Dubai doctors awarded Harvard scholarships

Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department, in association with Harvard Medical School, has granted 15 scholarships to DHA medical professionals.

The scholarships have been granted for the Introduction to Clinical Research Training programme (ICRT).

Dr Jameela Shaikh, Acting-Director of Medical Education, DHA, said: “We firmly believe in the importance of ongoing medical education, especially because medicine is an ever-evolving field and it is important to be up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine. We also consider medical research to be vital as it lays the foundation for new innovations and advances in the field which directly better patient outcomes.”

Dr Mahera Abdul Rahman Ameer, Project Manager at DHA’s Medical Education Department, said: “This programme provides an introduction to key skills and knowledge in clinical research using an innovative educational model. The ICRT programme is a six-month certificate programme consisting of online lectures, webinars and workshops. The programme’s blended curriculum emphasises skill-based and team-based peer-to-peer learning.”

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