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RCSI Bahrain announces winner of its Annual Intern Award

  • Bahrain

The Alumni Office of RCSI Bahrain celebrated the winner of the annual ‘Intern Award’ for 2022, Dr Ammar Yaser Kheyami (Class of 2021), for demonstrating distinction in professionalism, communication skills, and collaboration during his internship year at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC).

The RCSI Bahrain Intern Award was introduced by the Careers and Alumni Office in 2015 and is presented to one RCSI Bahrain intern. To be eligible for this award, candidates must be graduates of RCSI Bahrain, be part of its Alumni programme, and be in their intern year during the year of the award.

When asked about his experience of being an intern and for advice to his fellow graduating colleagues, Dr Kheyami commented: “I thank my family and friends for their continuous support. As I graduated and became a doctor, it was a pleasure to meet and work with many doctors. My responsibilities increased of course; however new methods of learning were unlocked for me. My advice to future interns is to remember that nothing is impossible, and you should aim to balance your lifestyle to enjoy all elements of your life.”

President of RCSI Bahrain, Professor Sameer Otoom commented: “RCSI Bahrain congratulates Dr Kheyami for being this year’s Intern Award recipient and receiving praise from his seniors and colleagues. We wish him the best and look forward to watching him progress further in his career path.”

In attendance of the celebration were Chief Operating Officer, Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of School of Medicine, Professor Alfred Nicholson; Director of Quality and Academic Development, Dr Kathryn Strachan; Head of Recognition, Careers and Alumni, Mr Fadi Ghosn; Careers and Alumni Manager, Ms Anusha Sundaram; Alumni Relations Specialist, Ms Loreen Bahour and Professional Development Unit Specialist, Ms Fatema Frutan.

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 the intern’s clinical skills, communication, collaboration with other healthcare professionals, professionalism and patient management.

RCSI Bahrain places strong emphasis on clinical competence and direct patient contact from the early stages, to create highly sought after graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in healthcare.