The Ministry of Health will continue to improve the health and well-being of the people of Brunei Darussalam through a high quality and comprehensive health care system which is more effective, efficient, responsive, affordable, equitable and accessible to all in the country. The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Professional at the Ministry of Health who is also the Chairman of the Postgraduate Advisory and Training Board stated this during the Opening of the Clinical Faculty Development Workshop: Key Concepts in Medical Education. The 2-day workshop which began yesterday is a collaboration between the Postgraduate Advisory and Training Board, Ministry of Health and the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Doctor Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif said that the Postgraduate Advisory and Training Board, PGATB has trained 94 doctors in the country since 2008. He added that the Basic Specialty Training acts as a stepping stone for the doctors to progress further in their career as doctors and for them to undergo Advanced Specialty Training which is currently still conducted abroad. The main goal to further strengthen the Basic Specialty Training and to work with the Master of Medicine programme. It aspires to establish highly competent and skillful doctors with good communication and research skills. Apart from that, it aims to introduce the participants with the main principles of teaching, learning, assessments, supervision, mentorship and support. The workshop brings together over 80 specialists and clinical educators from various public and private healthcare facilities in Brunei Darussalam.
Source: Radio Television Brunei