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Maher Aabdulrazzaq H Alsulami

TempTeaching Assistant at King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University of Health Sciences

Statement of Research Interest/ Problem of Practice:
Maher's research interests focus on socioeconomic issues and their impact on the student performance in higher education along with special needs students and their struggle in the educational setting in Saudi Arabia.

In 2014, Maher graduated from King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, located in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia, where he concentrated his studies in Emergency medical services. During his time at King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences Maher volunteered with the Saudi Red Crescent Authority for six months as a paramedic.

Following his work with the Red Crescent Authority, Maher joined the university as a teaching assistant. Maher has been working as a teaching assistant for almost two years, focusing his work on providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary in the pre-hospital settings and patient care. In addition, Maher has participated in many improvement-focused campaigns in Saudi Arabia such as the College of Medicine's annual blood donation drive and preparing, gathering and co-authoring publications in International Health Days. He organized and helped conduct the research for an article entitled "Poor Basic Life Support Awareness among Medical and College of Applied Medical Sciences Students Necessitates the Need for Improvement in Standards of BLS Training and Assessment for Future Health Care Providers" which was published in The Middle East Journal. Maher also participated in Hajj pilgrimage at Mina Al-Jesser Hospital as a volunteer paramedic.

Along with his teaching assistantship, Maher was offered the opportunity to earn both a masters and a doctorate in the United States. Maher completed his Masters Degree in Emergency Management from the University of New Haven in Connecticut before joining the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in July of 2017.

Mentored by: Dr. Ali Alshareef
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City- Jeddah
Dean of College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences- Jeddah
Ministry of National Guard Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ali Al Shareef is a North American board certified fellow in Emergency Medicine and critical care. He has more than ten years of experience as a consultant in emergency medicine and critical care in King Abdul-Aziz, Jeddah City. He is currently an assistant professor of emergency medicine and critical care medicine at King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences.

Dr. Ali Al Shareef currently serves as the Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences at the university as well as, a Director of the Saudi Diploma in Mass Gathering and Disaster Health Care Program in the Ministry of Health. In 2014, Dr. Ali Al Shareef became the Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City.

Dr. Ali Al Shareef is an active member of many medical leadership initiatives around the Kingdom including the Medical Credentialing and Promotions committee, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) advisory committee for His Excellency the Minister of Health, the Deans of National College of Applied Medical Science of Saudi Arabia Universities, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Credentialing Committee, and the Executive Committee of Hajj Hospitals.