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RCSI Bahrain hosts postgraduate professional examinations



The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) consolidated its position as a hub of international education recently, as it hosted a series of postgraduate professional exams organised by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

120 dentists from Bahrain and around the Middle East took the Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry (MFD) examinations, following on from the two-day MFD International Intensive Revision Course, which also took place at the RCSI Bahrain campus.

The revision course featured focused lectures, tutorials and seminars, along with simulated clinical exams, vivas and observed stations, and provided a valuable opportunity for prospective candidates to receive high quality teaching from a group of senior academics from RCSI in Dublin.

The examinations meanwhile, allowed candidates to participate in the same examinations as those held in Ireland, all under the supervision of international examiners.

The MFD exams were followed by RCSI Bahrain's hosting of the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), attended by 80 junior surgeons, as part of a collaboration that has seen a substantial growth in participating numbers over recent years.

The MRCS exams aim to assess participants' knowledge and skills in the areas of anatomy, surgical pathology, applied surgical care, critical care, communication skills, history taking and clinical and procedural skills.
The next round of professional examinations at RCSI Bahrain will take place next month, with the hosting of the MFD Part 2 exams.

RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom, welcomed the latest collaboration between the two RCSI campuses, which he said further enhances to Bahrain's standing as an international education hub.
RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1784. Licensed as an independent private university, 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.