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Selma Alqattan

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Selma Alqattan, BMed(Sci), MB BCh BAO, SBEM (Leaders ’18) is the Chief of Emergency Medicine and EMS at Taiba Hospital in Kuwait. She a member of the Saudi board of Emergency Medicine and completed a fellowship in trauma and emergency medicine at the University of Toronto. Selma is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health Professions Education from the MGH Institute for Health Professions. Selma’s area of interest is in faculty development and developing emergency services in Kuwait. Selma can be contacted at salqattan@taibahospital.com.

Building the Emergency Department...from scratch!

The project I brought to the Harvard Macy Institute Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education course was to create a model emergency service in Kuwait from what had historically been a clinic run by internists. This emergency service will include an “ideal” emergency department (ED). I had to take a step back and analyze what that means to me - and more importantly - my patients.

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