Dubai Healthcare City has announced the setting up of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences and the Mohammad Bin Rashid University Hospital. Image Credit: WAM

Dubai: Dubai Healthcare City has announced the setting up of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences and the launch of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University Hospital.

This announcement comes in line with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, The Dubai Healthcare City authority explained that the university will provide students, both citizens and residents, with a range of academic medical programmes and postgraduate programmes, and the university will receive the first batch of students in September 2015, according to the specified criteria, to ensure the selection of students qualified to study medicine.

The first phase of the project will include the Faculty of Medicine and the Dental College, which exists already. The university is scheduled to receive 50 students during its first year in the College of Medicine, in addition to higher education students specialised in dentistry.

The Dubai Healthcare City authority pointed out the integrated vision behind the launch of the university and explained that in its second phase, more colleges and specialisations will be added, including nursing and midwifery, public health and pharmacy.

These specialisations will be added gradually to achieve the authority’s vision in building a wide base of sustainable and high-quality medical expertise and finding a highly competent set of experts and specialised teams.

Currently, Dubai Healthcare City is holding discussions with a select group of international academic institutions in order to ensure the curriculum offered by the University of Mohammad Bin Rashid for Medicine and Health Sciences is in keeping with the highest international standards in this area. The university will be licensed and all its scientific programmes accredited by the specialised authorities through the application of international standards in classifying universities.