Dr. Al-Aboudi: Iraq‘s Medical Education is Moving in The Right Direction & Medical Colleges & Their National Council are Taking Deliberate Steps Towards International Accreditation

During the celebration of the 25th  anniversary of Al-Kindi College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, His Excellency, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr.  Naeem Abd Yaser Al-Aboudi said that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with confidence and responsibility has accomplished in record time what the sincere aspirations in the field of medical education have provided, as it has provided a professional environment supportive of the Council for the Accreditation of Medical Colleges in Iraq, as well as giving a positive impetus in communicating with the International Federation of Medical Education, which included Iraq since last March in the list of countries foreseen to obtain international accreditation and became eligible to be present in the map of councils that are taking confident steps towards international accreditation.

Dr. Al-Aboudi added that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its specialized institutions in medical education adopted a well-studied aspect that included a parallel approach to the official steps adopted with the International Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and formulated a joint memorandum of understanding with the Commission for Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions and Quality Assurance in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which is recognized by the International Federation for Education and Medical Center to enhance cooperation in the field of quality assurance and accreditation of academic programs.

His Excellency confirmed on that the medical education environment in Iraq is moving in the right direction that suits its identity and its ancient history, whose founding stations date back to 1927.

Dr. Al-Aboudi continued by saying that the gains and development of Iraqi universities and educational institutions came at a time when the Iraqi government launched the national strategy for education, which extends until 2031 with the help of development partners from international friends and identified areas for its implementation through strategic goals and programs with a qualitative impact related to the efficiency of internal institutions, scientific research, innovation, quality, accreditation, external governance and efficiency that flow into the environment of sustainable strategic partnerships.

His Excellency demonstrated that the Ministry since its inception in this government, has been determined to make every effort to provide an educational environment that contributes to the development of students’ skills and enhances their scientific and clinical capabilities and keeping pace with recent medical and scientific developments, as well as adopting innovative and interactive methods with the aim of stimulating exploration and critical thinking among students and researchers.

Dr. Al-Aboudi concluded the event by honoring the President of the University and the sixth successive Deans of Al-Kindi College of Medicine, representatives of health institutions and top students.

For his part, President of University of Baghdad, Dr. Mounir Al-Saadi said that moving towards the accreditation of academic programs was important to consolidate the university education environment in Iraq, especially in medical specializations that have made their way towards globalization and solid international institutions.

For his part, Dean of the Canadian College of Medicine, Dr. Muhammad Jalal reviewed the achievements his college and scientific journal, which joint the global publishing environment through Scopus.

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