The Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA has named Dr. Ihab BabikerAbdalrahman, Deputy Director of Soba University Hospital, Director of Soba Education, Training & Examinations Center (SETEC), as Fundamentals in Critical Care Course (FCCS) Director.
Soba University Hospital can now conduct the FCCS Course WITHOUT Visiting Faculty from outside Sudan. This will lead to:
- Increase in FCCS Seats:With Local faculty only, the course can be conducted 4 – 6 times a year, which would mean up to 240 seats per year (average course size is 40 seats).
With Visiting Faculty the course, can be conducted once or twice a year
- Reduction in cost: With Local faculty only, the costs of the course will be limited to the purchase of books and license.
With Visiting faculty, the cost of airline tickets and hotel, hospitality expenses are shouldered by SAMA &Sadagaat.
SAMA would like to extend a big thank you to Dr. Abbas Khider Ali, Critical Care Attending in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA for being an essential part of this achievement. Dr. Abbas worked tirelessly since 2013 in recruiting staff from Geisinger Medical Center to come to Sudan to conduct the 3 FCCS Courses sponsored by SAMA, efforts which led to establishing Soba University Hospital as a center for FCCS (the course is available only in KSA, Qatar & Egypt).