RCSI Bahrain Hosts its 14th Conferring Ceremony

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Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, attended the 14th conferring ceremony of the RCSI Medical University of Bahrain at its campus in Busaiteen, which witnessed the graduation of 155 medical graduates and 120 graduates from the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes.

Addressing the assembled attendees, RCSI President, Professor Laura Viani, expressed her gratitude and appreciation to HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister for his patronage of the conferring ceremony. Professor Viani congratulated the graduates on their achievements and dedication throughout the years and praised the ongoing relationship and strong ties between RCSI and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

RCSI Medical University of  Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom also took the opportunity to congratulate the graduates and extended his gratitude to the friends and family members who had supported them in their achievements and wished them continued success.

RCSI Vice Chancellor/Chief Executive and Registrar, Professor Cathal Kelly, and a number of senior officials also attended the ceremony.

It was a particularly special day for Dr Ahmed Qaedi, who was awarded the Medicine Overall Medal and the Professor James Finucane Prize in Medicine. Dr Manar AlMansoor won the Degree Award Marks Gold Medal, the Senior Cycle Silver Medal, the Professor David Whitford Prize in General Practice, the Professor Charlotte Kamel Prize in Psychiatry and the Professor Joe McMenamin Prize in Paediatrics.

Dr Walaa Albaqali was awarded the Senior Cycle Bronze Medal and the Professor Niall O’ Higgins Prize in Surgery, and the Professor John Murphy Prize in Obstetrics & Gynaecology was awarded to Dr Rebecca Bulmer.

Her Excellency Dr Jaleela bint AlSayed Jawad Hasan, Minister of Health, was in attendance at the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Postgraduate Studies & Research ceremony, where the Nursing Overall Medal was awarded to Ms Zainab Alderazi. The BSc Nursing Degree Award Gold Medal and the BSc Nursing Bronze Medal were awarded to Ms Hanan Faraj. The BSc Nursing Silver Medal was awarded to Ms Marafai Mabrook, and the Rufaida Al-Aslamia Award in Nursing was awarded to Mr Omar Almulla.

Since hosting its first Conferring Ceremony in 2010, RCSI Medical University of Bahrain has produced more than 3,000 graduates in medicine, nursing and postgraduate studies who are now working in 38 countries throughout the world.