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Abu Dhabi to launch first medical school in September

Starting next year, the new programme will allow existing students at Khalifa University to switch careers to medicine through a connecting course

Abu Dhabi to launch first medical school in September
Khalifa University of Science and Technology announced the launch of Abu Dhabi’s first-ever College of Medicine and Health Sciences, at a press conference attended by KU President Dr. Tod Laursen and Executive Vice-President Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi.

Abu Dhabi will see its first medical school open in September as part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences will be based at Khalifa University’s main campus, reported local media, where students will receive training at hospitals and clinics in the capital starting from their first academic year.

Following graduation, students will be able to complete their residencies with a partner hospital in UAE.

Starting next year, the new programme will also offer existing students at Khalifa University a connecting course that allows them to switch careers to medicine and an American-style doctor of medicine (MD) programme. A US partner will work with the university to design and implement the programme. It will assist with recruitment and training as well.

The UAE's first medical school, The College of Medicine and Health Sciences in UAE University, opened in Al Ain in 1984.

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