Medical Internship Program

The Medical Internship Program is offered by the Thumbay University Hospital (TUH), Ajman, which received Institutional Accreditation by the National Institute of Health Specialties (NIHS) for offering internship and residency programs in March 2023. It is also a Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited Hospital with a commitment to provide affordable and quality healthcare to the community in an academic set-up. The Medical Internship Program also received accreditation by the NIHS in October 2023 for a period of 5 years.

The Aims of the medical internship program are to provide:

  • ‘On-the-job’ experience under close supervision
  • Opportunities to attain appropriate higher skills and competencies before entering the workplace as a basic doctor
  • An insight into the practice of the chosen profession
  • Motivation for the learner to continue and specialize further in any chosen field of study
  • A crucial operation link between the educational programs, postgraduate training, and CPD in the continuum of medical education.

The core competencies of the medical internship program include:

  1. Patient & Population Care (PPC)
  2. Knowledge for Practice (KP)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice and Lifelong Learning (EPL)
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS)
  5. Ethics and Professionalism (EP)
  6. Healthcare Systems and Cost-Effective Practice (HCP)

Thumbay University Hospital, Ajman is the primary training site for the medical internship program which received Institutional Accreditation by the National Institute for Health Specialties (NIHS) to offer internship and residency programs.

Vision: To be the leading network of academic hospitals in the Middle-East

Mission: To provide patient-centered care of the highest quality in an academic set-up

Thumbay University Hospital, is a private academic hospital with 350 beds and planned to be 500 bedded, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and manned by expert healthcare professionals. Thumbay University Hospital Complex, part of the Thumbay network of hospitals and clinics, takes pride in their unique identity as an academic health center, as a result of which all practicing doctors are teachers and researchers in addition to their primary roles as medical practitioners.

Thumbay University Hospital Complex has inpatient facility, isolation rooms, ICU, PICU, CCU, NICU, SCBU and Well-Baby Nursery. It also has a 100-bed in-patient facility for Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation and is supported by 10 Operation Rooms, 41 Critical Care beds, Endoscopy Suits, Dialysis Units, Chemotherapy service, 256-slice CT, 3-Tesla MRI in a very comprehensive center for Radiology with PACS. Exceptional Cath-Lab facilities for Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiological Studies, Pacemaker Implantation and intra-cardiac devices like TAVI are also present.

A dedicated Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Gymnasium provides empathetic care for the chronically ill patients with provision of most modern rehabilitation facilities like Patient Lifter and Gait Assistance system. An esthetic Therapeutic Garden facilitates better relaxation and enhanced healing potential.

Being a multispecialty hospital, it houses the various specialties which include Emergency Services, Center for Bone and Joints, Center for Nephrology, Center for Imaging, Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Center for Pediatrics and Neonatology, Center for Cardiac Sciences, Center for Endocrinology, Center for Ophthalmology, Center for Neurosciences, Center for Gastroenterology, Center for Surgery, Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Centre for Dermatology & Cosmetology, Center for Urology, Center for Otorhinolaryngology, Center for Long-term care & Rehabilitation, Center for Internal Medicine, Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy, etc. All Laboratory and Transfusion services are provided by the very advanced GMU Laboratory located in Gulf Medical University at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, in close proximity of the hospital.

The hospital has established international collaborations with renowned centers of clinical excellence to bring world-class expertise and knowledge to achieve best clinical outcomes.

Internship 2024 – Admission Timelines
Application Opens 15th March 2024
Application Submission Deadline 15th June 2024
Application Review Period 15th June to 22nd June 2024
Interviews / Assessments (Face to Face) 30th June to 07th July 2024
Final List Declaration 15th July 2024
Internship Registration 15th July to 30th July 2024
Training Licence Activation Process 15th July to 15th August 2024
Orientation to the Internship Program (Selected Interns) 26th August to 30th August (Tentative)
Start of Internship Program 2nd September 2024

To be eligible for internship, applicants should have successfully completed the medical program and obtained the MBBS degree or its equivalent from an accredited medical institute listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. A Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is desirable. Selection shall be through a ‘merit list’ prepared by the Academic office after an interview with the Program Director/Associate Program Director.


  • Fill online Application Form [Link]

Documents required as part of application:

  • Copy of Attested Degree certificate from MOE, UAE or Equivalency Certificate (Not older than 1 year.)
  • Copy of Detailed Transcript
  • Copy of a valid BLS Certification (Desirable)
  • Recent Passport size photo (white background)
  • Letter of Recommendations (2)
  • Copy of valid Passport
  • Copy of valid Visa
  • Copy of valid Emirates ID

Documents required upon confirmation:

  • Medical Malpractice Insurance
  • Training License
  • Copy of Laboratory Results for Mandatory Testing for Infectious Diseases / Vaccination Records* (New Test)

Protective Ab Panel:

  • Anti Hbs
  • Varicella IgG & IgM
  • Rubella IgG & 1gM
  • Mumps IgG & IgM
  • Measles IgG & IgM

Infectious Screen Panel:

  • HIV
  • HCV
  • HBsAg
  • Chest X-ray (outside applicants)
  • AED 30,000/- plus VAT (GMU graduates)
  • AED 40,000/- plus VAT (Outside graduates)
  • Trainee License Fee: AED 3300/- (Including VAT)
  • No discounts and No installments