The Stakeholders Forum of Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE, met and discussed the strategic plans and future directions at the University campus on Saturday, 13th May 2017. The meeting had representatives of internal and external stakeholders including officials from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education, educationists, healthcare professionals, faculty members, parents and student representatives. The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf – Director of Health Funding, DHA.
Addressing the gathering, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU said that the objective of the meeting was to facilitate the sharing of ideas between GMU’s stakeholders, to realize the vision of its Founder and President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, as one of the best universities in health profession education, research and healthcare. “In the next few years, we intend to take GMU to another level. We have already developed three institutes for world-class research and training, within GMU: Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPM&TR), The Thumbay Institute of Population Health and The Thumbay Institute of Healthcare Workforce Development and Leadership. The 550-bed academic hospital (350 beds in the first phase), the 60-chair dental hospital as well as the advanced rehabilitation center inside the GMU campus are expected to be completed next year,” he said.
Presenting the vision statement and mission of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU described the university as “a Network of Academic Health Centers with Intramural Centers of Excellence.” The participants later toured the University, experiencing its world-class teaching and learning facilities, the Innovation and Research Center, the advanced research facilities, simulated training center, etc. They also reviewed and discussed the present vision and mission of the colleges of GMU, and proposed recommendations.
In his address of the participants, Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf said that building sustainable health systems was one of the greatest challenges for present day healthcare institutions. “Sustainability in daily practices must be a priority area for healthcare professionals.”
Thanking the participants for their recommendations, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that GMU was keen to enhance the learning experience of its students, transforming them into world-class healthcare professionals.
About Gulf Medical University
Founded in 1998 by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group, the Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman boasts of an internationally recognized curriculum, a wide network of teaching hospitals, world-class research facilities, highly experienced/qualified faculty, separate furnished hostels for boys and girls, safe transportation facilities, on campus recreation and refreshment facilities. The center is today a preferred-choice for medical education to students of 75 nationalities, and employs faculty and staff from over 25 countries. GMU’s courses include MBBS, BBMS, BPT, DMD, PharmD as well as Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Programs in various specializations.
The Innovation and Research Centre, the Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPM&TR), the Thumbay Institute of Population Health and the Thumbay Institute of Healthcare Workforce Development and Leadership are GMU’s world-class training and research facilities. Moreover, the University has its network of academic hospitals (Thumbay Hospital), multispecialty daycare centers (Thumbay Hospital Day Care), clinics (Thumbay Clinics), pharmacies (Thumbay Pharmacy), diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) etc., which provide training facilities for its students.