Speaking to Qatar Tribune on the sidelines of the fourth Advanced Post-Graduate Course in Geriatrics conference organised by the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine and Aging (MEAMA
) on Wednesday, MEAMA
Chairman Dr Abdulrazak Abyad said, "The main problem is that we don't have enough physicians with formal training in geriatrics.
Trainees who attend four courses will receive a diploma from MEAMA
, and after doing some research project, he/she can apply to an Australian university for a bachelor degree in geriatrics," Ramadan added.