The United Arab Emirates University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mediclinic Middle East, which aims to train students of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University in Mediclinic hospitals and to enhance research cooperation and clinical training and skills.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Dr. Jumaa Al Kaabi, Acting Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University, and Mr. David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East
Professor Jumaa Al-Kaabi affirmed that this cooperation strengthens the academic relationship between the two parties, which would enrich research cooperation and medical training, in addition to enhancing educational programs and exchanging knowledge and experiences. This helps develop teamwork and collaborative skills to prepare future physicians. Prof. Jumaa said that the methodology of medical education and training has changed all over the world, considering that medical services require more effective use of resources. This memorandum provides training opportunities to the medical students and young physicians in managing various medical cases in outpatient clinics.
He added that the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University is the first medical college in the UAE, as it was established in 1986 and graduated more than 1,000 male and female physicians. Currently, 600 students are studying at the undergraduate level and 100 at the postgraduate masters and doctoral level.
David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, said, “I am delighted to sign this agreement on behalf of Mediclinic Middle East. Our academic program is designed to support the UAE’s long-term vision to prepare the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. We look forward to working with UAEU students and supporting their educational career to become highly skilled physicians keeping the core values of humanity, teamwork, trust, respect and social responsibility. “Our goal is to develop strong collaboration by learning not only from each other but also from the world’s best healthcare systems, by building a culture of transparency and collaboration. Mediclinic will also become a teaching hospital for medicine and health sciences students, creating pioneering opportunities in medical education, research cooperation and joint clinical services, which will positively affect the medical sector in the UAE and the region.