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Dr Gianrico Farrugia, the President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, with
Dr George Cheriyan at Mayo Clinic in October 2023.

Mayo Clinic assesses RCSI-AMH academic collaboration

MANAMA, December 3, 2023

An international consulting team representing Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US, visited the facilities of the American Mission Hospital (AMH) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB), in Busaiteen, recently to assess the AMH academic work stream and the ongoing collaboration between Bahrain’s two healthcare organisations.
 
“The newly opened King Hamad American Mission Hospital (KHAMH) in A’Ali – which is the fifth and the largest of our AMH facilities - is also the official teaching hospital for the students of RCSI-MUB,” said Dr George Cheriyan, AMH’s Corporate CEO. 
 
“Thanks to the wise leadership of this nation, which aims to improve the overall healthcare delivery in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a year-long engagement with Mayo Clinic has also begun,” he added.
Mayo Clinic was ranked No 1, among the World's Best Hospitals 2023, by Newsweek-Statista’s Global Hospital Ratings, this year.
 
Dr Deepak Abraham, who took up his role as the hospital’s Chief of Medical Staff in February, said: “The Mayo Clinic engagement spans three work streams: governance, academics and quality.  The governance workstream visit was completed in June 2023, and it was followed by the visits of AMH board members and AMH leadership teams to the Mayo Clinic in October.”
 
According to a statement from the hospital, the Mayo Clinic assessment, held during 14-16 November 2023, included visits to various facilities and also interactions with the leaders of the organisations. 
“It involved discussions around the existing partnership for student rotations, internship programs, and the future establishment of residency programs,” said Dr Abraham. 
 
“The RCSI has established a Clinical Trials Unit at the King Hamad American Mission Hospital, which will help in placing Bahrain on the world map by bringing cutting edge multicentric Phase II and Phase III clinical trials to Bahrain,” he added.
 
“We are impressed with the close association of the two institutions in Bahrain, which clearly promises an enhancement in the level of medical education offered in the kingdom,” said Ben Langholz, the Principal Analyst of Mayo Clinic International Consulting.
 
Consulting team member Bob Speary, the Operations Administrator from the Education Services of Mayo Clinic, said: “Mayo Clinic is committed to help AMH as they strive to pursue the establishment of postgraduate training programs in select specialties in the kingdom.” 
 
The academic work stream assessment culminated in the first “Symposium of Pediatrics” held on November 19 at KHAMH in A’Ali, with an expert faculty from Mayo Clinic, Dr Seema Kumar, who spoke and held panel discussions with 10 other speakers.
 
Dr Kumar, the Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Pediatric Endocrinology Division and the Program Director for the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, gave two lectures -- one on tackling childhood obesity in the Middle East and Bahrain and another on the management of type-1 diabetes in children and the latest technologies in diabetes management. - TradeArabia News Service



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