The Intercommunication Meeting was held on Saturday, September 18, 2016.
The Coordinator of the forum Ahmed Mohamed Al Muslami mentioned that “the meeting aims at preparing new students in the clinical stage in different aspects, where we provide important information and advice that they will need during this stage. The information and advice is presented through exchanging experiences from various students in the College of Medicine.
Also, the program helps to widen communication between all the levels in the College and to prepare them to deal with patients, nurses and the medical staff as a whole.
Nevertheless, the volunteers and students send their gratitude to Dr. Abdullah Al-Hwaish, the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs for supporting this program and for making it an annual occasion held for the students in the College of Medicine.
Amar Al Nasser estimated that the number of attendees amounted up to 150 male and female fourth year medical students where 17 fifth year medical volunteers participated in the meeting as well as some interns.
The meeting was presented by Amar Al Nasser and Mohamed Al Olaiwi, followed by “An Introduction to Internal Medicine” by Omar Al Ghamdi where he explained some concepts and methods that will help in learning and understanding the subject. Then, “An Introduction to General Surgery” by Yasser Al Shihri. Also, Dr. Deema Abdulhadi participated in the meeting where she introduced students to the conditions of favorability in submitting to the programs in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. After that, a lecture about “Scientific Research” was presented by Abdullah Al Qattan where he mentioned some of the general issues such as; how to start a scientific research and its importance. Next was a lecture about the “Everyday Life in the Hospital” which was presented by Ahmed Al Muslami where he tackled the differences between the clinical period and the theoretical period as well as that he discussed some skills that medical students should acquire and develop during the clinical period.
At the end of the meeting there was a tour to introduce students to the important sections in the hospital such as the clinics, inpatient wards, the classrooms, the cafeteria and the library.