Monday, 18 October 2021 08:04 GMT


(MENAFN- Mid-East.Info) Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Fakeeh University Hospital has received DHA approvals to host two batches of students from the University of Sharjah College of Medicine for its Clinical Observership Programme. Through the programme, the Hospital will extend its academic and research facility affiliation and experience to the medical fraternity, ensuring the upcoming generation of medical practitioners are welcomed to an environment where education, research & medical care translate into clinical excellence.

The Clinical Observership programme receives two students each in Child's health, Women's health, Medicine, and Surgery, totalling to 16 students from the 31st of August until the 28th of October 2021.

Fakeeh University Hospital brings a relatively unique experience to the UAE, particularly to the private sector, where both an academic and clinical unit are combined onto one campus. The University in Dubai will be affiliated with the Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences, which was established in 2003 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has proven to be a very successful model. The programme is approved by the Dubai Health Authority and Fakeeh University Hospital is providing practical on-site training to learners from the University of Sharjah. This will help the students get hands-on experience while observing live surgeries and consultations.  This agreement also includes improving the behavioural and professional skills of medical students in line with international best practices in professional educational environment and culture. This also gives the students an opportunity to learn and practice on the latest technology available. Fakeeh University Hospital functions as one of the most advanced smart hospitals in the region, using robust technological systems to facilitate patients' care and doctors' efficiency.

Serving communities in the heart of the UAE and the wider region, the 350-bed hospital has medical practitioners across 55 specialties provides primary, secondary and tertiary care, with an estimated 40,000 admissions and 20,000 surgical operations. Through its integrated healthcare model using smart technologies, Fakeeh University Hospital is well positioned to make a positive impact on the development of the healthcare sector in the UAE. 

“We remain committed to excellence through clinical care, research, and education to support the UAE's vision in ensuring the best quality of life for its citizens and residents. The pandemic has taught us that healthcare system should be self-sufficient in fulfilling its manpower requirement in the times of crisis and need. We have an innate responsibility to develop and prepare the medical talent for the unseen future. We are honoured to have the opportunity to support and train the next generation of healthcare practitioners, and pride ourselves in being able to utilize our integrated healthcare model for the benefit of the future doctors. We are very proud of our association with University of Sharjah and express our sincerest gratitude to the Dubai Health Authority for their support in enabling us to provide this opportunity to our new students – who we warmly welcome.” said  Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul, CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital.

“As advocates for learning, we are pleased to partner with Fakeeh University Hospital and its efforts in educating and empowering future doctors, a testament to our commitment and duty to meet the demand for integrated, quality healthcare services for the people of the UAE and beyond.” Said  Dr. Haithm Mustafa Abdullah Noman, Clinical Tutor at the College of Medicine  “We have a great responsibility in ensuring our future healthcare professionals are supported to our best abilities, and wish the students of this Programme all the best in their professional and academic pursuit.”

For 43 years, Fakeeh Care group has built strong and lasting relationships with the communities it serves. Giving back to the community is both, a mission and a responsibility.

Fakeeh University Hospital and Fakeeh Care are committed to developing the next generation of local healthcare professionals. With the vision of fostering innovation in medical education and training, we aim to prepare graduates across specialties who will contribute to scientific research and community services.

Fakeeh University Hospital was brought to the UAE by pioneering Saudi healthcare provider group, Fakeeh Care. It is committed to delivering medical excellence and championing outstanding research in the UAE, building on a 43-year healthcare legacy. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, its systems are set up to treat an estimated 700,000 patients a year, serving communities in the UAE and the wider region. Fakeeh University Hospital has a built-up area of one million square feet and is one of the largest healthcare players in the private sector. It currently has 350 beds and runs 55 different clinics.


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