New batch of students join GMC
Ajman, September 14, 2008
Ajman’s Gulf Medical University yesterday held a White Coat Ceremony for its new batch of MBBS and BPT students.
The White Coat Ceremony, a highlight of the orientation process for new students, signifies the student’s commitment to the healthcare profession and its responsibilities and obligations.
New students are personally cloaked in their first white coats by college faculty and then they recite the pledge. The ceremony is designed to impress upon the first-year students, the significance and symbolism of the white coat.
Dr Jack C Borders Jr., MD, director global services, Johns Hopkins International, initiated ceremony.
Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, CEO medical practice and license, Ministry of Health, UAE, was the guest of honour.
Thumbay Moideen, founder president of the university, presided over the function.
Provost, Prof Gita Ashok Raj, in her welcome address highlighted the achievements of the university and congratulated the students on choosing to be healthcare professionals.
The college offers MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) programs; DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine); D Pharm (Doctor of Pharmacy); GMC-RACGP- Fellowship Program in Family Practice and GMC & McKenzie Institute, New Zealand postgraduate program in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Gulf Medical College is recognized and approved as an institution for higher education by the Ministry of Education, UAE.
Meanwhile admissions are open for new Post Graduate courses planned to start in January 2009 subject to approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The courses include: Masters Program in Clinical Pathology (2 years), Masters Program in Public Health and Primary Care (2 years), Masters Program in Toxicology (2 years), Diploma in Public Health and Primary Care (1 year) and Diploma in Toxicology (1 year). – TradeArabia News Service