The Gulf Medical University came into existence with the Decree issued by the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan on the 10th of July, 2008 when the Gulf Medical College, Ajman was officially approved as the Gulf Medical University.
The Gulf Medical College Ajman began with the M.B.B.S program and later the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program was added in October 2000.
Today the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has recognized the Gulf Medical University as a center of excellence and has permitted the University to foray into newer programs in Pharm D, DMD, Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Toxicology and Public Health.
The focus of the Gulf Medical University is in the three core areas of Medical Education, Healthcare and Research. The university will strive to develop these three core areas as spotlights of medical excellence in the coming years.
Apart from the academic programs, Gulf Medical University is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development Programs.
The university has been organizing well acclaimed International and Regional conferences and Symposia.
The university also publishes a quarterly Health magazine – GMC Health Journal, as part of its commitment to informative medical journalism.
1. This was the first medical institution in the region, which offers admissions to both boys and girls of all nationalities.
2. Recognised by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council & listed in World Directory of Medical Schools.
3. The university has infrastructure and facilities, which is on par with some of the established medical institutions in the world.