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RCSI Dubai Hosts Conferring Ceremony

29 November 2012
Under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Dubai (RCSI) hosted its annual conferring ceremony last night at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center (MBRM-AMC) in Dubai Healthcare City. Masters degrees were conferred on students graduating in Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management and Healthcare Management.

 RCSI Dubai

RCSI Dubai Conferring Ceremony

RCSI-Dubai has seen the number of students graduating increase from 29 in 2011 to 49 in 2012 and this figure is expected to reach 70 students in 2013, a 141% increase over a two-year period.

Around 90% of students are female and the number of Emirati females graduating has risen almost threefold in 2012. These accredited, postgraduate degrees issued by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Institute of Leadership in Dubai put the new graduates in a prime position to help shape the region's healthcare sector.

RCSI Dubai Conferring

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein & Professor Paddy Broe, RCSI President

RCSI is a not-for-profit global healthcare education organisation founded in 1784. The RCSI Institute of Leadership began operations in Dubai in 2006 and it is continuing to grow, with an increasing number of students graduating every year. This year's graduation brings the number of health professionals who have graduated from the Institute in Dubai to around 350.

Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Director of the RCSI Institute of Leadership said, "We are delighted to see such a substantial increase in the number of students graduating from our programmes. The fact that 70% of our new students come from referrals is testament to the quality of the development our students receive and to the excellence of our administration team and faculty. We are especially proud of the fact that the vast majority of our graduates have achieved promotion in their jobs as a result of our programmes.''

Mr Seamus O'Boyle Director of RCSI Dubai added, ‘'Our graduates report that they are now better leaders and managers and are more effective in making decisions and solving problems. They are also more aware of the importance of quality in healthcare, making them better equipped to spearhead the region's burgeoning healthcare industry."

RCSI-Dubai Alumni include, Dr. Ahmad Bin Kalban (CEO, Primary Healthcare Service Sector, DHA), Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, (Head of eHealth - DHA), IbtesamBastaki (Head of Health Section, Prime Minister's Office), Hayder Mohammed Khalaf Al Zubaidy (CEO Canadian Speciality hospital), Adele Smiddy (Chairperson, Irish Business Network Dubai), Diana Grobler (Director of Nursing, Welcare Hospital).