Under the auspices of the Hamdan Medical Award: 150 specialists perform the exam of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine in Dubai 08 April 2015
Under the auspices of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and for the 4th consecutive year, Dubai hosted the first part of the exam of the European Diploma in intensive care medicine (the written exam), at the events center, Dubai Festival City. The exam was performed by 150 specialists in intensive care medicine from Thailand, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Nigeria and Australia.
 
This was stated by Mr. Abdullah bin Souqat, the Executive Director of the Award, who confirmed the keenness of the award to support all the ways to improve the professional performance of doctors within the UAE and abroad in order to improve the health care services provided through the health institutions. He pointed out that hosting the exam, which is organized by the European Society of the Intensive Care Medicine, save efforts and money to perform the same exam in a European country.
 
Abdullah bin Souqat pointed out to the importance of the European Diploma in intensive care medicine for specialists which qualifies them to work in many countries in Europe and the world.
 
For his part, Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, President of the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, the Chairman of the Emirates Intensive Care Society and local supervisor of the exam said that this exam is held simultaneously in 7 other European countries namely Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark, Britain and Romania.
 
“The exam has been attended by Professor Marco Maggiorini, chairman of the Education and Training Committee, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, along with six supervisor doctors from the United Arab Emirates who are fully responsible for all the administrative and technical procedures of the examination”, he said.
 
Prof. Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma added that the Emirate of Dubai has become a permanent center to host the first part of the exam. The doctors who will successfully pass this part of the exam will be qualified to perform the second part, the practical and oral part.
 
“According to the terms and conditions of the European society of intensive care medicine, the preparations are underway in Dubai to host the second part of the exam. We are working on training the examiners and qualifying the training centers in the UAE hospitals in this regard”, he added.
 
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