Gulf Medical University, Thumbay sign agreement for training, educational programmes

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Gulf Medical University, GMU, Ajman, Thumbay

Dubai - The hospitals will also serve as a clinical training site for the students of the university.

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Published: Sun 5 Jul 2020, 8:34 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 2:11 PM

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has signed an agreement with the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group for training, educational programmes and translational research.

The agreement will "apply, implement and follow the international standards of academic centers according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and international accreditation bodies like the Joint Commission International (JCI), across the academic hospitals and clinics of Thumbay Group. The association is the latest in GMU's efforts to strengthen the implementation of its academic health system," the university said.

The agreement was signed at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman on June 30, 2020, by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU and Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

"The agreement also aims to facilitate continuous training of the doctors, nurses and technicians of Thumbay hospitals and clinics by GMU, in addition to collaborating for joint educational programs and translational research, in addition to jointly organizing scientific conferences and continuing professional development programs. The hospitals will also serve as a clinical training site for the students of the University, being the academic health centers of Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS)," the statement said.

Speaking about the agreement, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said, "The value of having an Academic Health System integrating academia, healthcare and research becomes all the more important during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the GMU Academic Health System, we were able to quickly transform some of our hospitals into COVID care hospitals, and our central research lab was transformed into a Covid testing facility at very short notice, thanks to the integration of infrastructure and the manpower - including doctors, nurses and student volunteers - within the GMU Academic Health System. Furthermore, this agreement with Thumbay Group's Healthcare Division paves the way for greater collaborations and partnerships, expanding the clinical training facilities of GMU students who can now learn from leading medical experts and gain hands-on experience on cutting-edge healthcare technology. The internationally accredited systems at Thumbay hospitals and clinics will not only prepare the students for a global healthcare career, but will also equip them with futuristic competencies."

Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the healthcare division was delighted to partner with GMU. "The agreement with Gulf Medical University will further strengthen the high standards of patient care at Thumbay Hospitals and Thumbay Clinics. We are glad to host GMU students for clinical training at our hospitals and clinics which have a reputation for superior healthcare delivery standards. I am confident that our healthcare team at Thumbay University Hospital will groom the future healthcare professionals of GMU with their extensive experience and knowledge," he added.

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