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Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programmes for students of more than 86 nationalities.

The undergraduate programmes offered by GMU include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, biomedical sciences, healthcare management and economics, anaesthesia technology, medical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, medical imaging sciences and associate degree in preclinical sciences.

Graduate programmes are offered in public health, physical therapy, endodontology, periodontics, clinical pharmacy, healthcare management and economics, health professions education and medical laboratory sciences.

GMU’s College of Healthcare Management and Economics is a unique, specialised college, which aims to prepare the graduates to pursue careers in healthcare management, health economics, policy-making and administration in the region and internationally. The college offers Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics (BSc. HME) and Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics (EMHME). The programmes are offered in collaboration with leading international universities. The college is a member of the European Healthcare Management Association.

Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through various academic health centres of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus.

GMU graduates are given priority for employment at various healthcare establishments of Thumbay Group, including the Thumbay Hospital network, as well as Thumbay Clinics, Thumbay Pharmacies and Thumbay Labs.

Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2,000 students have passed out of GMU and are successfully working at various positions including CEOs, COOs, medical directors and heads of departments in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The university’s academic and research tie-ups with more than 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.