A strong healthcare system is the cornerstone of a successful society. To support the UAE’s national healthcare agenda Al Jalila Foundation invests in the future generation of healthcare professionals by providing scholarships to promising medical students.
One very successful student, Seyed Ali Seyed Reza Safizadeh Shabestari, received the coveted scholarship in 2016 and will be graduating in the summer of 2022.
Seyed’s dedication and hard work have been consistent throughout the six-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).
Through the support of incredible professors and mentors Seyed was able to publish several first-author papers and co-author in reputable journals such as iScience and Human Genomics. He has also participated in several global conferences, including the European Society of Human Genetics 2019 held in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he was nominated as the best poster candidate and did an oral presentation.
Seyed is also the founder and president of MBRU’s Radiology Club which serves to establish a foundation for medical students to become familiarised with the field of imaging,
Seyed is forever grateful for the opportunity he was given, “Thanks to the support from Al Jalila Foundation through this scholarship and MBRU’s mentoring, I am now able to contribute to advancing the research and academic vision in the UAE. I hope to be involved in the future trajectory of radiology, where there is no limit to what can be attained.”
We wish Seyed the very best in this next chapter as he pursues a life-long dream of becoming a doctor to save patients’ lives.