College of Medicine (previously Gulf Medical College) 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. It is the first private medical college in the UAE to accept students of both genders and all nationalities. College of Medicine 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), Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), and the Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences (ADPCS) programs which are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
The curricula are competency-based and aligned to the National Qualification Framework of UAE and benchmarked with internationally known competency frameworks. We adopt international best practices in teaching/learning and assessment approaches. 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 hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, CAP-accredited diagnostic and research laboratories owned by the Thumbay Group supports the College and its programs for placement of students for experiential learning and graduates for internship training. Students are also posted in MOH and SEHA facilities for clinical training and internship. The Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine and Thumbay Institute of Population Health support the faculty and students of the college to undertake clinical and epidemiological research respectively. The college offers non-degree Continuous Professional Development courses through the Thumbay Institute of Health Workforce Development.
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. The College is proud of its 900+ alumni from over 15 cohorts who are well placed across the globe and are actively contributing to the health of the community they serve.