Wednesday, 5 April 2017: Under the auspices of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, 145 specialists from inside and outside the UAE have performed the written part of the examination for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine at the Events Center, Dubai Festival City.
Abdullah Bin Souqat, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Award, said: The exam is one of the activities that have been supported by the award over the last six years, since its launch in Dubai in 2012 until now.
Under the supervision of specialists from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and from inside the UAE, the 3-hours exam was held concurrently with five countries namely; Norway, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and India.
Abdullah Bin Souqat praised the unique geographical location of the UAE as a link between the East part of the world and the West. “Compared with travelling to Europe, performing the exam in Dubai is a better choice for specialists in order to save time, money, and efforts”, he said.
“The Award supports the continuing medical education in all possible ways, as it is the cornerstone for improving the performance of healthcare professionals locally, regionally, and globally.
Dr. Hussein Nasser Al-Rahma, the President of the Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, and the Emirates Intensive Care Society, and the local supervisor of the exam, praised the fruitful collaboration between the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in holding the first part of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (the written exam) in Dubai.
“Those who will pass will be qualified to perform the second part of the exam, the practical and oral one, at one of the European centers accredited by the European Association for intensive care Medicine”, he added.