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Gulf Medical University

Gulf Medical University, (GMU) formerly known as Gulf Medical College, established in 1998, is a private university in the United Arab Emirates. It offers various courses in medicine.


Gulf Medical University (GMU) is located in the emirate of Ajman, on the western coast of the UAE. GMU was founded in 1998 as Gulf Medical College (GMC) by the Thumbay Group, and offered certified courses in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Physiotherapy. 


Gulf Medical University (GMU) established in 1998 is a leading medical university in the Gulf region. GMU offers Medical and Health Professional Education in the field of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Anesthesia & Surgical Technology, and Medical Imaging Sciences. GMU offers postgraduate programs in Toxicology, Public Health, Clinical Pathology. In addition, the university also offers Short Term Certificate Courses for Health workforce development and career enhancement. GMU differentiates itself having its own network of hospitals, clinics, and institutes.


Gulf Medical University’s Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPM&TR), The Thumbay Institute of Population Health and The Thumbay Institute of Healthcare Workforce Development and Leadership are world-class training and research facilities.

Student services

The college has introduced student counseling services and career counseling. Students may approach the Office of the Dean Student Affairs and Counseling center for details. The Student Welfare Committee for student counseling is assisted by a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist. 

Housing services

The GMU hostel offers a learning environment, a clean, safe living condition in Ajman, allowing students to live together and foster self-dependence, respect for social and communal norms, and tolerance of cultural diversity. The hostels provide opportunities for its residents to improve their leadership, communication and social skills, which support their academic and personal growth.

Library services

Facilities & Services available in the Library:

  • Multimedia Collection & Services
  • Online Database Access
  • Internet & Intranet Access
  • Online Catalogue
  • E-Books & E-Journals
  • Inter Library Loan & Inter Library Document Delivery
  • Photocopying and Binding Services
  • Study Carrels
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Audio & Video Room Section

Medical services

Our Hospitals houses the departments of Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, E.N.T. Psychiatry, Urology and Special Clinics like Diabetics Clinic, Well Woman Center and Well Baby Clinic. 

Campus life

The Gulf Medical University is located in the Al Jurf area in the northern emirate of Ajman on a vast stretch of land extending up to a 100,000 sq.m that currently houses the Gulf Medical University (GMU). It has laboratories, classrooms and administration buildings, a stand alone building that houses the library and the modern multimedia centers, a cafeteria and a sports complex with courts for lawn tennis, basket ball, volley ball and grounds for cricket and football and the vacant grounds have been earmarked for the future multispecialty hospital, the residence halls for students and living quarters for the staff and faculty.

Student clubs

GMU publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Health Magazine, launched in 1999.

GMU is active in participating in national and international events. In March 2013, GMU hosted the UAE’s biggest Inter-Collegiate Sports Festival and the National Conference on Contemporary Dimensions of the Pharmacy Profession. In April 2013, GMU hosted the 5th Annual Dental Conference on Excellence in Oral and Dental Health.

Gulf Medical University is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), United Arab Emirates

`Ajman, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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