Archive for July 28, 2019

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Conducts Mega Health Camp in Association with Bhima Jewellers

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Conducts Mega Health Camp in Association with Bhima Jewellers

As part of the program, the hospital also launched a ‘Healthy Heart Clinic’ to promote cardiac health

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division conducted a ‘Mega Health Camp’ in association with Bhima Jewellers on 27th July 2019. Organized as a CSR activity, the camp offered free health checkups in various specialties like Cardiology, General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics and OBG as part of the program, which included specialist consultations, medicines, diagnostic tests and X-rays and ECGs free of cost. The free checkups and consultations were availed by hundreds of people; majority of them expectant women and families. RJ Meera Nandan was the chief guest of the event.

A ‘Healthy Heart Clinic’ was also launched as part of the program, as part of the hospital’s efforts to promote awareness on cardiac health and provide high-quality specialized cardiology care to patients. A specialized destination for comprehensive cardiology diagnostics, the ‘Healthy Heart Clinic’ aims to provide professional, timely, hassle-free cardiac diagnostics services to individuals and families.



Gulf Medical University Hosts the Prestigious MRCP (UK) PACES Examination; becomes UAE’s Latest International Exam Center for the World’s Biggest Postgraduate International Clinical Examination


Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical university in the Middle East region, hosted the prestigious MRCPUK PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) exam in collaboration with the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, at the university campus between the 2nd and 4th of  July 2019. With this, GMU has joined the exclusive list of international PACES exam centers in the region hosting this high-profile examination conducted under strict vigilance, in compliance with the stringent standards and guidelines laid down by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK.

Attempted worldwide, the PACES exams are held two to three times a year in UK and at recognized international exam centers, sat by thousands of doctors around the world. The examination tests trained doctors’ ability to practice medicine safely and efficiently. During the PACES exam, physicians are assessed for their clinical skills, history taking & communication skills. Combined with two written exams, passing qualifies a doctor for the MRCPUK (Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK) qualification, internationally recognized by many regulators as quality benchmarks of medical knowledge and clinical skills.

Dr. Donald L. Farquhar, International Medical Director (Assessment) said, “GMU is our new center in the region; we are delighted to have a new center as GMU. I’ve been very impressed with the University; this is my third visit here. We’ve worked with them in a partnership to develop the exam center, and we hope in the future to be also involved in training of post-graduate doctors at the soon-to-open Thumbay University Hospital in the campus here. We find GMU to be a very forward-looking, stimulating university with a lot of enthusiasm and can-do attitude.”

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said, “We are proud to be an international center for the MRCPUK PACES examination in UAE. This would immensely benefit the young doctors in the UAE and the region, inspiring them to acquire an internationally respected post-graduate qualification. Furthermore, the establishment of the center is in line with GMU’s vision to be a leading international academic healthcare institution through the integration of quality health professions education, research, healthcare and social accountability for sustainable community development.”

Gulf Medical University Signs MoU with the Yemeni Consulate in Dubai to Offer Scholarships for Yemeni Residents in UAE and GCC

Gulf Medical University Signs MoU with the Yemeni Consulate in Dubai to Offer Scholarships for Yemeni Residents in UAE and GCC

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical university in the region, has signed a MoU with the Yemeni Consulate in Dubai, according to which the University will be extending merit-based scholarships to Yemeni students in the UAE and GCC.

The MoU was signed on 4th July 2019, at the GMU campus, by H.E. Mohammed S. Al Qutaish –Consul General and Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU. According to the agreement, GMU will offer partial scholarships for Yemeni students who fulfill the University’s scholarship criteria. The agreement also envisions academic cooperation between both parties.

Commenting on the agreement, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “Gulf Medical University values meritorious students, and our mission is to shape the future of healthcare. We believe that affordability should not be a hurdle to learning; in this Year of Tolerance and as a part of GMU strategic initiatives we offer scholarships to bright students from various nationalities. Nurturing local talent for the UAE and the other countries of the region is important for the growth of the region’s healthcare sector.”

One of the most popular medical universities in the region, GMU boasts a diverse student cohort of 80+ nationalities, and staff/faculty from 30 countries. GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with 60+ prestigious universities around the world. It is located in Thumbay Medicity, the regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and cutting-edge research. The faculty members are also active medical professionals and practitioners and some of them even researchers, giving students the advantage of learning under some of the most up-to-date experts in the region.

The Six Colleges of Gulf Medical University offering 26 programs are accredited by Commission of Academic Accreditation UAE, also the College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy has received world federation of medical education accreditation and certification from Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education respectively.


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