KIMS makes head­way in med­i­cal train­ing

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KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of Health Dr Ja­mal AlHarbi said Kuwait In­sti­tute for Med­i­cal Spe­cial­iza­tions (KIMS) as­serted it­self in find­ing so­lu­tions to prob­lems of med­i­cal train­ing. KIMS is keen on mod­ern­iz­ing the Kuwaiti Med­i­cal Board pro­grams in keep­ing with the lat­est achieve­ments world­wide, he said Sun­day night. The min­is­ter made the com­ments at a cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate the in­sti­tute’s ac­cred­i­ta­tion by the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons of Canada (RCPSC) as provider of con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment (CPD).

Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, 115 physi­cians who com­pleted the Kuwaiti Med­i­cal Board train­ing cour­ses in var­i­ous spe­cial­iza­tions were hon­ored. The hon­or­ing of the physi­cians is meant to en­cour­age the grad­u­ates to shoul­der their no­ble and hu­man­i­tar­ian re­spon­si­bil­i­ties ac­cord­ing to the min­istry’s plan for build­ing the ca­pac­ity of the med­i­cal per­son­nel and up­grade the health­care sys­tem, Dr Harbi pointed out.

He praised the col­lec­tive ef­forts of KIMS lead­ers that led to the in­sti­tute win­ning of the RCPSC ac­cred­i­ta­tion for a four-year term and meet­ing the tech­ni­cal and pro­fes­sional stan­dards set by this cel­e­brated reg­u­la­tory non-profit in­sti­tu­tion. He wel­comed the fruit­ful re­sults of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the in­sti­tute and the Royal Col­lege ac­cord­ing to a bi­lat­eral agree­ment that cov­ers such ar­eas as med­i­cal train­ing, pol­i­cy­mak­ing, ex­am­i­na­tions and aca­demic ac­cred­i­ta­tion. The cer­e­mony co­in­cides with the KIMS’ prepa­ra­tions for mov­ing to its new build­ing, in­tro­duc­ing the med­i­cal sim­u­la­tion sys­tem - a method­ol­ogy for train­ing health­care pro­fes­sion­als with ad­vanced ed­u­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy, and launch­ing an elec­tronic li­brary, the min­is­ter added.

Mean­while, KIMS Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Dr Ibrahim Hadi ap­plauded the Min­istry’s strat­egy for up­grad­ing the med­i­cal train­ing sys­tem and the re­sults of co­op­er­a­tion with the Royal Col­lege. The agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion with the Royal Col­lege, signed in Novem­ber 2016, opened new hori­zons for Kuwaiti physi­cians and helped KIMS go global, he noted. Dr Hadi said that the eli­brary will pro­vide trainees with ac­cess to the lat­est med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion in an easy and sus­tain­able way, adding that the med­i­cal sim­u­la­tion sys­tem is of great im­por­tance in the mod­ern post­grad­u­ate train­ing.

—KUNA

KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of Health Dr Ja­mal Al-Harbi is seen dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

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