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Posted On: 6 June 2013 12:42 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

HMC trains its paediatric staff

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About 130 paediatrics staff from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) took part in an orientation workshop as part of the requirements for accreditation of HMC’s Paediatrics Residency Programme by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International LLC (ACGME-I). The workshop was organised by the Paediatrics Education Committee. The Paediatrics Residency Programme is one of HMC’s many graduate medical education (GME) programmes seeking individual, advanced speciality accreditation following the institutional accreditation of HMC by the ACGME-I in 2012. HMC is the first hospital system in the Middle East, and Qatar the second country outside of the US (following Singapore), to be conferred with the prestigious accreditation. The ACGME-I is the international arm of the ACGME, the body responsible for accrediting the majority of graduate medical training programmes such as internships, residencies and fellowships for physicians in the US. Doctors are required to be regularly assessed for six general competencies, including medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills, according to Dr Ahmed Al Hammadi, Assistant Programme Director and Head of General Paediatrics. The speciality accreditation process will see representatives from the ACGME-I conducting mock site visits in June in preparation for official site visits later this year, according to Israk Abdula, GME/Paediatrics Coordinator. Source : Qatar Chronicle