Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has signed a collaborative service agreement with the Royal College International (RCI), an entity that promotes and delivers programmes and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The agreement will help establish Royal College International-based accreditation processes for Sidra Medicine’s residency training and simulation programmes. As a result, all RCI accredited programmes held at Sidra Medicine, will be recognised as equivalent to programmes applicable to institutions and residency programmes in Canada.
The agreement was signed by Mohamed al-Mana, chair, Transition Committee and member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine and Dr Andrew Padmos, CEO of the Royal College International. The signing ceremony held at Sidra Medicine, was also attended by Canadian ambassador to Qatar Stefanie McCollum, and other representatives from Royal College International.
Al-Mana, said, “As an academic medical centre, Sidra Medicine through its medical education programmes, strives to support the development of knowledgeable, skilful and competent healthcare professionals in Qatar. Partnerships with established institutions like Royal College International, ensure that we are not only improving the quality of our residency education programs but ultimately helping to improve patient outcomes.”
“As a global leader in specialty medical education and care, RCI collaborates with many of the top academic medical institutions around the world and we are pleased to have Sidra Medicine on board as a valued partner. We look forward to working with their leadership team to develop programs to enhance healthcare professionals knowledge, tools and confidence as a means to improve practice and to provide the best care possible,” Padmos noted.
In addition to the residency programmes, the RCI programme at Sidra Medicine will focus on demonstrating an impact on patient safety and the quality of care provided by health professionals. It will also seek to ensure that Sidra Medicine’s simulation training meets requisite standards in administration, education and ethics.
“The accreditation from the Royal College International demonstrate that our residency programmes at Sidra Medicine meet the highest possible international standards. This is another milestone as we advance our medical education following our institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International in August 2019,” added, Prof. Ibrahim Janahi, chair of Medical Education, Sidra Medicine.