4th Career Day At AGU Concludes

4th Career Day At AGU Concludes

The fourth annual Career Day of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) was concluded on Saturday at Princess Al Jawhara Al Ibrahim Centre For Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders (ACMID).
Held for the fourth consecutive year, the activity comes within the programme of AGU’s College of Medicine and Medical Sciences to develop leadership and professional skills of the university’s medical students from Bahrain and fellow GCC states, providing them with the necessary knowledge and expertise to assist them in achieving their career goals.
Head of the Programme Dr. Haifa Al Gahtani stated that organising the Career Day for the fourth consecutive year reflects the success of the purposeful programme, which grants students the opportunities of benefiting from the knowledge of consultants from the different GCC states and their success stories in developing the healthcare sector in their societies, through research, dedication and commitment.
Dr. Al Gahtanni pointed out that this year’s edition of the activity focused on shedding light on intern and resident doctors’ experiences, allowing them to present their rich medical experiences to the attending students.
The Career Day was organised in cooperation with the Students Council and the Alumni Association of AGU. 10 speakers from several GCC health institutions participated in the activity. The speakers were from the Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.
Around 400 students and graduates of medical colleges from GCC states attended. The attendees were briefed about some of the medical specialties available in GCC states, regional and international medical institutions, and the methods of applying for them.
From Oman, Senior Accident Surgery and Intensives Care Consultant Dr. Abdullah Al Harthi spoke about the professional stages of Omani doctors in the field of accident and intensive care, while from Kuwait, Cardiac Surgery Consultant Dr. Bader Al Mahdi spoke to the attendees about the available opportunities for practical training and obtaining a specialisation certificate from Kuwait and other countries of the world.
Participating from the University of Kuwait were Associate Professor at the Surgery Department Dr. Mohammed Jamal and Head and Neck Surgery Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammed Kamal. The academics discussed the opportunities of applying for fellowship programmes in the United States and German specialisation certificates.
Other speakers included Dermatology Consultant Dr. Mariam Baqi, Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant at the Military Hospital – Bahrain Dr. Basma Darwish, Public Health Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences of AGU Dr. Salman Al Zayani, Senior Resident Doctor at King Hamad University Hospital Dr. Duaa Abduljabbar, Resident Doctor at Salmaniya Medical Complex Dr. Habib Abdulnabi and Junior Doctor from Saudi Arabia Dr. Turki Al Shahrani.

Source : agu.edu.bh