The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has received international accreditation for family medicine and community medicine residency programmes.

PHCC obtained the international American accreditation in family medicine, a recognition that has been periodically received since 2013.

In addition, in 2024, PHCC achieved accreditation in community medicine for the first time from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, a non-profit American organisation that assesses and accredits graduate medical education programmes in the US and beyond.

Dr Mariam Abdul Malik, managing director, PHCC, emphasised the importance of these accreditations and the commitment of the corporation to actively carry out all assigned responsibilities as part of its continuous efforts to develop its performance and elevate the standard of work, achieving year after year numerous milestones and successes that further enriching its long list of achievements in all scientific, academic and clinical domains.

She stressed that the action plans developed by every department within PHCC are built on the outlines identified by the National Health Strategy, the Primary Health Care Strategy as well as their respective annual and phased plans, fulfilling the objectives and aspirations of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

PHCC has also been awarded the Leadership in Human Capital Development Award as part of the Qatar Government Excellence Award, reflecting PHCC commitment to creating an employee-centric work culture and adopting accountable and sustainable work practices.

This includes talent development, placing human capital and sustainability as top priorities, with the aim of achieving excellence, attracting the finest talents, retaining, honing, and developing them in all aspects, making committed workforce one of its most valuable assets.

The support provided by the Medical Education Department, led by Dr Abdul Latif al-Khal and his team, has had a significant impact in upgrading the academic education.

This was realised through his support to the directors of training programmes, where exceptional, proficient and capable teams carry out clinical and non-clinical education and training operations, as well as observation and evaluation in PHCC health centres.

The teams of both programmes have submitted detailed reports demonstrating how PHCC has implemented the required quality and learning standards.