Ajman, Jun 13: The newly launched Thumbay Institute/college at Gulf Medical University (GMU) marks a revolutionary -milestone as it becomes the first-of-its kind in the Middle East to specialize adoption of artificial intelligence to transform the medical education landscape, thus opening new avenues for research, education, healthcare delivery, innovation, and technological advancements in the field. By offering specialized courses in the metaverse alongside AI, the institute aims to empower students to develop cutting-edge solutions that leverage the power of AI and the metaverse, revolutionizing healthcare practices in the process.
“The visionary idea behind this pioneering Thumbay Institute/College of artificial intelligence in healthcare is the brainchild of our Founder President, Dr Thumbay Moideen. The launch of this groundbreaking institute signifies a significant milestone in Gulf Medical University's journey, focusing specifically on the integration of artificial intelligence in healthcare,” said Prof Hossam Hamdy, chancellor of Gulf Medical University.
The Thumbay Institute/College of AI in Healthcare, at the Gulf Medical University campus in Ajman, is not only dedicated to leveraging the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical education but also recognizes the significance of emerging technologies like the metaverse. Serving as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, the institute aims to bring together experts in medicine, computer science, data analytics, and metaverse technology. The innovative programs and courses designed by the Institute blend theoretical knowledge with hands-on training, empowering students to develop cutting-edge AI solutions that are specifically tailored to the healthcare domain, including applications within the metaverse.
By embracing the metaverse, the Institute aims to explore novel ways to enhance medical education, healthcare delivery, and technological advancements, paving the way for transformative breakthroughs in the field. Through cutting-edge research, the Institute seeks to develop artificial intelligence algorithms that can accurately diagnose diseases, optimize treatment plans, and improve patient outcomes. By nurturing a new generation of artificial intelligence healthcare professionals, the Institute of artificial intelligence in healthcare is poised to drive transformative advancements that will enhance the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare globally.
Health professionals of the future will be working in a technology and digital-driven work environment where artificial intelligence will be integral to the practice of Medicine. The Institute/college will offer certificate courses and training in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and other leading universities in Europe and Technology companies worldwide. Furthermore, it will also offer comprehensive digital skill development programmes to healthcare professionals, equipping them with the necessary expertise to thrive as future healthcare professionals.
“The upcoming Institute of Healthcare in artificial intelligence and technology reflects our dedication to equipping future healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to leverage AI. It will serve as a centre of excellence, driving advancements in healthcare through innovative research and transformative education," Prof Hossam Hamdy elaborated.
The is scheduled to be operational by September 2023 and will offer comprehensive certificate programs to start with and pave the way for the transition into Bachelor and master’s programme, to be submitted to the CAA for approval and Accreditation as per guidelines set by the Ministry of Education UAE.
Through the provision of these certificate programs, Gulf Medical University aims to bridge the gap between healthcare and AI, empowering professionals to navigate the intricate landscape of artificial intelligence and data science. By acquiring these skills, students will be equipped to drive positive transformations in the healthcare industry. The university is, furthermore, committed to investing in the necessary labs, facilities, and manpower to ensure that this Institute/College becomes fully developed and stands as a key pillar alongside the other six established colleges at the university.
The Gulf Medical University has 24 Accredited programmes all specialized in Health professions education and has graduated over 3500 students, with students from over 96 nationalities which form 60% of Health professions every year and 20% of doctors every year graduating from UAE. The admission is open to various programs at the university. For more info Visit www.gmu.ac.ae