Student Electives

GMU encourages medical students to visit well-known university teaching hospitals in different parts of the world and undergo elective training during the MBBS Program which is a regular part of the curriculum.

The aims of the Electives are to stimulate the minds of students, expand their horizons of knowledge, and prepare them for future work by letting them observe and learn various skills in a variety of professional settings when exposed to patients with different beliefs, values and culture. The students will become aware of advances in healthcare and research that provide better health outcomes and compare how healthcare is delivered in different countries.

GMU has collaboration with several national and international universities and teaching hospitals to facilitate placement of students. The offerings include Elective Training in

  • Hospitals / Universities / Research & Training Institutions with GMU tie-up, within the country like: Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Ajman and across the globe like: Houston Methodist Global Healthcare, USA, AmeriClerships Medical Society, USA, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital of Sick Children, UK, Johannes Wesling Klinikum, Germany, University of Medical Center Hamburg, Eppendorf (UKE), Germany, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Osaka City University Hospital, Japan, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, St. John Hospital, Bangalore, India, Asian Heart Hospital, Mumbai, India and Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • In-house facilities – Thumbay Group of Hospitals / Laboratories / Research Institute
  • Hospitals / Universities / Research & Training Institutions arranged by students themselves

The Coordinator of Elective Training in the Office of Student Affairs shall provide all necessary help to students regarding arrangements for the training.

Contact Student Affairs at studentsaffairs@gmu.ac.ae