By Mohammed AlAhmari, PhD, RRT, CTTS
Chairman, Respiratory Care Program
On April 14, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences (PSMCHS) held the 3rd Respiratory Care Student’s Symposium, continuing the success of the previous two symposiums.
All of the annual symposiums have been organized and conducted by RC students. Importantly, this gives students the opportunity to organize, chair, and present scientific lectures and workshops to the profession. This year, the symposium received the national attention of respiratory colleges all over Saudi Arabia. Five universities and colleges participated in the event, which led to the largest number of attendees ever.
Students gather to participate in the Simulation Laboratory competition.
The students also hosted the 3rd RC Student’s Competition. Similar to the AARC Sputum Bowl, this competition was prepared and run by the leading RC departments from different hospitals, which form the Executive Committee. It was an exciting event for all the attendees. Eight groups from four different RC schools were represented in this year’s competition.
In addition, the 1st Respiratory Care Educational Video Award was presented. This award encourages students to innovate new methods of public education by creating short videos targeting the community to educate them about respiratory care topics such as asthma and smoking. More than a dozen videos were submitted, and the winning educational video was from PSMCHS students.
Actually, there were no losers that day. All of the teams were winners by being involved in such an amazing scientific event.