Gulf Medical University: Build A Global Healthcare Career With An Education For Futuristic Health Professions Established in 1998, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman has evolved as one of the most popular destinations for health professions education in the Middle East region.
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Technology-enabled learning, prestigious international collaborations, several innovative programs unique to the region, state-of-the-art infrastructure, the advantage of being an academic health system and an impressive alumni list are some of distinctive features of Gulf Medical University that sets it apart as a leader in health professions education.
Established in 1998, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman has evolved as one of the most popular destinations for health professions education in the Middle East region. The university has multiple global accreditations, and has launched several unique programs in view of the emerging trends in the healthcare industry. It has also established academic and research partnerships with prestigious international universities and institutions and expanded its training capabilities, attracting students in large numbers form over 86 countries.
The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
GMU's College of Healthcare Management and Economics is a unique, specialized college which aims to prepare the graduates to pursue careers in healthcare management, health economics, policy-making and administration in the region and internationally. The college offers Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics (BSc. HME) and Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics (EMHME). The programs are offered in collaboration with leading international universities. The college is a member of the European Healthcare Management Association.
GMU has established robust collaborations with a number of prestigious universities around the world, such as the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee - USA, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy in Connecticut, German Heidelberg University, American University in Cairo, University of Ghana, Medical University of Lublin, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, etc., as well as research institutes such as the Gustave Rossi Cancer Research Institute – France.
An important aspect that differentiates GMU is its use of the latest technologies in teaching and training students across all majors. The Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) developed by GMU is a simulation program that enables medical students to diagnose, treat and observe a patient's progress, based on Artificial Intelligence technology. The University also has 3D classrooms for better learning.
Located in Thumbay Medicity, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Research is an important strategic direction of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System. The Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine leads research in the field of cancer biology and immunology, with international collaboration with France, Poland and Korea.
GMU also offers a Continuous Medical Education program for healthcare professionals, accredited by UAE health authorities. One of its most important strengths is its innovative curriculum, the clinical training in its academic hospitals and the advanced research institutes.
Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working on the frontlines of healthcare across 60 countries. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University's academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability. Furthermore, GMU graduates are given priority for employment with the various healthcare establishments of Thumbay Group, including the Thumbay Hospital network, as well as Thumbay Clinics, Thumbay Pharmacies and Thumbay Labs.