KFSH&RC Obtains International Recognition of Specialized Residency Program for Cardiology Pharmacists





Dr. Majid Al Fayyadh, Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (Gen. Org.), announced that the hospital, as the first medical center outside the United States of America, has recently obtained the recognition certificate of specialized residency program for cardiology pharmacists for six (6) years from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. He pointed out that the recognition is a reflection of the high level of the pharmaceutical care sector in the hospital affirmed by a reference global scientific organization. He added that the hospital had previously obtained a recognition for both the general residency program and specialized residency program for pharmacists in the organ transplantation field from the same American Society.

This announcement was made on Wednesday (November 1st, 2017), when Dr. Al Fayyadh inaugurated the events of the Training and Guidance Conference in the pharmacy profession held in Prince Sultan Hall at Al Faisalia Hotel in Riyadh. This conference lasted for two days with the participation of local and international speakers.

Dr. Al Fayyadh confirmed that KFSH&RC continuously seeks to implement and sustain innovative strategies and initiatives in order to enhance the training and development programs for the healthcare providers in general, including the pharmaceutical care sector which represents great importance in the health system. He pointed out that the conference will focus on the topics of pharmacists training, provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and benefit from the multiple experiences locally and internationally through the various participations witnessed by the conference.

In addition, Dr. Ahmad Aljedai, General Director of the Pharmaceutical Care Sector at KFSH&RC in Riyadh, said that the conference is the first of its kind in the pharmaceutical training field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which brings together a number of leading pharmacists locally and internationally to discuss various aspects of pharmaceutical training. He pointed out that the conference addresses many important fields, including the pharmacists training and development, the promotion of the pharmaceutical researches and the general and specialized pharmacy residency programs.

Dr. Aljedai added that the conference aims to promote the exchange of information and knowledge on training and guidance in all pharmacy profession fields among the specialized practitioners, academics and leaders in the Kingdom and the countries of region. It also aims to discuss the local and international training standards of training and postgraduate programs such as pharmacy residency, and introduction about how to establish new training programs, improving the existing programs or adopting the best international training programs to improve the training future and practice in the pharmacy profession.