Ajman: More than 100 graduates of Gulf Medical University (GMU) in Ajman were honoured during the university’s 13th convocation ceremony on Wednesday.
The ceremony at the Emirates Hospitality Centre was attended by His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman.
Shaikh Humaid said: “Today’s event is a strong indicator that each student present here was determined to reach their educational goals, irrespective of the obstacles they face. With hard work and perseverance, they all found solutions, fought challenges and got it done. Your achievements and dedication is impressive. We hope the knowledge you have received at GMU will help the society and nation through your work.”
A total of 107 students were presented gold medals, including 54 MBBS, 18 dentistry, 17 pharmacy, 16 physiotherapy and one each for clinical pathology and public health courses. The outgoing students belonged to 27 countries, including 11 from the UAE.
Addressing the gathering, Thumbay Moideen, founder president and chairman of the board of governors of GMU, said: “Today’s ceremony will go down in the history of each one of your lives as an occasion marked with deep joy of achievement and pride, not just for the students, but also for their families as well as for the university.”
He added: “At GMU, we have always believed that access to good education would be the building blocks to a brighter future. And thus, by honouring your academic accomplishments today, we celebrate the ideals, aspirations and goals that shape our lives as members of the GMU community. The university, including its faculty and staff, all hold a very near and dear place in their heart and always will for the students. We wish you continued success and encourage you to make GMU proud everywhere.”
Moideen also thanked Shaikh Humaid for his support to the institution and congratulated the leaders of the UAE on the upcoming 45th National Day (December 2).
Moreover, 31 graduates from GMU successfully completed their summer training programme in both local and 29 centres abroad.
Professor Gita Ashok Raj, the provost of GMU, also acknowledged the support of all hospitals and medical centres in the UAE which participated in the clinical training of these students.
The university recently launched the GMU Startup Lab that will support aspiring medical entrepreneurs to transform their business ideas into reality. GMU has opened its doors for admissions to its 2017 batch.