Arab News reports that medical students from Al-Faisal University did quite well in a scientific poster competition conducted by Cureus, a new medical journal published via the Internet.

In addition to winning the “People’s Choice” award and coming in second based on the number of posters submitted, several Saudi students won awards in some of the 40 categories of competition, ranging from public health concerns about domestic violence, to nephrology, to colorectal cancer and diabetes. Congratulations to the winners!

Al-Faisal University team tops global medical research contest
Arab News

RIYADH: A group of medical students from Al-Faisal University in Riyadh, received first place in a global contest for medical research and studies, entitled the Cureus Medical Competition, for the year 2012.

The study presented by the Al-Faisal students, titled “Improving breastfeeding in Saudi Arabia”, was chosen as the best medical research case, from among 500 competing case studies, presented by the most reputable medical colleges in the world.

The Saudi medical team also came in second place in the number of research cases presented at this global medical event. Some 60-research cases were presented from different universities including, among others, Stanford, Harvard, and John Hopkins.

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