Under the noble initiative of our Founder, President Dr. Thumbay Moideen to provide help and support to the displaced medical students from Ukraine due to the ongoing war, Gulf Medical University launched the “GMU-Ukraine Student Exchange Program” to engage these students for a full semester completely free of charge. This gesture from GMU was to give back to the greater society in times of need as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Accountability, which is integral to our core values.
“After completing an Orientation, all students are undergoing a structured course in clinical skills in the safe environment of our state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH). Students are being exposed to our innovative teaching/learning strategies including Problem-based Learning (PBL) and the award-winning Virtual-Patient Learning (VPL) sessions which they are thoroughly enjoying”, said Prof. Nelofer Sami Khan, Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences who is coordinating this activity.
Students were selected based on an interview and submission of valid documents like transcripts / bonafide letters from their parent universities. “Students eligible for clinical posting will be given Basic Life Support (BLS) course and a certificate valid for 2 years at our AHA accredited BLS Training Center at GMU to ensure patient safety”, said Dr. Pankaj Lamba, our Clinical Coordinator.
The clinical students will be posted in our own Thumbay University Hospital located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. All students, upon successful completion of the training, will receive a certificate which can be presented to their parent university in Ukraine for recognition.
“Thank you GMU for going the extra mile and providing us this golden opportunity to train in your world-class facilities, especially during this stressful period in our career which has been disrupted due to the ongoing war. We seemed to have lost all hope!”, said the students charged with emotions.
Prof. Manda Venkatramana, the Vice-Chancellor Academics and Dean, College of Medicine welcomed the students and congratulated them for choosing GMU. He assured them of full support including access to library resources and mentors during their training period at GMU.
Gulf Medical University has established strategic partnerships with several reputed national and international universities, hospitals and industry across the globe for offering collaborative degree programs, student electives, internship, collaborative research, faculty and student exchange programs etc.