for MedicalSpecialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait
is the authority responsible for organizing all aspects of postgraduate
traning of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait.
KIMS was established in 1984 under a decree issued by HH
the Amir of Kuwait. The institute is engaged in a variety of activities,
including the organization of internship training of pre-registration
medical graduates, specialty training at various levels in different
medical fields, and continuing medical education programs for health
professionals practicing in Kuwait.
News & Announcements
Submitting CME/ CPD
All practitioners registered in the MPC program are required to submit
their CME/CPD credit totals to the CME Center every year.
The Certificates of Participation on wich the data are based should
clearly show the total credits that may be claimed and the CME/CPD
Category, where applicable. The certificates are to be obtained from the
organizers of the respective CME/CPD activities.
KIMS an Examination
Center for UK Royal College
KIMS now functions as a regional examination center for the following
Membership Examination of the Royal Colleges in the UK for physicians
practicing in the GCC countries:
MRCP (UK) - MRCS - MRCOG - MRCPCH - MRCGP
This facility constitutes a valuable opportunity for physicians to
assess their competencies and obtain recognized qualifications for
advancement in their careers. Further information is available at the
websites of the respective colleges.
Health Vision 2020
Workforce Needs of Health Professionals in
Health Vision 2020 indicates the project needs for different categories
of health professionals up to 2020 for maintaining an optimum level of
health care services for the community. The publication deals with physicians, dentists, nurses,
pharmacists and allied health profrssionals.
Recognition by RCPSC
The MPC Program of KIMS is substantively recognized by The Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Fellws of the College practicing in
Kuwait have the option of participating in the MPC Progran in lieu the
RCPSC's MOC Program.