Gulf Medical University: Healthcare education at its finest
The Ajman-based campus offers state-of-the-art medical programmes with employment priority at Thumbay Group's healthcare establishments
Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programmes with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programmes offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management And Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and associate degree in Preclinical Sciences.
Graduate programmes are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management And Economics, Health Professions Education, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centres of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus.
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.
Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2,000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions - including CEOs, COOs, medical directors and head of departments - in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia.
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.
"The quality of education at GMU helps graduates like us to stand out in the professional world." - Ayesha Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Emirati, BPT 2012 batch, presently working as a physiotherapist in the medical committee of the UAE Football Association.
"GMU has become a lifelong learning centre that continues to support me throughout my professional career." - Dr Amna Alsari, Emirati, PharmD 2016 batch, presently working as an in-patient pharmacist at Alkuwaiti Dubai Government Hospital.
"The university not only gives students a good education, but also give us the opportunity to train at the hospital, gain some experience and then go ahead from there." - Dr Baljinder Singh, Indian, MBBS 1999 batch, presently working as GP and clinical faculty, emergency department (HOD) at Thumbay University Hospital, Al Jurf, Ajman.
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