College of Medicine and Health Sciences Registers Remarkable First Year, Publishing 31 PubMed-Listed Research Papers
Khalifa University of Science and Technology organized a White Coat Ceremony, marking the start of Fall 2020 classes for the newly enrolled second cohort of 34 students at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology delivered a welcome note, and Dr. John Rock, Dean, Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, also welcomed the students and led the recitation of the students’ customary oath. The ceremony was virtually attended by the students’ parents, families and friends.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi said: “The College of Medicine and Health Sciences has made remarkable progress in the academic, medical and healthcare research areas since its launch, having successfully published the 31st scientific paper recently. These research papers cover a wide array of biomedical topics of great relevance not only to the UAE, and the region but also the entire global community. Led by a renowned team of experts as faculty members and researchers in the medical field, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences has also made significant contributions to fighting and mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We sincerely welcome the second cohort of students and we firmly believe that each one of the students will bring honor and glory to our university and the UAE.”
Dr. John Rock said: “Particularly now, during a global pandemic, donning the medical white coat symbolizes a tremendous commitment to serving others and improving health outcomes for patients and communities. We are proud to welcome another outstanding cohort of students who have the desire and passion to pursue careers in the noble profession of medicine.”
In the very first year itself, the Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences has registered remarkable achievements, including publishing 31 research papers in respected international scientific and medical journals. The Khalifa University CMHS’ PubMed-listed research papers, published so far, have covered a wide array of biomedical topics of relevance to the UAE and beyond ranging from the Arab genome to diabetes, nanoparticles to cardiovascular and medical education.
The Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences has also developed an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and Simulation Center, which is designed to test clinical skill performance. The program provides a hands-on real-world approach to learning and assessment, and serves hospital residency programs, military training units, and other medical schools in the UAE.
Additionally, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences has developed a ‘state-of-the-art testing center’, which is created with Prometric and Pearson VUE standards that allow on-site testing for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
Located at the New Extension of the Main Campus of Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences is offering the post-graduate MD program in five strands – Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine, Medicine and Society, Physicianship, as well as Research, Technology and Innovation.
English Editor Specialist
10 November 2020