Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi Department of Health admits 433 medical graduates into its Medical Education Programmes

ABU DHABI, twenty first July, 2022 (WAM) — The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector within the emirate, has admitted 433 graduates to medical, dental and pharmacy residency and fellowship programmes as half of the division’s Medical Education Programme.

The largest batch of individuals noticed an estimated enhance of 28 % in comparison with the earlier 12 months, bringing the quantity of present trainees within the programmes to 767 individuals.

DoH developed a definite system for its programmes, which incorporates new registration circumstances that assure the supply of coaching alternatives for UAE nationwide candidates, graduates residing within the UAE, and graduates from universities outdoors the nation. Out of the 237 residency and fellowship seats open for the 12 months, 125 Emirati docs and 109 docs from over 28 nationalities, had been admitted.

The Department has witnessed a exceptional participation in its Distinction in Medical Internship Programme from each the non-public and public sectors within the emirate. The Programme obtained 196 trainees this 12 months in comparison with 126 trainees final 12 months, recording a rise of 34 %.

The Medical Internship Programme was joined by extra healthcare amenities in Abu Dhabi together with Danat Al Emarat Hospital, VPS Healthcare, Mediclinic Middle East, and NMC Healthcare which supplied coaching alternatives that meet the wants of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Rashid Obaid Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of the Healthcare Workforce Sector at DoH, stated, “The Department of Health Abu Dhabi continues its efforts to draw extra nationwide and worldwide human capabilities to the healthcare sector by offering academic and coaching programmes in accordance with worldwide finest practices. The distinguished competencies and experience, along with the emirate’s superior infrastructure and agile healthcare system, contribute to attaining DoH’s targets to consolidate Abu Dhabi’s place as a number one vacation spot for healthcare globally.”

“We are eager to proceed cooperating and dealing alongside healthcare amenities in private and non-private sectors within the emirate to make sure and facilitate neighborhood entry to care providers in varied specialties. We not too long ago added new specialisations together with Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine – Paediatrics, Rheumatology – Paediatrics, and Infectious Diseases to the programme at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Hospital, Tawam Hospital and the outpatient clinics of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, whereas the Pediatrics Programme and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Programme have been accredited at Danat Al Emarat Hospital,” he added.

This 12 months, DoH’s programmes has expanded to supply 32 medical specialties in eight accredited establishments for superior coaching in comparison with simply 28 final 12 months. The specialties embody normal surgical procedure, inside drugs, household drugs, emergency drugs, anaesthesiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, dermatology, urology and radiology, in addition to a quantity of fellowships subspecialities together with oncology, rheumatology, hematology, neonatology, cardiology, nephrology and gastroenterology, along with specialities in dentistry resembling paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and prosthodontics.

As half of the Clinical Pharmacy Residency Programme, a complete of ten coaching alternatives had been supplied to Sheikh Shakhboot Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.


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