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( Al-Rai) newspaper published on June 13th, 2021 a report about the hashtag that spread in the social media in Jordan demanding the rights of the unpaid resident doctors in lots of hospitals in Jordan. The resident doctors and supporters from the medical community and wide sectors of the Jordanian society cliam their right to get paid in exchange of the long work hours, the efforts and the services they provide to patients and the hospitals and the opponents of those demands claim that the resident doctors are training, so they have to be dealt with as students. 

Ms. Alaa Turki Almughaid the journalist in Al-Rai newspaper interviewd many figure doctors in Jordan to give their opinion in the report. Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine gave his opinion in this issue.


 Prof. Bashaireh  said: There are different opinions about whether resident doctors are trainee or workers. Once the doctor got the full permanent license to practice medicine, then he is officially a doctor. The General Health Act in Jordan defines the medical profession as (the profession that its practitioner holds a permanent license). 

Dr. Bashaireh stressed on the services that the resident provide to the public in addition to their training in the residency program till he gets his specialty after passing many exams during these years. He added: " This doctor has responsibilities to perform and he is accountable to the law if he fails to perform his duties, even he was under supervision of a specialist or consultant. The law considers him accountable".

He continued: "Everybody who works, provides a service and takes the responsibility for his work is supposed to get paid. About the training claim, This training has its special style in medical profession. Though training is applicable in many professions, but that doesn't mean in any way especially in residency programs that such unapid training is acceptable"

The Dean emaphasized the long hard journey of medical doctors starting from Bachelor degree till they get the certificate that allows them to practice their specialty.

He said: " This journey could take from 11-13 years without subspecialty. Lots of residents don't get a penny during this hard long period of tim. This is a dangerous indicator that could transform the medical profession as a profession of the wealthy only, or it could halt the academic and specialization march of the financialy incapable young doctors'.

To read this article (in Arabic) in the website of Al Rai newspaper click on the link   ===> The link

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A radio seminar about the present local COVID-19 situation in Jordan and its effect on the academic teaching especially on the medical student in Jordan was held on May 25th, 2021 via Jordan University radio  station. It also discussed the possibility of safe return to direct teaching ( face-face) in the next academic year in the shadow of the governmental orientation towards vaccinating university student and faculty members to cover this important sector in the society. 

The radio program under the name of ( without hesitation) was hosted by Ms. Aman Al-Saeh. Her guests in the seminar were:

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Bdoor , The head of Health committee in the national council of human rights

Prof. Yaser Rayyan , Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Jordan University

Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh, Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Yarmouk University 

Prof. Nael obeidat, Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Jordan University of Science and Technology

Mr. Muhannad AlKhatib , the spokesman of ministry of Hgih education and scientific research

In his intervention the Dean of faculty of Medicine appreciated the step of vaccinating the faculty members and the medical students in a project between the ministry of health and misistry of high education in order to resume the return to in-campus teaching-learning process in this next acdemic year. He clarified the steps taken by the administration of Yarmouk University to let this project succeed; by registering the employees and students who has already been infected by COVID 19 and the number of who has already got the vaccine.Those statistics will help in regulating the campaign in the university. In addition to that, an interim plan of the specialties which will be in different priorities of getting vaccine.

Medical students in the clinical years will be the first priority because they are exposed to patients in the hospitals, then students in the specialties that require field training, then the students in the specialties which needs laboratory work groups. and so on

In a preliminary statistics of medical students in the clinical years that have already been vaccinated, the percentage of students who got vaccinated already before the new campaign. the percentage of the students that will join the sixth final year is 45% , the percentage in students up to the 5th year next semester is about 25% and the percentage in students up to 4th year next semester is about 35%.

He finally wished the best health and sfety for all the people of Jordan, and the desire of everyone in the faculty of medicine, teachers, administrative staff and students and their families to return to the in-campus teaching, although the in-hspitals training was resumed but it is always under supervision and revision according to the epidemiological situation in the country.

The interview is available for audience in the next link (Note: the interview is in Arabic language)

The full radio seminar for audience to listen to 

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In the interest of Faculty of Medicine/YU for the local community service, and in collaboration with Yarmouk FM broadcasting station, a new medical radio program will start broadcasting under the name of ( Your Health @ Yarmouk FM) , the program's idea, preparation and presentation by Dr. Soha Al-Beitawi , the assistant professor in faculty of medicine/ Department of Clinical Medical Sciences and the consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology division.  

Dr. Al-Beitawi will host a doctor from the Faculty of Medicine in each episode. The whole program will cover different specialties. The guest doctors will talk about common medical problems, How to be aware of them , how to seek medical advice and how they are treated. This program aims to increase the level of awareness and health education in the local community.

The Program will be aired each Thursday at 2:00 pm and the episode will be rebroadcasted at 9:00 pm each Friday and Saturday.

Yarmouk FM is the number one broadcasting radio channel in the north of Jordan , you can listen to it at the wave 105.7 

Be there every Thursday at 2:00 pm and get the important information about your health via ( Your Health@ Yarmouk FM).

  The table below includes the links of the interviews. (The interviews are in Arabic language).