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Friday, 12 August 2022 09:59 GMT

HMC Organises Workshop To Prepare Dentists For RCSI Fellowship Exams

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: Under the patronage of Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Medical Education Department and in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Hamad Dental Centre recently organised an intensive training workshop consisting of two programmes for HMC dentists. 

This was held from June 5 to 9 at Bayt Al Dhiyafah in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, the first preparatory programme of the course aimed to help prepare HMC dentists to successfully complete the requirements for the College's Faculty of Dentistry (MFD) membership examination, while the second programme was designed to help prepare dentists for the specialist Paediatric Dentistry Fellowship (FFD). The training course was held under the supervision of Dr. Ghanem Al Mannai, HMC Chairman of Dental Services.

The course comes as part of an educational cooperation agreement signed between HMC and RCSI. This is the first cooperation between the prestigious RCSI and a healthcare institution in the Middle East, to provide an internationally accredited specialist fellowship programme in paediatric dentistry. It aims at providing specialised training in the field of paediatric dentistry for Qatari dentists who wish to continue their education and further develop their expertise and skills to meet the internationally approved standards. 

Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, HMC's Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education Department, noted that HMC has entered into partnerships with several internationally recognised institutions in the field of medical education, training, and healthcare, which helped HMC to become an education hub in the region. The establishment of Hamad Medical Education Centre has also contributed to HMC's important role in medical education. 

Dr. Ghanem Al Mannai explained that organising the intensive training course over the past six years comes as part of the efforts to develop national cadres of highly trained dentists and meeting professional development requirements for dentists through continuing medical education programme.

“This five-day intensive training programme was attended by 83 dentists from both the public and private sector. The programme is designed to help these clinicians refine their knowledge in all aspects of the dentistry profession. 

“It aims to prepare members of our clinical teams to pass the admittance test for membership into the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MFD examination),” said Dr. Khalifa Ali al Ansari, Vice-Chairman of the Hamad Dental Centre for Education Affairs.

Dr. Jamal Al Abdullah, Chief of Paedodontics and Deputy Director of the Postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry Programme at HMC, said the training included specialised workshops and has enabled six residents to prepare for the Irish Fellowship Diploma examination (FFD), with three of them scheduled to sit for the exams in November 2022. Another two dentists will be accepted into the programme next year.

Professor Albert Leung, Dean Elect of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, praised the level of service provided by the Hamad Dental Centre and applauded HMC for its efforts to make the specialised training provided by his organisation available in Qatar.



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