Bahraini Nationals among RCSI Bahrain Alumni working in UAE

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To remain connected and further strengthen ties with its alumni community, the RCSI Bahrain Careers & Alumni Office hosted a reception in Dubai for its graduates working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Bahrain commented, “RCSI Bahrain aims to continually enhance the level of career pathways support provided to medicine, nursing and postgraduate students. With 70 alumni working in the UAE and an alumni network now consisting of over 2,700 practicing professionals in over 30 countries, RCSI Bahrain’s globally recognised degree enables our graduates to seek employment opportunities worldwide.”

Dr Omar Alwahoush (class of 2020), Bahraini alumnus working as a Resident in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi commented, “The experiences and skills I gained by presenting research papers as a student at RCSI Bahrain, helped me present my projects at the Arab Health 2023 conference in Dubai and annual conference held by the Association of Anaesthetists in Bristol, United Kingdom (UK). I am also exploring fellowship prospects in the UK after completing my residency programme.”

Professor Alfred Nicholson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of School of Medicine of RCSI Bahrain, addressed the graduates in attendance, followed by a presentation by Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Managing Director, on key developments and campus advancements. Mr Fadi Ghosn, Head of Recognition, Careers & Alumni and Ms Loreen Bahour, Alumni Relations Specialist provided an update on upcoming alumni initiatives and announced the revamped Alumni webpage aimed at improving the alumni website interface.

RCSI Bahrain produces highly sought after graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in healthcare in Bahrain and beyond.