The Arab world has managed to establish universities and colleges to study medicine according to the latest and most developed educational curricula. The Gulf Countries and the Middle East have attracted prestigious universities that are keen to provide students with a set of skills while urging them to develop their talents in various fields, which led to raising the level of higher education in the region.
The medical student in the countries of the region no longer needs to go through the hassle of traveling to European and American countries in order to study medicine and receive a degree certificate. This is all thanks to the universities’ exchange relationships and cooperation both at the level of educational staff and scientific research. The exchange of experience completely benefits the student as if he was traveling to study abroad.
Agreements with educational institutions from all over the world have been concluded to establish branches that provide medical students with equal opportunities with the same level of competence and quality of education without the need to travel abroad.
Honing Students’ Skills
Medical colleges in the Arab world have set a clear goal, which is to provide students with the necessary skills and medical competence to be able to practice the profession according to the highest quality standards and based on clear foundations in terms of education and vocational training in line with international standards.
Today, they were able to provide an educational environment that allows graduates to practice their medical specialty efficiently and with utmost sincerity. Moreover, scientific research is fundamental and has a key role in developing the student’s capabilities in his professional future, based on the principle of permanent development and keeping abreast of the major global achievements, in addition to honing and developing the educational, training, administrative and leadership skills among faculty members.
Medical colleges in the region are making exceptional efforts to enhance optional training opportunities for students through bilateral agreements with hospitals and training centers, whether inside or outside the country, in addition to activating the students’ academic guidance program and developing mechanisms through which students are encouraged to carry out scientific research given its great importance in the student’s educational journey. All this is based on the medical colleges’ awareness of the importance of creating a correct educational environment that can promote the student’s medical studies.
Medical colleges have managed to create a healthy educational environment that boosts creativity and hones mental skills by adopting advanced educational curricula aimed at developing thinking, promoting a culture of scientific research, including scientific research skills in the curriculum, all while enhancing students’ extracurricular capabilities.
Governments and medical schools have allocated huge budgets to establish a strong presence in the academic scene. Today, they are making exceptional efforts in order to graduate distinguished doctors who have the ability to meet the requirements of any society in which they are located, whether locally or globally.
The latest education curricula
Medical colleges in the Arab world work according to the latest education curricula with the aim of graduating professional doctors who are capable of treating all diseases, while taking into account the continuing medical education and the need to actively follow up on the latest developments in this field through medical curricula that meet the modern need for scientific development.
Besides their advanced curricula, medical colleges in the Arab world follow professional ethics and morals that elevate the relationship between the doctor and the patient, while being committed to providing medical care according to scientific and professional foundations, which also promotes the student’s professional competence.
Continuing Medical Education
The profession of medicine requires continuous follow-up on the latest developments in this field in order to benefit the patient and society as a whole. Thus, the idea of Continuing Medical Education emerged, where the student should attend conferences and seminars as well as participate in training workshops in order to stay on top of the latest developments.
Continuing medical education contributes to maintaining the capabilities and medical skills of both students and employees. It also helps them to generate new knowledge and learn new methods of care. CME activities include scientific meetings, workshops, publishing scientific papers, medical audio and video, and online medical courses.
The Gulf Countries and the Middle East have always been aware of the importance of continuing medical education, whether for students or for professionals and medical staff. CME is an urgent necessity and one of the main elements of sustainable development; this prompted governments and ministries of health to enact laws in this regard that define the credit hour system for license renewal to practice the profession, whether for doctors, medical staff or medical students. All this aims to improve their medical knowledge and skills in order to keep pace with the latest developments in their field of work. This is a compelling need that serves all healthcare workers and organizations around the world.