RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain celebrates seventh Conferring Ceremony

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) celebrated its biggest ever Conferring Ceremony under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

More than 200 students graduated from undergraduate courses in nursing and medicine, as well as the RCSI Bahrain-hosted Institute of Leadership’s (IOL) Masters in Healthcare Management and Masters in Quality Safety and Healthcare Management. Other students were awarded Membership of RCSI and Membership of RCSI’s Faculty of Dentistry, in the presence of her Excellency Faeqa bint Saeed Alsaleh, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain, attending on behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Among those, were 150 candidates from undergraduate, bridging and masters programmes in nursing, marking the university’s biggest ever cohort of nursing graduates on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The event was attended by RCSI Bahrain staff, stakeholders, special guests, dignitaries, government officials, students’ families and senior representatives of RCSI in Dublin. In accepting their awards from RCSI President, Professor John Hyland, and RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom, yesterday’s graduates received degrees from RCSI Bahrain and the National University of Ireland (NUI).

Professor Otoom took the opportunity to congratulate the graduates and extended his gratitude to the friends and family members who had supported them in their achievements.

The valedictorian address was delivered by nursing graduate, Narjes Ashkanani, who was also awarded the BSc (Hons) Nursing Gold Medal.

Yesterday’s ceremony brought to more than 1,300, the number of RCSI Bahrain graduates since the inaugural Conferring ceremony back in 2010.

RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RSCI, which was established in 1784. Like its Irish counterpart, RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.