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Professor Hossam Hamdy receiving the award

Gulf Medical University receives top recognition from Forbes

UAE, April 25, 2019

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, received the ‘Best Medical Education University’ at the Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 2019 held recently at the Taj Dubai.
 
The award was received by Professor Hossam Hamdy, the chancellor of GMU, in the presence of top decision makers from the region’s education industry as well as government officials and other VIP dignitaries.
 
With six colleges and 26 accredited courses, GMU has risen to the forefront of medical universities in the Middle East region. GMU’s curriculum and training methodology, tie-ups with leading international universities, world-class facilities and its establishment of the first private academic health system in the region have consolidated its position as one of the most popular destinations for state-of-the-art medical education, attracting student applications in large numbers from over 80 countries every academic year, it said in a statement.
 
GMU has unique academic programmes to its credit. GMU’s recently launched College of Healthcare Management and Economics is a unique, specialised college of healthcare management and economics which aims to prepare the graduates to pursue careers in healthcare management, health economics, policy-making and administration in the region and internationally. It offers a four-year bachelor’s program and a 12-month executive master’s program designed to respond to the constantly growing health industry. The programs are offered in collaboration with international universities - the University of Milan, University of Arizona, American University of Cairo, University of Central Florida, etc. The college is a member of the European Healthcare Management Association.
 
Research is an important strategic direction of the GMU 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.
 
Hamdy said: “Recognitions like these explain why GMU is called the medical university of the future. We differentiate ourselves in the full spectrum of medical education. We are proud of our student diversity, the quality of our faculty and our highly advanced curriculum.” 
 
GMU is located in Thumbay Medicity, a 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 researchers. The University has its own network of academic hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, diagnostic labs etc., providing ample opportunities for students to undergo clinical training and internship. Furthermore, GMU graduates are given priority for employment with the various healthcare establishments of Thumbay Group, it said. –TradeArabia News Service



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