What did our interns think of the programme?
AGPAL/QIP very generously hosted two participants for the inaugural Internship:
Girish Swaminathan and Dr Tamer Farahat. Both interns engaged heavily in social media to update followers on their progress and shared their experiences on the programme with us.
Girish recorded this post-internship interview detailing his time with AGPAL/QIP.
Girish is Chief Pharmacist at Bega Valley Health Service in New South Wales, Australia. Girish holds Master's in Health Services Management. He has 14 years of experience, and has worked in different countries including India and Oman. Girish is interested in areas such as health services research, clinical leadership, and patient safety and quality. He is also passionate about improving healthcare standards in regional and rural areas. He holds the ISQua Fellowship Certificate of Achievement.
Dr Farahat wrote about his time with AGPAL/QIP in his report entitled, "Internship Report - Ten days of learning".
Dr. Farahat holds a degree in Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (M.B.B.Ch) from Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, and has earned several diplomas and professional certifications related to health care management and patient safety such as a Diploma in Total Quality Management in Healthcare, a Diploma in Health Organizations Management, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Patient Safety Certificate, a Certification in Healthcare Quality (CHQ), IOSH Managing Safely for Healthcare Professional Certificate, he is a Certified Quality Management System Lead Auditor, and The Professional Certificate in Nosocomial Infection Control. Dr. Farahat was working as quality manager at the National Guard Health Affairs, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia from March 2009 to April 2013. Currently, he is working as a surveyor for the Qatari Accreditation, Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety Department, Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar.