Qatar University (QU) College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently held the CHS Day to celebrate its remarkable achievements for the last academic year 2020-21.
The virtual celebration showcased the College’s achievements on the academic, research, professional and community service fronts. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Egon Toft, the Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Asma Al-Thani, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning, and Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim, Dean of the College of Health Sciences in addition to College faculty members, students, parents and representatives from various healthcare partners.
During the ceremony around 174 of the clinical preceptors and supervisors were recognized for their support to the clinical and practical training of three departments: Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition, and Public Health.
Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, thanked the healthcare partners from Aspetar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), Qatar Foundation (QF), Sidra Medicine, and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) for their substantial contribution in supporting CHS students during clinical placement, especially in the challenging COVID19 conditions.
Dr. Abdul Rahim said, “Your contributions to our students’ training are what make our programs so successful. Your mentorship and supervision not only teach skills, but shape the professional perspectives of our students as well”.
During the ceremony, departments presented highlights of their academic, research, and service achievements through video presentations.
In addition to that 47 students from the three programs; Biomedical Science, Human Nutrition and Public Health donned their white coats signaling that they have reached the clinical practice milestone of their degrees.
The white coat ceremony was presented through three videos reciting the Code of Ethics Guidelines of the Academic Accreditation bodies of the professions. The college also celebrated the successful completion of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) exam for 10 of the Biomedical Sciences program graduates.
Dr. Egon Toft, Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences praised the efforts of the academic, technical and administrative staff of the College who drove CHS achievements despite challenging global circumstances. Dr. Toft stated that “The College of Health Sciences has shown skill, energy, and enthusiasm to tackle contemporary health challenges through active research efforts and high quality programs that will continue to innovate per the needs of the country”.