As soon as the Gulf Medical University (GMU) opened its admissions for this academic year, the University admissions department received a whopping 4000+ applications for just around 300 seats. The admissions department is currently in the process of shortlisting and interviewing admission-seekers. The high demand, due to which very few seats are available, speaks volumes of GMU’s emergence as the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE.
Located in the Al Jurf area in the northern emirate of Ajman, the Gulf Medical University is a full-fledged private medical university owned and operated by the Thumbay Group UAE. The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has recognized GMU as a center of excellence and has permitted the University to offer MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology.
Apart from being the first medical institution in the region which offers admissions to both boys and girls of all nationalities, the Gulf Medical University has also earned a reputation of providing programs that had been introduced in the region for the first time. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy.
GMU has outstanding infrastructure and facilities, which is at par with some of the established medical institutions in the world. In addition to the academic programs, the University is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development programs. The university has been organizing international and regional conferences and symposia on a regular basis. GMU also publishes a bimonthly, bilingual health magazine – Health. It also has a well-organised alumni network of highly placed healthcare professionals. No wonder GMU attracts students from over 70 countries and faculty and staff from over 22 countries!
A state-of-the-art Medical Research Facility named the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research & Innovation (CABRI) has been set-up at GMU, to pursue excellence in biomedical research. The University has also established a Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), a multidisciplinary educational facility to integrate simulation as an educational tool to provide a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment through high quality and internationally recognized education and training programs.
The entire network of Thumbay hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres are affiliated to Gulf Medical University, providing opportunities for clinical experience and residency positions. Thumbay Group’s newly opened teaching hospital in Dubai as well as the recently opened dental hospital in Dubai are added attractions to students desirous of pursuing a high-flying medical career.
GMU has won numerous recognitions and accolades, including being rated as one of Asia’s 100 Best & Fastest Growing Private Education Institutions. It was also presented with an award during the Asian Education Excellence Summit 2014 in India. The university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) by the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER).
The focus of the Gulf Medical University is in the three core areas of Medical Education, Healthcare and Research. The university will strive to develop these three core areas as spotlights of medical excellence, in the coming years.
Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered at Ajman, UAE. The Group has successfully diversified into 13 different sectors in a span of just 17 years. The Group today employees more than 3000 people, which is likely to rise to 6000 once the ongoing projects are completed. Its hospitals treat over 2500 patients daily, from over 175 countries. The Thumbay chain of hospitals, the constituent teaching hospitals of the Gulf Medical University, is one of the largest healthcare services provider in the UAE, serving patients from more than 175 countries. Apart from being an acknowledged leader in the health sector, Thumbay Group operates a reputed pharmacy chain, diagnostic centres, multi-brand retail outlets, world-class wellness centres, a prestigious chain of coffee shops, popular health & lifestyle publication, to name a few.