Meet the Trainees

2014-2015 Program Year

Ali Al-Beshri, MD
Ali Al-Beshri was born in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in a small town in Saudi Arabia.  He went to medical school at Dammam University, Saudi Arabia, where he obtained his MBBS degree.  After graduation in 2010 he did a 12 month internship in King Fahad University Hospital and Dammam Central Hospital.  Ali then moved to Chicago, IL in 2012 in order to pursue post graduate training in the United States. He stayed in Chicago for two years in preparation for the USMLE exams, during which he developed his interest in Medical Genetics as a specialty.  In July 2014, Ali moved to Birmingham and joined the InterACT program where he started his training in Medical Genetics and Internal Medicine. Ali's career goals revolve around the triad of patient care, medical education and research.  He has a wide range of medical and non-medical scientific interests as well as enthusiasm for technology. During his leisure time, he enjoys a variety of activities including swimming, cooking and traveling.
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Muhammad Aljuhani, MD
Born and raised in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Muhammad attended Taibah University School of Medicine in 2003, where he received his bachelor degree of medicine and surgery in 2009.  Muhammad then completed one year mandatory internship. He then worked as an internal medicine resident at King Fahad Hospital in Madinah for six months.  Muhammad then left his position to pursue his training in the United States.  He came to Washington DC, where he prepared for the USMLE exams.  In June, 2014, he joined the InterACT program here at UAB. Muhammad aspires to be an american board certified internist.  In his spare time he enjoys playing video games, especially soccer games, and watches documentaries.
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Maryam Alkaabi, MD
Maryam Alkaabi grew up in Dammam City, Saudi Arabia.  She received her MBBS from the University of Ammam, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.  She traveled to Washington DC in June, 2012 to prepare for the USMLE exams and to get clinical experience in the United States.  In July, 2014 she joined the InterACT program. She chose the program because it will give her the opportunity to train in the Pediatric Simulation Center at UAB/Children's Hospital.  She is interested in medical education through the Simulation Center, and in her free time she enjoys swimming, walking, cooking and video games.
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Ali Khalofa, MD
Ali Khalofa was born in Logan, Utah, and grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He went to medical school at King Saudi University, in Riyadh.  After completing medical school in 2007, he worked at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Jeddah and earned the Saudi board of Internal Medicine.  After that he decided to continue his medical education and training in the United States, so he moved to Washington DC for two years in preparation for the USMLE exams.  Ali is currently in the InterACT program working with the 1917 clinic. He is interested in infectious diseases and medical education.
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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. 
Watch a video interview with Dr. Al Almer

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.