Dubai to run anesthesia diploma courses
Montpellier (France), February 23, 2014
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said it has signed an agreement with University of Montpellier, France to run anesthesia diploma courses in the emirate.
The three-year pact offers a platform for several training programs in the field of anesthesia and pain management to take place in Dubai.
This provides doctors both in the UAE and the region with an opportunity to seek training closer to their place of residence and receive a diploma from the prestigious University of Montpellier at the end of the one-year training program, said the DHA in its statement.
The deal was signed by Essa Al Maidoor, the DHA director-general and Dr Philippe Augé, the president of Montpellier University to provide post-graduate diploma courses in anesthesia in Dubai.
The University of Montpellier is the oldest faculty of medicine in the world and was established in 1244. The anesthesia team headed by Prof. Xavier Capdevila is internationally renowned.
In 2011, the University had recognized Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre as a training centre in the Middle East for certain subspecialties in anesthesia.
Dr Philippe Augé said the DHA collaboration will help provide training for post-graduates in anesthesia and in future the university plans to provide further specialized training programs such as pediatric anesthesiology in Dubai.
Al Maidoor emphasized on the importance of this collaboration which provides internationally recognized training programs within the emirate.
Lauding Montpellier University for their help in providing such a training program, Dr Maidoor said: "Continuous medical education is an important aspect of our strategy. The field of anesthesia and pain management is essential and is required across all specialties."
"The training program provides a platform for doctors in the UAE and the region to receive an internationally recognized diploma, closer to their place of residence, so that they can pursue their studies and continue practicing medicine at the same time," he added.
According to him, the emirate’s strategic location and excellent facilities provides an opportunity for doctors from across the region to receive internationally recognized diploma in the field.
More than 88 students have registered for the various diploma programs. Of these, more than 42 students have registered for the diploma on interventional pain management, which is taking place for the first time in Dubai, he noted.
By the end of this year, 106 post-graduates will obtain their diploma in various subspecialties of anesthesia.
In future, diploma courses will be available in the field of pediatric anesthesiology which will be of specific interest for doctors working at the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, which is expected to be operation in August this year, he added.-TradeArabia News Service