472 graduates from 50 countries honored at the convocation of Gulf Medical University in Ajman
Ajman: On the verge of becoming the next agents of change the healthcare system needs, 472 students from six colleges at Gulf Medical University were graduated at the 18th graduation ceremony.
With this Gulf Medical University owned by Thumbay Group, a leading medical university in the region, to date has 2591 graduate students since their inception in 1998, the university said in a press release.
The convocation ceremony was held virtually and in person on Monday. The graduates were awarded diplomas by Dr Thumbay Moideen, Founder, Chairman of the Board, in the presence of Professor Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU, Vice Chancellors and Deans of Colleges.
Of the 472 graduates, 69 are from the United Arab Emirates, 234 are from countries in the Middle East and Africa, while 169 students are from Asia, America and other European countries.
Currently, 2,600 students from 86 countries study at Gulf Medical University, conveying a strong message of unity and tolerance that the UAE stands for, the university said.
The six colleges include; Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the College of Health Care Economics and Management. The College of Medicine saw the highest number of graduates 158, with the College of Health Sciences ranking second with 115, followed by 76 students from the College of Dentistry, 73 students from the College of Nursing and 33 students from the College of pharmacy. The College of Healthcare Economics and Management, which is the only college offering this specialization in the Arab and Middle East region, has hosted 17 graduates.
Dr Thumbay Moideen thanked His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, ruler of Ajman, for the government’s continued support to the institution. He acknowledged the contributions of the academic team led by the Chancellor, faculty, administrative staff and other staff of GMU. Congratulating the graduates, he assured them of GMU’s support always.