Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

15 Trainees in Umm Al-Qura University Medicine Program for Ear Anatomy Microscopy Techniques

Today, a workshop was launched entitled, "Anatomy of the Ear and Simulation of Its Clinical Surgeries". The workshop was organized by the College of Medicine, in collaboration with King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, with the participation of consultants from inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The aim of the workshop was to train 15 male and female doctors from the Saudi Board of Medicine and resident health practitioners and specialists in ENT on techniques for surgical microscopy in micro-operations and cochlear implants. The course and the accompanying workshops will last for 3 days.

The Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head and Neck Surgery at the College of Medicine, Dr. Osama Marghalani, highlighted the series of programs and training courses launched by the college in partnership with various government and private entities, and their importance in preparing the trainees and providing them with scientific theories and practical applications that enable them to join the group of advanced doctors at the beginning of their career. These series include programs on: endoscopic sinus surgery, stapedectomy, and rhinoplasty. Next year, a specialized course on head and neck surgery will be conducted.

The director of the Center for Head and Neck Health and Skull Base Surgery, Dr. Saeed Al-Ghamdi, stated that the course program is recognized by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, includes 9 scientific lectures covering a total of 19 hours, and is mandatory for all fellowship doctors. Through this program, the doctors are trained to simulate reality and improve surgical and educational skills in bone anatomy, in accessing difficult areas of the ear, such as the facial nerve, cochlea, and for the recovery of hearing, and in the removal of difficult diseases, such as ear decay.

The director of the course, Dr. Khaled Badr, stressed the importance of scientific lectures in preparing trainees to deal with the model and to benefit from this in knowing the synthetic anatomy of the ear. He also noted the need for the gradual application of theoretical concepts, and usefulness of benefiting from the advice of specialized doctors before starting any case. This contributes to reducing the percentage of side complications that occur after surgical operations.