Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

A MoU for Training UQU Graduates from Medical Specialties

The College of Applied Medical Sciences today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital to train and qualify the students of the college and to attract graduates from the Departments of Medical Laboratories, Therapeutic Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Respiratory Care, and other medical science specialties.

During the signing of the MoU with Dr. Samir Abbas, the Director of the Board of Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, His Excellency Dr. Ayman Al-Sa'igh, the Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences, highlighted the college's contributions to open new horizons for the qualification and appointment of its graduates from various medical specialties, in line with the directives of His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, the UQU President, and in cooperation with the public and private health facilities. He also stressed the importance of signing training agreements with the private medical sector, serving as a strategic partner of the public medical sector.

Moreover, Dr. Mahir Al-Indijani, the Vice Dean for Hospital Affairs, underlined that the college, through its field training programs, seeks to train qualified and skilled medical staff in various health sectors by cooperating with the best hospitals and health care institutions in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

On his part, Dr. Samir Abbas emphasized the readiness of the hospital to qualify and train the UQU students by designing specialized training programs and courses that are duly aligned with the requirements of the college's training plans and that fulfill the aspirations of the hospital to upgrade the health services provided.

The signing of the MoU was attended by Dr. Ramia Sindi, the Vice Dean of the College (female section), the Executive Director in charge of Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, and a number of officials from both sides. The two sides established a joint committee to put in place the mechanisms for the implementation, follow-up, and direct supervision of exploring avenues for cooperation and exchange of information, suggestions, and comments.