His Excellency the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Emad bin Ali Al-Jahdali, inaugurated a remotely held conference at Umm Al-Qura University last Saturday entitled: “Young Medical Investigators’ Day”.
The conference was organized by the supervisors of the major course for medical research and evidence at the College of Medicine: Her Excellency Dr. Rania Abu Bakr Bajaber, Assistant Professor at the Department of Hematology and Immunology, and Her Excellency Dr. Munira Hamid Hamid, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, and was held based on the ambitious and pioneering vision of Prof. Hani bin Muhammad Al-Muallem, Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, which confirms that this scientific event aims to stimulate, enhance and crystallize the educational outcomes of the research and evidence course at the College of Medicine. This is to graduate competent doctors and researchers in the health field to serve patients and improve health services, in line with the "Saudi Med Competencies" and the objectives of the Saudi Vision (2030), the most important of which is to promote social responsibility with regard to health services.
In this scientific meeting, the students of the College of Medicine presented their clinical research studies, covering the latest developments in clinical research. The total number of the research presentations made in the morning session reached (47) research papers by the fifth and sixth-year medicine students, of which (21) papers have been published and (5) research papers are currently under review for publication. Moreover, the fourth-year students submitted distinguished research proposals for this academic year, which are (4) proposals from among a number of other proposals (a total of 43 proposals) that will be developed next year, Allah willing.
During the evening session, (43) sixth-year students presented a critical analysis of topics related to clinical practices. Most of the proposals and research projects received the admiration and satisfaction of the judges, who included academic staff and doctors, and the students were nominated for a number of different awards.
Among the activities of this event, two keynote lectures were presented. The first lecture was presented by His Excellency Prof. Osama Marghalani, Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology, and was entitled: “How Can a Doctor Keep Performing and Presenting Research and Achievements?” His Excellency Prof. Anmar Nasir, Professor at the Department of General Surgery, presented an overview of "Surgery in the Islamic Civilization: Fundamentals and Achievements". It is worth noting that the meeting witnessed a huge turnout, welcoming a total number of (1204) attendees who participated in the event.