The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) – Medical University of Bahrain was honoured to welcome Her Excellency Dr Diana Abdulkarim Al Jahrami, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council (HEC) and Deputy Chairperson of the Higher Education Council Board of Trustees on Sunday, for Her Excellency’s first visit to the university.
On this notable occasion, Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain led the meeting with Her Excellency and the HEC delegation, namely Dr Farzana Abdulla Al-Maraghi, Assistant Secretary General; Dr Hussain Mohsen Al Arayedh, Accreditation and Licensing Director; and Ms Mariam Salem, Engineer.
The university’s Deputy Head of School of Medicine, Professor Naji Alamuddin; Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Kathryn Strachan; and Head of School of Postgraduate Studies & Research, Professor Stephen Atkin, provided an update on their respective achievements and developments, as well as the preparations for this new academic year.
Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Managing Director of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain, led the discussion on the university’s proposal for a new academic building, featuring six key areas of development being teaching, clinical simulation, student experience, research, conferring and events and offices, in addition to plans of launching new medical programmes.
Her Excellency was greeted by the University’s Language & Cultural Unit and Community Engagement Office, who shared information on the ongoing ‘SMILE initiative’ charity campaign running on campus in support of children with cancer in Bahrain.
From Left to Right: Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Managing Director, RCSI Bahrain; Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Medical University of Bahrain; Her Excellency Dr Diana Abdulkarim Al Jahrami, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council and Deputy Chairperson of the Higher Education Council Board of Trustees; Dr Farzana Abdulla Al-Maraghi, Assistant Secretary General of the Higher Education Council; Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa, President of the Student Council, Mr Gary Brady, Head of Human Resources & ICT, RCSI Bahrain.