The first training year:
The first two months of the program consist of an integrated orientation to Family and Community Medicine. The remaining period of the first year is spent in the main hospital (Salmaniya Medical Complex) rotating through Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Psychiatry. These rotations are designed to give the resident an opportunity to learn the pathophysiology of diseases and the management of difficult problems.
During this year, the resident will also have block courses on Basic Psychology, Health Education, Teen Health, Medical Ethics and Counseling. He/she will attend primary health care center one day per week to practice and learn the skills of Family Medicine under supervision of the department tutor.
The second training year:
During the second year of training, the resident is primarily attached to Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn and ENT departments. He/she is given one month block courses on various issues related to Family Medicine and another month to learn issues related to community medicine such as Research workshop, Evidence based medicine, Elderly health and Nutrition in medical practice. The resident attends the Primary Care Health Center one day per week for further primary care training where more emphasis is given to the management skills.
The third training year:
During the third year of training the resident is primarily attached to Accident & Emergency, Surgery & Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, and Radiology departments of Salmaniya Medical Complex. He/she will also receive various block courses on various components of Community & Family Medicine such as Child Screening, Sports Injuries, SPSS statistical package course and Medical Statistics. He/she will also be given enough time to complete their research projects. These courses are conducted by the tutors from the FPRP and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The resident will continue to attend primary care health centre once per week to learn the comprehensive application of Family Medicine skills.
In Primary Health Care centers, close supervision is provided to maximize in-depth acquisition of knowledge and skill development. In this setting the resident will also acquire a deeper understanding of doctor-patient relationships, family and community dynamics as well as clinical medicine. Health Center experience is provided on a continuous and gradually expanding basis throughout the four residency years that will emphasize the importance of the continuity of care.
The fourth training year:
The final 4th year is devoted exclusively to ambulatory primary care medicine; most of it is practiced in the health centers, under the supervision of the F.P.R.P tutors. During this year, the resident will polish his/her clinical skills; develop the needed attitude and ability to function effectively as an independent Family Physician.
During this year, the resident will take block course in Occupational Health, Environmental Hazards, Sexual Health, Therapeutic Module, Health Care Management, Advanced Medical Ethics, Dental Health, Common Skin Problems and Advance Life Support Training.
During all four years of training, all residents are engaged actively in different educational activities consisting of case discussions, journal clubs, clinical and bedside teachings, and an integrated core content series of lectures, seminars and workshops.
Community medicine training:
Training in Community Medicine which includes Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology; it is provided to all the residents. This is accomplished by giving condensed two and half month courses and series of weekly sessions on issues related to community medicine. Teaching this part of the curriculum is provided by specialists in this field both from Bahrain and Ireland.
Each resident is asked to develop a research project, relevant to Bahrain, putting into practice the principles being learned.
View Teaching Activities
|Date||Section ||Topics||Speakers / SMC Consultants ||Tutors |
|15.03.10||A & E||Up-date on CPR ||Dr. Zuhair Samarai ||All|
|22.03.10||A & E||Evaluation & management of acute chest pain||All|
|29.03.10||A & E||Evaluation & management of acute abdomen||All|
|05.04.10||A & E||Anaphylaxis – How to evaluate & manage? ||Dr. Nabeel Bastawesi||All|
|12.04.10||FPRP||Physicians wellbeing and burnouts ||Dr. Akhtar Sarwani||All|
|26.04.10||FPRP||Dealing with difficult patients||All|
Primary Care Seminar
|10.05.10||P. Care||CME program in Primary Healthcare||Dr. Bahia Assomi||All|
|17.05.10||Medical||Sleep disorder in systemic diseases – Series 1||Dr. Qasim|
Dr. Rayadh Salma
|24.05.10||Medical||Sleep disorder in systemic diseases – Series 2||All|
|31.05.10||Medical||Sleep disorder in systemic diseases – Series 3||All|
|07.06.10||FPRP||Research Presentation – 2 groups ||1. Dr. Suhail, Dr. Mona & 2. Dr. Khatoon||All|
|14.06.10||FPRP||Research Presentation – 2 groups ||1. Dr. Noora Al Jar, 2. Dr. Yousif and Dr.Hussain||All|
|21.06.10||Pediatric Surgery Seminar – Part 1 from 12:00 to 14:00||Dr. Saeed Al Hindi & Dr. Mahmood. Asgher||All|
Pediatric Surgery Seminar – Part 2 from 12:00 to 14:00
- There will be NO Core Content Activities during the Months of: July, August, Ramadan & January.
- All Core Content Activities are on MONDAYS at Arabian Gulf University, Hall No. 2, from 13:00 to 14:00.