Saturday, October 16, 2010

MoH aims to develop more CME programmes

10 Oct 2010, The Gulf Today

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) plans to enhance its mechanism for providing continuing medical education (CME) programmes to doctors and other medical professionals, in tandem with the University of Sharjah.
The federal authority aims to develop more CME programmes in future to hone the medical and technical skills of professionals employed in various hospitals and healthcare centres across the country, according to a senior official.
Dr Amin Al Amiri, executive director for Medical Practices and Licenses at the MoH, said that a special committee will be set up to study the outcomes of the CME training programmes and evaluate each programme.
“The committee will analyse the actual training currently required in each specialisation for the medical professionals both in public and private sectors, in order to support the healthcare establishments and encourage them to participate in such programmes,” he added.
According to Dr Amiri, a training programme will also be set up for the students of the College of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology and Medical Labs at the Sharjah university.
“The future plans would guarantee the education programmes of the Sharjah university in all medical majors, facilitating the students in their future job plans. Professional diplomas will also be offered for all medical majors according to the requirements of the private health sector in the UAE,” he elaborated.

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