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GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY’S ‘UAE SCHOOL COUNSELORS MEET’ EXCHANGES IDEAS ON THE CURRENT AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY’S ‘UAE SCHOOL COUNSELORS MEET’ EXCHANGES IDEAS ON THE CURRENT AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

It is important for students to be aware of future prospects and employability of what they study, say experts

27th April 2017, Ajman: Gulf Medical University, Ajman organized  the first ‘UAE School Counselors Meet’ at its campus on Thursday, April 27, 2017, with the aim of introducing the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and to give the participants an insight into the academic activities of the institution. Participated by around 100 school counselors and senior teachers from all over UAE, the event also served as a platform to exchange opinions in the current and future directions of the educational system.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University (GMU), explained Gulf Medical University had successfully integrated the strategies, mission and vision of its academic education and the healthcare facilities, emerging as the first academic health system in the private sector of the Middle East region.

Further, elaborating on GMU’s modern and futuristic outlook, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “In the future, classrooms will have a very minor role.  A major part of teaching and learning will take place outside the classrooms.” He also explained how research was an integral part of GMU’s undergraduate and postgraduate studies, right from the student’s first year. “Our students experience interactive learning. During their studies, they get to interact even with real patients, gaining first-hand knowledge about various diseases,” he added.

An interactive session with the Deans, faculty members and alumni of GMU was also part of the meet. This helped the participants to understand the various programs that are offered by each college of GMU, and familiarized them with the admissions procedures, quality of academics and faculty of the University.

A panel discussion on the topic “Is the present education system preparing students to face the challenges of tomorrow?” was also held as part of the event, and the panelists included renowned educators like Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost, Gulf Medical University, Dr. Mandy Ewen, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology College of Education, Zayed University, Dubai Campus, Dr. Smitha Dev, Psychology Course Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Psychology AbuDhabi University, Mr. Srivalsan Murugan, Principal, Our Own English High School Sharjah and Mr. Saeed Nouri Salah, Inspector – Ajman Private School.

The panel discussion touched upon various aspects of present day education and explored solutions. Pointing out the gaps in the educational system, Mr. Saeed Nouri suggested fully trained teachers who are clear of their duties and responsibilities as a prerequisite to addressing shortcomings in the present education system. “Teachers should have a say in the modernization of academics. It is equally important for students to be aware of future prospects and employability of what they study,” he said. Dr. Smitha Dev opined that conducting aptitude tests is important for counselors in helping students choose careers according to their aptitude and interests. Stressing on the need for ‘inclusivity’ in classrooms, Dr. Mandy Ewen said that teachers should be trained to handle children with special needs, in an inclusive environment. Mr. Srivalsan Murugan explained the ‘identification-intervention-inclusion’ method followed at his school, to ensure inclusiveness. In her concluding remarks, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj said that abilities like soft skills and emotional quotient were some of the most sought-after qualities for employability in today’s competitive and fast-paced world.

Prominent school counselors were honored at an award ceremony held as part of the event. The awardees included: Ms. Priscilla Mathew, Ms. Tabassum Sheikh, Ms. Ghufran Abdul Khader, Mr. Saeed Nouri Salah and Ms. Sudha Valsan. The participants also toured the Gulf Medical University campus including its advanced research and innovation facilities.

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Health Checkup Camp at CUCA Ajman

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Health Checkup Camp at CUCA Ajman

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group, conducted a free health checkup camp at the City University College of Ajman on 25th April 2017. The event marked the College’s Health Day celebrations, and was represented by leading hospitals and clinics.

The services extended by Thumbay Hospital included consultations with the dental and pulmonology specialists, in addition to free blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI checkups. Around 60 people including students and faculty availed the services.

Thumbay Hospital Organizes Health Talk at Audex Fujairah

Thumbay Hospital Organizes Health Talk at Audex Fujairah

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group conducted an educational health talk by its Consultant – General Surgery, Dr. Rafal Badri on the topic “Common bad food habits and their associated diseases” at Audex Fujairah LL FZE, on 15th April 2017. Around 25 staff from the company attended the health talk.

Workshop on the Recent Concepts in Shoulder Management Held at Gulf Medical University

Workshop on the Recent Concepts in Shoulder Management Held at Gulf Medical University

The shoulder pain is one of the most neglected conditions among the patients. There is a great need to understand the recent concepts in managing the shoulder problems say experts.

 

As our continuous endeavor to educate the general public and at the same time update the healthcare professionals, the recently set-up Ortho Spine center at Thumbay Hospital Dubai and the Gulf Medical University organized a two day conference and workshop on the recent Concepts in Shoulder management at its campus in Ajman. Internationally renowned Shoulder Surgeon Dr. Ashish Babhulkar from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Pune India along with his team conducted the workshop on Rehabilitation of Shoulder.

 

Dr. Avinash Pulate and Dr. Rajesh Garg, Orthopedic Surgeons from Thumbay Hospital Dubai guided over 100 delegates, including orthopedic specialists and physiotherapists from all over UAE, who participated in the conference and the workshop. Dr. Joban Babhulkar, Dr. Joban Babhulkar, MSK Consultant, Dr. Snehal Deshpande, Senior Consultant Physiotherapist, and Mrs. Himanee Pandit, Physiotherapist, AB Healthcare, Pune, India were other faculty who delivered state of the art talks and conducted the workshop.

“We are highly impressed with the facilities available at the Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Hospital Dubai. We would like to have a tie up to conduct regular scientific events at Gulf Medical University, which will include cadaver workshops starting 2018,” said Dr. Ashish Babhulkar. “Our interaction with the Chancellor Prof. Hossam Hamdy has been very fruitful and we are looking forward to holistic long term collaboration,” he added.

Earlier Dr. Ashish Babhulkar had a meeting with Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President Healthcare, Thumbay Group UAE and discussed about various possibilities of collaboration including lending expertise to the upcoming Thumbay Rehabilitation Center that is coming up in the university campus in Ajman.

Speaking about the shoulder problems, Dr. Ashish said that they are still not addressed by specialists properly. “It is my endeavor to enhance the skills especially with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis of shoulder diseases,” said the doctor who is invited all over the world to train the doctors on shoulder management. “We want not only the orthopedic specialist and physiotherapists to benefit from our training but the patients must benefit from our treatment,” added Dr. Ashish.

All the invited faculties were honored by the Chancellor Prof. Hossam Hamdy in the presence of Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Dean College of Medicine GMU.

About OrthoSpine Center, Thumbay Hospital

Ortho Spine, is the center of excellence for spine and orthopedics established by Thumbay Hospital. The Ortho Spine centers offer expert care in the following areas: Total Joints Replacement and Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Related Injuries, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Fractures and Trauma (Adult & Children) and Spinal Surgeries. Equipped with trained surgeons, who specialize in orthopedics and spine procedures, the specialized center also offers outpatient services. Orthopedic services including surgical procedures are provided 24 x 7 throughout the year. The Ortho Spine center has expert physicians specializing in the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders- ranging from a simple back sprain to complicated deformities or spine tumors.