The National Institute for Health Specialties (NIHS) has awarded Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health Partner, institutional accreditation after fulfilling the accreditation requirements. The accreditation enables trainee physicians to become certified by the Emirates Board and progress to a consultant level of tier one.
Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, the Secretary General of NIHS, praised Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for the leading quality of its healthcare and services, pointing out that NIHS’s accreditation requirements serve as a benchmark for medical education best practices worldwide.
Dr. Sawsan Abdel-Razig, the Interim Chief Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said, “This is an important milestone for us at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. We are proud to contribute to the advancement of graduate medical education in the nation and to partner with the National Institute for Health Specialties in this important work. Providing world-class training is a vital component of ensuring we can continue to offer outstanding care for generations to come.”
Dr. Jorge Guzman, the CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Sawsan, and several other specialized physicians received the accreditation from Dr. Mohammed at an awards ceremony held at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
The NIHS is the regulating body that set standards for specialized health training programs in the UAE. It also conducts specialized professional examinations and issuing the certificates of higher health specialties, including board and fellowships, for trainees.