RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain announces four new awards during conferring ceremony

Two Bahraini Students are among the winners of four new inaugural prizes at this year's RCSI Bahrain conferring ceremony.

The James Finucane Prize in Medicine was won by Ameer Adnan Al-Arrayed who is from Bahrain.


The winner of the Niall O'Higgins Prize in Surgery is Sabrina Berdouk from Montreal in Canada.


The John Murphy Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology was won by Fatima Ibrahim Halilu from Nigeria.


Professor Joe McMenamin, Head of the School of Medicine, said that "the three students performed exceptionally throughout their undergraduate training and are deserving winners of these three new prestigious prizes". The prizes in medicine are named after three retired RCSI Bahrain Professors, each of whom has made an outstanding contribution to the University over the years.

The fourth prize, the Rufaida Al-Aslamia Prize in Nursing, is named after the first Muslim nurse.

The winner of the Rufaida Al-Aslamia Prize in Nursing is Zainab Aqeel Maki Mohamed Humood from Bahrain. Zainab was nominated by senior clinical staff for consistently excelling in the delivery of nursing care to patients.

Professor Charles Docherty, Head of School of Nursing said "Zainab is dedicated, organised and efficient, with a generous nature and a willingness to spend her own time providing for the weak and disadvantaged in the community. She is an outstanding example of our graduates from RCSI Bahrain, to the future of nursing, and a credit to the young people of Bahrain".