Sidra Medicine Awarded new ACGME-I accreditations in pediatric specialties


01 February 2021, Doha, Qatar – Sidra Medicine, a Qatar Foundation entity, has been awarded new accreditations for its fellowship programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education- International (ACGME-I). 

The ACGME-I is a body directly aligned with ACGME, the international best practice standard that accredits the majority of graduate medical training programs for doctors in the United States. The accreditation demonstrates that Sidra Medicine’s graduate medical education programs have met ACGME-I’s established standards for institutional, foundational, and advanced specialty education.

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The latest ACGME-I accreditations at Sidra Medicine include pediatric surgery, pediatric radiology, pediatric nephrology and neo-natal-perinatal medicine. These are in addition to existing ACGME-I accreditations that Sidra Medicine already has for pediatric pulmonology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology and child and adolescent mental health.

The accreditation process for the new fellowship programs included a comprehensive evaluation of Sidra Medicine, its academic and administrative effectiveness, with a specific focus on the robustness of its internal quality assurance system. This includes policies, practices and how they impact the quality of all the medical programs offered by the healthcare organization.  

Ibrahim Janahi

Prof. Ibrahim Janahi, Chair of Medical Education at Sidra Medicine said: “The ACGME-I employs a comprehensive, peer-review process not only to evaluate but also to improve and publicly recognize programs and sponsoring institutions in graduate medical education that meet – and often exceed –standards of educational quality. For Sidra Medicine, the ACGME-I accreditation means that we are developing a stronger and well-established learning environment for medical trainees in Qatar. Our programs will continue to build on our academic credibility in order to strengthen our standing as a premier teaching hospital in the region.”

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