The Annual 7th Undergraduate Research Competition was conducted in Abu Dhabi University in the month of May 2019. Ms. Kushboo Badi Uz Zaman, a 4th year medical student of College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University presented her team research work titled “Factors Distracting Learning among Health Science Students” which won the first prize among participants from 44 universities and 261 projects from across the GCC countries. She was awarded a cash prize of AED 5000/- by the organizers.
“The best part was that I found myself learning so much in the process as well. I believe one should always be open to new knowledge and this project did just that. It broadened my horizons to a great extent. It itself was a great honor; and to go on to win, it still feels surreal to me” said a visibly jubilant Kushboo. “I would like to thank my university for giving me this wonderful opportunity to present my work in front of a great platform. I believe I couldn’t have done this without help from Prof. Shatha Al Sharbatti, my mentor. She was my biggest support. This experience was definitely one I will hold close to my heart, and cherish forever” continued Kushboo after the big win.
Prof.Shatha alsharbathi, Head, Department of Community Medicine who was the Supervisor of the research Team said that the research projects done by medical students are of high caliber and undergo the same scrutiny by the Institutional Review Board and ethical approval as is done for the faculty. “I am very happy for the winning Team”, she said wishing them more such accolades in the future.
Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Vice Chancellor Academics and Dean, College of Medicine congratulating Ms. Kushboo and her Team on this stupendous achievement said, “College of Medicine always gives high importance to research and evidence-based decision-making, and encourages students to present their work in national and international conferences. We train students to become self-learners and life-long learners to adapt to the rapidly changing advances in the medical field”
College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University is a leading medical college in the region established in the year 1998 with a vision to pursue excellence in medical education, research and patient care to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the nation and the region.
The programs offered include 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, Joint Masters in Health Professions Education (JMHPE) Program with FAIMER, USA and the medical internship program. Our graduates are well placed across the globe including many practicing in the country and the region contributing to the health economy of the nation and the region.