Abu Dhabi to Have a New Medical School

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 November 2021
Abu Dhabi to Have a New Medical School

Abu Dhabi will have a new medical education institute. Abu Dhabi-headquartered VPS Healthcare and Cumming School of Medicine of the University of Calgary, Canada, signed a partnership agreement to offer innovative medical education and research programmes.

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, founder and chairman, VPS Healthcare, said that the School of Medicine will generate significant economic and social benefits to the region.

“After graduation, these professionals will become part of a world-class academic medical health system, which will improve the quality of healthcare in our communities. It will also create a R&D ecosystem with high-paying jobs and provide the UAE citizens access to top-quality healthcare professionals close to home.”

VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Medical City will serve as the principal teaching hospital for the medical school.

“The Cumming School of Medicine has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health-care research and education which is evidenced in this new collaboration.”

The new school will also offer a three-year MD programme and a residency slot at one of the 24 VPS Healthcare hospitals upon graduation.

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