05th of November, 2013 marked 15 successful years of the establishment of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, U.A.E.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of its existence, GMU celebrated the event with a cake cutting ceremony.
“The completion of fifteen years has provided a useful perspective to look back over the efforts undertaken so far to provide quality medical education to the aspiring students and the results achieved till date. As we step into the 16th year we look forward to new possibilities. Our journey of excellence continues and together we walk ahead”, commented Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors, Gulf Medical University. He thanked the academic leadership headed by the Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, administrative staff for their proactive contribution in enabling to realize the vision and mission of the institution”.
“The first five years of the university were spent in strengthening the biomedical departments that have contributed to the laying down of a strong foundation of the biomedical sciences in all curricula supported by a vibrant faculty with a strong background in health professions education.
The next five years were devoted in developing a teaching hospital to increase the opportunities for clinical training of students. This has resulted in the overall growth of the GMC hospitals affiliated with the university and helped them together to become one of the largest group of healthcare providers in the private sector in the country.
The past five years have witnessed the growth of research and scholarly activities in the university. With the establishment of a research and referral facility – The Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation [CABRI] it is hoped that it will fuel an exponential growth of the university leading to the establishment of a research-based Institution of Higher Education in the country.
The future lies in developing outcomes based curricula that meet the demand of the health workforce for skilled professionals that is being spearheaded by the timely establishment of the National Qualifications Framework.
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary, I am delighted with the progress made so far and also look forward to reaching greater heights in terms of academia, healthcare and research.
I take this opportunity to thank the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen for his continued guidance and support”, commented Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU.”
While commenting on the 15th anniversary of GMU Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Dean-College of Medicine, GMU said, “We feel proud to be part of Gulf Medical University in its 15th year of existence which has grown phenomenally in this short span of 11/2 decades. With education, healthcare and research being its tripartite mission, the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan has provided us a clear roadmap for growth in all these spheres. We have already started bearing fruits of success with many new programs being introduced, some of them being the firstof its kind in the country making us trendsetters. We thank our leadership for the vision and guidance, and we are happy to be contributing to this growth and success without compromising on the quality”.
Ever since its inception the Gulf Medical University (formerly Gulf Medical College) and G.M.C. Hospital & Research Centre, Ajman, established in 1998 has been involved in Undergraduate Education in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Premium Healthcare delivery since the last decade. The institution became the Gulf Medical University in 2008 following a Decree by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, U.A.E.
Gulf Medical University, Ajman (GMU) is synonymous with excellence in the field of medical education, healthcare and research. Today, the institution is a name to reckon with in the region and stands out on par with some of the best medical institutions in the world.
It is the first private medical institution in the region to accept students of both genders and from all nationalities. It currently has a global composition of the university community made up of an international faculty drawn from 22 countries and a student cohort from 70 countries.
GMU is also the first institution to have launched a private teaching hospital (GMC Hospital) in the country, enabling the students to pursue their clinical training and thus serving people from over 175 nationalities to get high quality healthcare at affordable costs.
The grand ceremony was attended in large numbers which included the faculty, staff and students.