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Under the auspices of Hamdan Medical Award: The exam of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) is held in Dubai 15 March 2012
Under the auspices of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the first part of the exam of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, approved by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, was held for 38 doctors from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and India at Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Women's College.
 
Simultaneously, 300 specialized physicians, with a minimum of three years of experience in Intensive Care medicine, attended the exam in ten countries around the world including Ireland, Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain.
 
Abdullah Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the Award, has attended the exam and wished the examinees all the best and success.
 
Bin Souqat has referred to the efforts exerted by the Award in supporting the medical fields, particularly Continuing Medical Education, with the aim of upgrading the professional medical performance locally and internationally.
 
Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, President of the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, the Chairman of the Emirates Intensive Care Society, and the exam’s local supervisor said that hosting the exam in Dubai is a fruit of intensive efforts exerted by the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society in cooperation with the Emirates Intensive Care Society.
 
"The 1ST part of the exam is agreed to be held in Dubai on a regular basis. The next year’s exam will be held in conjunction with the Conference of the Emirates Critical Care Society", he added.
 
The second part of the exam, a practical exam, is approved to be held in Dubai starting from 2014, by qualified examiners, the members of the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society.
 
Professor Marco Maggiorini, chairman of the Education and Training Committee, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, attended the 3-hour exam.
 
"Choosing Dubai as a venue for holding the exam goes in line with the strategic plan of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which aims at increasing the number of the Diploma holders", Professor Marco said. 
 
"According to the European Society’s statistics, approximately 60% of the examinees are from the Gulf region and India. Therefore, it is easier for them to sit the examination in UAE", he added.
 
"The exam is scheduled to be corrected electronically by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Before starting the test, instructions on the types of the questions and the system to answer them were provided to the examinees", he added.


 

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