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President’s Note



Thumbay Moideen

Founder President, Board of Governors

A new academic year has

begun with a fresh batch of

students entering the por-

tals of the university - car-

rying with them a dream

of becoming world-class

healthcare professionals. To

all the newcomers, I extend

a warm welcome. They are

about to become part of

the long and distinguished

tradition that our university

has worked towards over

the last 18 years.

To give the new students a great beginning, Chief Guest

Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi, Provost-College of Health Scienc-

es, University of Ghana (Ghana) along with myself (Thum-

bay Moideen, Founder President and Chairman, Board of

Governors), and Gulf Medical University. Prof. Gita Ashok

Raj, Provost of the Gulf Medical University, initiated 258 stu-

dents into healthcare professions at the university during

the White Coat Ceremony.

We are proud to announce that our network of academic

hospitals have received JCI accreditation. Thumbay Hos-

pitals in Ajman, Dubai, and Fujairah have all been highly

appreciated for their professional standards. As part of our

continued inter-institutional cooperation with leading uni-

versities, we are in dialogue with leading international insti-

tutions, which will be announced soon.

The College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University has re-

ceived permission to offer an Internship Training Program

to the graduates of Dentistry from Gulf Medical University

and other institutions. The Dental Internship will be offered

in three leading dental centers in Thumbay Hospitals in

Dubai, Ajman, and Sharjah. The training will be provided

under the supervision of dental consultants and specialists.

It is open to students from other institutions also.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai

has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

the UAE- based Health magazine to support and promote

the ‘Annual Health Awards,’ the first edition of which will be

held in Dubai on January 2017. We have received tremen-

dous response with over 500 doctors and institutions ap-

plying for various categories of awards.

The Gulf Medical University (Ajman), in association with

the Department of Anesthesia, Thumbay Hospital, con-

ducted the ‘National Conference on Updates in Anes-

thesia’ at The Ajman Saray Hotel, Ajman to mark World

Anesthesia Day.

The Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare, GMU

has organized the 2nd Annual GulfSim Conference

and MedSim Olympics. Speakers from Scotland, Qatar,

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and UAE delivered state-of-the

art lectures. CASH is a leading center for simulation in

the region, which has tied up with the Royal College of

Physicians of Edinburgh, UK to deliver the latter’s online

education programs.

The Thumbay Hospitals network and Thumbay Clinics

have joined hands with Dubai Police, Cars Taxi, Pink Car-

avan, and Friends of Cancer Patients to launch a breast

cancer awareness initiative ‘Pink Drive’. We had a great

response to the events held in Dubai, Ajman, and Fu-


Thumbay Medical Tourism (TMT) was presented the ‘In-

ternational Excellence Center of the Year’ award at the

3rd International Indian Medical Tourism Conference

(IIMTC) in Hyderabad, India. TMT will be hosting the 3rd

Annual Medical Tourism Conference in Dubai on No-

vember 2016.

I am honored to be invited as a keynote speaker at the

Sharjah FDI forum to share my insights on how innova-

tions are expanding the healthcare industry’s access to

quality care and driving a positive impact at an extraor-

dinary speed.

We are happy to inform that Mohammed Azharuddin,

the legendary cricketer and former captain of the Indian

cricket team, inaugurated the‘Body & Soul Cricket Acad-

emy’ at the Club in Al Jurf, Ajman. Popular Indian actor

and model Sonu Sood visited Thumbay Clinic, Dubai to

participate in the first anniversary celebrations of the

clinic. Pakistani model turned TV actor Ahsan Khan vis-

ited the Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre –

Sharjah to celebrate the center’s fifth anniversary.

I wish to once again thank all our well-wishers, students,

parents, and our staff for their constant support in all

our endeavors.