President of Umm Al Qura University Dr. Bakri Bin M'atoog Bin Bakri Assas on Wednesday, Shaaban 18, 1437H honored student Talal Abdullah al-Mutairi who would participate in the International Association For Medical Education (AMEE) Conference slated for August 27-31, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
Al-Mutairi is honored for a research paper that weighs participation of medicine students in the pilgrim health program during Hajj season 1436. He was honored during a meeting attended by Dean of Medicine College Dr. Anmar Naser at the UQU President's Office in Al-Abdiyah.
The student thanked Dr. Assas, pledging more efforts would be exerted. The research paper was accepted to be discussed during the AMEE Conference in Spain, he told the meeting.
According to Al-Mutairi, the research provides mechanism to measure participation by the medicine college students in the program. At least 400 students took part in this program to collect information from the holy sites and hospitals in Makkah and King Abdulaziz International Airport, he said.
The study surveyed the participants' views using a scientifically developed questionnaire to measure effects of their participation on the education process at the medical education colleges and to weigh the applicability of this program in the upcoming Hajj seasons.
The study, he said, recommends wide-scaled application of the experiment at all holy sites and hospitals in Makkah and King Abdulaziz International Airport to foster cooperation between various government sectors that are assigned to serve pilgrims from one side and the College of Medicine from the other side.
The study was carried out by a group of key researchers including Dean of Medicine College Dr. Anmar Naser, Vice-dean Dr. Hany Al Mualim, Head of Medical Education at the College of Medicine Dr. Ranya Zein and ENT Surgical Consultant Dr. Osama Marghalani.
In the same context, Dr. Assas urged students to benefit from the read-for-use technologies in conducting researches and finding out new scientific mechanisms that serve research in Saudi Arabia and the knowledge-based economy making Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) a source of pride among other international universities participating in the international events. The president praised efforts exerted by the honored student to collect information from up to 800 colleagues. He wished the team more success.