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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Overview

  • The MBBS program offered by the College of Medicine, GMU is a competency-based, integrated curriculum organized around organ-systems.
  • The program spans a total of 5 years followed by internship of one-year duration leading to the MBBS degree.
  • The MBBS program received Initial Accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • The curriculum comprises of an appropriate sequence and mix of courses, providing for continued growth in clinical medicine and increasing expectation of knowledge, skill and clinical exposure.
  • The educational objectives of the MBBS program are expressed as competencies, which the graduate should have acquired by the end of the program and is benchmarked with internationally known competency frameworks, such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.
  • The competencies are adopted and adapted with sensitivity to the cultural context of medical practice in UAE and the Gulf region and are thus aligned to the UAE National Qualifications Framework at Level 7 (Bachelors).
  • The MBBS degree awarded by GMU is recognized by the Ministry of Health, UAE and all graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam in the country to be evaluated for independent practice.

Vision
The Vision of College of Medicine, GMU is to pursue excellence in health education, biomedical research and patient care. The College of Medicine aspires to:

  • Attract the best of students and provide a unique learning experience incorporating the best practices in health education;
  • Produce competent clinicians who will make a significant contribution to the health of the community through pursuit of academia, research and healthcare;
  • Be known for excellence in medical education and research, and integrate the advances in research in the delivery of patient care.
  • Be an integral part of the community with enhanced community engagement and provide quality education in health and biomedical sciences in collaboration with the country’s healthcare planners.

Mission
The Mission of College of Medicine, GMU is to:

  • Commit to prepare highly competent doctors to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the nation and the region;
  • Strive to produce doctors who will be able to pursue postgraduate training in any of the various specialties, contribute to research and adopt an evidence-based approach to patient-care;
  • Promote health services incorporating the latest advances in scientific knowledge in a manner that supports education and research for the benefit of the community.

  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  • All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (CBT 185, iBT 65), IELTS Academic 5.0, PTE A (36-44), Cambridge ESOL (41) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • The applicants from UAE educational system must have secured an overall average of 90% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 80% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  • Applicants from Non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 90% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
    CountryEducation SystemMinimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for MBBS program
    UAEUAEStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 90% (A Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    · Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades)

    · An aggregate score of 80% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    IndiaIndian State Board

     

     

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 80% (A Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    · An aggregate score of 75% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

     

    Indian Central Board/ICSE

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 75% (A Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 70%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    Pakistan

    Bangladesh

    Pakistan Board

    Bangladeshi Board

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 75% (A Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 70% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    UKIGCSE/GCEStudied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with a

    Minimum of:

    ·2 Bs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

    ECTSInternational

    Baccalaureate

    Student should secure an overall minimum 28 points,

    ·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

    USAAmerican DiplomaStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 90% (A Grade) and above.

    ·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    Applicants from any other Non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 90% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.

  • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

The intake per year and the fee structure are as given below:
Tuition fees for the academic year 2017-2018:

ProgramAnnual IntakeDurationEvaluation Fee
(Non-Refundable)
Tuition Fees / Year
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)905 YearsAED 2,000AED 130,000

Note:The Tuition fee does not include any other fees such as examination fees, Hostel fees, security deposits, books and instruments, etc. These are to be paid separately as notified at the time of admission.

Application Fee:  AED 150

Hostel Facilities Per Academic Year (Ajman only)  –  Subject to availability

Ladies Hostel
DescriptionHostel Fees (AED) per year
FeesNo of Units
Single Room – Studio28,00036
Sharing – l Bed room23,00072
Single – 2 Bed room24,00012
Sharing – 2 Bed room19,00024
Utility Charges (AED 100/Month)1,100144
Boys Hostel
DescriptionHostel Fees (AED) per year
FeesNo of Units
Single25,0009
Sharing19,0008
Utility Charges (AED 100/Month)1,10017

Note: Refundable hostel deposit AED 1,000/-

Visa Charges:
AED 2300 for each candidate.
AED 1400 for renewal per year.
(All above mentioned fees is subject to change) Non refundable.

The educational objectives of the MBBS program are expressed as competencies which the graduate should have acquired by the end of the program and is organized around the six ACGME competency domains of

  1. Patient and Population Care
  2. Knowledge for Practice
  3. Evidence-Based Practice and Lifelong Learning
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  5. Ethics and Professionalism
  6. Healthcare Systems and Cost Effective Practice

Upon completion of the program, the medical graduate will be able to:
1. PATIENT AND POPULATION CARE

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and groups.
  • Gather essential and accurate information about their patients, for the purposes of problem identification and characterization.
  • Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment.
  • Develop and carry out (patient) management plans, with the engagement of patients considering culture, beliefs and patient’s preference.
  • Perform competently medical procedures considered essential for the management of common health problems.
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families.
  • Use information technology to support patient care decisions and patient education.
  • Provide and advocate for healthcare services aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health.
  • Work with healthcare professionals, including those from other disciplines and professions, to provide patient, family and community care.

2. KNOWLEDGE FOR PRACTICE

  • Acquire a core of basic and clinical supportive sciences, which are appropriate to the care of a patient and the community.
  • Demonstrate reasoning and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations and apply medical knowledge in-patient problem solving.

3. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

  • Exhibit good “information habits”, making decisions based on evidence, when such is available.
  • Locate, appraise and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to the patients’ health problems.
  • Apply knowledge of research designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and other information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the information resources and tools available to support life-long learning.
  • Understand the impact of information technology on basic clinical and biomedical research.

4. INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Create and sustain effective, ethically sound, caring and respectful relationships with patients and families.
  • Work effectively with others as a member or leader of a healthcare team, or other professional group.
  • Communicate orally and in writing in relation to prescriptions, ordering of laboratory or other tests and when handing over or receiving a patient from a colleague

5. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM

  • Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity; a responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supersedes self-interest; accountability to patients, society, and the profession; and a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of clinical care, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, and business practices.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients’ culture, age, gender, and disabilities.

6. HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND COST-EFFECTIVE PRACTICE

  • Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity; a responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supersedes self-interest; accountability to patients, society, and the profession; and a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of clinical care, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, and business practices.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients’ culture, age, gender, and disabilities.
  • Advocate quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with healthcare system complexities.
  • Practice cost-effective healthcare and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care.
  • Understand how their patient care and other professional practices affect the healthcare organization and the larger society and how these elements of the system affect their own practice.

Upon graduation, the medical graduates can pursue further career in the field of clinical practice, research or academia. All graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam in the country to be evaluated for independent practice. Medical graduates can work as doctors in hospitals, medical institutions, private clinics, research centres, medical industry and insurance. Medical graduates can specialize in a variety of biomedical or clinical medical professions after completing a period of postgraduate training. Graduates interested in research and academia can pursue a masters and PhD.