Overview

College of Medicine (previously Gulf Medical College) which came into existence by Decree No. 1, dated 28 January 1998 issued by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Supreme Council, UAE, aspires to be a leading contributor to the nation’s healthcare delivery system through the pursuit of excellence in medical education, biomedical research and healthcare services.

College of Medicine offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS) program, Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences (ADPCS) program, Masters in Public Health (MPH) program in collaboration with The University of Arizona, USA and the Joint Masters in Health Professions Education (JMHPE) Program with FAIMER, USA. All programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, UAE. We also offer the medical internship program approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The curricula of our programs are aligned to the National Qualification Framework of UAE at the appropriate levels and benchmarked with internationally known competency frameworks. We have adopted international best practices in pedagogy and assessment approaches. Students are trained to become self-learners and life-long learners to adapt to the rapidly changing advances in the chosen professional field. Qualified and experienced faculty facilitate and guide students in their learning and research, in addition to serving as mentors. The state-of-the-art facilities like the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare, Testing Center, Library with e-resources, WiFi-enabled campus provides the perfect ambiance for the learners to achieve their learning objectives.

A network of JCI accredited teaching hospitals, ambulatory healthcare clinics, CAP-accredited diagnostic laboratories and a cutting-edge research center owned by the Thumbay Group forms a part of the Academic Health System, supports the College and its programs for placement of students for early experiential learning, and the graduates for internship training and employment opportunities. Students are also posted in the MOH and SEHA facilities for clinical training and internship. The college is supported by 3 Centers of Excellence: the Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine and Thumbay Institute of Population Health facilitates the faculty and students to undertake clinical and epidemiological research respectively, and the Thumbay Institute of Health Workforce Development offers non-degree Continuous Professional Development courses.

The College has international collaborations with reputed universities across the globe for student and faculty exchange, elective placements, internship, research and for offering collaborative medical degree programs. Robust community engagement activities with student’s active participation reinforces our responsibility to the immediate community we serve.

The College is proud of its 1000+ alumni from over 16 cohorts who are well placed across the globe and are actively contributing to the knowledge and health economy of the community they serve.

 

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