Ajman/ UAE: Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, one of the leading medical universities in the region, has signed a MoU with the Palestinian Consulate in Dubai, according to which the University will be extending merit-based scholarships to Palestinian students in the UAE and GCC.

The MoU was signed on 20th June 2019, at the GMU campus, by H.E. Youssef Al-Najjar – Deputy Consul General and Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU. According to the agreement, GMU will offer scholarships for Palestinians who fulfill the University’s scholarship criteria. The agreement also envisions academic cooperation between both parties.  

Commenting on the agreement, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “Gulf Medical University values meritorious students, and our mission is to shape the future of healthcare. We believe that affordability should not be a hurdle to learning; in this Year of Tolerance and as a part of GMU strategic initiatives we offer scholarships to bright students from various nationalities. Nurturing local talent for the UAE and the other countries of the region is important for the growth of the region’s healthcare sector.”

One of the most popular medical universities in the region, GMU boasts a diverse student cohort of 80+ nationalities, and staff/faculty from 30 countries. GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with 60+ prestigious universities around the world. It is located in Thumbay Medicity, the regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and cutting-edge research. The faculty members are also active medical professionals and practitioners and some of them even researchers, giving students the advantage of learning under some of the most up-to-date experts in the region.

Gulf Medical University six colleges and 26 accredited programs. The undergraduate programs include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics, Associate Degree in Pre-Clinical Sciences, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Medical Imaging Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Anesthesia Technology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Masters programs include Joint Masters in Health Professions Education with FAIMER, United States and CenMEDIC, United Kingdom; Master in Public Health in collaboration with The University of Arizona, United States; Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics; Master in Clinical Pharmacy with Virginia Commonwealth University, United States & Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Master of Dental Surgery (Endodontics); Master of Dental Surgery (Periodontics); Master of Physical Therapy; and Master in Environmental Health & Toxicology.

Admissions are now open for the September 2019 intake, for various courses.

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Shivamogga: Three youths who had gone for fishing in a tank drowned and died at Joladagudda village in Soraba taluk on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Pradeep (19), Sharath (15) and Karthik (17).

They were friends and had gone to the tank for fishing at 12 noon. Another youth Abhishek who was on the bank of the tank, shouted loudly for help when he saw his friends were drowning, and people near the tank rushed to help. Unfortunately, they could not save them from drowning.

Fire brigade staff fished out the bodies. Pall of gloom covered in the village due to the incident. A case has been registered at Soraba police station in this regard.