Prof Sammer Otoom appointed president of RCSI Bahrain
MANAMA, September 1, 2014
Professor Sameer Otoom has been appointed as President of RCSI Bahrain. RCSI Bahrain is the Medical University of Bahrain which was founded in the year 2004.
The decision was ratified at a recent meeting of the Higher Education Council in Bahrain.
Prof Sameer Otoom has been a central figure in successfully establishing the university, previously serving by turns as professor of clinical pharmacology, dean and vice president for Academic Affairs and Interim President, a statement was said.
Professor Otoom qualified in medicine from Jordan University of Science and Technology, and then undertook an MS and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Houston, Texas, and a Certificate in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CCPT) from the University of Glasgow, UK.
RCSI chief executive, Professor Cathal Kelly said he has “every confidence in Professor Otoom’s ability to lead the next exciting phase of our university’s development. I very much look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Otoom said: “It has always been a pleasure and an honour to work in such a reputable organisation as RCSI. With its dedicated staff and multi-national students, I look forward to continuing working with them and all our stakeholders for a very successful future for RCSI and Bahrain.”
RCSI Bahrain is celebrating 10 years in Bahrain and offers students courses in medicine, nursing and postgraduate studies. – TradeArabia News Service