Dubai: The Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) announced the new identity of the Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM), formerly the Dubai College of Dental Medicine.
The Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine is the first college established under DHCC’s first medical university, the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBR-UMHS). It promotes an integrated learning environment through its Dubai Dental Clinic and through DHCC’s medical education entities under the Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre (MBR-AMC).
Dr Raja Al Gurg, Vice-Chairperson of DHCC, said: “Education is a key pillar supporting our nation’s sustainable growth and knowledge-based economy. Medical education entities will help improve clinical performance that will, ultimately, drive excellence within the health-care system.”
The college offers six postgraduate programmes, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in collaboration with the UK-based Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As of January 2015, 60 residents were enrolled.
“We believe that the health-care workforce in the UAE needs the right tools to be flexible and to be responsive to population health needs, workforce demands and growing emphasis on specialisation,” said Professor Sehamuddin Galadari, Chairman, Board of Directors of the College of Dental Medicine. He added: “With the establishment of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and its Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine, we are accelerating progress in medical education and training.”