HMC Internal Medicine Residency Program Scores High 99 Percentile
Doha: The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP) is the largest residency program in Qatar, comprising 200 residents.
This is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I) accredited program that meets the high standards of the United States and several other accredited international medical residency programs. Internal medicine residents have done extremely well on their recent exams, scoring in the top 1% of all ACGME-I accredited medical residency programs worldwide.
ACGME-I is used to assess the quality of resident education through comprehensive assessment tools. The ultimate goal of ACGME-I is to provide the best possible patient care by improving the quality of medical practice, teaching and research. One category of resident assessment tools is the Annual Training Review (ITE). This exam is an online self-assessment exam to monitor the progress of residents’ medical knowledge.
It is introduced by the American College of Physicians (ACP) through a committee of 11 expert physician-authors. It is inspired by the certification exam of the American Board of Internal Medicine and therefore offers the opportunity to compare HMC residents in the United States and other international residency programs.
Dr Dabia Al Mohanadi, Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Deputy Director of HMC Medical Education Department explained that HMC internal medicine residents have demonstrated a high level of medical knowledge, which is in the top 1% of internal medicine residency programs. worldwide that are accredited by ACGME-I.
“This year the ITE took place over a period of 3 days (August 27-28 and September 3) and we proudly achieved an outstanding score of 99 percentile. This achievement was not easy to achieve. It reflects the commitment of our residents, teachers and directors to continuous improvement in order to better serve the community.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest challenges the program has faced over the past 2 years. Most of our residents were serving in COVID facilities to help care for the Qatari population in different hospitals such as the Center for Communicable Diseases, Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, Ras Laffan, Mesaieed Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and the center of surgical specialty of Hamad General Hospital.
“Despite these stressful times and long hours on duty, residents continued to improve their medical knowledge by providing daily patient care while engaging in active study from available medical resources. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our residents for their dedication, hard work and accomplishments. We will do our best to ensure that this success continues in the years to come, as the people of Qatar deserve to have the best doctors to meet their medical needs, ”added Dr Al Mohanadi.