Welcome to the Ajman University’s College of Medicine (AUCOM)! We have an exciting Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program designed to provide the modern medical graduate with the tools and knowhow to function effectively in a continually changing global healthcare landscape.
We welcomed our first cohort of 49 students into the Foundation Year of the 6-year MBBS program in the Fall of 2018. We have since continued to seamlessly deploy what we fondly refer to as our common sense curriculum! Students get to utilize the most modern technological tools as they advance through the integrated systems-based spiral curriculum with both horizontal and vertical integration.
Now in our third year of operations, our faculty numbers have jumped from three in 2018 to over twenty full-time faculty and clinical tutors, including a full-time assessment coordinator, student counsellor, and clinical skills coordinator, in 2020. We are proud to have recruited some of the most experienced and talented faculty hailing from fifteen countries!
Being accredited by the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) means our graduates are eligible to work in and even pursue residency training for specialization in the UAE. The College has taken the necessary steps to ensure our students and graduate can take foreign licensing examinations (e.g., USMLE). AUCOM is currently listed in the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) world directory of medical schools.
The College is now at the stage of recruiting full-time in-house clinical faculty in the core specialties as well as activating memoranda of understanding previously signed with our affiliated clinical training sites in readiness for clinical rotations commencing in Fall 2022.
Our facilities have continued to expand according to plan in line with increasing student, faculty, and staff numbers. These include new lecture halls, teaching and research laboratories, and a very modern dissection facility, enabling our students to carry out cadaveric dissections throughout Phase I of the program.