Following on from a two day accreditation visit in April 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan has granted official recognition to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain). The recognition will enable Jordanian nationals to apply for sponsorship to study in RCSI Bahrain. It will also allow those graduating from courses at RCSI Bahrain to be registered to practice as healthcare professionals within Jordan.
Founded in 2004 on the authority of the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the university consists of three schools – Medicine, Nursing and Postgraduate Studies and Research. The state of the art establishment extends over 24 acres of land and its main building boasts a five floor teaching facility that includes lecture theatres, laboratories, tutorial rooms, library and study rooms. More than 40 nationalities are represented in the student body which totals 1,176 enrolled at the university in both the undergraduate and post graduate courses. RCSI Bahrain receives many international applications, of which 5% were from Jordan for the 2011 intake.
Welcoming the decision of the Jordanian Ministry the President of RCSI Bahrain said it was an endorsement of the work and dedication of the staff of the University and of the quality of the programme provided there .He thanked the members of the delegation for the depth of their engagement with the University on the site visit and for the assiduousness manner with which they undertook their task.
RCSI Bahrain Dean, Sameer Otoom (L) with members of the delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan Prof. Farouk Shakhatreh
Ms. Suha Hilal Abdelrahman, Prof. Adnan Al-Smadi & Prof. Lamis D. Rajab with RCSI Bahrain President, Prof Collins (R)