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ICLDC’s Pre-exam Workshops For Junior Doctors In Great Demand

20 Aug 2013
Abu Dhabi

The September programme of Abu Dhabi’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s 2013 MRCP Series, the last for this year, is gathering great support from doctors-in-training.

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is running Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) Part I and Part II as concurrent workshops over three days, September 20-22, and has already signed up delegates from as far afield as Ireland and the Seychelles.

They will join junior doctors from Kuwait and the UAE looking for expert support to pass the UK’s Royal College of Physicians examinations.

The UK’s three Royal Colleges of Physicians share a common membership examination in general medicine - the Diploma of Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

According to programme leader and Chairman of ICLDC’s Medical Board, Professor Karim Meeran, the diplomas are prerequisite to anyone wishing to go on to a specialist physician training post in the UK.

“ICLDC Education’s two-part MRCP examinations focus on the candidate's basic medical sciences knowledge and test the clinical skills required for the disease diagnosis and management,” he explained.

“Indeed, in recent years, changes to the exam structure have placed more emphasis on communication skills and professionalism, and ICLDC’s MRCP Series goes all out to support candidates across theory, practice and peer-group learning and presentation.”

Prof. Meeran said that past attendee feedback has proved extremely positive.

“We’ve been running these programmes since 2009 in both the UK, as well as here in the UAE, and past participants say the programmes are very well-designed, imparting practical knowledge as well as being an excellent opportunity to interact with their peers and experts to learn in a way where traditional teaching structures fall short,“ he added.

This final series coincides with ICLDC’s Advanced Diabetes Conference, September 20-21, and MRCP delegates will also get the chance to network with more than 16 leading experts, as well as more than 100 conference participants, including Her Excellency Professor Maha Taysir Barakat, Director General of Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD).

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