15 July 2015 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Dubai Medical College and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (Moorfields) have agreed to collaborate in providing undergraduate students with training in Ophthalmology in accordance with the curriculum accredited for undergraduate medical education by the General Medical Council, UK. The training will commence in September 2015 for the final year students pursuing MBBCh degree at Dubai Medical College.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the founder and Chairman of Dubai Medical College, Haj Saeed Ahmed Lootah and Mr. Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. The terms and conditions of collaboration were signed by Clinical Dean Prof. Muscat Baron. The signing ceremony was held at at the Chairman’s Office at the Dubai Medical College Campus at Muhaisnah and was attended by senior faculty members of Dubai Medical College and Dubai Pharmacy College.
Prof. Mohammed Galal El Din Ahmed said: “At Dubai Medical College we believe in collaboration for learning. Such collaborative ventures will help us enrich the curriculum by integrating specialized fields with the primary health care concept.”
The college also has such agreements with other state-of-the-art facilities in the country and abroad for enhancing student learning.
Mr Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, added: “Moorfields’ mission in the Middle East includes providing world class treatment and care for patients but also teaching and research. This agreement with the prestigious Dubai Medical College will help us fulfill our mission and enable us to locally support female ophthalmology students in Dubai with undergraduate training to meet international standards.”
The college was the first medical college in the UAE, founded almost 30 years ago, and is the only educational institution to win the prestigious Dubai Quality Award. The college was also a winner of the coveted MRM Excellence Award in 2011.