Emirates news agency – Estedad and MBRU to boost medical research skills of 20 high school students


DUBAI, Aug 8, 2021 (WAM) – Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) announced its participation in the National Ambassador Program – Estedad, a capacity building initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. In line with its goal of strengthening scientific research and continuous innovation, MBRU will participate in the research component of the program, according to an MBRU press release issued on Sunday.

MBRU’s collaboration with Estedad provides students with the concepts, skills and practical experience of scientific research methodology by undertaking a research project, enabling them to train in some of the skills needed to apply in their academic studies.

The university, through this one-of-a-kind program in the United Arab Emirates, introduced high school students to a wide range of learning experiences in medicine and health sciences through three elements of a health system. integrated academic: education, research and clinical practice.

This two-week program, which is based on experiential virtual learning, started from July 25 to August 5 and was free for participants. With the program open to 20 high school students, participants were inspired to explore different career paths in medicine and health sciences.

Commenting on the fact that MBRU is part of this national program, Dr. Laila Alsuwaidi, Associate Dean – Student Happiness and Well-Being, Assistant Professor – Molecular Hematology at MBRU College of Medicine, said: “Students are strongly encouraged to realize the importance of scientific research and its impact on different aspects of life.Our collaboration with Estedad-National Ambassador Program will provide students with the scientific tools they may need to identify challenges, collect and analyze relevant data , leading them to evaluate the results and ultimately to meet the challenges.

“This process will allow them to delve into different research questions and use the data and information they come across in their academic and personal lives.”

The Estedad program was launched in June 2020 and aims to provide high school students with essential skills to develop in a variety of fields, including research, soft skills, entrepreneurship, leadership, media and diplomatic skills. In addition, it provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to apply to universities.


Paul N. Strickland

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