KIMS makes headway in medical training
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.
KUWAIT: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi is seen during the ceremony.