Posted on July 18, 2018

Fourteen physicians have joined Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Bone and Joint Center after successfully completing their residency training programs. The physicians, who completed programs in orthopedic surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and spine surgery, were recognized during a ceremony held at the Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel on 25 June.

Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, HMC's Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education, and Dr. Yousuf Al Maslamani, Medical Director at Hamad General Hospital, attended the ceremony, which included a keynote speech from Dr. Mohamed Al Ateeq, Director of the Bone and Joint Center. Dr. Al Ateeq, who is also Chairman of HMC's Orthopedic Department, noted that HMC’s orthopedic residency program allows young doctors to train alongside leaders in orthopedic surgery, gaining knowledge and experience through tutorials in the clinic and the operating theater.

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“We are delighted to graduate this new group of resident physicians who have the knowledge and clinical and surgical skills required to practice at the highest possible level of competence. These graduates have completed excellent training programs and have demonstrated they have the capacity and capabilities to become leaders in orthopedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care,” said Dr. Al Ateeq. Dr. Al Khal also spoke during the ceremony. He praised the efforts of the new graduates, complimenting their clinical skills and dedication to patient care. He called HMC’s residency programs an important investment in Qatar’s future and said residency training is a vital step in a physician’s progression to practice. He noted that HMC’s orthopedics residency program is providing the next generation of physicians with the training and education needed to deliver the very best patient care.

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“Residencies help prepare physicians for productive careers in medicine. HMC’s residency and fellowship programs play an essential role in providing Qatar’s next generation of physicians with the training and education they need to deliver the very best care. Hamad is a premier teaching hospital which has been recognized internationally for a commitment to high-quality medical education. Our programs meet internationally benchmarked standards,” said Dr. Al Khal. Dr. Manaf Younis, who spoke on behalf of the graduating physicians, thanked both HMC and the Orthopedics Department for their commitment to medical education and specifically the development of residency programs that provide new doctors with supervised practice in an environment conducive to learning highly specialized skills.

During the ceremony, a number of the physicians were recognized for their performance in the residency program. Dr. Fadi Bouri received the Best Intern award, Dr. Hassan Abu Hijla was named Best Instructor, Dr. Abdul Jabbar Al Humoud received the Best Researcher award, and Dr. Shaheen Abdul Qayyum earned the Service award.