Umm Al-Qura University, represented by the College of Medicine, celebrated the graduation of the first class of postgraduate students, for the academic year 1441/1442 A.H., from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology for a total of 19 master's students who were enrolled in the clinical toxicology program. The graduation took place in the presence of the Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Saeed, and the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Emad Al-Jahdali.
The Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the College of Medicine, Dr. Abdullah Al-Zahrani, dubbed the graduation of the first class of postgraduate students as an educational achievement and significant progress for the College of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He extended his thanks to the graduates for continuing their postgraduate studies at UQU and indicated that the department will continue offering new programs to qualify health staff specialized in the field of pharmacology and toxicology.
On his part, the Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, stressed the desire of the department to attract the largest number of physicians in the clinical toxicology master's program to qualify them to deal with the cases of poisoning they face during their career in an optimal way. He explained that the department was able to achieve its objectives depending on the efforts of the academic staff members and the continuous support they provide for the activation and success of its programs.
In his speech, Dr. Emad Al-Jahdali appreciated the efforts exerted by the administration of Umm Al-Qura University to upgrade the educational movement and continuously develop the human capacities and cognitive technologies. He expressed his happiness with the graduation of the first class of postgraduate students from the College of Medicine, stressing the importance of the clinical toxicology specialization and the urgent need for specialized medical cadres in the various specializations of toxicology.
Moreover, Dr. Al-Jahdali expressed his thanks to the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, the UQU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Dr. Amer Al-Zaidi, and the UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Fahd Al-Zahrani, for the attention they provide to the department's programs. The dean also praised their continuous support to develop human capital in such a manner that serves the requirements of the labor market and the graduation of national cadres highly qualified in specialized areas, to achieve the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.