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PRESIDENT’S NOTE
Thumbay Moideen
Founder President
Board of Governors
Words of inspiration
Some succeed because they
are destined to, most succeed
because they are determined to.
It has been a great beginning
to the academic year at the
university.
As the Founder President of this institution,
it is important to me to continue with our
efforts to expand and improve the quality
of education for all students. To all the new
comers I extend a warm welcome. They
are about to become part of the long and
distinguished tradition that our university
has worked toward over the last 13 years.
Many people will be there to guide you
along the way. Faculty will inform and
challenge you. Staff and administration
will assist you. Fellow students will inspire
you. To those who have already achieved a
place in Gulf Medical University “Welcome
and well done” and to those who are
seeking a place “We look forward to having
you with us”.
147 students were initiated into the
healthcare professions during the White
Coat Ceremony. Dr. Wyatt R. Hume, Provost
of UAE University Al Ain was the Chief
Guest on the occasion. His Excellency
Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi,
Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman graced the
event.
We have had the honor of hosting very
eminent dignitaries during the past few
weeks. His Excellency Dr. M. Veerappa
Moily, Union Minister of Corporate
Affairs, Government of India visited the
university along with His Excellency Mr.
Sanjay Verma, Consul general of India. The
Minister was highly impressed with the
quality of education and the healthcare
services that are offered to international
students. He has launched new certifcate
programs offered by the Centre for
Continuing education and Community
Outreach at the University.
His Excellency Dr Bello H Mohammed,
Minister of Defence of Nigeria visited Gulf
Medical University, Ajman. He interacted
with the Nigerian students studying at
the university and was highly impressed
with the standards of education. Dr Bello
H Mohammed extended an invitation
to invest in Nigeria in various sectors
of Thumbay Group’s line of business
activities.
The quality of healthcare services provided
at our hospitals was recognized with the
award of QHA Trent Accreditation for
GMC Hospital Fujairah. GMC Hospital
Ajman is already accredited last year.
The QHA-Trent Accreditation is the only
whole hospital accreditation based with
the UK National Health Services (NHS). We
have launched the GMC Dental & Medical
Speciality Hospital to cater to the training
needs of our Dental Students. One more
hospital in Dubai is getting ready and will
become operational soon.
As part of our continued inter-institutional
cooperation with leading universities, we
are in dialogue with leading international
institutions which will be announced soon.
I was an invited speaker at the 2nd
Franchise UAE 2011, an International
Franchise, Retail and Business Opportunity
Show held in Dubai. I will be speaking at
the Mena Healthcare Summit 2011 in
Riyadh, KSA.
I wish our entire team a wonderful year
ahead and look forward to interacting with
you all soon.