Meet the Trainees

2013-2014 Program Year

Fahd Almohid, MD
Born and raised in Riyadh City, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Fahd entered King Saud University, College of Medicine in 2003 and graduated in 2009. He then finished a one-year mandatory internship in 2010, after which he worked as an Endocrine and Internal Medicine resident for six months in the hospital of the same university. Fahd then traveled to the USA to continue his studies in June 2011 and finished his USMLE exams, did some volunteer work and some clinical rotations in Internal Medicine at the Methodist Clinic and Kingsbrook Jewish hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Fahd then came to Birmingham and joined the InterACT program at UAB in July 2013. When he has some free time, he likes to play soccer and beach volleyball with friends, to do imaginative drawing and outdoor activities like skiing, swimming and camping. Fahd also enjoys reading fantasy novels and animal science books, and listens to old Arabic and English classical music.

The InterACT program was successful in placing Dr. Fahd Almohid as a PGY1 in Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.
Hussein Al Amer, MD
Hussein Al Amer received his MBBS from King Saud University, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, after which he worked as an emergency physician in his hometown of Al-Ahsa. It was there that he realized he needed further training, and so he traveled to Washington D.C. in 2010 to prepare for the USMLE exams and to get US clinical experience.  After three years there, Dr. Al Amer decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved to Birmingham, where he began his InterACT training in July 2013. Dr. Al Amer was a trainee at the Center for AIDS Research as part of his InterACT training. In his spare time, Dr. Al Amer enjoys sports in general, especially soccer & bowling. He also enjoys cooking, Saudi poker (ballot), camping and video games. 
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The InterACT program was successful in placing Dr. Hussein Al Amer as a PGY1 in Emergency Medicine at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. 
Tariq Alrasheed, MD
Tariq Alrasheed grew up in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia, and attended King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he received a bachelor degree of medicine and surgery.  After college, he completed a one-year internship at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, and then worked at the University of Tabuk in Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia as a Pediatrics resident and teaching assistant for medical students. He was granted a scholarship from Tabuk University to pursue his dream of completing a US residency.  Tariq then moved to Newark, New Jersey where he started his exposure to the US health system and completed his USMLE exams. In July 2013, he moved to Birmingham and joined the InterACT program, where he trained in Pediatrics. The simulation Center at UAB Children's Hospital gave him the opportunity to stand in for patient care with other pediatrics residents.  His areas of interest include neonatology.  He sees his future in broad terms as an academic, physician, researcher and a teacher for medical students that are involved in improving the health system in Saudi Arabia. He enjoys hiking, exploring new areas and cooking.

The InterACT program was successful in placing Dr. Tariq Alrasheed as a PGY1 in Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.