20 days ago
Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) and Sulaimaniyah Directorate of Health (DoH) signed a
memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday 30 September 2021. The purpose of
this MoU is to officially record the desire of the two parties in promoting and
furthering links between them.
The partnership is
to develop collaborative activities in academic areas of mutual interests; exchange
of faculties and researchers, as well as exchange of expertise between the DoH
and UKH School of Medicine (SoM). DoH agreed to collaborate on receiving SoM
students for the purpose of clinical training at Sulaimaniyah hospitals. The
partnership also includes exchange of academic information and materials, in
addition to jointly organized symposiums, seminars, and conferences.
Both UKH President
Bill Rammell and DoH Deputy Director Muhammed Ali emphasized on exposing the
medical students to the best educational and clinical training opportunities.
Founded in 2014, SoM is
the first public independent medical School in Iraq. The school adapted a new
integrated medical curriculum and implemented modern teaching and learning
methodologies, including simulation-based learning in their most advance skills
labs in the region.
DoH is a directorate that
oversees and monitors all the public and private health care and hospitals in
the Sulaimaniyah Governorate, under Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of
Health. It includes one of the best public hospitals in the country, Shar
Teaching Hospital, which recently became a clinical training centre for the
majority of undergraduate and postgraduate Board students in the region.