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Ein Sprecher in einer Konferez zum siebten Mal

Heute war ich ein Sprecher in der zweiten jordanischen italienischen Konferenz. Ich bedanke mich sehr für die Organisationskomitee der Konferenz, nämlich Dr. Khaleel Hadadeen, Dr. Hisham Hammam, und Dr. Adel Dabdoub.  Natürlich danke ich auch meinen Professoren und Kollege.

Der Titel der Forschung war “Vitamin D Status among Jordanian Patients with Allergic Rhinits”. Folgend ist Bilder. Das Video des Vortrags ist am Ende:

Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen الدكتور جميل حجازين Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen الدكتور جميل حجازين

 

Proudly a graduate from Mutah University, 2013 Batch. The hand is of a doctor who wanted to ask a question.

Proudly a graduate from Mutah University, 2013 Batch. The hand is of a doctor who wanted to ask a question.

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The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital, Karak, Jordan, 09/11/2014 اليوم العلمي الأول لمستشفى الكرك الحكومي

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Scientific Day's Committees and Topics Yesterday, I had the honor of being a participant in the first scientific day of the Karak Governmental hospital. I was not only a member of the organizing committee, but also, a speaker in one paper, and co-author in two others.

The event was under the patronage of the minister of Health, Dr. Ali Hiasat. However, he could not come and sent the Head of the Directorate of Health of Karak Governorate, Dr. Haitham Al-Mohesen. The event was organized with the help of the Jordanian Hematology Society headed by Prof. Abdullah Abbadi. The president of Mutah University, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and Prof. Zouhair Ammarin, the dean of the faculty of Medicine at Mutah University attended the inauguration ceremony.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

This was the first time ever for the Karak Governmental hospital to organize a scientific day. I was lucky enough that this coincided with my being an intern in this hospital. Five of my fellow interns and I were given the chance to present three researches of ours. I certainly thank Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawaiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day. I also thank Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Schedule of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

The schedule

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day.

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day: Certainly, he will be remembered for having organized the first scientific day in the history of Karak Governmental hospital!

 Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan الأستاذ الدكتور عبدالله العبادي ومحاضرة رائعة عن واقع الخلايا الجذعية في الأردن

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan

Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

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My role in the organizing committee was to design and prepare the abstract book of the scientific day. Yes, it took me a lot of time. However, I learnt many new techniques in Microsoft Word, and gained a considerable experience on how to organize a schedule and deal with a lot of abstracts. The organizing company of the event, “Around the World Company for Conferences”, actually added the very beautiful upper and lower margins for each page. Also, they designed a cover pages of the abstract book. I was really impressed by this company, not only because of the previous, but also by the overall professional organization of the scientific day. Thank you!

I wrote my name at the end page of the book and I put an ad to my facebook page Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan). The company did not remove it. However, they used a new design for the cover page.

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

This is the abstract of the paper that I presented:

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Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Fadi Farah, MD*1; Hossam Abed, MD*1; Noor Samarrai2; Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD3.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 Fifth-year medical student, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

3 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted

Background: Countries around the world, especially low- to middle-income ones, face a shortage of psychiatrists. Psychiatry has always been an unfavorable specialty for many medical students. Several studies have confirmed that psychiatry training and exposure is associated with the development or increase of positive attitudes toward psychiatry

Objective: To investigate if the fifth-year psychiatry clerkship is associated with an improvement of the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Methods: A total of 200 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-year medical students participated in our study. Of the sample, 102 (51.0%) were females, and 98 (49.0%) were males. Our study questionnaire included the Attitudes toward Psychiatry-30 items (ATP-30) scale. This is a commonly used and validated scale for assessing the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Results: Analysis showed that there is a positive and statistically significant increase in the ATP-30 mean score of students after finishing the psychiatry clerkship (t= -2.277, p=0.024). This statistical significance in the increase of positive attitudes was found among male students (t=-3.070, 0.003) but not among female students (t=-0.121, p=0.904).

Conclusions: Like many researches from countries around the world, our results showed that having finished the psychiatry rotation was associated with the development of positive attitudes toward psychiatry. Our research identified some of the negative attitudes and misconceptions that students have about psychiatry. By identifying and addressing them in the future, we hope that this will translate into more positive attitudes of our students toward psychiatry. Indirectly, we hope that this will translate to more students choosing psychiatry as a specialty.

Keywords: psychiatry, attitudes, medical students.

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Certificate of a Lecturer - Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen - Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين - محاضر

Certificate of a Lecturer – Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen – Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين – محاضر

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

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The other two papers that my friends presented, and in which I am a co-author:

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Social Phobia among Students at two Jordanian Universities

Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD1; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*2; HossamAbed, MD*2; Fadi Farah, MD*2; Hibatullah Abu El Haija3; Hanan Omari, Ph.D.4; Ayman Mansour, Ph.D.5.

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

2 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

3 Sixth-year medical student, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

4 Educational Consultant, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Amman, Jordan.
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Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

Speaker

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

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Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications in Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental Hospitals

Oday Al-Ma’aitah, MD*1; Imad Farjou, MD, Ph.D.2; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Mahmoud Abuznaid, MD†3; Ahmed Abo.sharak, MD*1; Khaled AlShar’ ,MD*4.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 The study supervisor, Prof. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

2 GP, Al-Hannan Private Hospital, Amman, Jordan.

3 Intern, Prince Rashed Bin Al-Hasan Military Hospital, the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Irbid, Jordan.

* Medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

Intern at Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital at the time this study was conducted.

Systemic hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. It is a leading factor for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, renal disease, and retinopathy. This study aimed to explore hypertension complications among hospitalized hypertensive patients. Also, it aimed to identify the treatment of hypertension employed by these patients and compare the incidence of complications among different treatment groups. Our study was a cross-sectional study that we conducted at Al-Karak and Al-Bashir Governmental Teaching Hospitals in the period from October 2011 till March 2013. Our sample consisted of 162 patients; 96 males (59%) and 66 females (40.7%). Age of patients ranged from 40-100 years (mean of 65± 12.0 years).

The percentages of patients on mono-, double-, triple-, and quadruple-therapy were 44.4%, 34.6%, 17.3%, and 3.7% respectively. Diuretics were the most commonly used drugs in 107 patients (35%), followed by ACEI/ARBS (86 patients, 28.2%), BBs (80 patients, 26.2%), and CCBs (32, 10.5%). More males than females were on mono- and double-therapy (84.4% v.s.71.2%). Of the patients on monotherapy (72 patients, 44.4%), the most common drug used is a loop diuretic (27 patients, 37.5%) followed by ACEIs/ARBs (22 patients, 30.6%).

The prevalence of complications in patients on monotherapy was higher in patients with loop diuretics )26 patients, 38.2%) than patients on ACEIs/ARBs (19 patients, 27.0%) or BB (19 patients, 27.0%). The most common double therapy combination was a ACEI/ARB and BB (28.6%), followed by Loop & BB (26.8%). The most common triple therapy combination was a loop diuretic, ACE, and BB (28.6%). The most common complication in patients on monotherapy was Angina/ACS (29 patients, 42.6%), followed by CV/TIA (20 patients, 29.4%). The most common complications in patients on double therapy was Angina/ACS (20 patients, 36.4%), followed by decompensated HF (18 patients, 32.7%). The most common complication in patients on triple therapy was decompensated HF (10 patients, 37.0%) followed by CVA\TIA (8 patients, 29.5%).

It is concluded that the prevalence of hypertensive complications decreases as the number of antihypertensive drugs taken increases although the type of complication is not significantly changed.

Keywords: Hypertension complications, uncontrolled blood pressure, treatment

This is a YouTube video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results:

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwUhyfPpRf8

 

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Abstract - Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications among Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental HospitalsAbstract - Social Phobia among Students at Two Jordanian UniversitiesAbstract - Did finishing the pyschiatry clerkship increase the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Pscyhiatry

With this participation, this would be my fourth experience as a speaker in a conference/scientific day:

1) one time at The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

2) Two times at Sixth Scientific Day of the Faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University (09.04.2012).

How long will it before I achieve my 1,000 expereince? Possible? Who knows!

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Finally, these are some great photo from the scientific day, taken elegantly by Dr. Talal Alqaisi:

طالب الزعبي، كلية الطب، سنة خامسةعريف الحفل - الدكتور ابراهيم الضمورالدكتور رضوان المجالي (2)الدكتور رضوان المجاليالدكتور زكريا النوايسة والدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور زكريا النوايسةالدكتور طارق مازن جوازنةالدكتور عبد الوهاب الطراونة مدير مستشفى السلامالدكتور منير عاشور (2)الدكتور منير عاشورالدكتور هاني الحمايدة والدكتور هيثم المحيسن (2)الدكتور هاني الحمايدة يستلم درع من مندوب معالي وزير الصحة الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور هاني الحمايدةالمنظمينتكريم الدكتور زكريا النوايسةتكريم الدكتور عبد المجيد الضمور كأقدم دكتور في مستشفى الكرك الحكوميتكريم الدكتور مروان العكشة،تكريم رئيس جامعة مؤتة الدكتور رضا الخوالدةجانب من الحضور (2)جانب من الحضور (4)جانب من الحضور (5)جانب من الحضور (6)جانب من الحضور (7)جانب من الحضور (8)جانب من الحضور (9)جانب من الحضورخلال استراحة القهوةكلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسة (2)كلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسةمدير صحة محافظة الكرك الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور إعوض الطراونة والدكتور بشارة بقاعين والدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور حسن الهواري

Moa’bite participates in Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013

Brochure of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

For the third year in a row, I was a participant in Samsung Amman International Marathon (The 10 km fun run). This year’s Marathon took place on Friday, October the 4th, 2013.

Contents of the running bag (shown below right) that  I got after registering at the Olympic village and paying 15 JD ($21)

Contents of the running bag (shown below right) that  I got after registering at the Olympic village and paying 15 JD ($21)

During this year’s competition, I took many photos. During running alone, I took more than 45 photos. I am mentioning this because this prevented me from concentrating all of my powers on the running itself. I finished in 50 minutes and few seconds. If I only finished one minute earlier, I would have ranked higher than my last year’s rank of 199. This year, I ranked 314.

This year’s 10 km Fun Run was different from those of the previous two years in that it had a slightly changed route. I did not pay attention to that before going to the Marthon. I did not bother myself to look at the Marathon route. As a result, I was confused during the running process. This is a lesson that I will not ever forget!

Nonetheless, I am very happy because I was able to take some beautiful photos (at least in my eyes). I put firstly the photos that I like the most. I took them using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, VG110,D700. I edited them using Google Picasa 3.9.0 (I love this program). Another great program by Google!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

The start line for the 10 km fun run of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

The start line for the 10 km fun run of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Runners and a police car in Abdali area. I took it in the street between the Headquarters of Umniah Company and the Abdali project.

Runners and a police car in Abdali area. I took it in the street between the Headquarters of Umniah Company and the Abdali project.

Runners in front of the Abdali project.

Runners in front of the Abdali project.

Samsung Logo in the Roman Amphitheater, Amman, Jordan.

Samsung Logo in the Roman Amphitheater, Amman, Jordan.

Media Center for Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Media Center for Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

And finally, me : )

Moa'bite in at the celebration area of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

More photos from the Marathon:

Registration in the Olympic village of the Marathon in Al Hussein Public Parks:

PA030024PA030025PA030026PA030027PA030028PA030032PA030034PA030035PA030036PA030037PA030038PA030039PA030041PA030042An Ad for the Marathon in front of City MallThis photo is irrelevant to the Marathon. It shows City Mall. One of the most beautiful malls in Jordan. I like it.

Last, and certainly not least:

Thank you Samsung for yearly supporting this great event:

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Moa’bite participates in Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013

Brochure of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

For the third year in a row, I was a participant in Samsung Amman International Marathon (The 10 km fun run). This year’s Marathon took place on Friday, October the 4th, 2013.

Contents of the running bag (shown below right) that  I got after registering at the Olympic village and paying 15 JD ($21)

Contents of the running bag (shown below right) that  I got after registering at the Olympic village and paying 15 JD ($21)

During this year’s competition, I took many photos. During running alone, I took more than 45 photos. I am mentioning this because this prevented me from concentrating all of my powers on the running itself. I finished in 50 minutes and few seconds. If I only finished one minute earlier, I would have ranked higher than my last year’s rank of 199. This year, I ranked 314.

This year’s 10 km Fun Run was different from those of the previous two years in that it had a slightly changed route. I did not pay attention to that before going to the Marthon. I did not bother myself to look at the Marathon route. As a result, I was confused during the running process. This is a lesson that I will not ever forget!

Nonetheless, I am very happy because I was able to take some beautiful photos (at least in my eyes). I put firstly the photos that I like the most. I took them using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, VG110,D700. I edited them using Google Picasa 3.9.0 (I love this program). Another great program by Google!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

Jordanian Public Directorate Helicopter that flew over us at the beginning line. How beautiful is it to live in a safe country!

The start line for the 10 km fun run of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

The start line for the 10 km fun run of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Runners and a police car in Abdali area. I took it in the street between the Headquarters of Umniah Company and the Abdali project.

Runners and a police car in Abdali area. I took it in the street between the Headquarters of Umniah Company and the Abdali project.

Runners in front of the Abdali project.

Runners in front of the Abdali project.

Samsung Logo in the Roman Amphitheater, Amman, Jordan.

Samsung Logo in the Roman Amphitheater, Amman, Jordan.

Media Center for Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Media Center for Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

Samsung balloons flying in the sky of Amman.

And finally, me : )

Moa'bite in at the celebration area of Samsung Amman International Marathon 2013.

More photos from the Marathon:

Registration in the Olympic village of the Marathon in Al Hussein Public Parks:

PA030024PA030025PA030026PA030027PA030028PA030032PA030034PA030035PA030036PA030037PA030038PA030039PA030041PA030042An Ad for the Marathon in front of City MallThis photo is irrelevant to the Marathon. It shows City Mall. One of the most beautiful malls in Jordan. I like it.

Last, and certainly not least:

Thank you Samsung for yearly supporting this great event:

Samsung Amman International Marathon

Samsung Amman International Marathon

The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

A banner hanged on one of the doors of the basic faculty building: Under the patronage of his Excellency the president of the university of Mu'tah\\ Inauguration of the ninth scientific conference of the faculty of medicine\\ Mu'tah University, 10-11/4/2013.

A banner hanged on one of the doors of the basic faculty building: Under the patronage of his Excellency the president of the university of Mu’tah\\ Inauguration of the ninth scientific conference of the faculty of medicine\\ Mu’tah University, 10-11/4/2013.

Today and yesterday, April 10-11th, 2013, the 9th scientific conference of our faculty took place. In it, for the second year in a row, I was a speaker. On behalf of some dear friends of mine, I presented a paper entitled:

A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among patients hospitalized for complicated hypertension at two Jordanian Hospitals.

First slide in our presentation - A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among patients hospitalized for complicated hypertension at two Jordanian Hospitals.

First slide in our presentation

My friends with whom I worked on this project were: Oday Zayid Al-Ma’aitah, Mahmoud Yaseen Abuznaid, Ahmed Nader Abo.sharak, and Khaled Ali AlShar’. Thank you all.

We were supervised by Prof. Imad Farjou, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University.

Prof. Imad Farjou, our great supervisor and the conference organizer. The paper on the desk in front of him is the abstract of our research :).

Prof. Imad Farjou, our great supervisor and the conference organizer. The paper on the desk in front of him is the abstract of our research :).

It was a very nice experience. So, I thank Prof. Imad very much for having dedicated some of his precious time to introduce me and my friends into the “beautiful world” of research.

Our research (top left) as present in the schedule of the 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University 2013.

Our research (top left) as present in the schedule of the 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University 2013.

Conference bag and the certificate of being a speaker - The 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

Conference bag and the certificate of being a speaker – The 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

Here is a piece of news in Arabic about the conference from the Jordanian newspaper Alghad:

 

انطلاق أعمال المؤتمر العلمي الدولي التاسع لكلية الطب في مؤتة

هشال العضايلة

الكرك – انطلقت في جامعة مؤتة أمس، اعمال المؤتمر العلمي الدولي التاسع لكلية الطب بالجامعة، بمشاركة باحثين من مختلف المؤسسات الطبية والاكاديمية الاردنية.
واشار رئيس الجامعة الدكتور رضا الخوالدة خلال افتتاحه المؤتمر الذي تنظمه الكلية بالتعاون مع القطاع الطبي الخاص والخدمات الطبية الملكية ووزارة الصحة وكليات الطب في الجامعات الاردنية، أن ما حققته كلية الطب في مؤتة خلال فترة قياسية جعل منها اسما لامعا بين بقية شقيقاتها من كليات الطب في الجامعات الاردنية التي سبقتها. ولفت  الى ان المؤتمر العلمي الذي يتناول جملة من القضايا الطبية من مختلف التخصصات كالجراحة العامة والخاصة والنسائية والتوليد والامراض الباطنية والجلدية والعلوم الطبية الاساسية وامراض الاطفال والعيون وجراحتها، دليل على نهج قويم ينهجه ارباب الاختصاص من العلماء الذين سخّروا كل ما لديهم خدمة لمسيرة مباركة وطموحة جعلت من المستحيل ممكنا ومن الحلم واقعا ملموسا.
وبين عميد كلية الطب الدكتور بسام نشيوات ان الكلية تعمل بجد من خلال التعاون مع العديد من الجهات الطبية في القطاع الخاص ووزارة الصحة والخدمات الطبية الملكية والجامعات الاردنية بهدف الارتقاء بالتعليم الطبي في الكلية، مشيرا الى تخريج ما يزيد على 600 طبيب وطبية يمارسون المهنة في وزارة الصحة والخدمات الطبية الملكية والقطاع الخاص.
ويناقش المشاركون في المؤتمر على مدى يومين اوراق عمل حول الجراحة العامة والخاصة وجراحة الكبد والبنكرياس والقنوات المرارية وجراحة التجميل والجراحة العامة والتخدير، والامراض النسائية وتنظيم الرحم، والطب الباطني والامراض الجلدية والعلوم الطبية المساندة.

المصدر: موقع جريدة الغد الأردنية، إضغط هنا.

My photos while presenting the results:

Link to the PowerPoint presentation: http://www.slideserve.com/fearthwlove/a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-prevalence-of-cardiovascular.

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My video while presenting the above results (in the PowerPoint file above) today at the conference:

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Life in a Christian Village

Blog of a Huguenot

Our work day was pretty well scheduled. We were up by 5 am to have oatmeal, drove out to the dig site before the sun rose, watched the sun rise over the Wadi Mujib, worked in the dirt taking a break for tea brewed over a fire (shai narr) around 10:30, and headed home around 12:30 for lunch. After we ate, we had a chance at a nap and a shower before scrubbing the pottery sherds we had collected that day. We each took turns cooking and cleaning in the evenings. This didn’t leave a whole lot of free time, but the time we did have was spent relaxing. My favorite thing to do was to sit on the porch and watch the neighborhood. The kids would walk by and wave “Hi how are you? Hi how are you?” without knowing the response if you asked them the same question…

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Medical day in Al-Aghwar Al-Janobeiah by the Faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University

Yesterda I luckily had the chance of participating in a free medical day in Al-Aghwar Al-Janobieh organized by my faculty. This event was under the patronage the head of Mu’tah University, Dr. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Hneati.

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[Photo: A speech at the opening ceremony]

Out of 800+ medical studnets in Mu’tah University, I was the only one who participated in this activity. I don’t know why other students were not invited. Personally, I was invited by Dr. Khaleel Al-Salem, my Ophthalmology doctor in Mu’tah University (Thank you my dear doctor!). It felt weird to be the only student. Therefore, I believe that my invitation was a mistake… A beautiful mistake though!

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Most of the patients were femlaes and children. Most interstingly, and for the first time in my life, I saw children as young as 9 or 10 years seeking medical advice without any adult accompanying them; not a parent, a grandparent, an older sibling, etc.

I attended the Ophthalmology clinic with Dr. Khalil. He examined about 20-30 patients. He freely distributed medications which he brought with him. The number of patients in other clinics was larger. I don’t how much larger, but here is a comment that has been made in a Jordanian website from a person who called himself “a participant in the free medical day”:

More than 100 patients have been seen in the dermatology clinic alone by Dr. Khetam Al-Rfooa, and about 50 patients by Dr. Seham… and others…

فقط لتصحيح المعلومة ان اكثر من 100 مريض قد تم معاينتهم في عيادة الجلدية و حدها من قبل الدكتورة ختام الرفوع و ما يقارب الخمسين مريض من قبل الدكتورة سهام طبيبة النسائية و غيرهم في عيادات العيون د.خليل السالم و الاذنية د هاني الحمايدة الاطفال د امجد الطراونة و الجراحة العامة د سعد و د عبدالله و الباطنية د محمد القاسم من جامعة مؤتة.

المصدر: “يوم طبي مجاني بمناسبة ميلاد الملك في الأغوار الجنوبية “، http://www.almadenahnews.com/newss/news.php?c=117&id=133323

 

How large is the media coverage? Here are google search results as they appear today – Saturday-, one day after the event:

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As you can notice, a total of 3 articles only appear in google news for “يوم طبي مجاني الأغوار الجنوبية”.

An article in addustour newspaper about the event:

 

يوم طبي مجاني في الأغوار الجنوبية بمناسبة عيد ميلاد الملك

الكرك-الدستور-نجاة الحميدات
رعى رئيس جامعة مؤتة الدكتور عبدالرحيم الحنيطي اليوم الطبي المجاني الذي أقامته جمعية البحر الميت للتنمية الصحية في لواء الأغوار الجنوبية الذي استفاد منه 60 شخصا بمناسبة عيد ميلاد جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني .
وأشار رئيس جمعية البحر الميت للتنمية الصحية أحمد الهويمل إلى أن الجمعية تقدم خدمات عديدة للمواطنين ومنها الرعاية الطبية لمعالجة مرضى لواء الأغوار الجنوبية مبينا مشاركة أطباء إختصاص من مديرية صحة الكرك في (العظام والنسائية والتوليد وأنف وأذن وحنجرة والجراحة والباطنية ) وتحويل الحالات المرضية إلى مستشفيات محافظة الكرك . وأشاد رئيس جامعة مؤتة بالمبادرة الطبية والقائمين عليها لما توفره من مساعدة عاجلة للمواطنين من ذوي الاحتياجات الصحية والحالات العاجلة مؤكداحرص الجامعة على التعاون المثمر مع مؤسسات المجتمع المحلي بما يخدم المواطنين ويعمق الدور الإنساني النبيل لمهنة الطب .

التاريخ : 11-02-2012

المصدر: جريدة الدستور، http://www.addustour.com/ViewTopic.aspx?ac=LocalAndGover20122LocalAndGover_issue1577_day11_id391181.htm#.TzatElHZxsM

Scientific Research in the Arab World: Reality or fiction?

imageLast year, during the period from June 26-30, I attended the 25th conference of NAAMA (National Arab American Medical Association) in Le Meridien Hotel in Amman. During the conference, I heard many Arab American doctors stressing the importance of Medical Research for medical students who want to pursuit their higher studies in the USA and other western countries.

Because of how much this subject was stressed, I went back to my faculty with the goal of starting a research in whatever field of medicine. I set up this goal only to be later on shocked by how unrealistic is such a goal!

Frankly speaking, my university curriculum does not require students neither to prepare nor to publish any medical research as part of their undergraduate studies. In the USA, on the other hand, it is a different story. Dr. Wael K. Al-Delaimy, an Iraqi-American professor told me during the same conference:

Dr. Wael K. Al-Delaimy

Dr. Wael K. Al-Delaimy

“In contrary to the situation in our Arab countries, before graduating, US students are required to prepare at least one research”

The above sad fact is the most important obstacle that faced me. Firstly, I will find hardship in finding a professor that will be available solely for the aim of helping me in doing a research. Secondly, the huge time that any student will spend in doing a research would not be compensated with marks. Certainly, this will affect the university marks of the students who will be subtracting time from studying their university curriculum and investing it in a research.

Dr. Aiman Hamdan, a Jordan Unviersity of Science and Technology graduate (second batch), who is now a cardiologist in the United States and certified with seven boards, had the following to say regarding this sad fact:

Dr. Aiman Hamdan

Dr. Aiman Hamdan

“During my University years in JUST, if my father knew that I am doing a research and not studying to get high marks, he would have KILLED me!”

Source: Dr. Aiman Hamdan said the above comment in a lecture he gave –with other Arab-American doctors- about studying in the USA in King Abdullah University Hospital in Irbid in June 2011 as part of the activities of NAAMA’s 25th conference.

Despite the hardship mentioned above, I enrolled in two researches; lucky me!

image“Finally,” I happily thought, “I will be doing what students in developed country are doing!”.  “But could this be a reality? Is that possible?” I found hardship in accepting this very happy piece of news. But at the end… Why should I not hope? How are students in Harvard university better than me?[3]

I felt like I was finally going to achieve something! I will not only be graduating with a certificate, but also, having mastered how to prepare and publish a research! I felt too proud of the notion of having my name on a published research in a medical journal. Can you imagine how important is this achievement?

imageMy happiness did not last long. The first research ended because we discovered that we were collecting “useless” data that no conclusions can be drawn from it [Update 09.04.2012: This was a wrong conclusion. Things went differently than I and my colleagues calculated… It is one of the times in which you are happy when your calculations turn out to be wrong! Read more!]

The second reserach was very succesfful. However, due to deduction of the amount of credit our supervising doctors will get from including us in the publication, I refused to be included in the publication “initially”. Still, the supervising doctor refused but to include us in the publication. “I have an enlightening plan!” The doctor said. “I came back from abroad with a main aim of letting you do what I was taught abroad”. Truthfully, this doctor is sacrificying a lot by including us in the publication. What he is doing would be normal where he studied abroad, but is the situation the same here in the Arab world? Do universities in the arab wrold care about scientific research? Do our universities provides incentives to both doctors and students to do scientific research?

Frankly speaking, it seems that we have a problem… a big problem… How did I come up with this conclusion? But most importantly, who is responsible?

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Every year, a report is published on the Academic ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly known as the Shanghai ranking. During the year 2011, the following statistics came out:

Universities that have been included in the top 500 world universities on the Shanghai ranking 2011:

Arab Universities[1]

Israeli Universities[2]

A. King Saud University (201-300)B. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (301-400)C. Cairo University (401-500) A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (57)B. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (102-150)

C. Tel Aviv University (102-150)

D. Weizmann Institute of Science (102-150)

E. Bar-Ilan University (301-400)

F. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (301-400)

G. University of Haifa (401-500)

Total: 3 universities Total: 7 universities
Arab countries v.s. Israel

Arab countries v.s. Israel

To summarize the above table:
Israel, a country with less than 8 million people, has 7 universities among the top 500 universities in the world. While 22 Arab countries with 355 million people, have only 3 universities in the same list!

Finally, and again and again, the first step in solving any problem is to recognize its existence in the first place. Is there a problem in our universities in the Arab world? It is left to your judgment!

So… I belive it is too unfair to attribute the problem to a single doctor, a single university, or a single country! As you can read above, it is a problem of…

[1] “KSU ranked leading arab university by shanghai world rankings”, King Saud University, http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/2011/08/20/ksu-shanghai-world-ranking, retrieved: 05.02.2012

[2] Reuveni, R. “Israel’s Universities are among the 500 top universities in the world” http://thejewishpeopleandisrael-beesting.blogspot.com/2011/09/israels-universities-are-among-500-top.html, retrieved: 05.02.2011

[3] According to 2011 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the world ranking of Harvard university is “1”!

الدكتور عيسى عيد بطارسة رئيساً لجامعة الأميرة سمية للتكنولوجيا

الخبر التالي منقول عن جريدة الرأي الصادرة يوم الأحد، 19-09-2010:

بطارسة رئيساً لجامعة الأميرة سمية للتكنولوجيا

عمان – الرأي – وافق مجلس التعليم العالي اخيرا على تنسيب مجلس أمناء جامعة الأميرة سمية للتكنولوجيا بتعيين الدكتور عيسى بطارسة رئيساً للجامعة خلفاً للدكتور هشام غصيب، الذي حصل على إجازة تفرغ علمي.
ويحمل بطارسة درجة الدكتوراه في الهندسة، وعمل أستاذاً في جامعة فلوريدا في الولايات المتحدة الأميركية، وشغل منصب مدير قسم الهندسة الكهربائية وعلم الحاسوب في كلية الهندسة الكهربائية وعلم الحاسوب في جامعة فلوريدا وله العديد من البحوث والدراسات العلمية وأشرف على العديد من رسائل الماجستير والدكتوراه.
ووجهت سمو الأميرة سمية بنت الحسن رسالة تهنئة للدكتور بطارسة متمنّية له التوفيق والنجاح في منصبه الجديد. وأشادت سموها في رسالتها بالسمعة الطيبة للدكتور بطارسة وخبراته الواسعة في العمل الأكاديمي والإداري، وما يتمتّع به من حسٍّ وطنيٍّ وخبرات عالية تشهد له بالكفاءة، والقدرة على ترجمة رؤية سموها لمستقبل الجامعة، وتنفيذ الخطط الهادفة لازدهارها ودوام رفعتها، مشدّدة على ضرورة البناء على إنجازات الجامعة التي تحققت على مدار الأعوام العشرين التي مضت على تأسيسها.
وأكدت سموها ضرورة أن ينهض الرئيس الجديد بمسؤولياته بالتعاون مع جميع العاملين في الجامعة والعمل على تعزيز المشاركة وتنمية الانتماء والولاء للجامعة ورسالتها، وتعميق التفاعل مع المجتمع المحلّي لتنميته وتوجيهه، وتعزيز العلاقات الأكاديمية مع الجامعات الأردنية والعالمية، وتشجيع البحث العلمي لخدمة مجتمعنا الأردني في السعي الدؤوب لتحقيق التنمية المستدامة المنشودة، وتطوير الصناعة المبنية على البحث والدراسات الرصينة المنتجة.
وبيّنت أن رؤيتها للمرحلة القادمة تنطلق من مفهوم (الاستقلال التكافلي) بين مؤسسات مدينة الحسن العلمية، الذي يعني التكامل والتعاضد فيما بينها، بحيث يتمّ الانتقال بسلاسة بين المؤسسة الأكاديمية، ممثلة في جامعة الأميرة سمية للتكنولوجيا، ومؤسسة البحث العلمي التطبيقيّ والتطوير التكنولوجي، ممثلةً في الجمعية العلمية الملكية، ومن ثمّ استثمار الناتج التكنولوجيّ عن طريق متنزه الحسن للأعمال، عبر مركز الملكة رانيا للريادة بدعمٍ من المجلس الأعلى للعلوم والتكنولوجيا، حيث يتمّ نقله علمياً وعملياً إلى السوق المحلي والإقليمي والعالمي، وهذا ما يمثله ممر الإبداع في مدينة الحسن العلمية.
كما ترتكز هذه الرؤية على رؤى جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني وتطلعاته المرتكزة على بناء الأردن النموذج على دعائم أساسية تشكل بمجملها متطلبات هامة لتحقيق التنمية الاقتصادية والاجتماعية المستدامة مع قناعة راسخة بأن الإنسان الأردني هو المحرّك والدافع للعملية التنموية ونقطة ارتكازها.
ودعت سموها إلى الاهتمام بمخرجات التعليم العالي والتأكيد على البحث العلمي بوصفهما عنصراً أساسياً في مسيرة الأردن التنموية، يتقدم بتقدمه ويتأخر بتأخره، مما يسهم في الإسراع بعملية الإصلاح والتحديث التي يجري العمل فيها بأردننا العزيز الأمر الذي يتطلب خريجين يمتلكون المهارات والقدرات اللازمة للتعامل مع مختلف التطورات العلمية والتكنولوجية.
وقالت ان الاهتمام بمخرجات التعليم العالي يساهم في وضع استراتيجية تعالج التحديات، وتهدف إلى إعداد خطط عمل للتوصل إلى إطار مؤسسي واضح للبحث العلمي يكفل توفير الدعم اللازم لتحسين مستويات البحث العلمي ومخرجاته وبخاصّة التطبيقي منه، وذلك من خلال تشجيع أعضاء هيئة التدريس والطلبة على المزيد من الإبداع والتميز، والربط بين الجامعات والمؤسسات البحثية ومؤسسات القطاع الخاص بما يضمن تكامل وتوحيد الجهود الراعية للبحث العلمي ومنع ازدواجيتها وتضارب جهودها.
ووجهت سموّها رسالة إلى الدكتور هشام غصيب أشادت فيها بجهوده المخلصة وعطائه الموصول خلال الفترة التي نهض فيها بأمانة رئاسة الجامعة، مستذكرة الإنجازات الكبيرة التي حققتها الجامعة طيلة تلك الفترة من مستوى متقدّم ومتميّز.
كما ثمّنت سموّها مواقفه معربة عن بالغ تقديرها واعتزازها بما قدم وأعطى للجامعة، في كل المواقع التي حل فيها، والمهام التي نهض بها، مؤكدة أن عطاءه المتميز سيبقى موضع الاحترام والتقدير من قبل كل المنصفين، من الذين عملوا معه، أو عرفوا مدى إخلاصه وتفانيه في عمله.

Source: http://www.alrai.com/pages.php?news_id=357845

مبروك يا ابن خالتي… منها للأعلى إن شاء الله

في خبر في موقع خبرني الإخباري الأردني بعنوان “بطارسة اقوى المرشحين لرئاسة جامعة الاميرة سمية” بتاريخ 11.09.2010، أعجبتني معظم التعليقات التي كتبت…يمكنك قراءتها في الموقع.

Moabite starts his 3rd year in medicine

Less than 14 hours separates me from starting my 3rd year in Medicine. I should understand as much information as I can so that I can excel in the clinical training period that begins next june.

The Sex=cret… i want to learn

Lessons from RS

# because of how arrogant I am, when I started studying pathology, I headed toward WebPath and the CD compnaion of that pathology book. What is more, I didn’t study the short lectures but studies from the big long and complicated Basic Pathology book.

Now, as I am running out of time, I have no time to study only 30 slides of the Pathology lab. Why???

# Study lectures only from the doctors handouts. Don’t open books. Even pathology… Even anatomy… Just the lectures are enough!

Cousin got married… :)

Yesterday, I learnt to tie a tie. I learnt it from seeing a paper hanged to a tie bought by my brother.

World Cup 2010 – Final Match

# Well, no body expected these two teams to be in the final match. Holland winning the world cup is only to confirm this bizzare world cup! Well, this is what I deduced, heard from friends in university…

 

Because I insalled a 512 KbPS internet connection… I had only watched less than 5 matches. 3 of which were before I installed the internet connection.

 

I should watch the final match, shouldn’t I? In less than 10 minutes, it is going to start.

I will turn the staellite to Nilesat from Hotbird.

 

# Macleod is hard! Clinical examination needs a lot of concentration.

World Cup 2010 – Final Match

Well, no body expected these two teams to be in the final match. Holland winning the world cup is only to confirm this bizzare world cup! Well, this is what I deduced, heard from friends in university…

 

Because I insalled a 512 KbPS internet connection… I had only watched less than 5 matches. 3 of which were before I installed the internet connection.

 

I should watch the final match, shouldn’t I? In less than 10 minutes, it is going to start.

I will turn the staellite to Nilesat from Hotbird.

 

Macleod is hard! Clinical examination needs a lot of concentration.

Mabrook internet

Thanks God… Internet is now on!

 

Hey

Time is 12:36

Misel7 dmoor called me before 10 pm… He came about 40 minutes later… Youtube works almost… Doesn’t mattter… Rashed is now surfing facebook.

1/2 finished… another 1/5th finished… or 1/6th?

How happy and thankful am I today? I finished my final exam in the praparatory 3rd years of Medicine. Yes, I have finisheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed…

Next years will not be as hard… This is what I was told and what I expect…

I feel unhappy on ZAH. He failed! Could they allow him and the rest four 2006 students to go into makeup? Even so! Will they be able to both succeede and get an average > 60? It needs a lot of studying…

Leave God alone… Leave religions and religous people alone…

Should I work in hospital? I think that installing an internet connection will consume my time!

Thanks you Godddddddddddddddddddddddd…

Electronic Medical Library, Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University

Today, we announced the innaguration of the Medical E-Library. Will it succeede? Will students react positively with this idea? Will anyone participate?

I only fear that some will not accept the fact that Moa’bite is a part of this project. This is because I know that I am not a sociable person.

On the other hand, I always announce that the library is owned\ supervised\ was invented by “we- the students”.

Diary:
# Will I have learnt to read ECG by the end of this week?
# I will start working on my CVS seminar from tomorrow. I am very lucky to be supervised by Dr. Waleed Rifa’t.
# For the first time since entering the medical school in Mu’tah university, Dr. Waleed called my by my first name, “Jameel”. In other words, Dr. Waleed now knows my name. But why? This is because he was present thursday afternoon during the lecture about Swine Flu in Karak. I participated in that discussion by asking a question to the governorate of Karak- Fawwaz Najeeb Rshedat.
N.B. I didn’t know that governors are funny! I thought that official people should not joke!

Finally after more than 3 years from entering the faculty of Medicine, they taught us today how to measure Blood Pressure

Now, all steps of measuring blood pressure make sense to me. I would love to work in a hospital and start measuring blood pressure.

What is more, the view of a student holding a stethoscope around his neck is magnificent! Medicine is becoming more and more interesting!

First case of swine flu appear in the faculty of medicine of Mu’tah university

Yesterday the first, as I was in Mu’tah-Qaser bus, a third year medical student boarded the bus with us. X is from Amman. When I saw him, I shook hands with him. He was standing beside me because the bus was full of passengers.

Because I know that X lives in Thanieh, I asked him why he is boarding this bus of a different route than where he lives. “I am tired!” He answered like a really sick person. Only then I noticed that he looks like an ill person. “The primary health center in the unviersity didn’t help me! I am going to Prince Ali Hospital”.

“Do you have a history of asthma?” I asked him. “No!” He ansewered. He didn’t have an idea of what is the problem with him.

For more than 15 minutes, X stood beside me. I was sitting at a very narrow space of a bus seat that is designed to accomodate 2 passengers not 3. I was this third person. Though as small space I was sitting on, I offered X to sit instead of me. He silently refused. During the way, I talked with him about exams. He looked down at me because my body was vitrually below his.

Yesterday, X was absent. i didn’t notice that.

Today, a very distressing news spread quickly among our whole batch. “A swine flu case was discovered.” and to my bad luck, X was the one who got it.

At the begining, it didn’t seem an important news to me. I read that it is a treatable disease and is no danger to healthy young adults. Moreover, I happily told the story of my boarding the bus with X minutes before his admission to hospital.

Virtually, I was the last student to have touched and talked with X.

Soon, students started commenting about the possibility of my getting an infection. Yes, I was afraid then. It was a joke no more.

Now, I am afraid that I got the virus from X. Am I still in the incubation period? I have no signs and symptoms. During late afternoon, however, I felt that I had a little high temperature. To me, this is normal. During the last weeks, I wore only thin clothes. When sleeping at night, I slept in shorts and T-Shirts. So, I might only have common cold or in the worst cases, normal influenza. More optimistically, at 5 o’clock this evening, I took a Panadol tablet, it worked very well and now I feel no high temperature nor any kind of dizzeness or headachs.

Since I arrived at home, I am staying in my basement room. I didn’t come into contact with my parents. Both are old and have hypertension. My father is on many drugs at the moment (anti-hypertensive, anti-coagulative, prostate drugs) He is has a lot of risk factors, doesn’t he?

Will I develp swine flu? I am not afraid of not being treated but afraid of how many days I will have to be away from univesity. I will miss a lot of lectures not to mention practical labs. This is what I fear the most!

is there any prophylactic drugs for swine flu? Should i take these drugs without waiting to see the signs and symptoms? Yes, I should have taken drugs since mid-day. Tomorrow, I should buy drugs.

If by saturday I haven’t develped any symptoms, this means that I passed the incubation period of the disease. Please…

Finally in Mu’tah: A Committe of Students for Drafting of lectures! Thanks to Dr. Student Hussam Saffo

Today, I heard on of the best piece of news in my experience in M’utah Uni. Today, Hussam Saffo announced that, finally, a committe will be formed aiming to draft lectures. Oh my God! How happy was I!

Now, it means that all of our batch will cooperate into drafting lectures.Why didn’t we start this a long time ago!

# I can say that I am almost successful in postponing my seminar till next semester. I will switch places with a school-colleague of mine. I am so happy. I will not only learn from the mistakes done by my colleagues, but also, will have the chance to buy a nice tuxido!