Medical Education in the Arab World
Prestigious medical schools in accordance with the latest educational curriculum
The Arab world has been able to establish universities and colleges to study medicine in accordance with the latest and most advanced educational curricula, as the Gulf countries and the Middle East have attracted prestigious and reputable universities. Medical schools in the Arab world are keen to provide students with a range of skills and to encourage them to develop their talents in various fields, which has positively reflected on raising the level of higher education in the Middle East and the Gulf.
Medical students in the region no longer need to endure the hassle of traveling to European and American countries to study medicine and graduate from those universities, especially thanks to the exchange of relationships and cooperation at the level of educational staff or at the level of scientific research so that the exchange of expertise will benefit the student as if he is traveling to study abroad. Agreements have been signed with educational institutions from all over the world to establish branches that provide those who wish to study medicine to obtain equal opportunities without traveling overseas while receiving the same level of efficiency and quality of education.
Latest Educational Curriculum
Faculties of Medicine in the Arab World are working in accordance with the latest educational curricula in order to graduate professional doctors capable of treating all diseases, while taking into account the continuing medical education and the necessity of keeping abreast of the endless latest developments in this field through medical curricula that meet the modern need for development.
Medical schools in the Arab world, along with the advanced curricula, are characterized by professional ethics and moral values that promote the doctor-patient relationship with the commitment to providing medical care according to the scientific and professional bases, which also boosts the student’s professional competence. Medical schools have succeeded in creating a healthy learning environment that develops creative abilities and mental skills by adopting advanced educational curricula aimed at developing thought, promoting the culture of scientific research, integrating scientific research skills into the curricula and enhancing students’ extracurricular abilities.
Continuing medical education
The profession of medicine is characterized by the need for continuous follow-up on developments to be applied during the professional life for the benefit of the health of the patient and society as a whole. Hence, the idea of continuing medical education was created; it is the principle of teaching adopted in various medical schools in the Arab world where the student should keep up with conferences and seminars while participating in training workshops in order to always stay up-to-date with the latest advances, especially that developments in this profession are endless.
Continuing medical education contributes to maintaining students and employees’ abilities as well as their medical skills. It also helps them to learn about all the latest breakthroughs in the field in addition to the medical aspects that develop and progress rapidly. Activities with this kind of education include scientific meetings, workshops, publishing scientific papers and audiovisuals in addition to online medical courses.From the beginning, the Gulf States and the Middle East realized the importance of continuing medical education for students or professionals and medical staff as it is an urgent need and the most important element of sustainable development, which urged governments and ministries of health to enact laws in this regard to determine the system of hours to renew the license for practicing the profession, whether for doctors, medical staff or medical students. All this aims to improve their medical knowledge and skills to keep up with the latest developments in their field, which is considered by health sector officials an urgent interest for all working parties and healthcare organizations throughout the world. Medical schools in the region are making exceptional efforts to enhance the opportunities of voluntary training for students through bilateral agreements with hospitals and training centers both inside and outside the country, as well as activating the program of academic guidance for students to develop mechanisms to encourage them to carry out scientific research given their important in the student’s course of study. All of which is based on their understanding of the importance of creating a sound learning environment in which the student finds all that will enhance his studies throughout his years of study in medicine. Medical schools have succeeded in creating a healthy learning environment that develops creative abilities and mental skills by adopting advanced educational curricula aimed at developing thought, promoting the culture of scientific research, integrating scientific research skills into the curricula and enhancing students’ extracurricular abilities.
There are huge budgets that have been harnessed by governments and medical schools, to demonstrate their strong presence on the academic scene. Today, they are making extraordinary efforts to graduate distinguished doctors who are able to meet the requirements of any community in which they are present, locally or globally. Today, the Arab world is full of high-quality educational activities that meet the educational needs and enable them to continuously renew knowledge and develop the necessary skills to provide advanced patient care. The same applies to professionals and medical staff working to meet the needs of the work environment.