Ajman Ruler confers degrees on 220 graduates at Gulf Medical University convocation

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Ajman - Sheikh Humaid congratulated the graduates and urged them to excel in their careers.

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Published: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 1:43 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11:09 AM

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, conferred degrees on 220 graduates of various colleges under Gulf Medical University (GMU) at the 16th convocation ceremony held on November 27, 2019, at the Emirates Hospitality Centre, Al Jurf, Ajman.
The convocation ceremony was held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Ajman Executive Council and several VIP dignitaries, presided by Dr. Thumbay Moideen - Founder, President Board of Trustees GMU and attended by Prof. Hossam Hamdy - Chancellor of GMU.
The 220 graduates this year included 67 students of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 21 of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), 33 of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), 50 of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), 28 of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), 5 of Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.Sc. MLS), 5 of Bachelor of Science - Medical Imaging Sciences (B.Sc. MIS), 9 of Bachelor of Health Science - Anesthesia and Surgical Technology (BHS-AST) and 2 of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The outgoing students belong to 38 different nationalities: UAE (15), GCC (21), other Arab nations (32), Asia (73), Africa (57) and others (22 - including students from USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Dominica, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands and Russia).
Sheikh Humaid congratulated the graduates on their achievement and urged them to continue their specialized studies and excel in their careers, advising them to utilize the knowledge to help society and the nation.
Addressing the Emirati graduates, His Highness said that the country is proud of their achievement.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees, Gulf Medical University (GMU) said, "GMU is now into its 22nd year of operation and we are now among the most in demand private medical universities in the region.
Our network of Thumbay Academic Hospitals is one among the biggest network of academic hospitals in the country with the addition of Thumbay Medicity in Al Jurf, Ajman which comprises of the new 350-bed Thumbay University Hospital with the first ever long term care facility in the Northern Emirates, the Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital.
"We have attracted students from 80 countries, faculty and staff from 50 countries and treated patients from over 175 countries."
Dr Moideen thanked Sheikh Humaid for the government's continuous support to the institution. He acknowledged the contributions of the academic team headed by the Chancellor, the faculty, administrative staff and other staff of GMU. Congratulating the graduates, he assured them of GMU's support always.
The Chancellor of GMU, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that the number of colleges under GMU has reached 6 and the number of the undergraduate and the postgraduate programs has increased from 15 to 26.

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