UAE – The Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has officially received its second accreditation from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for four years.
Located in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the medical school offers a variety of degrees in medicine, dentistry, and nursing.
MBRU is part of the UAE’s first integrated academic health system, the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC).
The recent development comes barely a month after the Alliance of Academic Health Centres International (AAHCI) formally designated MBRU as its Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Obtaining SCFHS re-accreditation for an additional four years is a major achievement for the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences as it expands the university’s scope for postgraduate medical training.
In a press release, the UAE-based university said: “The renewed SCFHS accreditation now extends to all postgraduate residency and fellowship programs provided by the Deanship of Postgraduate Medical Education at MBRU.”
The accreditation of the programs was the outcome of the recent thorough evaluation by an expert committee that assessed the institution’s academic structure, level of educational facilities, and faculty efficacy in providing SCFHS-approved programs.
The regulatory decision aligns with MBRU’s plans to divest investments in biomedical research, advance the resilience of academic health centres and revolutionize clinical care notably transforming the patient experience.
“This recognition motivates us to develop more residency and specialty fellowship programs in the future, in association with local hospitals and healthcare institutions,” stated Professor Sulaiman Alemran, Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at MBRU.
The re-accreditation will build upon MBRU’s ambitious goal to provide the highest quality of postgraduate training programs to meet the growing needs and demands of young healthcare professionals across the region.
It will help in stemming the rising number of junior doctors leaving their training programs to train overseas for specialty training while ensuring adequate availability of trained experts.
Moreover, the move is in line with DAHC’s strategic priorities to improve health outcomes through the delivery of transformative education.
The training for the accredited programs will take place at DAHC’s healthcare facilities, including Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, Latifa Women & Children’s Hospital, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Hatta Hospital, and Dubai Dental Hospital.
In addition to select primary care and specialized health centers, the training will also take place at Mediclinic Hospitals, MBRU’s clinical affiliate.
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