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Abu Dhabi hospital honours new graduates

Abu Dhabi, April 1, 2013

Corniche Hospital Abu Dhabi, a major maternity and neonatal healthcare facility in the UAE managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International, honoured two of its employees for completing its Foetal Medicine Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) program at a special graduation ceremony held recently.

A 299-bed facility, the Corniche Hospital is part of the Seha Health System owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.

The trainees - Dr Aqeela Mustafa and Dr Fareeda Jahangir, specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology at Corniche Hospital - were honoured at a special ceremony held at St Regis Hotel on Saadiyat Island.

The duo had successfully completed the hospital’s training program, which included a rigorous 4-week rotation in the United Kingdom, said a statement from Seha.

In 2010, Corniche was the first facility outside of the UK to be accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and authorized to provide advanced training in maternal medicine.

The current trainee in post is Dr Rasha Al Zaabi, the first UAE national to have graduated from Corniche Hospital’s ATSM training in Maternal /Obstetric medicine last year.

“In a country where the rate of genetic disorders is high and physicians who are subspecialized in the field of foetal medicine are in high demand, this internationally-recognized training at a local level is crucial," remarked Dr Mariam Al Mazrouei, the deputy CEO of Corniche Hospital.

"The Foetal Medicine ATSM is a vital component in our quest to elevate the standards of maternal and newborn health care services in the UAE and the region. We are very proud to know that our graduates are contributing to that process,” she added.  

Royal College recognition allows Corniche Hospital to offer the ATSM in Feotal Medicine to the medical community in the UAE as part of a postgraduate training program in obstetrics and gynecology.

Corniche’s commitment to continuous medical education for local health care providers has earned the hospital recognition from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International, said Al Mazrouei.

The UAE, represented by Seha, is only the second country outside of the United States to have its hospitals and residency programmes accredited by this body, she added.-TradeArabia News Service




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