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Dear Readers,
Beginning of an academic year is one of
the most exciting times in the university’s
calendar. It also brings with it a time for
taking stock of how we ended the last
year, and the tremendous progress we
have made on our journey to attain
recognition in our activities.
We wish to highlight many of the
successes that are bringing us closer
to our goals; among them are our
expanding facilities at the campus and
addition of our distinguished faculty,
both at the university as well as in our
As the Founder President and Chairman
Board of Governors of this institution,
it is important to me to continue with
our efforts to expand and improve the
quality of education for all students.
Beyond that, I will continue to support
and encourage the many life-enriching
events, activities and programs which
provide our students with a well-rounded
educational experience. To those who
have already achieved a place in in the
University, “Welcome and well done”
and to those who are seeking a place
“We look forward to having you with us”.
177 students were initiated into the
healthcare professions by Prof. Tan Sri
Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Mohd Ismail Merican,
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, MAHSA
University College, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, who was the Chief Guest at
the White Coat Ceremony held in the
last week of September.
The first Heroes of Healthcare Lecture
for this academic year was delivered by
Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director Health
Operations Dubai Health Authority. We
have invited international experts on
this list and we will be hosting eminent
personalities like Dr. Ajaikumar, Founder
and Chairman of HCG India, Dr. Ágoston
Szél, Rector - Semmelweis University
(SE) Budapest Hungary, Prof. Francesc
Cardellach López, Dean of the Faculty
of Medicine, University of Barcelona,
Professor Stefan Lindgren, President,
World Federation for Medical Education
(WFME) and Prof. Ibrahim Al Alwan,
President, Association for Medical
Education in the Eastern Mediterranean
Region, Saudi Arabia.
I have been invited to speak at Med
Health & Wellness 2013 in Muscat,
Sultanate of Oman, Medic-West Africa
in Nigeria on 16
to 17
2013, 1
Association of Academic Health
Centers International Meet to be held
in Semmelweis University Budapest
Hungary, and Patient Care Asia 2013 to be
held in Singapore from 3
to 5
2013. I am looking forward to initiate a
dialogue with international experts during
these meetings that would benefit our
I wish to congratulate the entire team at
our hospital as GMC Hospital, Ajman has
been awarded with a trophy by The New
Economy, a Division of World New Media
Limited, UK in recognition of being the best
hospital for promoting medical tourism
globally in UAE. Mr. Akbar Moideen
Thumbay, Director Operations Healthcare
& Retail Division, Thumbay Group received
the award in London recently.
The newly established State-of-the-
Art Center for Advanced Simulation
in Healthcare (CASH) at our university
organized Basic Surgical Skills Workshop.
The center in association with the Health
Communications Division is planning to
hold a series of workshops in the months
to come.
I wish you all the best and have great time
until our next issue.
Thumbay Moideen
Founder President, Board of Governors
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Words of inspiration
If people are not laughing at your goals,
your goals are too small.
President’s Note