On 15th Safar 1441 AH, the Rector of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Prof. Einas bint Suleiman Al-Eisa inaugurated the first phase of e-program of following up and evaluating clinical internship CT-MAP in a ceremony organized by the Vice-Rectorate for Educational Affairs on this occasion. As the program aims at controlling the quality of training and providing a chance for colleges and training centers to follow up the performance of the trainees to contribute to qualifying high-caliber working staff to join labor market.
The ceremony started with the national anthem and then reciting verses from the Noble Quran, followed by a speech delivered by Rector of the University in which she stated that Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University is one of the main arms that contribute to achieving the Kingdom's Vision 2030. As this promising program is one of the pursuits to assist in achieving such vision and one of the programs supported by vision realization office at Ministry of Education.
Her Excellency pointed out that the University's ambition through this project went beyond linking the student to the place of training, the university and the continuous evaluation of applications to cover development of measurement tools required to assess skills and values to be instilled within every single trainee, including establishment of good rapport with patients in addition to clinical medical skills along with modifying the organizational culture leading to improving health practices. The University Rector also added, "We also aspire that the program will contribute to strike balance between research priorities and national needs".
The ceremony program also included a lecture on the relationship between clinical training and institutional excellence, delivered by the Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Organizational Excellence at Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulbaki, and a video presentation on the CT-MAP program.
The program is an integrated electronic system that enables Colleges of Health at the University to manage clinical training process and follow up the performance of the trainees in programs of excellence and clinical training courses, as well as facilitating continuous communication between trainee students, clinical mentors and clinical training units in colleges and training bodies.
The system also measures learning outcomes, evaluates outputs of clinical training, and periodically follows up the programs of health colleges. In addition, it seeks to provide access to the Central Library of the University for students and supervisors whose accounts are activated on the system, besides creating a collaborative environment among all concerned parties, with the aim of achieving best clinical training practices that match the internationally approved standards.