RCSI Bahrain continues to meet Global Healthcare Educational Standards and support the development of national healthcare programmes in the Gulf Countries

Bahrain, Manama, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In line with the global standards of quality medical education, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland "" Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) received re–accreditation from the Medical Council of Ireland (IMC) for its undergraduate medicine programme in 2021, and revalidation from the Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA) for its undergraduate nursing and MSc in nursing programmes in 2022. The undergraduate medicine programme has been accredited by the IMC since 2014 and the RCSI Bahrain School of Medicine is included in the World Directory of Medical Schools and listed on the International Association of Universities' "List of Universities of the World" by the UNESCO.

To perform the re–accreditation process, the IMC visiting team chaired by the Medical Council Member, Professor Mary O'Sullivan, Dean of the University of Limerick, Ireland, and comprising of Council and external members, met with the RCSI Bahrain Executive Management Team, School of Medicine staff, the University's Student Council, students from all year groups and RCSI Bahrain interns. This being to carry out the undergraduate medicine programme accreditation in alignment with the World Federation of Medical Education's (WFME) "Global Standards for Quality improvement in Medical Education' framework. The IMC issued a five–year renewal of the accreditation of the undergraduate medicine programme, which is valid until November 2026.

The BQA's review panel led by Professor Erika Sirsch, acting Dean of the nursing science faculty at the Philosophical–Theological University of Vallendar, Germany, comprised of three regional and international healthcare professionals, in addition to the BQA members. The review involved meetings with the RCSI Bahrain Executive Management Team, staff from both the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, staff across the University's support units, as well as students and alumni. RCSI Bahrain received the decision of Full Confidence from the BQA and it continues to maintain its valid status as placed on National Qualifications Framework of Bahrain (NQF) for its Undergraduate Nursing and MSc in Nursing programmes.

Both visits from the IMC and BQA involved several meetings with RCSI Bahrain training leads and Clinical Lecturers and Tutors, programme Advisory Boards and employers from the Ministry of Health and the University's partner hospitals including King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital "" Royal Medical Services, Salmaniya Medical Complex, American Mission Hospital, multiple health centres across Bahrain and Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

President of RCSI Bahrain, Professor Sameer Otoom commented, "With our accreditation standards and a world–renowned curriculum, RCSI Bahrain graduates attain a level of knowledge and clinical experience to compete for rewarding career opportunities worldwide, as well as supporting the development of national healthcare programmes in the Gulf Countries".


About RCSI Bahrain

RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established in Dublin, Ireland, in 1784. RCSI Bahrain, an independent private university, opened its doors to a cohort of 28 medical students in 2004. It is a not–for–profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. Today, the purpose–built campus is home to a student body of more than 1,300 across Schools of Medicine; Nursing and Midwifery and Postgraduate Studies and Research.

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Reuters Partners with The Globe and Mail’s Sophi.io Automation Platform

TORONTO, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sophi.io, an AI–powered automation, optimization and prediction platform developed by The Globe and Mail, is now working with Reuters – the news and media division of Thomson Reuters – as it continues to invest in the latest AI solutions for its newsroom. Sophi is helping to automate content curation on select sections on Reuters.com, which was relaunched in April 2021.

Sophi Site Automation is an AI system that autonomously curates digital content to find and promote an organization's most engaging content. Sophi looks at all content as it's published, and all traffic, to find the hidden gems that an organization's customers value the most.

In order to automate content curation, Sophi's algorithm has been learning from Reuters editors. The newsroom has been able to work with some of the latest AI solutions, which has resulted in giving time back to editors to focus on finding the next story and creating the journalism that makes Reuters such a trusted brand.

Josh London, Head of Reuters Professional and Chief Marketing Officer of Reuters, said: "Sophi's cutting–edge AI platform is one of the next steps in the evolution of our digital properties. Sophi will help us further our mission of bringing AI–based technology and tools to more corners of the workforce, whilst helping to bring our readers the stories they both want and need to know."

Michael Young, Chief Technology Officer for Reuters, said: "Our partnership with Sophi.io is another example of how a newsroom like ours can successfully deploy some of the latest AI solutions for effective content discovery. Our team worked closely with the Sophi team to ensure our Sophi Score reflected our business goals and we are pleased with the resulting site automation."

Mike O'Neill, Co–Founder and CEO of Sophi.io, added "We are delighted to have Reuters as a customer. They put their trust in Sophi and we are excited to automate curation across all of their article pages to start and expand the relationship to include more solutions down the road."

"It's wonderful to work with Reuters in this capacity," said Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. "They have a strong mission and Sophi.io is helping them continue to demonstrate how editorial integrity can be supported by AI."

About Reuters
Reuters is the world's leading provider of trusted news, insight and analysis, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Founded in 1851, it brings together world–class journalism, industry expertise and cutting–edge technology with unparalleled speed, reliability and accuracy to enable people to make better decisions. Reuters is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias, and is the essential source of business, financial and world news delivered to financial professionals exclusively via Refinitiv services, and to the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.

About Sophi.io
Sophi.io (https://www.sophi.io) was developed by The Globe and Mail to help content publishers make important strategic and tactical decisions. It is a suite of AI and ML–powered automation, optimization and prediction solutions that include Sophi Site Automation, Sophi for Paywalls and Sophi for First Party Data. Sophi also powers one–click automated laydown of template–free print publishing. Sophi is designed to improve the metrics that matter most to your business, such as subscriber retention and acquisition, engagement, recency, frequency and volume.

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