RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain celebrates White Coat Ceremony

More than 150 students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) recently celebrated their transition to clinical training during the annual White Coat Ceremony at the Busaiteen campus.

Regarded as a seminal moment in the course of medical training and future careers, the ceremony is a symbolic event based around the presentation of the students' white coats and takes place in the Intermediate Cycle stage.

The event featured an address by RCSI Bahrain's Head of School of Medicine, Professor Joe McMenamin, who highlighted the significance of wearing the white coat and the responsibility associated with it.

Guest speakers on the occasion were Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Dr Naji Alamuddin and Senior Cycle II student, Maryam Naser.

It was a particularly special day for Maryam as she was presented the second prize in the 2018 National University of Ireland (NUI) Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarships and Prizes in Psychiatry by the Professor McMenamin, making her the latest RCSI Bahrain student to be honoured, following on from Dr Yusuf Alwan (2014), Dr Hiba Omar Mohamed (2014) and Dr Ali Almoamen (2015), who received second prize for paediatrics, third prize for surgery and second prize for medicine respectively.

The prestigious award is based on examination results in the respective faculties and schools of the constituent universities of NUI which include RCSI campuses in Dublin, Bahrain and Malaysia. Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart was himself a graduate of RCSI and obtained his licence in 1829.
The ceremony concluded with the students' recital of the professional declaration, through which they vowed to maintain professional attitudes and behaviours in work and relationships with classmates, teachers, patients and the community.