Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university owned and operated by Thumbay Group formally opened its doors to new students of the academic year by initiating them into their respective medical courses at the “White Coat Ceremony 2015” held at the University campus in Ajman, on 7th October 2015.
Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Gufl Medical University was the chief guest of the function. The function was attended by GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, the Deans of Colleges and the members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group.
GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj delivered the welcome address. She said that the White Coat Ceremony was being held every year to formally welcome the new students and to demonstrate GMU’s commitment to humanism and professionalism, to the students and to the medical community at large. She stressed the importance of the ceremony and said that with it would begin a whole new chapter in the lives of the students. “Believe in yourselves, follow your hearts and reach for the stars,” she exhorted the students.
Prof. Gita Ashok Raj administered the GMU Honour Code to the news students. In all, 189 students from 31 nationalities, belonging to GMU’s College of Medicine (MBBS and BBMS courses), College of Allied Health Sciences (BPT and BHS courses) and College of Pharmacy (Pharm D course) donned the white coats in this year’s ceremony. The function was held in the presence of a large gathering of GMU students, faculty and staff of GMU and families of the new students.
About Gulf Medical University
GMU is the highest in demand private medical university in the UAE. Every year, the University’s admissions department receives 5000+ applications for just around 300 seats. It is the first medical institution in the region which gives admission to both boys and girls of all nationalities, and it offers several academic programs that had been introduced in the region for the first time. The University has outstanding infrastructure and facilities and is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development programs. It has been organizing international and regional conferences and symposia on a regular basis. It also has a well-organised alumni network of highly placed healthcare professionals. The entire network of Thumbay hospitals, clinics, dental hospital and diagnostic centers are affiliated to Gulf Medical University, providing opportunities for clinical experience and residency positions. GMU was rated as one of Asia’s 100 best & fastest growing private education institutions. It was awarded during the Asian Education Excellence Summit 2014 in India.