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RCSI Dubai Hosts Conferring Ceremony

15 December 2013

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Dubai recently hosted its annual conferring ceremony at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center (MBRM-AMC) in Dubai Healthcare City. Masters degrees were conferred on students graduating in Healthcare Management and Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management.

RCSI-Dubai has seen the number of students graduating increase from 29 in 2011 to 61 in 2013 and this figure is expected to be 71 in 2014, a 144% increase over a three-year period.

Pictured is RCSI President, Professor Patrick Broe with Mr. Belal Irshaid

These accredited, postgraduate degrees issued by the RCSI Institute of Leadership in Dubai, put the new graduates in a prime position to help shape the region's healthcare sector.

RCSI is a not-for-profit global healthcare education organisation founded in 1784. The RCSI Institute of Leadership began operations in Dubai in 2005 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 450.

Pictured  (l-r) are Dr. Rana Omar Obaid  Baabed, Dr. Maryam Abdollah Daresh and Ms. Douna Rahwan

Mr Seamus O'Boyle Director of RCSI Dubai said, ‘Our aim is to enhance human health through education delivery and we do this through bringing out the leader from within our class participants. Our graduates report that they feel changed, that the change is noticed in their workplaces and that they are more likely to step forward to tackle workplace challenges.'

Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Yasser Abdul Rahman Basha, Dr. Arvind Ramesh  Kittur, Dr. Jestin Sam Baby and Dr. Muneer Safaa Fetyan

RCSI-Dubai Alumni include, Dr. Ahmad Bin Kalban (Director, Primary Healthcare, Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA)), Dr Amer Sharif, (Director of Education, Dubai Health Care City), Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, (Director, Health Data & Information Analysis Department, DHA), Dr Ibtesam Bastaki (Director of Operations for Hospitals, Dubai Health Authority), Dr Hayder Mohammed Khalaf Al Zubaidy (CEO Canadian Speciality hospital), Diana Grobler (Director of Nursing, Welcare Hospital).

Graduates celebrate at the ceremony