Present were executive members of seven main private hospitals in Bahrain; executive members of Tamkeen; the Chairman of the society of private hospitals; the President of Bahrain Medical Society; and executive members of the University to discuss cooperation in clinical training, education and research.

In attendance of the meeting were Her Excellency Professor Jameela Al-Salman, Shura Council Member and Professor Mary Rose Sweeney, Executive Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI in Dublin.

During the meeting Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain, commented: “RCSI Medical University of Bahrain is committed to fostering its relations with the private hospitals and Tamkeen, with the ultimate goal of providing international standards’ training to medical staff.

Collaborating with Tamkeen is a significant step towards enhancing healthcare services and the delivery of primary and community care for the people of Bahrain and beyond.” Discussions focused on opportunities for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for General Practitioners and for professional nursing qualifications proposed by the University, as well as student participation in observerships, electives and research at the private hospitals.

Cooperation between the private hospitals and RCSI Medical University of Bahrain regarding postgraduate training and the upcoming Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme was also discussed, which will be announced pending the approval from the Higher Education Council.