Sidra Medicine signs agreement with Royal College International from Canada

January 27, 2020 | Author: Royal College Staff

DOHA, QATAR, January 26, 2020 – Sidra Medicine has signed a collaborative service agreement with Royal College International (RCI), an entity that promotes and delivers programs and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The agreement will help establish Royal College International based accreditation processes for Sidra Medicine’s residency training and simulation programs. As a result, all RCI accredited programs held at Sidra Medicine will be recognized as equivalent to programs applicable to institutions and residency programs in Canada.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohammed Al Mana, the chair of the Transition Committee and member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine and Dr. Andrew Padmos, the president and chief executive officer of Royal College International.

Mr. Mohamed Al Mana, chair of the Transition Committee and member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine said: “As an academic medical center, Sidra Medicine, through its medical education programs, strives to support the development of knowledgeable, skilful and competent health care professionals in Qatar. Partnerships with established institutions like Royal College International, ensure that we are not only improving the quality of our residency education programs but ultimately helping to improve patient outcomes.”

Dr. Andrew Padmos, president and chief executive officer of Royal College International said: “As a global leader in specialty medical education and care, RCI collaborates with many of the top academic medical institutions around the world and we are pleased to have Sidra Medicine on board as a valued partner. We look forward to working with their leadership team to develop programs to enhance health care professionals’ knowledge, tools and confidence as a means to improve practice and to provide the best care possible.”

In addition to the residency programs, the RCI program at Sidra Medicine will focus on demonstrating an impact on patient safety and the quality of care provided by health professionals. It will also seek to ensure that Sidra Medicine’s simulation training meet the requisite standards in administration, education and ethics.

Prof. Ibrahim Janahi, chair of medical education at Sidra Medicine said: “The accreditation from the Royal College International demonstrate that our residency programs at Sidra Medicine meet the highest possible international standards. This is another milestone as we advance our medical education following our institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) in August 2019. Both these accreditations pave the road for Sidra Medicine to be the first academic medical center in the Gulf region to provide medical programs by both American and Canadian systems.”

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About Royal College International

Royal College International promotes and delivers programs and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Royal College International conducts international outreach by forming academic partnerships with organizations sharing the Royal College’s values. We provide educational and medical expertise that result in better patient care. Programs are delivered by Royal College International faculty who are expert in their fields.

About Sidra Medicine

Sidra Medicine provides specialized healthcare to women, children, and young people from Qatar and around the world.

Established by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sidra Medicine embraces best practice medical education, innovative biomedical and clinical research and discovery, and exceptional patient and family focused care.

Sidra Medicine provides comprehensive specialist healthcare services for children and young people, as well as maternity and gynecology care for women. Some of its unique children’s specialist services include Cardiology, Neurology, Urology and Plastics & Craniofacial Reconstruction. It is also currently the only specialist center in the country that treats and cares for pregnant women with fetal complications.

The ultramodern healthcare organization is a testament to Qatar’s pioneering spirit and sustained commitment to its human and social development.

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