Seha launches Emiratisation drive
Abu Dhabi, February 12, 2012
Seha, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, launched a new initiative to bolster the organization’s Emiratisation programme.
The Muhakat programme, launched today (February 12) aims to reach out to Emirati youth and encourage them to take up healthcare as a career option through role shadowing and observation.
It will be carried throughout the next three weeks to enrol around 200 students from several high schools and universities.
The Muhakat programme will see students from institutes shadowing and observing Seha healthcare professionals discharging their duties. Institutions participating in the first Muhakat session include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Corniche Hospital and Al Mafraq Hospital.
“Muhakat is Seha’s role shadow or simulation programme. Role shadowing refers to a process where a person ‘shadows’ or observes someone in their work role for a defined period of time,” said Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, chief, Corporate Support Services for Seha.
“It is the most effective way of gaining a skill or knowledge on a topic. For example, an interested student will observe a medical professional in a real work scenario to understand in detail the skills and requirements to excel in this job.”
Each day of the Muhakat programme will see around 35 students from each of the participating institutes assigned to experts whom they will observe in the discharge of daily duties.
“The Muhakat simulation program will be an inspiration to talented Emirati students, helping to better understand the contribution of healthcare professionals in making our lives better. It will introduce the profession of healthcare to young minds wanting to make a positive difference to the nation’s future, and will hopefully be their first step towards a rewarding career in healthcare,” added Al Hameli.
Muhakat is part of Seha’s ongoing Emiratisation programme under the message “Let’s Keep Abu Dhabi Smiling”.
The inspirational message has been successful in attracting Emirati talent to a career in healthcare across the Seha Health System in Abu Dhabi.
The Muhakat programme is planning for expansion in subsequent years by including a larger intake of UAE national students from a wider spectrum of universities and academic institutions. – TradeArabia News Service
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