Sidra Medicine, a specialty children’s, young people and women’s healthcare organisation and member of Qatar Foundation, announced that over 35 Qataris completed a customised four-month “Healthcare Office Skills” programme designed in partnership with the Community College of Qatar (CCQ).
The programme primarily targets Qatari high school graduates and diploma holders who are interested in an entry level career in medical administration.It was established following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Sidra Medicine and CCQ in August last year
The programme includes courses such as medical office administration, medical terminology for healthcare, health information management systems and business computer applications. Additionally, it offers participants who show efficacy and interest in pursuing a career in medicine, an opportunity to be sponsored by Sidra Medicine to pursue further studies in the clinical field.
Sidra Medicne, chief learning officer, Dr Kholode al-Obaidli stated, “National development is a major focus for Sidra Medicine because we understand that the healthcare sector is one of the key pillars of a dynamic economy. To nurture this economy and achieve the country’s national vision, we must invest in making healthcare a viable and attractive career choice.”
The programme is part of the National Development Strategy at Sidra Medicine which identifies, recruits and develops Qatar’s future of healthcare professionals within the organisation. Aside from training, Sidra Medicine also offers scholarship opportunities in nursing, medicine and allied health.
“CCQ is the fastest growing institution in Qatar with over 4,500 students enrolled at our campuses,” said Dr Abdalla Hasaimeh, dean CCQ. “We are proud to join hands with a healthcare organisation such as Sidra Medicine. This partnership and the programme, is the first step towards academic and career advancement for our young Qatari youth.”
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