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Sidra Medicine launches fellowship programme in Medical Toxicology

Sidra Medicine launches fellowship programme
in Medical Toxicology

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Sidra Medicine has launched a fellowship programme in Medical Toxicology and has welcomed the programme’s first international fellow from Kuwait.
Medical Toxicology is a medical subspeciality focusing on the diagnosis, management and prevention of poisoning, toxicity and other adverse health effects due to medications, chemicals, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological hazards.
Sidra Medicine’s Medical Toxicology services, which are under the Department of Emergency Medicine, include the Qatar Poison Center – a free helpline for the public.
The Medical Toxicology Fellowship curriculum at Sidra Medicine covers the core facets of toxicology with the goal of training fellows to build their expertise for their future practice in medicine. In addition to learning and research, the fellows also receive hands-on clinical experience and provide phone-based consultations for the Qatar Poison Center.
Prof Khalid al Ansari, chair of Emergency Medicine and founder of the Qatar Poison Center at Sidra Medicine, said, “We are thrilled that more candidates consider Qatar as a viable option for fellowships in specialist fields. We have a long standing level of cooperation with healthcare partners in Kuwait and it gives me great pleasure to welcome our first international fellow for the medical toxicology programme Dr Abdulatif Aloumi to Doha.”
Dr Aloumi will work for two years with the Department of Emergency Medicine. He will focus on medical toxicology which includes poisoning management services provided by Sidra Medicine’s Qatar Poison Center helpline.
Dr Aloumi said, “My goal is to apply my learning related to toxicology back in Kuwait where we are seeking to replicate some of the advanced toxicology related measures Sidra Medicine has implemented here in Qatar. For example, the setting up of a poison control center is of particular interest. Also, becoming a certified instructor on toxicology related subjects will also be another important part of my fellowship.”
Prof Ibrahim al Janahi, chair of Medical Education at Sidra Medicine, said, “This is an exciting time for our medical education efforts as we expand our reach to attract talent from within the Gulf region. The fellows will train alongside some of the world leading specialists in their fields of expertise at Sidra Medicine with a multidisciplinary approach to learning. We welcomed a fellow from Sudan last year to our pediatric urology division and look forward to welcoming more fellows from the Arab region and beyond.”