Dubai dental college, Julphar in scholarship deal
, July 10, 2014
Dubai College of Dental Medicine (DCDM), a part of Dubai Healthcare City’s integrated academic and clinical operations, signed a scholarship deal with Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) to support the UAE’s Ministry of Health dentists.
As per the MoU, both parties will support the ministry by providing specialisation through six postgraduate dentistry programmes in periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, and oral surgery, offered by DCDM in partnership with UK-based Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE).
DCDM will accept MOH residents under Julphar’s sponsorship during the next academic year starting in September.
THe college operates in two areas – academic and clinical. Through the Dubai Dental Clinic (DDC), its clinical arm, it provides the highest standards of dental care, offering a comprehensive range of specialised services including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and periodontal treatment. Through its academic arm, it offers six postgraduate programmes.
The deal is in line with Julphar’s 2014 CSR Strategy. Julphar, an Emirati company, aims to partner with local companies and education facilities to impact all healthcare sectors.
Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health, said: “As part of our co-operation with the private sector and belief to enhance societal responsibilities, we seek to provide excellent health services that would serve the programmes and activities of the Ministry of Health.”
“We also wish to complete our comprehensive plans and improve the health services that are provided to all the community members by establishing scientific programmes and plans that would support students and at the same time achieve common and bilateral efforts in co-ordination with the universities in the UAE.
“Such cooperation encourages students, coincides with the best international practices, and aims to attract the best expertise and human resources to serve the Ministry’s vision and mission,” said Al Owais.
Dr Amer Sharif, managing director – Education, DHCC, said: “We are always looking for opportunities to help expand the local talent pool and Julphar’s scholarship grant is another milestone for us. There is a shortage of specialised medical training institutions in the UAE and DHCC aims to bridge this gap. We aim to attract more Emirati as well as foreign students. We look forward to welcoming Ministry of Health applicants to DCDM.” - TradeArabia News Service