Gulf Medical University&Thumbay University Hospital Signs Agreement to Implement International Standards of Academic Health Centers

United Arab Emirates 24 June 2020: Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical university in the Middle East region has signed aAgreement with the 350-bed Thumbay University Hospital atAl Jurf, Ajman, according to which the hospital will apply, implement and follow the international standards of academic centers according to the regulations of the Ministry of Educationand international accreditation bodies like the Joint Commission International (JCI). The hospital will serve as a clinical training site for the students of the University, being the academic health center of Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS).

Although the Thumbay Hospitals network is being used as academic hospitals, this new hospital has considered its academic role as an integral part of its mission.

The Agreement was signed by Prof. HossamHamdy, the Chancellor of GMU and Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group, the Deans of the Colleges of GMU, and members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group.

The Agreement also aims to facilitate continuous training of the staff of Thumbay University Hospital by GMU, and to collaborate for joint educational programs and translational research, in addition to jointly organizing scientific conferences and continuing professional development programs.

Prof. HossamHamdy said that the Agreementmarks a significant expansion of GMU’s clinical training facilities. “We are happy to sign this agreement, strengthening our network of healthcare partners within the GMU Academic Health System. This is an important milestone for GMU, as our students will now be trained by some of the leading medical experts at the university hospital. The benefits they stand to gain from such valuable interactions with seasoned physicians and healthcare professionals are manifold, and will help their careers immensely. Moreover, they also get to work on advanced technologies and internationally accredited systems within multiple specialties,” he said.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the hospital was delighted to partner with GMU, to facilitate the clinical training of the University’s students. “Thumbay University Hospital has established collaborative partnerships with renowned hospitals and institutions worldwide. Being part of the quality care at the hospital delivered through our various Centers of Excellence, will be an invaluable learning experience for GMU students. We are confident that our healthcare team at Thumbay University Hospital will groom the future healthcare professionals of GMU with their extensive experience and knowledge,” he said.

Elaborating on the facilities of the hospitals, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay added, “Thumbay University Hospital is a state-of-the-art family healthcare destination having a dedicated 100-bed long term care and rehabilitation unit, Centre for Oncology equipped with PET-CT scan, 10 modern surgical suites for all major specialties, Center for Imaging, Cath Lab, ICU/CCU/NICU/PICU, 10-bed dialysis unit, etc. The Hospital has a dedicated ‘Mother & Child’ floor including 10 Labor & Delivery Rooms, NICU, SCBU, Well Baby Unit, etc. andMarhaba Services – personalized fast track services for patients – in addition to Presidential Suite Rooms, VIP Rooms, Private Rooms etc. The Thumbay Pharmacy located within Thumbay University Hospital is the biggest robotic pharmacy in the country with automated robotic technology to prepare and dispense medicines. GMU and the Thumbay Hospital network are owned by Thumbay Group.”

Gulf Medical University 

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programs with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions – including CEOs, COOs, Medical Directors and Head of Departments – in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University’s academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.

Thumbay University Hospital

Thumbay University Hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the Middle East region, owned and operated by Thumbay Group. With a total of 350-beds, it is a state-of-the-art family healthcare destination having a dedicated 100-bed long term care and rehabilitation unit, upcoming Centre for Oncology equipped with PET-CT scan, 10 modern surgical suites for all major specialties, Center for Imaging, Cath Lab, ICU/CCU/NICU/PICU, 10-bed dialysis unit, etc. The Hospital has a dedicated floor for the Mother and Child program including 10 Labor & Delivery Rooms, NICU, SCBU, Well Baby Unit, etc. The hospital has Marhaba Services – personalized fast track services for patients – as well as Presidential Suite Rooms, VIP Rooms, Private Rooms etc. Amenities for patients and visitors include a multi-restaurant food court, movie theatre, coffee shops, health club, 1000+ free parking spaces etc. The Thumbay Pharmacy located within Thumbay University Hospital is the biggest robotic pharmacy in the country with automated robotic technology to prepare and dispense medicines. The hospital is part of the academic hospital network of Thumbay Group, which has a professional workforce of 25 different nationalities serving patients in 50 different languages and serving patients from over 175 nationalities.

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