The internship is an obligatory period of experiential learning spanning 52 weeks where the trainee is guided to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competencies required to function as an independent medical (general) practitioner and to facilitate entry into postgraduate medical education. Thumbay Hospital, Ajman [JCI accredited] is recognized by the Ministry of Health and Prevention as a Teaching Hospital approved for internship training of GMU graduates.
Medical Laboratory Internship is an obligatory period of experiential learning spanning 24 weeks where the graduate of the Biomedical Sciences/Medical Laboratory Sciences is trained in the clinical diagnostic laboratory to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competencies required to function as an independent Medical Laboratory Technologist.
This internship period is mandatory for graduates of Biomedical Sciences/Medical Laboratory Sciences for taking the Medical Laboratory Technologist Licensing examination of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE.
Gulf Medical University is offering the Internship program in collaboration with Thumbay Laboratories. Thumbay laboratories are approved for medical laboratory internship by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE. Thumbay Labs is a global chain of ultramodern, comprehensive, fully automated laboratories in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, and Sharjah. The central reference lab which is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) is built on the premises of Gulf Medical University, Ajman.
The Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences [ADPCS] is an innovative program developed by the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, which received Initial Accreditation by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, UAE on January 1, 2014.
The plan of study for the program has been developed to enable the graduates to integrate a broad generic base of knowledge and skills in the field of preclinical sciences and acquire competencies to prepare them to progress to the clinical sciences in the continuum of medical education.
Thus, Gulf Medical University has collaborated with reputed universities in the world to offer a collaborative medical degree program, where the preclinical phase is conducted at GMU and the subsequent clinical phase is conducted at the partner university. The articulation agreement between GMU and the collaborating universities shall ensure a seamless transition between the preclinical and clinical phases.
The Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences Program serves as the preclinical phase of this collaborative medical degree program. On successful completion of the preclinical phase, an Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences shall be awarded to the graduate by GMU, and the collaborating university shall award the final medical degree [MBBS or MD or MBChB as applicable] upon successful completion of the program.
Medical University of Lublin (MUL), Lublin, Poland, University of Ghana (UG) School of Medicine and Dentistry, Accra, Ghana, and Misr University of Science and Technology (MUST), Cairo, Egypt are the current collaborating universities.
Master in Public Health (MPH) program offered by the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University received the initial accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE in 2010.
The MPH program is now being offered in collaboration with the University of Arizona which is ranked among the top 1% of the universities worldwide by QS World Rankings 2018. This is the only program of its kind in UAE with an internationally recognized curriculum. The MPH program is designed for working professionals with a flexible learning schedule
The Masters and Diploma in Health Professions Education program are being offered jointly with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), United States and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC), United Kingdom. The diploma level courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Gulf Medical University.
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER) is a leading International Institution headquartered in Philadelphia, United States committed to improving world health through education. FAIMER is promoting excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities.
The aim of this joint program is to develop leaders in health professions education who can transform education and support the development of health professionals for the 21st century. This is only one of its kind program being offered in the Gulf region and the wider Arab world, designed and taught by a faculty of over 50 internationally acclaimed academics. Programs offers ease of study with flexible learning schedule which is best suited to working professionals. A dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access digital content, virtual classrooms, videos, discussions and much more to support all aspects of your learning.
Biomedical Sciences is a rapidly advancing field where newer discoveries and technological inventions are a constant feature. Newer technologies require newer skills and competencies. College of Medicine, with a view to cater to this demand for trained technologists and researchers, started the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences [BBMS] program in the year 2014.
BBMS program is innovative and best suited for students who are interested in Biomedical sciences and are planning a future in Clinical Laboratories/ Medical diagnostics/ Healthcare/ Life science industry or aspire to do cutting-edge Biomedical Research.
BBMS program is of 4-year duration with program learning outcomes aligned to Level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework QF Emirates and to the Quality Code for Higher Education Subject Benchmark Statement for Biomedical Sciences, UK. The program is currently being accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, UK.
The MBBS program is a competency-based, integrated curriculum with the educational objectives expressed as competencies which the graduate doctor should have acquired by the end of the program.
The MBBS program is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, United Arab Emirates. The outcome competencies of the program are benchmarked with internationally known competency frameworks including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies, have been adapted to the cultural context of the Arabian Gulf region and are aligned to the UAE National Qualifications Framework at Level 7 [Bachelors].
The duration of the program is 5 years and the curriculum is organized in an organ-system based sequence integrating biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, social/behavioral sciences and patient-care skills. The curriculum is designed to develop a culture of teamwork, scientific enquiry and lifelong learning in the students which are essential for the effective practice of medicine.
The pedagogy used in the MBBS program includes diverse teaching/learning methods to cater to different learning styles of a culturally diverse group of students. More small-group and active learning strategies like Student-led Seminars (SLS), Problem-based Learning (PBL), Team-based Learning (TBL), Virtual-patient Learning (VPL) etc. are used with less number of lectures. Early clinical exposure starting from the first year is the highlight of the MBBS program.
The curriculum is delivered in a number of different healthcare settings including ambulatory and inpatient care, primary health care, emergency, and community settings providing wide experience. Training in the state-of-the-art simulation set-up in the preclinical years provides additional hands-on training during the pre-clinical years.
Assessments are of high standard and benchmarked internationally by the MBBS students taking the International Federation of Medicine (IFOM) Examination (Basic and Clinical Sciences) conducted by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), USA.
Graduates are awarded the MBBS degree on successful completion of the 5-year program and passing a comprehensive Exit Examination. The MBBS degree awarded by GMU is recognized by the Ministry of Health, UAE and all graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam in the country to be evaluated for independent practice.
College of Medicine, in existence since 1998 has managed to not only impart quality medical education, but has also created a network of healthcare services, a conducive research milieu, and developed unique related avenues for professional development, policy, and leadership to meet the healthcare needs of the nation and the region.
Apart from our flagship Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, College of Medicine offers the 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.Read More