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SIDRA4609 - Director – Medical Education Office

Department: Medical Services Div
Division: Medical Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 19-Apr-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.


The Department of Medical Education at Sidra Medical & Research Center is overseeing the functions and operations of medical education; specifically the graduate medical education training programs governing the training of residents and fellows, undergraduate medical education program and continuing medical education including the professional development of physicians in Sidra. The Department ensures that required accreditation standards are consistently applied and maintained across UME, GME and CME/CPD programs. 


The Director – Medical Education Office is responsible for providing the direction and operational leadership in the day to day activities across the Medical Education Office at Sidra Medical & Research Center. In this position, the incumbent directs the development of UME, GME, CME/CPD infrastructure, processes, compliance and re-accreditation to enable Sidra Medical & Research Center to successfully provide GME, UME, CME/CPD education to the entire healthcare provider’s community.

  • Works closely with the Chair of Medical Education and DIO to ensure the effective daily operations of the Medical Education Office are carried out in accordance with the overall mission and objectives of the Organization. Whilst the focus is on Medical Education, interdisciplinary education will be supported at every opportunity

  • Provides oversight of the direction and development of all Medical Education activities related to Sidra/healthcare community and affiliated institutions of Qatar.

  • Recommends and provides leadership in all phases of the development of Medical Education activities and ensures all the UME, GME, CME/CPD programs are being supervised, compliant with requirements, and closely monitored.

  • Develops, plans, and conducts overall evaluation of all Medical education programs, which includes identifying program changes or improvements.

  • Integrates educational activities appropriately to promote and foster interdisciplinary clinical education

  • Develops strong partnerships that enhance/ improve the provision of accreditations to meet the educational needs of the Sidra healthcare team across the system.

  • Ensures compliance with the ACGME, ACCME Standards of Commercial Support.

  • Conduct system-wide needs assessment to support the department’s planning of UME, GME, CME/ CPD activities.

  • Maintains and enhances knowledge of current trends and issues related to accredited education and integrates ideas to increase quality, competency, and efficiency of UME, GME and CME/CPD activities.

  • Creates policies for resident/fellow selection, evaluation, promotion, dismissal, duty hours and provide reports on such

  • Responsible for preparing business plans for all such functions across Medical Education Office.

  • Responsible for preparing, implementing and monitoring the annual budget for all functions/programs and for submitting budgets to the chair of Medical Education and chief executive committee.

  • Prepares monthly/annual reports on the status of UME, GME, CME/CPD programs and ensures to achieve and maintain the accreditations pertaining to all programs which includes ACCME, ACGME.

  • Works with Libraries/Simulation directors to ensure effective operation of the library and simulation department in regards to the UME, GME and CME/CPD programs.

  • Directs the information flow about the Medical Education Office throughout Sidra and to external collaborative Organizations, to ensure effective communications.

  • Develops and implements program policies that are compatible with accreditation and institutional requirements as well as policies.

  • Reports complete and accurate information as requested by the accrediting, institutional, licensure and certification agencies.

  • Coordinates and manages business travel, conference and meeting bookings for team members.

  • Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement to processes within the department.

  • Assists in facilitating the concept of One Program, Multiple Institutions.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.



  • Master degree in Education, public health, healthcare administration or other related field
    10+ years’ of progressive experience in the medical education field out of which 5 + in a senior leadership role.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, develop, and coordinate multiple programs and projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and collate data and compile information using relevant technology and prepare and provide reports as necessary for  Medical Educational activities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Skilled in meeting deadlines.

  • Demonstrated judgment, initiative, and discretion.

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.

  • Records maintenance skills.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Doctorate in Education, public health, healthcare administration or other related field

  • Thorough knowledge of industry guidelines and accreditation standards, including: ACCME, ACGME, ACPE, and ANCC

  • Thorough knowledge of compliance and regulatory guidelines

  • Possesses administrative experience in academic institution
    Arabic language skills

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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