Health Professions Education Institutions are central and unique to a country’s healthcare system. They are the training grounds for emerging physicians, the birthplaces of new discoveries, and the providers of the most complex life-saving care. And, as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed, they are a critical component of our public health response.
With a view to offer its students new opportunities to achieve their goals and serve the community better, the Gulf Medical University, founded Dr Thumbay Moideen in the year 1998, has strived relentlessly over the last 24 years in developing, running, and using the products of health professions education that are flexible and adaptive to the changing societal needs. It has scaled new heights by fostering brilliance to over 2000 students from more than 90 different nationalities, 29 accredited Undergraduate and Graduate programmes run by the 6 constituent colleges in the field of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, biomedical sciences, healthcare management and economics, anesthesia technology, medical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, medical imaging sciences and healthcare management and economics. In addition, the university also offers short term certificate courses for health workforce development and career enhancement. What differentiates GMU from others is having its own network of hospitals, clinics, and institutes that ensures accessibility for its students to combine theoretical education with industrial practice. In addition, the unique Summer Training Program prepares students to deal with professional challenges while widening the horizons of knowledge.