Alumni awards

Inspiring Excellence

Launched in 2018, the Inspiring Excellence initiative aims to inspire current students and visitors to the University by showcasing the outstanding achievements of some of our Medicine and Nursing graduates in the form of a gallery of portraits along the walls of the campus.

This academic year, 2023 – 2024, Dr Talal Hilal (Class of 2012), Captain (Dr) Fares Uddin (Class of 2013), and Ms Aysha Albuarki (Class of 2010, BSc Nursing; Class of 2021, MSc Nursing) received the Inspiring Excellence Award in honour of their successful career progressions. Their portraits were officially unveiled on the 29th of November 2023 during the visit of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, to RCSI Medical University of Bahrain.

Dr Hilal is a Senior Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Haematology and Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Haematology and Medical Oncology (American Board of Internal Medicine). He completed a Fellowship in Haematology and Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona in 2019.

Captain (Dr) Fares Uddin is an Upper Limb & Sports Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Guards – Bahrain Defence Force and for the Bahrain Royal Medical Team. He completed a Sports Surgery Fellowship in 2022 and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship in 2023 at University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Ms Aysha Albuarki is a Nurse Educator at King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain. She obtained her Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery from RCSI, Dublin, Ireland in 2023.

Previous Inspiring Excellence Award Recipients:
  • Ms Eman Aljahmi (class of 2018) – Inspiring Excellence 2018
  • Ms Asma Alnajjar (class of 2010) – Inspiring Excellence 2018
  • Dr Aymen Bukannan (class of 2010) – Inspiring Excellence 2018
  • Dr Sabrina Berdouk (class of 2013) – Inspiring Excellence 2019
  • Ms Nazia Alamri (class of 2014) – Inspiring Excellence 2020
  • Captain Dr Abdulrahman Alshafei (class of 2011) – Inspiring Excellence 2020
  • Dr Ali Abdulnabi Mohamed (class of 2013) - Inspiring Excellence 2021
  • Dr Mona Albanna (class of 2012) – Inspiring Excellence 2022
  • Ms Myrna Traboulssi (class of 2018) – Inspiring Excellence 2022

If you would like to nominate a fellow RCSI Bahrain alumnus for the Inspiring Excellence award, please email

RCSI Bahrain Intern Award

Every year since 2015, an intern is selected to be the recipient of the Intern Award after an extensive evaluation. The selection of the Intern Award winner is based on information received by consultants, residents, co-workers, colleagues, and fellow peers through a Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) evaluation. The feedback focuses on clinical skills, communication, collaboration with other healthcare professionals, professionalism, and patient management which is then collated and analysed by the Quality Enhancement Office.


Previous Intern Award Recipients:

  • Dr Turki Alkhaldi (class of 2014) – 2015 recipient
  • Dr Ahmed Nasser (class of 2015) – 2016 recipient
  • Dr Zainab Toorani (class of 2016) – 2017 recipient
  • Dr Abrar Alnasheet (class of 2017) – 2018 recipient
  • Dr Ali Marzuk (class of 2018) – 2019 recipient
  • Dr Hasan Altahoo (class of 2018) – 2019 recipient
  • Dr Manaf Yusuf (class of 2019) – 2020 recipient
  • Dr Rand Abdulrahman (class of 2020) – 2021 recipient
  • Dr Ammar Kheyami (class of 2021) – 2022 recipient
  • Dr Danya Alaseeri (class of 2022) - 2023 recipient