Gulf Medical University in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), celebrated the completion of the first cohort of its Training of Trainers (ToT) program earlier this year. The first of its kind program in the United Arab Emirates which is an initiative of the Centre of Humanitarian Education where GMU and IFRC have collaborated to introduce fundamental humanitarian programs. The four-week professional certificate program enrolled 8 GMU faculty experts, representing the diverse health specialties within GMU. Among these participants was Dr. Ahmad El Ouweini, Clinical Lecturer at the College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University & Clinical Pharmacist/Preceptor at Thumbay University Hospital. The program was designed to provide extensive hands-on and technology-based learning experience, along with online lectures, assignments, and interactive sessions to promote humanitarian principles in the community.
Dr. El Ouweini aims to expand, through this international certification, his coaching and mentoring abilities for GMU pharmacy students, which are critical in supporting future first aid trainer candidates that he will train in future courses.