Rabat – A group of Moroccan medicine students have won the Sim’Cup 2019, an international competition for response to simulated medical emergencies.
The Moroccan emergency team was composed of the students Fatima Amkhaou, Oumaima Demnati, Idriss Benali, and Amine Driouch from Oujda’s Medicine School.
It was the only participating team, out of 12, composed solely of students. Other teams included a mix of students and professional doctors and nurses.
The Moroccan students earned first place in the first round of the competition. After qualifying from the first stage, they proceeded to win against a team from the United Kingdom in the semi-finals, and then a French team in the finals.
Though the Moroccan students study medicine in the French language, the competition organizers used English as an official language of the event.
The students earned a spot in the international competition after winning the national Sim’Cup, in Fez.
Sim’Cup was organized during the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) Congress in Prague.
The teams had to work side by side in different simulated emergency scenarios. The scenarios included emergency response situations, the patients both adults and children.
A five-member jury, composed of experienced doctors from different countries, evaluated the teams’ performances.