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GMU to become International Center Conducting MRCP (UK) PACES Examination in UAE

GMU to become International Center Conducting MRCP (UK) PACES Examination in UAE

Gulf Medical University, Ajman is establishing itself as an International Centre to run the MRCP (UK) PACES Examination in UAE. A group of Directors and Expert Examiners from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK had visited GMU from 27th to 29th November 2018 to run the PACES Mock Exam and to meet and interact with the academic leadership and clinical faculty.

Congratulating GMU on its superior standards and quality, Dr. Donald L. Farquhar, International Medical Director (Assessment) said that he expected GMU to run the first MRCP (UK) PACES examination in June 2019. “The MRCP PACES exam is the biggest clinical exam internationally, attempted by over 6000 clinical trainees around the world. Places like GMU are a huge asset to us, as we endeavor to facilitate greater convenience for the examinees,” he added.

 

Gulf Medical University Signs MoU with the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK for Offering Post Graduate Program and Establishing International Examination Center

Gulf Medical University Signs MoU with the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK for Offering Post Graduate Program and Establishing International Examination Center

The agreement will enable GMU to deliver a UK-equivalent postgraduate Internal Medicine Training (IMT) Program in UAE

An agreement signed between Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman and the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK has further expanded GMU’s portfolio of international partnerships, at the same time widening student exposure and opportunities in terms of globally recognized programs.

The MoU was signed at the GMU campus on 29th November 2018, by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU and Prof. David Black, International Medical Director (Training), Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK. The agreement has established a strong partnership between GMU and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, enabling the University to deliver a UK-equivalent postgraduate Internal Medicine Training (IMT) Program in UAE. The training program will be conducted over a period of three years across all hospitals and clinics within the GMU Academic Health System, and will be supervised and monitored by the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).

Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that the agreement is an important step for GMU. “GMU, as a leading University of health professions education, is pleased to tie-up with such a prestigious organization as the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK, with many decades’ experience influencing medical practice in the UK and beyond. This is in line with our vision to be a leading international academic healthcare institution through the integration of quality health professions education, research, healthcare and social accountability for sustainable community development,” he said.

Prof. David Black said that the Federation was delighted to be working with GMU. “Gulf Medical University is already at the forefront of changes in medical education. We are looking forward to starting our IMT program at GMU from September 2019,” he remarked.

HEALTH Magazine Wins Alleem Sustainable Development Award 2018

HEALTH Magazine Wins Alleem Sustainable Development Award 2018

HEALTH magazine, the region’s popular health & lifestyle magazine published by Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group, received the ‘Alleem Sustainable Development Award 2018’, at the Alleem Excellence Awards Night held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 12th December 2018. The award was presented by H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem, Founder & Executive Chairman of Alleem Investment & Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA), to Ms. Saadiya Ahmad, Editor of HEALTH magazine. HEALTH magazine was awarded in the ‘Media Partner’ category.

Launched in 1999, HEALTH Magazine is a leading health & lifestyle publication in the region, highly regarded and read by a large segment of healthcare professionals and general public in the region as well as globally. It is a bi-monthly, bi-lingual (English and Arabic) magazine with a BPA-audited circulation of 20,000 copies and a readership of around 80,000. It is licensed by the National Media Council, UAE. It covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.

HEALTH magazine also conducts the region’s biggest and most comprehensive annual awards for the healthcare sector, the Annual HEALTH Awards. The Annual Health Awards celebrates outstanding contributions of individuals and companies, as well as innovations in the healthcare industry. Every year, the event brings together the who’s who of the UAE’s healthcare industry as well as Arab, Bollywood and South Indian celebrities. The event is the biggest gathering of its kind attended by corporate chieftains and prominent healthcare leaders from the region.

In association with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai, HEALTH magazine recently announced that the third edition of the prestigious ‘Annual HEALTH Awards,’ will be held at the Baniyas Ballroom in Grand Hyatt, Dubai on 18th March 2019.  Nominations for the Annual HEALTH Awards 2019 are now open, and can be submitted online at: www.healthawards.ae/nominate

Gulf Medical University Invites for Science Panel Discussion at Our Own English High School

Gulf Medical University Invites for Science Panel Discussion at Our Own English High School

GMU was invited for “Science Panel Discussion” at Our Own English High School (Girls) Sharjah on December 12, 2018. Prof. Gomathi Kadayam Guruswami, Associate Dean, Academics, College of Medicine was invited as a Panellist to discuss Science Careers in the Career Fair/Science Panel discussion held at the Our Own English High School (Girls) Sharjah which was attended by a large group of grade 10-11 students with their parents. Prof. Gomathi and Ms Sherly Ajay, Asst. Registrar (Admissions) answered questions related to careers opportunities in the health-related fields. Students were provided with brochures and other information regarding the courses offered by our University.

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, is one of the first private medical universities in the Middle East region. The focus of the Gulf Medical University is in the three core areas of Medical Education, Healthcare and Research. The University has infrastructure and facilities which are at par with international standards. The university offers undergraduate and master’s Programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health sciences, Nursing, Medical education, Healthcare Management and Economics.

Dubai Health Authority and HEALTH magazine to jointly organize the third edition of the prestigious ‘Annual Health Awards’ in Dubai on 18th March 2019

Dubai Health Authority and HEALTH magazine to jointly organize the third edition of the prestigious ‘Annual Health Awards’ in Dubai on 18th March 2019
  • The third edition of the region’s biggest and most comprehensive annual awards for the healthcare sector, the Annual Health Awards will be held at The Grand Hyatt – Dubai, on 18th March 2019, announced H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of DHA. 
  • The gala ceremony will honour healthcare trendsetters and outstanding leaders and professionals, in the presence of VVIP dignitaries and Arab, Bollywood and South Indian celebrities.

 The Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai and UAE-based HEALTH magazine, the region’s popular health & lifestyle magazine, has announced that the third edition of the prestigious ‘Annual Health Awards,’ will be held at the Baniyas Ballroom in Grand Hyatt, Dubai on 18th March 2019.  Considered the region’s biggest and most comprehensive annual awards for the healthcare sector, the Annual Health Awards celebrates outstanding contributions of individuals and companies, as well as innovations in the healthcare industry.

The event will bring together the who’s who of the UAE’s healthcare industry. Arab, Bollywood and South Indian celebrities will add to the glitter of the event. The function will also be attended corporate chieftains and prominent healthcare leaders from the region.

The second edition of the awards, the ‘Annual HEALTH Awards 2018’ held earlier this year, jointly hosted by DHA and HEALTH magazine, had honoured 35 outstanding achievers and 17 trendsetters at the gala awards event at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The event brought together more than a thousand healthcare leaders and professionals from the UAE’s private and public sectors.

DHA’s continued support to the Annual HEALTH Awards comes in the wake of the huge success of the previous editions of the awards. The 2019 edition will be bigger and more comprehensive. “DHA will work with HEALTH Magazine to organize and promote the Annual Health Awards 2019, which will be an event to appreciate outstanding contributions in the field of healthcare and publicize significant achievements in the sector,” said His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority.

Since its inaugural edition, the Annual Health Awards has been a platform to publicize and promote significant achievements in the healthcare sector. The Annual HEALTH Awards 2019 aims to inspire healthcare professionals and institutions to dream big and to embark upon great endeavours.

 

 

 

Complex Tumor Removal Surgery at Thumbay Hospital Ajman Helps Nigerian Schoolteacher Regain Voice, Overcome Dysphagia

Complex Tumor Removal Surgery at Thumbay Hospital Ajman Helps Nigerian Schoolteacher Regain Voice, Overcome Dysphagia

The most endearing aspect of life for 58-year-old Mrs. Stella Nwanganga Ntiajuka was her job as a primary school head-teacher in her hometown Lagos in Nigeria. She had been thoroughly enjoying her role for many years and was very fond of her students, as they were of her. The thought of a busy day at the bustling school premises was something she woke up looking forward to, every day.

Early last year, Stella started experiencing difficulties in her throat, which started as a difficulty to swallow solid foods, accompanied by hoarseness of voice. By April 2018, she noticed the appearance of a sizeable lump on her throat. She didn’t worry about it at first, but as days passed, she experienced a worsening discomfort in her throat.  Even when she tried to swallow the food by flushing it down her throat with water, she wasn’t very successful. This resulted in an alarming decline in weight to almost 18 kilos.

She approached a local hospital in her hometown, expecting to be diagnosed with either malaria or typhoid. Little did she know that this would be the start of a harrowing journey from one hospital to another and from one diagnostic lab to another. Despite seeing several doctors, her illness could not be diagnosed. In July 2018, an ENT specialist at one of the hospitals referred her to a university teaching hospital.

At the university teaching hospital, she had appointments with the specialist doctor twice a week. She underwent several diagnostic tests, X-rays and even biopsy, over a period of time. Finally, the biopsy result revealed ‘benign spindle tumor in the neck’. However, the hospital couldn’t operate her because of the risk involved due to the critical location of the tumor. The tumor was located on her throat such that any surgical intervention would involve the risk of turning fatal.

Stella started finding it increasingly difficult to eat food, either solid or semi-solid, and to even drink water. She was unable to sleep at night, and was losing weight rapidly due to decreased food intake. When she couldn’t bear it anymore, her family decided to look for options abroad. They discussed this with her son, who in turn suggested Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, based on positive feedbacks he had heard about the hospital.

Stella and her husband arrived at the hospital on 17th November 2018. “The moment I landed in the UAE, my mind said: ‘Yes, I have arrived at the right country for treatment’. After my first consultation with the doctor, I was convinced that I had finally arrived at the right hospital, to be treated by the right doctor,” Stella recounts her first day in the UAE.

She was attended by Dr. Hillol Kanti Pal, Medical Director & Consultant Neurosurgeon. Observing her in the OP department, Dr. Hillol noticed the sizeable mass on her neck occupying the right carotid triangle, an area through which runs the common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein. After preliminary and detailed investigations, and in the light of the biopsy report from her home country, Dr. Hillol diagnosed her with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). She was in the O-ve blood group, making the prospect of a surgical intervention even more complex. “Her difficulty in swallowing food – called ‘Dysphagia’ in medical parlance – had caused her to lose 18kgs of body-weight in just a few months. As we prepared for the surgery, perhaps the biggest challenge in addition to her rare blood group was that she had hardly eaten for 8 months. She also had diabetes mellitus, meaning the post-operative wounds could take longer to heal,” Dr. Hillol recounted.

Dr. Hillol assembled a team of surgeons of the hospital, for the procedure. “This was a tough task for one individual alone to perform.  We also arranged several consultation sessions for the patient and her husband, with the team that would be performing the surgery. This was important to make them understand the process involved, as well as to allay their apprehensions,” he said. The team of surgeons included Dr. Rajesh Sisodiya – Specialist General Surgeon, Dr. Faisal Ameer – Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Dr. Rohit Gulati – Specialist ENT Surgeon.

Stella underwent 3 surgical procedures: the first one to insert a pipe through her nose, so that she could take fluid food. The second procedure was to prevent the growth of the tumor and the third one was to remove the entire tumor.  The complete procedure took a total of around six-and-a-half hours. “Only one unit of blood was used throughout the entire procedure. The happiest moment for us was when, 24 hours after the surgery, the patient was able to move her hands and she held my hand and smiled,” Dr. Hillol said.

 

The tumor was completely removed, and Stella is now able to swallow food and drinks without any difficulties. She has regained her voice too. “I am thankful to Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the surgeons and the staff for all the help and reassurance they gave me throughout my path to recovery. Dr. Hillol had promised that I would get the best care here, and he kept his promise. The team of doctors took my problem as their own, and ensured that I got the right treatment for speedy recovery,” she said.

Having regained her normal self, Stella says she is looking forward to resume doing what she loves best – teaching. “I miss the school and my students. I am happy that I can now return to teaching,” she said.

Thumbay Hospitals are considered the pioneers of medical tourism in the UAE. All Thumbay Hospitals in the UAE as well as Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, India attract medical tourists from around the world. The hospitals have full-fledged medical tourism departments. Thumbay Medical Tourism (TMT) is Thumbay Group’s award-winning medical tourism initiative focuses on marketing world-class healthcare services to international patients through innovative methods. Thumbay Hospital is also a proud partner in the Dubai Health Experience (DXH), the prestigious brand conceived by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to strengthen the position of Dubai on the world map of medical tourism, in line with the Dubai Medical tourism strategy approved in April 2014 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. TMT has established representative offices in 87 countries, giving further fillip to Thumbay Hospitals’ medical tourism ambitions.

Gulf Medical University Alumni from Various Countries Celebrate Their Accomplishments at the ‘GMU Annual Global Alumni Summit’

Gulf Medical University Alumni from Various Countries Celebrate Their Accomplishments at the ‘GMU Annual Global Alumni Summit’

Alumni of Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the Gulf region, got together at Ajman Saray Hotel to celebrate their achievements at the ‘GMU Annual Global Alumni Summit’ on 27th November 2018. Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Trustees GMU was the chief guest of the function presided by Prof. Hossam Hamdy – Chancellor of GMU.

Thirteen outstanding achievers from among the alumni were honored by GMU, in recognition of their accomplishments. The awards were presented by Dr. Thumbay Moideen. The alumni members honored Dr. Thumbay Moideen with a special memento. A cake-cutting ceremony was also organized as part of the event, celebrating GMU’s successful completion of 20 years of excellence in medical education, healthcare and research.

Addressing the alumni, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “You are the role-models for our students and we at GMU are proud of what you have achieved in your careers. Your accomplishments inspire the students of GMU to dream big.” Further, he explained the University’s growth in recent times, with 6 colleges and 25 accredited programs currently under GMU.

Dr. Waleed, an alumnus working in the UK addressed the gathering on behalf of the alumni members and expressed their gratitude and appreciation for Gulf Medical University’s role in helping them build a successful career in healthcare. “We are proud to be the alumni of GMU, and are happy to see the University growing,” he said. He also moderated the panel discussion of alumni members.

Earlier, Prof. Manda Venkatramana – Vice Provost Academics, GMU, welcomed the gathering. The event was an occasion for GMU alumni members to network and share their experiences, at the same time, discuss the new trends in medical education and the healthcare industry. A few of them shared their success stories, challenges faced and their highest achievements before the audience comprising of GMU students, faculty and fellow alumni. The event also gave current students the opportunity to interact with the alumni from different parts of the world, gaining insights into different professional scenarios and information on career prospects round the globe.

The following alumni were honored at the event, for their achievements:

Healthcare: Government Service, UAE

  1. Nisha Viji Varghese – Specialist Fellow NICU/Pediatrics at Tawam Hospital NNU, Al Ain, UAE
  2. Amna Ahmed Alsari Almheiri – Clinical Pharmacist in Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
  3. Amal Ahmed Eissa Flaw Almatrooshi – Physiotherapist & Deputy Head of Physiotherapy Dept., Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah
  4. Ahmed Arslan Murshed – Presently Cardiac Surgeon in Mila, Italy

Healthcare Delivery System –Private Sector / Leadership 

  1. Julie Shah – Consultant Endocrinologist, Mubadala Healthcare, Imperial College Of London Diabetes Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  2. Baljinder Singh – Head and General Practitioner, Emergency, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

Healthcare Delivery System –Entrepreneurship / Leadership 

  1. Hina Aljaz Ansari – Senior Physiotherapist, Salim Medical Center, Sharjah

Healthcare Delivery System – NGO / Humanitarian Service 

  1. Najwa Y. Al-Dheeb – Health & Nutrition Manager and Health Sub-cluster Coordinator, UNICEF, Sana’a- Yemen

Healthcare: Research 

  1. Maliha Ali – Researcher, The American Institutes for Research (AIR), Bethesda, MD

Healthcare: Academia 

  1. Mahya Beheshti – Research-Scientist, Department of Rehabilitation, New York University School of Medicine, NY 

Healthcare: Leadership 

  1. Danavanthi Bangera – Acting Medical Director, Thumbay Dental Hospital, Al Jurf, Ajman
  2. Walid Adel Al Deeb – Radiology Registrar, North Wales School of Radiology, Wales, Deanery, UK

Healthcare: Government – International

  1. Farah Jameel Yates – Chair Camden LMC at London wide and Trustee Medical Women’s Federation

 

About Gulf Medical University

Established in 1998, GMU was the first university in the region to accept students of both genders and of all nationalities in all its departments. The University focuses on three main fields: medical education, healthcare, and research. GMU is one of the most popular medical academic establishments in the Gulf region, with 6 colleges, 25 accredited courses and advanced infrastructure and facilities. GMU has been ranked among the ‘Top 50 Universities in the Middle East’ and is also listed among ‘10 Best Value Institutes in the UAE 2018’. It won the Gold Award at the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, 2018. It has students from 80 nationalities and faculty/staff from over 25 countries. GMU organizes international and regional conferences and seminars in all medical fields.

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Awards 177 degrees at the 15th Convocation Ceremony of Gulf Medical University

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Awards 177 degrees at the 15th Convocation Ceremony of Gulf Medical University

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, Gulf Medical University (GMU) honored the achievements of 177 graduates at the 15th Convocation Ceremony held on Monday, 26th November 2018, at the Emirates Hospitality Centre, Al Jurf, Ajman.

Congratulating the graduates on their achievement, H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman urged them to continue their specialized studies and excel in their careers, and advised them to utilize the knowledge to help the society and the nation. Addressing the Emirati graduates, His Highness said that they are a source of honor to the country.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi presented the graduation certificates to a total of 177 graduates of the University this year; 58 of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 22 of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), 27 of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), 33 of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), 19 of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), 5 of Bachelor of Science – Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.Sc. MLS), 2 of Bachelor of Science – Medical Imaging Sciences (B.Sc. MIS), 4 of Bachelor of Health Science – Anesthesia and Surgical Technology (BHS-AST), 4 of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and 3 of Master in Toxicology (M.Tox). The outgoing students belong to 37 different nationalities: UAE (9), GCC (8), other Arab nations (41), Asia (58), Africa (42) and others (19 – including students from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Dominica, Hungary, Ireland and Russia).

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees, Gulf Medical University (GMU) said, “GMU is now into its 21st year of operation and we are now among the most in demand private medical university in the region besides being a well-known brand. Our network of THUMBAY Academic Hospital is one among the biggest healthcare providers in the country with the addition of new 350-bedded hospital in Jurf and the biggest Thumbay Dental Hospital & Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital. The Gulf Medical University now collaborates with over 70 institutions across the world and has taken steps to include innovative and path breaking educational initiatives under the leadership of our Chancellor.”

Dr. Thumbay Moideen also thanked H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi for the government’s continuous support to the institution and assured that GMU was on track to emerge as a leading full-fledged and research-based university in the region. 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 25. He added that GMU established for the first time in a private university an integrated system of healthcare and academia thus improving the level of health services, education and scientific research. “The Institute of Precision Medicine leads the scientific research.  We are proud that a research has been accepted in nature in collaboration with France. During this year, the University signed and activated more than ten international agreements with major international universities such as the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wisconsin Medical University, St. Joseph University in the United States, German Heidelberg University, Tokyo University, research institutes in France such as the Gustave Rossi Cancer Research Institute and the University of Paris and its hospitals and research centers,” he added.

To the graduates, Prof. Hossam Hamdy stressed the importance of empathy, altruism, conscience, courage, teamwork and fear of God as the values that should guide them throughout their careers.

 

About Gulf Medical University

Established in 1998, GMU was the first university in the region to accept students of both genders and of all nationalities in all its departments. The University focuses on three main fields: medical education, healthcare, and research. GMU is one of the most popular medical academic establishments in the Gulf region, with advanced infrastructure and facilities. GMU has been ranked among the ‘Top 50 Universities in the Middle East’ and is also listed among ‘10 Best Value Institutes in the UAE 2018’. It won the Gold Award at the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, 2018. It has students from 80 nationalities and faculty/staff from over 25 countries. GMU organizes international and regional conferences and seminars in all medical fields.

 

 

Karnataka Minister Mrs. Jayamala Ramachandran Visits Thumbay Medicity

Karnataka Minister Mrs. Jayamala Ramachandran Visits Thumbay Medicity

Thumbay Medicity  had  the  pleasure  of  hosting  Mrs.  Jayamala  Ramachandran,  Minister for Women  and  Child  Development  and  Empowerment  of  Differently  Abled  &  Senior  Citizens, Government  of  Karnataka,  India,  on  24th  November  2018.  The  minister  was  greeted  at Thumbay Medicity by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group.

Mrs.   Jayamala   Ramachandran   toured   the   advanced   healthcare   and   medical   education facilities  at  Thumbay  Medicity  including  Gulf  Medical  University,  Thumbay  Dental  Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital etc.

Touring the hospitals and the university, the minister commended Thumbay Medicity for the excellent  facilities  for  healthcare  and  medical  education,  as  she  observed  the  various services at Thumbay Dental Hospital – the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest  academic  dental  hospital  in  the  Middle  East  region’s  private  sector,  as  well  as Thumbay  Physical  Therapy  and  Rehabilitation  Hospital  –  the  biggest  and  most  advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation. The vision, mission and future directions of Thumbay Group and Gulf Medical University – the region’s leading private medical university, as  well  as  the  University’s  advanced  training  and  teaching  facilities  were  also  presented before the guest. She appreciated Thumbay Group’s efforts in bringing the latest technology and innovation in healthcare and medical education to the region.

Dr.  Thumbay  Moideen  said  that  Thumbay  Medicity  is  envisioned  as  the  healthcare  and medical education hub of the region, to serve a floating population of 20,000 on completion. “The  soon-to-open  500-bed  academic  hospital  –  Thumbay  University  Hospital  –  the  largest private   academic   hospital   in   the   region,   combined   with   the   dental   and   rehabilitation hospitals  make  Thumbay  Medicity  a  unique  destination  for  specialized  care.  Thumbay Medicity is also a referral facility to which primary and secondary care hospitals and clinics refer serious cases,” he explained. Thumbay Medicity also houses Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, Thumbay Pharmacy etc. The  specialized  hospitals  of  Thumbay  Medicity  are  Academic  Health  Centers  of  the  Gulf Medical   University   Academic   Health   System   (GMUAHS),   which   give   them   the   unique advantage  of  having  the  expertise  of  doctors  who  are  also  academicians  and  researchers. GMUAHS has the distinction of being the first private academic health system in the region.

Thumbay  Medicity  is  an  important  landmark  in  Thumbay  Group’s  transformation  into  a leading healthcare provider in the region. “We are pursuing a massive global expansion plan at the moment, according to which the Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen.

Gulf Medical University Participates in “Discover Global Education 2018”

Gulf Medical University Participates in “Discover Global Education 2018”

Gulf Medical University participated in “Discover Global Education 2018” a career oriented educational fair organized by Asianet Satellite Communication Channel for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.

More than 20 national and international universities showcased their various educational programs which was scheduled on 23rd and 24th November 2018 at Chamber of Commerce, Sharjah.

Students from various schools across UAE walked in to the event in big volume with their parents to understand better career opportunities worldwide. An interactive session was conducted with Mr. T. P. Sreenivasan (former Indian diplomat to USA and Head of the Council for Higher Education, Kerala, India) Gulf Medical University received special appreciation and award of participation certificate from Amit Gupta, Managing Director and Group CEO, Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd.