A group of 40 healthcare MBA students from Florida International University, US, visited Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on Sunday as part of their programme’s international residency.
Their visit to Qatar was part of a wider regional study tour, which included stops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, to learn more about the healthcare systems in the GCC region.
During their visit, students were introduced to HMC as a leading academic health system, with a focus on clinical care, education, and research. Students also learned about the healthcare context in Qatar, healthcare data, quality management, preventive healthcare, and national health policy.
Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, HMC’s deputy chief medical officer and director of Medical Education, addressed the visiting MBA students.
HMC is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East for more than three decades.
HMC manages eight hospitals – five specialist hospitals and three community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and has home and residential care.
In January 2016, HMC achieved the significant distinction of becoming the first healthcare system across the globe to have all its hospitals accredited by Joint Commission International under the Academic Medical Centre accreditation programme.
The National Ambulance Service, Home Healthcare Service, Stroke Service and Palliative Care, have all received this prestigious accreditation since 2011.
HMC is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system – combining innovative research, top-class education and excellent clinical care – and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar.
HMC collaborates with key partners who are experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston.
HMC is also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International, which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship programmes.
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