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"Training and Scholarships General Department Holds Two Training Courses for 40 Trainees
01 January 2015
The Training and Scholarships General Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH) has held two training courses for trainees using high-precision simulation in collaboration with the Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation, College of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University. The courses have been attended by 40 trainees from all over the Kingdom’s regions and hospitals.  
The courses aim at acquiring skills and exchanging experiences among the participants in order to integrate the modern teaching methods and advanced training techniques at specialized simulation training centers of and transfer them to the health service providers. This came in the context of the MOH’s efforts to raise the efficiency of its employees and evaluate their abilities so as to improve the health services.  
On his part, Director General of Training and Scholarships at the MOH, Dr. Mansour Al-Yami, underscored that the Ministry aimed at raising the level of its employees through many training and qualification programs, pointing out that the human potential and resources are available to hold such courses.  
He underscored the rising turnout of the MOH’s employees willing to participate in such activities; a matter that encourages to continue to provide such advanced training courses. They help provide the training environment for health workers in different regions of the Kingdom, which in turn reflects the support and guidance the MOH is providing in this field.
On his part, Chairman of Clinical Skills Center at King Abdul Aziz University, Dr. Abdul Aziz Bokar, explained that such courses provide a role model of joint action between the health sectors in the Kingdom to exchange training experiences in order to reach a safe therapeutic environment and raise patients' safety level. That is because all educational and training programs are based on the best medical and health practices. Such practices take as their target strengthening the basis of patients' safety through medical and surgical treatment, by using all the techniques and advanced scientific methods in a safe and unique training environment.        
He said that the participants are evaluated through patients' diagnosis and educational models, which include using virtual patients and high-precision simulation dolls.   

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