Dr. Ashraf Warsi, the Vice Dean of the College of Medicine for Hospitals Affairs at Umm Al-Qura University, confirmed that the number of medical interns of the College of Medicine who have been training in the health sectors during the year 1439-1440 totaled more than 270 doctors. Whereas, the total number of students in the clinical training program reached 605 trainees. This was stated during an honoring ceremony for collaborators from the health sectors. The ceremony was organized today by the college at King Abdul Aziz Hall in Al-Abidiyyah Campus, under the patronage of His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail.
Afterwards, the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Abdul-Salam Nour Wali, pointed to the continuous development witnessed by the College of Medicine, especially in the teaching, learning, and voluntary field. He emphasized that after Allah's Help, the cooperation shown by the health sectors has contributed significantly to training the college students and making the training programs successful.
On his part, His Excellency the UQU President honored the Director of the General Health Affairs in Makkah Region, Dr. Wa'il Mateer, and the directors of the public and private hospitals for participating in the training of the medical interns. He also honored the employees of the college and the outstanding students. Additionally, he valued the efforts made by the health sectors and the staff of the college, and their cooperation in serving and directing the trainees to move into more advanced levels of knowledge and excellence in the health field.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Abdul-Salam bin Nour Wali, signed two memorandums of understanding. The first was with Zamzam Association of Voluntary Health Services to provide health care for people unable to pay the cost of treatment and also for following up cases of chronic diseases. The second was with the Directorate of Health Affairs in Makkah Region in order to develop cooperation with all sectors of the Ministry of Health in the area of clinical training, for both students and interns.