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Gulf Medical University Emerges as the Biggest Private Medical University in the Gulf Region

Gulf Medical University Emerges as the Biggest Private Medical University in the Gulf Region

State-of-the-art training/teaching facilities, international collaborations and recognitions, a full-fledged academic system and new launched programs and colleges have consolidated GMU’s reputation as one of the most sought-after destinations for cutting-edge medical education, attracting student applications in large numbers to various courses for the upcoming academic year.

Gulf Medical University – Ajman, one of the most popular medical education destinations in the Gulf region, has emerged as the biggest private medical university in the region with the addition of new programs, prestigious regional and international collaborations, multiple global accreditations, increasing student numbers and and its transformation into the region’s only private Academic Health System.

{Picture caption: Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, Gulf Medical University}

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Gulf Medical University has launched two new colleges and seven new higher education programs starting from the upcoming academic year 2018-19. The newly launched colleges include the Nursing College and College of Health Care Management and Health Economics, which brings the total number of colleges to six. The University offers 20 accredited courses, with around 4 more additional courses awaiting accreditation, expected to be added soon.

The undergraduate programs include: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), Associate Degree in Pre-Clinical Sciences (ADPCS) and Bachelor of Science courses in Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences and Nursing. Masters programs include: Joint Masters in Health Professions Education with FAIMER, US & CenMEDIC, UK; Masters in Public Health in collaboration with the University of Arizona, US; Master of Physical Therapy, Master in Clinical Pharmacy (MPHARM in Clinical Pharmacy) in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, US & Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Masters in Environmental Health and Toxicology; Masters in Periodontics and Masters in Endodontics.

International Collaborations

The GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with a number of prestigious universities around the world, such as the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee – USA, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy in Connecticut, German Heidelberg University, American University in Cairo, University of Ghana, Medical University of Lublin, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, etc., as well as research institutes such as the Gustave Rossi Cancer Research Institute – France.

Advanced teaching/training technologies

An important aspect that differentiates GMU is its use of the latest technologies in teaching and training students across all majors, to ensure their workplace readiness once they graduate. One of the most prominent uses of technology in teaching is the Virtual Patient Learning (VPL), a simulation program that enables medical students to diagnose, treat and observe a patient’s progress, based on Artificial Intelligence technology.

Academic Health System

The Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS) links the healthcare, medical education and research functions on its own. Part of GMUAHS are the Thumbay Hospitals and Thumbay Clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group at multiple locations in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, as well Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad. The latest additions to the GMU Academic Health System include 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 recent additions to Thumbay Group’s academic hospitals.

Research

Research is an important strategic direction of GMUAHS. The Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine leads research in the field of cancer biology and immunology, with international collaboration with France, Poland and Korea. In terms of advancing healthcare in the UAE and globally, GMU has launched three medical researches: Cancer Immunology and experimental oncology; Tumor genetic instability and immunogenicity; and biomarkers and functional genomics.

Medical University of the Future

“The Gulf Medical University is the medical university of the future,” says Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU. “The strategic plans of Gulf Medical University include increasing its global footprint by setting up three new medical university campuses in three different countries. GMU aspires to transform into a research-based university by 2025,” adds Prof. Hossam Hamdy.

GMU attracts students from new countries each year, and the University’s student community is approximately 2000-strong today, hailing from more than 80 countries. The student population is growing every year. The well-organized alumni network has professionals pursuing successful medical and healthcare careers around the world. Furthermore, the growing stature of Gulf Medical University is evident from the regional and international recognitions it continues to receive. In 2017, GMU has been ranked among the top 50 medical universities in the Middle East, and bagged Gold at the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, 2018. GMU also secured top positions in e-learning regionally and globally at the Wharton QS-Stars  Reimagine Education Conference & Awards 2018 in the USA, in addition to obtaining 5 stars in teaching and community engagement by QS. The University also received the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award this year, for the 2017 assessment cycle.

With the new developments, Gulf Medical University (GMU) has been witnessing an unprecedented demand for admissions, attracting top students from different parts of the world desirous of pursuing futuristic medical education. As soon as admissions for the new academic year were announced by GMU recently, the Admissions Department started receiving applications in large numbers. Admissions for the academic year 2018-19 are in the final stages and officials are currently in the process of shortlisting and interviewing admission-seekers.

Second Juma Masjid Built by Thumbay Family Opens in Sharjah Today

Second Juma Masjid Built by Thumbay Family Opens in Sharjah Today

Located at Sharqan area, the Juma Masjid has a capacity of 200 worshippers and offers Friday sermons in English

A new mosque, Juma Masjid, built by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group and his family at Al Maqdisi Street in Sharqan area, Sharjah, has opened its doors to worshippers from today, 13th August 2018.

Located opposite to Anjad Police Station, the mosque serves all five daily prayer times, Friday and Ramadan prayers, and is conveniently accessible from Street 59. It has the capacity to accommodate 200 worshippers, and has separate entrances and prayer halls for men and women. An important highlight of the masjid is that its Friday sermon (khuthba) is delivered in English.

This is the second masjid built by Dr. Thumbay Moideen and family in the UAE. The first one – Thumbay Moideen Masjid – located at Thumbay Medicity in Al Jurf, Ajman has the capacity to accommodate up to 400 worshippers at a time, has separate entrances for men and women and has English khuthba.

‘Mother and Child Care Center’ Launched at Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla

‘Mother and Child Care Center’ Launched at Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla

In continuation of its efforts to provide high-quality specialized care to patients, Thumbay Hospital Day Care – Rolla, Sharjah launched a ‘Mother and Child Care Center’ at the hospital on 4th August 2018. The center was officially launched by the chief guest Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group in the presence of members of the administrative team of the hospital.

The ‘Mother and Child Care Center’ ensures the best possible care for every mother and baby before, during and after the birth of the newborn. The center is manned by a team of eminent doctors and healthcare professionals including well-experienced Gynaecologists and Pediatrician, as well as a female Radiologist.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay also presented the ‘clinical excellence awards’ at the function, in recognition of outstanding clinical contributions. Dr. Ashish Sam Enos, Dr. Sangita Kulkarni, Dr. Sunil Kumar and the OT team received the awards. Certificates of appreciation were presented to all the doctors of the hospital as well as the internal and external teams, for their roles in supporting the hospital’s growth and success.

Gulf Medical University Transforms from Local to Global Medical University, Launches New Programs and Colleges

Gulf Medical University Transforms from Local to Global Medical University, Launches New Programs and Colleges

Gulf Medical University (GMU), one of the top 50 medical educational institutes in the region, announced the launch of an Academic Thumbay University Hospital, two new colleges and new programs as part of its planned educational strategy.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder and President of Thumbay Group has approved a budget of AED1 billion to expand and transform the Thumbay Medicity into a comprehensive educational and academic hub.

The new programs and colleges under Gulf Medical University were announced during a press conference hosted by the University Chancellor, Professor Hossam Hamdy, at GMU.

The latest development include the launch of two new collages at the University, Nursing College and College of Health Care Management and Health Economics, which brings the total number of colleges to six.

GMU will also introduce new higher education programs in nursing during the academic 2018-19.

As part of this expansion, two new programs: Master’s degree in Public Health and another in Environmental Health and toxicology, came as a result of recently forged partnership between GMU and University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (UA-MEZCOPH), USA.

The University had also signed several other memoranda of cooperation and understanding with a number of leading educational institutes, in an effort to enrich its students’ education.

Professor Hamdy also announced the launch of the University Hospital in Ajman in October. With an initial capacity of 350 beds, the new hospital’s capacity is expected to reach nearly 500 beds once it is fully operational.

The new hospital, one of three including the Dental Hospital and The Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Hospital are all located at the Thumbay Medicity in Al Jurf in Ajman.

The University is also implementing the latest technologies in teaching and training students across all majors, to ensure their work place readiness once they graduate.

One of the most prominent uses of technology in teaching is the Virtual Patient Learning (VPL), a simulation program that enables medical students to diagnose, treat and observe a patient’s progress. Based on Artificial Intelligence technology and developed by GMU and Swiss tech company Lifelike, secured top positions regionally and globally at the 2017 Reimagine Education Conference & Awards in the USA.

In terms of advancing healthcare in the UAE and globally, GMU had launched three facilities dedicated to medical research: Cancer Immunology and experimental oncology; Tumor genetic instability and immunogenicity; and biomarkers and Functional genomics.

Thumbay Technologies Launches ‘Sehatak’ Hospital Information Management System with Enhanced Functionalities

Thumbay Technologies Launches ‘Sehatak’ Hospital Information Management System with Enhanced Functionalities

Thumbay Technologies, the leading IT services company owned by Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group, formally launched the ‘Sehatak’ software, an advanced hospital information management system compliant with EMRAM 7th Stage standards. The launch function was held at Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman on 1st August 2018, in the presence of the chief guest Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Prof. Hssam Hamdy – Chancellor of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other guests. The software was officially launched by Dr. Thumbay Moideen.

Developed using advanced technologies, the Sehatak 8.1 version is compatible with all browsers and can be accessed from portable devices as well. It is specially designed to cater to the needs of large healthcare providers and hospital chains. Its advantages include reduced administration overheads and superior compatibility on account of being platform independent. It features advanced security features including biometric authentication. One of the highlights of the application is its speech recognition functionality, enabling the conversion of audio to text.

Sehatak 8.1 also supports e-records, significantly reducing cost and storage requirements, at the same time safeguarding against loss or damage of patient records. This in turn facilitates better analysis and decision-making and data exchange between and with entities under the parent facility. Furthermore, the application is fully compliant with the UAE Government requirements (DHA/MOH/HAAD).

Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director of Thumbay Technologies said that the event was an important milestone in Thumbay Technologies’ efforts to implement new technologies across Thumbay Group and its entities. “Developing innovative technologies with focus on the educational and healthcare sectors is one of the priority areas of Thumbay Technologies. Artificial Intelligence is one of our focus areas. We aim to make Thumbay Group and its entities completely paperless by 2020,” he said.

Mr. Akram also said that Thumbay Technologies would shortly be opening marketing offices in the US, UK and Africa and a development center in India. “We are working towards new technologies like Blockchain technology for healthcare, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for healthcare processes and incorporating AI into our hospital management software. We are presently undergoing ISO 9001 and 27001 implementation expected to be completed this year. Our next target is CMM Level3 certification,” he added.

Commenting on the new application’s importance, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said, “The Healthcare Division is glad to partner with Thumbay Technologies to implement this advanced application compliant with EMRAM 7th Stage standards. We are confident that Sehatak will be crucial to our efforts in providing the best of patient care across all Thumbay Hospitals, including the soon-to-launch 500-bed academic hospital at Thumbay Medicity – Ajman, which will be the biggest and most advanced private teaching hospital in the region.”

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the implementation of Sehatak across Thumbay Hospitals would help them stay ahead and significantly improve healthcare delivery. “It is vital for Thumbay Hospitals, as the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region, to keep with the changing times and constantly improve our service delivery. This is especially important in view of our expansion plans which envision the Thumbay academic hospital network to have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022.”

Pakistani Actors Hamza Ali Abbasi, Shaz Khan, Ahad Raza Mir Visit Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Pakistani Actors Hamza Ali Abbasi, Shaz Khan, Ahad Raza Mir Visit Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Renowned Pakistani actors Mr. Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mr. Shaz Khan and Mr. Ahad Raza Mir visited Thumbay Medicity – Ajman, on 5th August 2018. The celebrities were greeted at Thumbay Medicity by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group and Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

The guests toured the advanced healthcare and medical education facilities at Thumbay Medicity including Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Dental Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital etc. They also met and interacted with fans and visitors.

Touring the hospitals and the university, the actors commended Thumbay Medicity for the excellent facilities for healthcare and medical education. They experienced 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 introduced to the guests.

The celebrity guests called the facilities at Thumbay Medicity “amazing”, especially in terms of technology and the range of services available. They appreciated Thumbay Group’s efforts in bringing the latest technology and innovation in healthcare and medical education to the region.

As the most cutting-edge physical therapy and rehabilitation facility in the region, Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) seeks to redefine the standards of physical rehabilitation by introducing innovation in the form of state-of-the-art technology, futuristic facilities, cutting-edge research and advanced learning. The hospital features cutting-edge amenities for physical therapy, such as Hydrotherapy Pool, Robotics and a unique Cryotherapy Chamber. One of the most remarkable components of the inpatient facilities at the hospital is its ‘Therapeutic Garden’, an innovative approach to rehabilitation intended to give patients a positive experience during their recovery.

Thumbay Dental Hospital has a competent team of experienced and qualified dental specialists, delivering high quality dental services to patients at affordable costs. The hospital offers services and treatments in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Paedodontics, Periodontics, Invisalign, Veneers & Lumineers, Dentures, Crowns and Bridges, Simple & Complicated Extractions and Hollywood Smile. Specialized services also include Implants, Orthodontics, Lasers & Endodontic Microscopes, Cosmetic Dentistry, treatment for facial pain, complicated Oral Surgeries and Sleep Apnea. The hospital has an in-house dental lab for accurate dental Prosthesis. It also features dedicated CSSD for Infection Control.

The actors also experienced the Marhaba Lounge, a unique offering from Thumbay Hospitals which delivers personalized services and fast-tracks patients’ requirements including registration formalities, consultation, examination/diagnosis, procedures, documentation, billing etc., requiring minimal waiting times. They also visited the Thumbay Pharmacy and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe outlets at Thumbay Medicity.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that Thumbay Medicity was envisioned as the healthcare and medical education hub of the region, well-equipped to serve a floating population of 20,000. “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.

Moreover, 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.

 

 

 

Thumbay Group’s CSR Committee Launches ‘Joy of Giving’ Initiative under Thumbay Foundation to Bring Happiness to Needy Children and Orphans

Thumbay Group’s CSR Committee Launches ‘Joy of Giving’ Initiative under Thumbay Foundation to Bring Happiness to Needy Children and Orphans

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee of Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group has launched the ‘Joy of Giving’ initiative to support needy children and bring happiness to their lives. The month-long campaign launched under Thumbay Foundation, the charitable arm that supports the CSR activities of Thumbay Group, formally started on 21st July 2018 encourages people to donate books, toys, clothes, school stationaries and painting materials for needy children and orphans.

As part of the campaign, 6 wooden boxes have been placed at various Thumbay Group establishments including Thumbay Medicity – Ajman, Thumbay Hospitals at Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah and Thumbay Hospital Day Care – Sharjah, where donations can be dropped off for collection. To ensure the safety of the recipient children, various specifications have been stipulated for donations, including adherence to hospital infection compliance standards and guidelines requiring that stationaries and painting materials must strictly be non-toxic.

Explaining the reason for launching the initiative, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division, Director of Thumbay Technologies and Member of Thumbay Group Board – who is the Chairman of Thumbay Group’s CSR Committee said, “Through initiatives like these benefiting the needy children and orphans, we hope to inspire them to dream of a better life for themselves. We are doing our bit to help them have as much of a happy childhood as possible, to assist them in their smooth transition to responsible citizens of tomorrow.”

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group said that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was a full-fledged activity of Thumbay Group. “We consider reaching out and giving back to the society as an integral part of our corporate culture. Our CSR activities are intended to also support the various programs of the government to spread happiness and to encourage the spirit of giving,” he added.

The conclusion of the campaign will be marked by a grand event on 19th August 2018, where the donated items, collected and packed, will be gifted to orphans from across the UAE. These will be given as Eid Al Adha gifts. The event will be held at Thumbay Grounds, at Thumbay Medicity – Ajman, in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen and other guests.

The CSR Committee oversees the CSR activities and programs of Thumbay Group. It discusses and decides on practices relating to the company’s corporate social responsibility on a global basis, including matters related to education, health and safety, environment and community welfare. The committee has successfully carried out several CSR programs at various parts of the country, promoting causes and activities benefiting low-income groups, women, children, various professional groups etc. Free medical and health camps for the public led by Thumbay hospitals and clinics are a regular activity conducted under the committee’s guidance and supervision, benefiting thousands of people, especially blue-collar workers. The committee also facilitates scholarships and financial assistances for academically bright and financially backward students desirous of pursuing professional medical courses.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Conducts Free Health Awareness Program

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Conducts Free Health Awareness Program

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division conducted a free health awareness program in association with Bhima Jewellers on 27th July 2018.

Organized as a CSR activity, the hospital offered free health checkups in various specialties like Cardiology, General Surgery, Pulmonology, ENT, Orthopedics and OBG, as part of the program.

The free checkups and consultations were availed by hundreds of people; majority of them expectant women and families. Medicines were also dispensed to patients, free of cost.

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University city Road-Muweilah Sharjah, conducts a Free Health Awareness Program

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University city Road-Muweilah Sharjah, conducts a Free Health Awareness Program

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University city Road-Muweilah Sharjah the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, conducted a Free Health awareness program in association with Bhima Jewelers on Friday 27th July 2018.

As part of the CSR Activity, the hospital offered free health checkups in various specialty like, ENT, Dental, Internal medicine and General Medicine.

The free checkups and consultations were availed by hundreds of people,. The Patients were also offered free medicines.

 

Thumbay Clinic Conducts Free Medical Camp at Al-Rehab Perfumes Ajman

Thumbay Clinic Conducts Free Medical Camp at Al-Rehab Perfumes Ajman

Thumbay Clinic – Ajman, part of the network of family clinics under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division,  conducted a free medical camp at Al-Rehab Perfumes Ajman on 25th July 2018.  Several people availed the clinic’s free services at the camp which included free consultation with the General Practitioner and blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI checkups.

About Thumbay Clinic, Ajman

Thumbay Clinic Ajman is a modern, multi-specialty, state of the art clinic, situated in Sheikh Rashid Bin Humeed Street, Ajman. Clinic started its functioning with a vision of being the leading and first choice clinic in the region. Experienced Doctors and well trained Nurses are the forte.