College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Khalifa University CMHS to Organize Summer Med-Camp 2021 to Provide Learning Opportunities for Emirati High School Students

July 27, 2021

Camp Includes Special Activities and Capstone Projects to Generate Interest in Pursuing Careers in Medicine and Health Sciences  


Khalifa University has announced that the College of Medicine and Health Sciences will organize the ‘Summer Med-Camp 2021’ to provide learning and growth opportunities for UAE National high school students with an interest in pursuing careers in medicine and health sciences.


The week-long Khalifa University CMHS Summer Med-Camp 2021 will run from 1–5 August, targeting Emirati high school students to socially connect and get more information on medicine. The camp will include capstone projects in radiology, anatomy and genetics, during which students will engage and learn with Khalifa University faculty and medical professionals. Fun activities, quiz programs, and presentations from guest speakers are also part of the agenda.


There will also be an activity focusing on Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) that is generally designed to prepare medical students for the clinical and communication aspects of becoming a doctor or a medical professional. Additionally, participants will be able to tour the state-of-the-art facilities at Khalifa University CMHS, while taking part in health and wellness activities, presentations of projects, and awarding of the winners. Moreover, they will interact with current MD students at Khalifa University CMHS.


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The Summer Med-Camp 2021 by Khalifa University CMHS will help Emirati high school students learn many ways to competently apply professional skills and knowledge, thus providing a learning-pathway experience. This is part of our initiative to create an overall healthcare ecosystem that inspires high school students to explore various options in the medicine and health sciences sector, and encourages them to develop special skills required for medical professionals. We believe student participants will gain an adequate understanding of this crucial sector.”


Dr. John Rock, Founding Dean, Khalifa University CMHS, said: “The Summer Med-Camp 2021 will include elements such as the capstone projects that will help students improve their critical thinking capability, solve challenging issues, and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, and become results-oriented. It will also encourage students to connect their projects to community-specific challenges, and to integrate outside-of-school learning experiences, through activities such as interviews, and scientific observations.”


The Khalifa University CMHS recently received approval from the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) for the implementation of the Clinical Phase of the MD program. The milestone achievement demonstrates Khalifa University CMHS’ clinical educational experience, which comprises the third and fourth years of the four-year professional MD degree program.


Since its launch, the Khalifa University CMHS has published 45 research papers in respected international scientific and medical journals, covering a wide array of biomedical topics, ranging from the Arab genome to diabetes, nanoparticles to cardiovascular and medical education.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
27 July 2021