'Medical education must keep pace with progress'

Al AIN - Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has affirmed that Medical education in the Gulf region must keep pace with all areas of medical practices that are constantly evolving.

By Sadiq A. Salam

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Published: Mon 26 Jan 2004, 12:27 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:29 AM

Addressing the opening ceremony of the 2nd Scientific Conference for Medical Students in the AGCC - organised by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) of the UAE University on Sunday - he called upon the medical students in the whole Gulf region to "do their best to contribute to the global understanding of scientific and medical knowledge."

Shaikh Nahyan said, "both education and health care are at the heart of the development of our country, under the support and guidance of the President, His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The forum was aimed to "help medical students exchange expertise and form professional association with their peers and colleagues in the different countries," he said.

Addressing the conference, the prominent international surgeon, Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub, shed light on the threat and glory of medicine in the 21st century.

He discussed topics such as heart transplantation and definition of cardiac surgery.

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