Sidra Medicine has launched a fellowship programme in Medical Toxicology and has welcomed the programme’s first international fellow from Kuwait.
Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty focusing on the diagnosis, management and prevention of poisoning, toxicity and other adverse health effects due to medications, chemicals, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological hazards.
Sidra Medicine’s Medical Toxicology services, which are under the Department of Emergency Medicine, includes the Qatar Poison Center — a free helpline for the public.
The Department is also in charge of offering CME accredited annual workshops on topics related to clinical management of poisons; toxic terrorism and advanced hazmat life support.
The Medical Toxicology Fellowship curriculum at Sidra Medicine covers the core facets of toxicology with the goal of training fellows to build their expertise for their future practice in medicine.
In addition to learning and research, the fellows also receive hands-on clinical experience and provide phone-based consultations for the Qatar Poison Centre.
Chair of Emergency Medicine and founder of the Qatar Poison Centre at Sidra Medicine Professor Khalid al-Ansari, said: “We are thrilled that more candidates consider Qatar as a viable option for fellowships in specialist fields. We have a long standing level of co-operation with healthcare partners in Kuwait.”
“Previously, a vast majority of regional fellows who wished to specialise in paediatric medicine and its specialties like toxicology for example, would have had to typically to go to North America or Europe.
Since offering the programme at Sidra Medicine, this will be very appealing to candidates to get the same quality of training here in Qatar,” Dr al-Ansari added.
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