Dubai School of Dental Medicine collaborates with UK Royal College
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, February 05 - 2013 at 11:41
- PRESS RELEASE
Dubai School of Dental Medicine (DSDM), a new specialist dental school at Dubai Healthcare City, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, signed an agreement with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), a UK organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in dental practice.
Marwan Abedin, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City, said: "The agreement with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh comes in line with our objective of serving as a medical education hub in the region. The collaboration paves the way for dentists in the UAE and the region to pursue specialization courses with the backing of acclaimed institutions such as The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We look forward to building synergies with other global medical institutes."
"Today, DHCC has emerged as a medical hub that offers high quality treatment in line with international standards. However, the Middle East lacks home-grown professionals, although the region holds significant talent that can be groomed into a top-notch healthcare workforce. Towards this end, DHCC is seeking to provide the latest training programmes in healthcare specialization. The inception of Dubai School of Dental Medicine has taken DHCC a step closer to developing into a strategic medical education center for the Middle East."
Professor Richard Ibbetson, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSEd said: "The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is pleased to endorse the programme curricula in Dubai School of Dental Medicine and will conjoint with the institution's exams. We are also delighted that DHCC has agreed to act as an examination hub in the Middle East providing the college with an opportunity to extend its influence as a global benchmark of standards in dental specializations. We are keen to support DHCC's aim to build a specialized medical talent pool in the region, which is in line with our vision."
Professor David Wray, Dean of DSDM, said: "Dubai School of Dental Medicine has been instituted to graduate talented dental specialists who will offer high quality dental treatment in the region. We additionally aim to provide dental graduates with academic and clinical training, which will groom them to become independent specialist practitioners. We are delighted that The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has partnered with us, which will allow us to extend comprehensive post-graduation programmes to achieve our vision. We look forward to our inaugural academic year and have recently enrolled the first batch of students for 2013."
Driven by its interest to offer education, training and examination opportunities to enhance the competence of healthcare professionals, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh liaises with external medical bodies and organizations representing the global surgical workforce. One of the most sought after medical training centers among doctors across the world, a global benchmark for higher specialist training, the medical college enjoys an international network with some 20,000 fellows and members based in almost 100 countries worldwide.
Dubai School of Dental Medicine will graduate up to 35 dental specialists every year. The school will offer accredited programmes in dental specialties such as endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and paediatric dentistry and intends to extend its programmes to include prosthodontics and periodontics in September 2013.
The internationally-acclaimed faculty at DSMD comprises senior academic staff and specialists from the US and the UK with extensive experience in postgraduate education and research. Students will pursue their academic curriculum at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center, which hosts the DSDM academic offices.
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