Abdelrahman AlAshqar is a current resident physician in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. While originally from the Kingdom of Jordan, Abdel was born and raised in Kuwait in an atmosphere that valued education, discipline and academic excellence. He was granted a full scholarship to study medicine at Kuwait University and graduated as the Valedictorian with Distinction and Class Honors. He later worked as a trainee physician in Kuwait's Ministry of Health for one year before applying for residency in the United States.
During medical school and after graduation, Abdel grew a passion for mentoring his juniors and taught hundreds of medical students over the span of seven years, while in clinical training himself. He earned numerous prestigious awards for his academic excellence, research and teaching, including the awards by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Kuwait University President and Kuwait Medical Student Association. Abdel was appointed by the Vice Dean for academic affairs in his Alma Mater as a student representative in the staff-student consultative committee in efforts to improve the medical curriculum. He also won Nael Al-Naqeeb award for best undergraduate research on the intersection of neuroscience and prenatal health.
As part of his community work, Abdel joined Orange Kuwait, a volunteer movement that calls for women's empowerment in the country. He also joined Sarah AlBaghli humanitarian trip to India, where he participated in running a mobile clinic in Baghola village and vaccinating 1,500+ Indian children against hepatitis B. In addition to his life as a resident, Abdel is fond of wildlife and dreams of visiting the humpback whales in British Columbia, the African savannas, and the Arctics.
|PGY-1 Teaching Award||Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences||2022|
|Dr. Shohreh Shahabi Oral Presentation Award for best resident oral presentation in the State of Connecticut||Yale School of Medicine||2021|
|His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Award for Academic Achievement||The Amiri Diwan||2019|
|Dr. Nael Al-Naqeeb Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research||Kuwait University||2017|
|Kuwait University President's Award for Academic Excellence||Kuwait University||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Kuwait Medical Student Association Award for Academic Excellence||Kuwait Medical Student Association||2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|The society for academic specialists in general obstetrics and gynecology||Member||2021 - Present|
|Society of Gynecologic Oncology||Member||2021 - Present|
|American Medical Association||Member||2020 - Present|
|American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)||Member||2019 - Present|
|Orange Kuwait||Volunteer||2019 - Present|
|Ministry of Health in Kuwait||Intern physician||2018 - 2019|