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Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical
Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
MSc in Leadership in Health Professions
Education in the UAE
The Institute commenced its new MSc in
Leadership in Health Professions Education
in the United Arab Emirates in October
2014. Delivered in partnership with the
University of Sharjah, this program is
designed specifically for health profession
educators, residency program directors
and healthcare leaders. The program
supports participants in becoming
effective teachers, mentors, supervisors
and educational leaders. It has double
accreditation status, being accredited
by the National University of Ireland and
the United Arab Emirates Commission
for Academic Accreditation on behalf
of the Ministry of Higher Education &
Scientific Research. The unique feature
of the programme is that, in addition to
developing the knowledge and skills of
participants in relation to education and
assessment, the participants are provided
with the opportunity to develop their
leadership capabilities.
"Investing in Human Capital": RCSI
Alumni Conference
The successful Alumni Conference,
"Investing in Human Capital", was a two-
day event that took place in April 2014
in Dubai Healthcare City. The conference
aimed to build on engagement with
the College's alumni community. The
conference was opened by Dr Mohammed
Al Redha, Chairperson of the RCSI UAE
Alumni Chapter and featured a strong
line-up of speakers. The first talk, titled
"Educating Healthcare Leaders to Make a
Difference Worldwide" was presented by
Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Director of the
Institute of Leadership. Professor O'Boyle
focused on issues such as the changing
nature of healthcare, models of human
nature and leadership and the emerging
nature of `thinking organisations'. Other
distinguished contributors included:
Professor David Whitford, Head of
School of Postgraduate Studies and
Research, and Professor of Family
and Community Medicine, at RCSI
Bahrain, who gave a presentation
entitled "Research and Postgraduate
Opportunities in Healthcare";
Mr Colm McLoughlin, Executive
vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free
(DDF), who gave an insightful talk
on leadership in the context of the
development of DDF;
Dr Alice Mcgarvey, vice Dean for
Career Development in RCSI, who
delivered a presentation on the roll-out
of the new mentor network for RCSI
medical students;
Dr Mary Collins, Senior Executive
Development Specialist with RCSI
Institute of Leadership,who got the
questions flowing with her presentation
on "Leading and Managing generation
Dr Farhad Kheradmand Aljanahi, a
Specialist Urologist and Transplant
Surgeon at Dubai Hospital and an
RCSI Alumnus, who spoke about
leadership in the context of setting up a
kidney transplant programme in Dubai
Dr Amer Sharif, Managing Director of
Education at Dubai Healthcare City,
and another RCSI Alumnus, who gave a
thought-provoking keynote lecture on
"Leadership for Career Development
in Healthcare the UAE perspective";
Dr Mary Collins and Dr Pauline
Connolly, who presented a practical
seminar on "Leading Self and Others".
Its in-depth focus on Myers Brigg
Typology Inventory (MBTI) personality
indicators and Belbin's team roles gave
delegates food for thought.
Senior Appointment
Dr Pauline Connolly joined the Institute
of Leadership in Dubai in January 2014
as a Senior Lecturer/Programme Director,
coming from the Department of Jobs,
Enterprise and Innovation, where she
held a senior management role. A trained
Workplace Mediator, Dr Connolly is
a fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development and has been
extensively involved in executive education
both in Ireland and internationally.
RCSI Dubai's new location in Dubai
Healthcare City
Prizewinners at the 14th annual conferring ceremony at Penang Medical College Malaysia