More than 800 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) physicians have completed a 12 day training course focusing on discussed various methods of Comprehensive Physician evaluation pursuant to standards laid down by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International LLC (ACGME-I).
Organized by HMC’s Medical Education Department, the course was hosted Professor Ara Tekian, Associate Professor and Director of International Affairs at the Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois.
HMC is seeking to become the first medical corporation in the Middle East to acquire ACGME accreditation as a specialized medical education center in accordance with United States’ standards.
Dr. Abdul Latif Al Khal, Director Medical Education at HMC, said the course was held as part of medical education programs aiming to raise the clinical and medical performance at HMC’s general and specialized hospitals. He said the course covered many topics such as methods of physician performance evaluation, development of physicians’ clinical skills and improving communication skills.
Professor Tekian lauded the advanced medical education system in place at HMC and said the process of ACGME-I accreditation would further enhance the already rigorous processes the Corporation has brought into effect.
“According to the standards set up by the ACGME-I, the medical performance assessment is conducted through four principal axis. This starts starting with the comprehensive evaluation, dubbed ‘360-Degree Assessment’; immediate performance supervision method; review and ensuring proper procedures in dealing with patient’s health and documentation of these procedures and finally review of the doctor’s current and future comprehensive data,” explained Professor Tekian.
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