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Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Gulf Medical University    

Program(s) offered

Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)

Program Type
Bachelors Degree
Program Category
Not In List
Program Fee
95000 AED
OnCampus Recruitment
Accredited By
Ministry of Education UAE
Updated On
6/27/2011 5:03:12 AM

About Program

Overview Mission Admissions Requirements Annual Intake & Fee Structure
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S)

The MBBS program at Gulf Medical College is a modular, organ system-based integrated curriculum divided into three phases. The modular structure of the medical curriculum spans a total of 5 years followed by internship of one year.

PHASE I, also called the Introductory Medical Sciences, constitutes the 1st Year MBBS. Seven courses integrated on the basis of themes constitute PHASE I, a prerequisite for the organ system- based courses in PHASE II. A qualifying examination will be conducted at the end of PHASE I.

PHASE II spans the 2nd and 3rd Year MBBS. The ten courses are integrated on the basis of the organ systems in PHASE II. A Problem Based Learning (PBL) week is nested within each of the courses. Clinical teaching is introduced in this phase as the Basic Clinical Skills course which will run parallel to the Organ System Courses. In the 2nd year, skills relevant to each system will be introduced in the respective courses in the safe environment of the Simulation Laboratory. In 3rd Year students will experience real-life doctor-patient encounters in hospital settings one day in the week. A qualifying examination will be held at the end of Phase II.

Phase III spans the next two years of 4th and 5th Year MBBS. It will have Multisystem Courses dealing with themes and topics that cut across multiple organ systems and disciplines running parallel to the clinical clerkship rotations in Surgery and Medicine and their allied disciplines, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. The theoretical component of teaching in the clinical phase will be sequenced on the basis of organ systems. A qualifying examination will be held at the end of PHASE III.

The successful students will be admitted to the internship program. The one-year compulsory resident rotating internship (CRRI) will provide the graduates on-the-job training under close supervision in the major areas of medicine and surgery. The graduates will be awarded the degree of MBBS on successful completion of their internship.

The MBBS program was awarded Accreditation Eligible Classification status (Initial Recognition) in June 2004 by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and the degree is recognized by the Ministry of Health, UAE. Gulf Medical College is listed at in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Health Professions Education Directory of World Health Organization (

Gulf Medical College is listed as an accredited/recognized medical school in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) published by Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Ref:

Session Details

The MBBS program shall strive to provide adequate opportunities to observe, perform and practice basic clinical/professional skills competently with an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences within the health care delivery system. The MBBS program offered by the Gulf Medical College, Ajman has 3 clearly defined goals. A total of 45 objectives have been derived from these goals. The learning outcomes of the proposed organ system-based, integrated curriculum have been listed for each course in the curriculum and are in turn closely aligned to the program objectives.

At the end of the MBBS program the graduate should be able to:

Acquire and understand scientific principles of medical knowledge at the molecular, cellular, organ, whole body and environmental levels of health and disease. He should be able to apply the current understanding and recent advances in contemporary basic sciences to promote health, prevent, diagnose and manage the common health problems of individuals (at different stages of life), families and communities.
Develop basic clinical skills (interpretive, manipulative, and procedural) such as the ability to obtain a patient`s history, to undertake a comprehensive physical and mental state examination and interpret the findings, and to demonstrate competence in the performance of a limited number of basic technical procedures.
Develop attitude and practice personal and professional values necessary for the achievement of high standards of medical practice. This should enable him to carry out independently the responsibilities of a physician and to develop further knowledge and skills in order to adapt to the changes in the practice of medicine throughout his professional career and be a life long learner.

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Entry Requirements

Policy Statement

Gulf Medical University admits students irrespective of their national origin, color, gender, or religion to all the rights, privileges, activities and programs offered by the university.

The University stands for the highest moral and academic standards consistent with the heritage and cultural background of the United Arab Emirates and shall aspire for national and international recognition of its programs and degrees.

The University sets high standards for previous academic performance to attract students of high caliber and to meet and exceed the standards of high retention and low attrition and outstanding academic performance required to fulfill the accreditation standardsfor every program offered by the University.

General Admission Requirements

General requirements are given below. Specific requirements, if any, are listed separately under each program.

Undergraduate Admissions

Applicants shall meet all the following criteria for admission into programs offered by the University as laid down in the Standards published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE.
The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of education in school and passed courses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in higher secondary school.
The applicant must have secured a minimum of 80% marks as per U.A.E. Secondary School education standards or its equivalent in each of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Students who complete their secondary school education as per UK curriculum must have completed at least two of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) in `AS` levels or `A` levels provided they have passed in all the three subjects in their `O` levels. The minimum grade required is `C` at AS level in Chemistry, Biology or Physics.
A score of at least 25 of IB (International Baccalaureate) and for holders of American Diploma a minimum score of 80% is required in addition to a SAT II score of at least 550 in Biology.
An aggregate score of 75% of Pakistan Board, 80% of Indian State Board and 75% of Indian Central Board while the minimum score of 70% in each subject of Biology, Physics and Chemistry is required.
The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission and cannot be more than 28 years of age.
The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English and Sciences terminology.
The applicant must have completed a course in English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (173 CBT, 61 IBT) or its equivalent in a standardized English language test, such as 5.0 IELTS.
The applicant shall appear for a personal interview before the GMU Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee shall evaluate all applicants for both cognitive and noncognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study.
Applicants shall submit all academic documents and official transcripts / credits / grades / marks duly attested by the Ministry of Education, U.A.E. and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.A.E. or U.A.E. Embassy in their country on admission into the program.
Students of Indian nationality are required to obtain an `Eligibility Certificate`from the Medical Council/Dental Council/Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi before they seek admission into the Gulf Medical University.
On admission, the student shall submit a copy of the individual`s birth certificate or proof of age, the applicant`s passport, and a copy of UAE nationality ID (Khulasat Al-Kayd), a Certificate of Good Conduct. A medical fitness certificate including blood test results, six recent color photographs, a written pledge by the applicant agreeing to comply with University rules and regulations, the application form duly filled up with complete details, a receipt for payment of a non-refundable fee towards admission.

Postgraduate Admissions

Applicants shall meet all general admission requirements as laid down in the Standards published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In addition the following requirements must be met:
The applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited medical school in the UAE or a graduate of an IMED-listed medical school outside the UAE.
No applicant shall be discriminated on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin or disability status.
English Proficiency Requirement:
A TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based, 213 on the Computer-Based, or 79 on the internet-Based test, or the equivalent score on another standardized test such as IELTS score of 6.0 is required of all students admitted to Master`s programs with the following exceptions:
A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.
A student admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the Paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test upon admission to his/her undergraduate program.
GPA Requirements:
A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent) in the applicant`s Baccalaureate degree program is required for admission to graduate programs.

Probationary admittance may be granted to:

A student with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher and a TOEFL score of 530 on the Paper-Based test, 197 on the Computer-Based, or 71 on the Internet-Based test (or its equivalent using a standardized test may be admitted to a Master`s program subject to the following:
The student achieves a TOEFL score of 550 by the end of the first semester.
The student takes a maximum of six (6) credit hours in the first semeter during which he/she takes intensive English. He/she must achieve an average score of 3.0(on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent) in the credit courses taken.
If either provision is not met, the student must be dismissed.
A student with a CGPA between 2.5 and 2.99 and a TOEFL score of 550 (or its equivalent / using a standardized test can take a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester. He/she must achieve a semester average score of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent) in the credit courses taken to continue in the program. If not, the student must be dismissed.

Mature entry admission:

A mature entry student who does not meet the stated GPA requirement but has at least 5 years of relevant documented work experience after the Baccalaureate degree was obtained, provided he/she meets the English proficiency requirements may be admittedunder the category of Mature Entry admission provided the total number of such students admitted to a Master`s program does not exceed 10%.

Admission of graduates of Higher Diploma to Master Programs:

Graduates with a Higher National Diploma shall not be admitted to Masters programs. This diploma is not equivalent to a baccalaureate degree.

Application Procedure

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The Gulf Medical University came into existence with the Decree issued by the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan on the 10th of July 2008 when the Gulf Medical College Ajman was officially approved as the Gulf Medical University. The University had its humble beginnings as the Gulf Medical College Ajman established with the Decree No. 1, dated 28 January, issued by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi, the Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Supreme Council, U.A.E in the year 1998 as there was a felt need for a medical college in the United Arab Emirates.

The Gulf Medical College Ajman began with the M.B.B.S program and later the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program was added in October 2000. Today the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has recognized the Gulf Medical University as a center of excellence and has permitted the University to foray into newer programs in Pharm D, DMD, Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Toxicology and Public Health.

The focus of the Gulf Medical University is in the three core areas of Medical Education, Healthcare and Research. The university will strive to develop these three core areas as spotlights of medical excellence in the coming years.

This was the first medical institution in the region, which offers admissions to both boys and girls of all nationalities. The university has infrastructure and facilities, which is on par with some of the established medical institutions in the world. Apart from the academic programs, Gulf Medical University is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development Programs. The university has been organizing well acclaimed International and Regional conferences and Symposia. The university also publishes a quarterly Health magazine - GMC Health Journal, as part of its commitment to informative medical journalism.

Institution Type Universities
Year Founded: 11/5/2001
Accredited By Ministry of Education UAE
Education Type: Coeducation
TotalCapacity: 600
Curriculum American
Tuition Fee Range: 1000 - 95000 AED
Transport: Inhouse
Security: Inhouse
Housing: Provided
Canteen: Yes
Newspaper: Yes
Publications: Yes
Sports: Play Ground
Clubs: Yes
DistanceLearning: Yes
Visa: Provided
FinancialSupport: Corporate Sponsorships


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