The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to welcome students and faculty members of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain), who have taken up membership of the RSM through a collaboration between the two organisations.
The partnership will also provide newly qualified doctors within their first year of graduating from RCSI Bahrain access to the RSM’s education programmes and learning resources.
RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.
An online reception to welcome the RCSI Bahrain community to the RSM took place on 15 February 2022, when RSM Dean of Education Professor Humphrey Scott and Chairman of the Academic Board Professor Nik Patel, together with directors and senior managers at the RSM, presented different aspects of the Society’s work, including the education events, learning resources, networking opportunities and benefits offered to members throughout their professional careers.
Mr Neville Carter, Director of Engagement at the RSM, said: “RCSI Bahrain is an important and respected institution, whose graduates are recognised internationally for their high standard of training and education. We are pleased that RCSI Bahrain is enhancing the experience offered to their students through our own programmes and learning resources.”
Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Chief Operating Office of RCSI Bahrain, said: “This partnership complements the world-class teaching and learning that RCSI Bahrain has built its growing international reputation upon. The RSM is renowned internationally for providing exceptional and innovative education programmes. The world-class digital library will be a fantastic resource for our students studying for their medical qualifications.
“In addition, with the UK General Medical Council recognition of RCSI Bahrain as equivalent to European institutions, our graduates are exempted from the PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board) examinations. As a result, the numbers applying to the UK have gone up significantly, and this partnership provides them with access to the RSM’s education and learning resources, providing superb support for our newly qualified doctors at the start of their careers.”