May 14, 2017

Sidra Launches National Development Strategy 2.0

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) has announced the launch of its National Development Strategy 2.0. The strategy: 'To inspire and cultivate the development of Qataris and the development of the healthcare sector in Qatar', is a clear affirmation in support of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and the country’s national health strategies.
Chief Learning Officer Dr. Kholode Al Obaidli addressing the Grad Associates.jpg
Under the new strategy, national development as well as learning and development programs at Sidra are customized to ensure that nationals at all levels– whether students, graduates or skilled employees – are given access to the right training tools and mentorship to advance their careers in healthcare.

Commenting on Sidra’s approach to national development, Dr. Kholode Al Obaidli, Chief Learning Officer said, “The healthcare sector in Qatar has undergone major progressive changes. We must ensure that our nationals adapt to these changes and are ready to bring further progress and innovation in the field. This applies to clinical, scientific and medical administration roles.”

Peter Morris, Chief Executive Officer at Sidra said, “As we celebrate our one year anniversary of the Sidra Outpatient Clinic opening – national development remains an integral part of our short to long term focus. Our national development programs are strategic interventions that will contribute towards Sidra’s overall success. Sidra is committed to providing excellent developmental opportunities for our national graduate associates - our future leaders.”
Sidra has identified students as a key future talent pool – with active measures taken to encourage and inspire more students to consider careers in science and medicine. Training and scholarship programs have also been streamlined to position Sidra as an employer of choice.Sidra is currently offering scholarship opportunities in nursing, medicine and allied health.

In addition to its academic partnership with Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar, Sidra has also established affiliations with the University of Calgary in Qatar, Qatar University and Hamad bin Khalifa University. Several Sidra clinicians, nurses, scientists and researchers currently hold teaching or guest lecture spots in academic institutions across the country.

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