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UK postgraduate medical courses for doctors made availabe in UAE

The College of Medicine Clinical Training Centre, University of Sharjah, has entered into a collaborative partnership with Middlesex University, London and the Rila Institute of Health Sciences, London to jointly deliver a range of postgraduate medical diploma.
These courses of 12 months duration are offered to doctors in the UAE and in the wider Middle East region and Africa.
Professor Hossam Hamdy, dean of the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, and his colleague Professor Nabil Sulaiman have worked closely with Professor Ram Dhillon (Postgraduate Medical Director with Rila and Middlesex University) in developing the UAE/UK link.
They state that, “These postgraduate diplomas will enable local doctors and also those from abroad to gain internationally recognized medical training. The University of Sharjah, and its UK partners, has a strategic aim to make the UAE a regional international hub for delivering such Postgraduate Medical Education”.
The programs cover a range of clinical specialties: Cardiology, Urology, ENT, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Diabetes. There are plans to extend this choice over the next 12 months.
The medical faculty providing this educational and learning activity is a combination of UK and UAE specialists. The latter include well known senior specialists such as Professor Rajaie and Dr. Mohammed Seida (Urology), Dr. Mohammed Seif and Dr. Fekry AlDeeb (Cardiology), Dr. Fatma Mostafa (Dermatology) and Dr. Salah Abusnana (Diabetes).
Professor Hamdy explains that, “During the study, students have face to face contact and workshops, participate in online clinical activities and interact with specialist facilitators in key case discussions to develop their critical thinking and clinical understanding. For up to a maximum of four days the student needs to attend classes and workshops in Sharjah but otherwise the program is locally delivered. Last year there were students from not just UAE but also Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and even Kenya.
The final examination is conducted in Sharjah. Successful completion will lead to the doctor becoming an alumnus of “Middlesex University, London”. Their name is entered on the university’s roll call and they are invited to the formal graduation ceremony in London. Effectively the postgraduate diploma is a UK qualification but delivered in UAE.
Recruitment and registration is now open for the next batch of doctors, which starts with workshops in Sharjah on Nov. 15 and 16.
More information is available on Click on programs on home page and then follow the link to individual clinical specialty of your choice. Also UK e-mail: [email protected] and UAE e-mail [email protected]