GMU Conducts ‘White Coat Ceremony’ to Welcome New Batch of Dentistry Students
Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university owned and operated by Thumbay Group formally welcomed the 2015 batch students of the College of Dentistry’s DMD Course by organizing a “White Coat Ceremony” at the University campus in Ajman, on Thursday, 21st January 2016.
Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University was the chief guest of the function. The function was attended by GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, the Deans of Colleges of GMU and the members of the administrative team of Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Group.
The students received their white coats from Mr. Thumbay Moideen. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj administered the GMU Honor Code to the news students.
Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, in her address to the students, reminded them of the importance of the ceremony and said that with it would start a whole new chapter in their lives. “Today’s ceremony marks a rite of passage to welcome you all as you are about to enter your chosen profession. The cloaking with the white coat, the mantle of the health profession signifies the belief that is being placed on your ability to carry on the noble tradition of delivering health care,” she told the students.
In all, 47 students belonging to 21 different nationalities donned the white coats at the ceremony. The function was held in the presence of a large gathering of GMU students, faculty and staff of GMU and families of the new students.
About Gulf Medical University
GMU is the highest in demand private medical university in the UAE. Every year, the University’s admissions department receives 5000+ applications for just around 300 seats. It is the first medical institution in the region which gives admission to both boys and girls of all nationalities, and it offers several academic programs that had been introduced in the region for the first time. The University has outstanding infrastructure and facilities and is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development programs. It has been organizing international and regional conferences and symposia on a regular basis. It also has a well-organised alumni network of highly placed healthcare professionals. The entire network of Thumbay hospitals, clinics, dental hospital and diagnostic centers are affiliated to Gulf Medical University, providing opportunities to students for clinical experience and residency positions. GMU has students from over 73 countries and faculty and staff from more than 22 countries.