Abu Dhabi Hospital gets a nod for medical education

NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, will now be a Practice Setting for medical interns

  
Abu Dhabi Hospital gets a nod for medical education
  • First batch of four students starts in Sep 2021

Abu Dhabi: NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, launched its Medical Internship Program as it got the regulatory approvals to be an “Approved Practice Setting for Intermediate Teaching Facility” by the Dept. of Health, Abu Dhabi.

The NMC facility has been set forth by the Department of Medical Education and thereby accredited as a provider of undergraduate observership, internship, experience equivalency and transition to practice for pharmacy.

The programme deployed at NMC Royal Hospital is designed to fulfil the educational needs of the twenty medical school students per year who have completed the undergraduate training as per the requirements and come for an internship program of 12 months length.

The program got underway over a brief ceremony presided over by the CEO of NMC Healthcare Michael Davis, who said,” One of our challenges in running a healthcare system has been the dearth of the homegrown and a local talent pool. Since Sheikh Zayed founded the country 50 years ago, the rulers and leaders of the UAE have provided equal opportunity and support for Emiratis and residents to ensure that citizens have access to world-class education and training. We pledge our support to the UAE rulers and leaders in promoting private healthcare education for nationals and residents and welcome the opportunity to diversify and enrich our staff rosters across the UAE.”

Talking about the four interns and their 12-month internship, the Head of the Internship Program Dr. Arun Arya, Chair of Medical Specialities, HOD & Consultant Pulmonology at NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi said, “The interns shall be rotated throughout three different medical specialties of Medicine, Surgery, and Paediatrics. With approved practice setting Intermediate license, we can now accept Continuous Medical Education and Transition to Practice Programs which includes Internship, Return to Practice and Experience Equivalency programs etc.”  

According to the hospital, this project had started at the beginning of the year 2019 with Basic Observer-ship programme for the medical graduates and the hospital completed few observer-ship programme in the same year. Later on, the hospital applied for the intermediate internship programme upon receiving requests from National and Non-National students take up this programme which accordingly got approved after a detailed assessment and evaluation of the facility and faculty.

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In the pic (Standing Left to Right):

Frank Gabriel DeLisi - Senior Vice President – Operations, NMC Healthcare

Dr. Arun Arya – Head of the Internship Program and Chair of Medical Specialities, HOD & Consultant Pulmonology

Student 1. Batool Sultan: Rak Medical and Health Science University, Nationality : Syrian

Student 2. Phalguni Sai : Rak Medical and Health Science University, Nationality : Indian

Student 3. Amreen Sajith:Rak Medical and Health Science University- nationality : Indian

Student 4. Alyssa Cameron-Gulf Medical University -Nationality : South African

Dr. Husam Saleh – Medical Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon

Michael Davis - Chief Executive Officer, NMC Healthcare


About NMC Health

NMC is one of the leading private healthcare operators in the Gulf Cooperation Council ("GCC") with an international network of multi-specialty inpatient and outpatient clinics and hospitals, specialised maternity and fertility clinics, and long-term care homes across nineteen countries. NMC also ranks as one of the top two in-vitro fertilisation operators globally. The NMC Health Group is recognised as a leading provider of long-term medical care in the UAE through its subsidiary ProVita. NMC has a total capacity of 2,207 licensed beds across its network

NMC Health Plc was placed into administration by the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales on 9 April 2020 and Richard Fleming, Mark Firmin and Ben Cairns of Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators. On 27 September 2020 a number of the entities of the NMC Healthcare Ltd were placed into administration under Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulations. Richard Fleming and Ben Cairns were appointed as Joint Administrators. For full information regarding these appointments please redirect to this web page: https://nmc.ae/ 

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Anurag Kashyap
VP Marketing and Corporate Communications
NMC Healthcare Ltd.
Email Anurag.Kashyap@nmc.ae 

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