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MBRU honours graduates of 2023

Article-MBRU honours graduates of 2023

Mohammed bin Rashid University MBRU Class of 2023
Students of Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences are set to put knowledge to practice in the UAE’s evolving healthcare industry.

Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) marked the graduation of 136 students in a special ceremony at the Dubai Opera on Thursday. Among the graduates, 56 are in medical residency and 18 in fellowship courses, both of which are part of the postgraduate speciality programmes offered at the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC) alongside Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, the College of Nursing and Midwifery, the College of Medicine and the Deanship of Postgraduate Medical Education. Around 78 per cent of the talents consisted of accomplished female learners, and 35 per cent were Emirati nationals.

“I decided to pursue medicine because I wanted to make a change in people’s lives and discovered that community medicine would help me do this on a global scale,” said Maha Ali AlSuwaidi, Emirati, who graduated from the College of Medicine. “I applied to this field and may be the only resident who got accepted this year. We are still waiting for the results. From there, I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for me. I might look at being a part of a medical talk show in the future as well,” she said.

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UAE resident and MBRU graduate Montaser Nabeeh Khalil Al Smady said he is excited to start his residency programme in the UAE and looking forward to pursuing internal medicine or emergency medicine. He hopes to be accepted in one of his specialties of interest soon and take his career forward from there.

“Medicine is a broad field. I believe there is a lot to learn and a lot to go through in terms of experience. And of course, it is a noble speciality where you can give back to the community and do a lot of good in it while having a solid career with a bright future. When we pursue medicine, we are not just treating patients, but we are also contributing to the expansion of healthcare — whether it is through medical research or hospital operations. It is quite rewarding,” he added.

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MBRU matches students to various residency programmes not only in the UAE but also across the globe, which demonstrates its academic excellence.

“We are very proud of our students, and I am happy to say that 30 per cent of them are likely to find a position in the US or Canada to start their residency,” said Prof. Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Dean of College of Medicine at MBRU. “We should also not forget the parents and the support they give their children makes a big difference in this field.”

The graduation event was held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, MBRU Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC) as well as His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of DAHC.

UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi was the guest of honour who congratulated the students from the International Space Station (ISS). Al Neyadi has been involved in several medical experiments in collaboration with UAE-based universities such as MBRU.

“Medicine and space exploration are interconnected and without comprehensive medical preparation we are not able to undertake space missions, conduct scientific research, contribute to the advancement of humanity and bring all the benefits of technology and space down to earth,” he said in an opening speech.


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