Doha: 28 February 2022 - The Anatomical Pathology Training Program of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has achieved prestigious accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (AGCME-I).
The Program is among five Pathology specialties to achieve this distinction outside the USA and is only the second pathology training program in the Gulf region to be accredited by ACGME-I. The accreditation currently covers a total of 12 residents and is operational effective from 1 July 2021.
ACGME-I accreditation demonstrates that graduate medical education programs outside the United States meet well defined standards for institutional, foundational and advanced specialty education. It also ensures that the core education principles of ACGME-I are upheld within each accredited program. The ACGME-I employs a comprehensive, peer-review process to evaluate, improve and publicly recognize programs and sponsoring institutions in graduate medical education that meet their high and demanding standards of educational quality.
Anatomical pathology is the study of organs and tissues to determine the causes and effects of particular diseases.
Dr. Einas Al-Kuwari, Chairperson of Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology said the Anatomical Pathology Training Program joins other HMC training programs which have also been recognized by the ACGME-I, with the continued support of the Medical Education Department.
“The accreditation of the Anatomical Pathology Program is an achievement that we are very proud of, and a big step forward to enable other training programs in laboratory medicine to be accredited as well such as Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology and Diagnostic Genetics,” Dr. Al Kuwari said.
Dr. Al Kuwari has invited recent graduate Qatari doctors to consider this program and increase the ranks of national doctors in this unique specialty.