MBBS(Hon), CHEdT, FRCPC
Prof. Boker is the current Chairman of the Exam committee of the Saudi Scientific Boards of Anesthesia Care at Saudi Commission of Heath Specialties (SCHS) . He is the past Chairman of the Saudi Scientific Board of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at SCFHS. During his term as Board chairman, Prof. Boker led a major curriculum reform for the national training program in anesthesia and critical care medicine in Saudi Arabia and many other Arab countries.
He obtained his medical college degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah with honors, he then completed a Royal College of Canada certification in anesthesia and masters of medical education. Prof. Boker has very active involvement in medical education and Health Simulation at local, regional, national, and international levels. Prof. Boker was the founding chairman for the Academic Department of Medical Education in 2006, and also founded of the King Abdulaziz University Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (KAU CSSC) in 2007 at college of medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In 2016 and 2017, KAU CSSC achieved full accreditation status from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in all accreditation standards, namely, core, teaching/learning, assessment, integration and Research in Simulation-Based Education. Also, in August 2017, the KAU CSSC team received the ASPIRE award, Simulation Category, from the AMEE (Association of Medical Education in Europe). KAU CSSC has become the first and only simulation center in the world to receive these three distinguished recognitions.
Given his outstanding record of educational program improvements and reforms, he was the first recipient of the “International Residency Educator of the Year (2014) Award” from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In 2016, he was also the first recipient of the “Regional Excellence in Simulation Award” from 3rd UAE simulation & 2nd Society of Simulation Applied to Healthcare in Europe (SESAM) MENA Regional conference. On April 2019, he received a prestigious Makkah Regional Excellence Award for the Humanitarian category for his roles in advancing simulation based educational packages.