The pharmacy program will educate students to become competent pharmacists with fundamental knowledge in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The graduates will be dedicated to serve the communities and will carry out their pharmaceutical duties with the highest level of ethical and moral standards.
Best Bachelors in United Arab Emirates 2016/2017. Despite the tremendous progress achieved in the field of Pharmacy today we are facing new challenges that need more coordination and planning between the different decision makers at the Ministry of Health at the national level from one side and the academic institutions offering pharmaceutical programs from the other side, to determine the level of education needed in the UAE region and to define the profile of the new graduates as per the needs of the community, knowing that drug consumption is quite high if this issue must charge up the different health authorities and educational institutions to define a strategy with precise objectives and outcomes to deal with this decisive challenge, promoting awareness among the populations at different levels i.e from schools to universities, ensuring that the graduates must reflect the needs of the community, emphasizing on preventive measures and providing qualitative services. To achieve these objectives, the concerned health authorities and universities must join efforts to provide facilities for clinical training and internship. Moreover, they may depend on the expertise and experience (if needed), of the various international health institutions and support from international institutions and relevant companies which may contribute to promote the benefits of the clinical pharmacist education among the new graduates through school health programs.
The College of Pharmacy at the Gulf Medical University, aims to lead this initiative, through the expertise of its faculty and staff, as defined in the mission and objectives and outcomes of the PharmD Program.The College of Pharmacy will be providing the students with the knowledge and skills to successfully face these challenges in a systematic academic manner that shall evolve continuously to meet these developments. The programs offered are dynamic and flexible to address the new challenges. Basic and Medical courses are integrated and clinically oriented. The learning methods will be dynamic and diversified; an innovative approach which combines the conventional learning methods to the clinical simulations which allow the students to acquire the clinical skills in a clinic like environment. The physical clinical training program will enhance the clinical skills of the students during their clinical training period, under qualified and dedicated clinical faculty and staff.
Clinical simulations in various subjects allow the students to enhance their skills and monitor their performance through self-assessments using I.T. learning means. Students are exposed from the early stage to the clinical environment in order to achieve a better understanding of the relations of the human body to the clinical practice.
The pharmacy program will educate students to become competent pharmacists with fundamental knowledge in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The graduates will be dedicated to serve the communities and will carry out their pharmaceutical duties with the highest level of ethical and moral standards. The curriculum will also focus and emphasize on the importance of research and encourage student participation in research activities.
Pharm D is a five-and-a-half years program, which includes one year of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience ( APPE ).
The program consists of 12 semesters.
The first two years of the curriculum are designed to educate students in biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences courses.
During the third, fourth and fifth years, students will concentrate on advanced pharmaceutical studies clinical sciences and management under the strict supervision of qualified faculty.
The compulsory Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience ( APPE ) year spans from the 2nd Semester of the 5th year to the 1st Semester of the 6th Year inclusive of a summer semester of the fifth year.
During the clerkship students will be exposed to the practice of pharmacy in the different medical specialties as part of their clinical experience as they go through the different rotations.
Applicants shall meet all criteria for undergraduate admission as laid down in the Standards (2007) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE.
The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of education in school and passed courses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Higher Secondary School.
Students who complete their secondary school education as per UK curriculum must have completed at least two of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) in ‘AS’ levels or ‘A’ levels provided they have passed in all the three subjects in their ‘O’ levels. The minimum grade required is ‘C’ at AS level in Chemistry, Biology or Physics
The applicant must have secured a minimum of 80% marks as per U.A.E. Secondary School education standards or its equivalent in each of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
A score of at least 25 of IB (International Baccalaureate) and for holders of American Diploma a minimum score of 80% is required in addition to a SAT II score of at least 550 in Biology.
An aggregate score of 75% of Pakistan Board, 80% of Indian State Board and 75% of Indian Central Board while the minimum score of 70% in each subject of Biology, Physics and Chemistry is required.
The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission and cannot be more than 28 years of age.
The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English and Sciences terminology.
The applicant must have completed a course in English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (173 CBT, 61 IBT) or its equivalent in a standardized English language test, such as 5.0 IELTS.
The applicant shall appear for a personal interview before the GMU Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee shall evaluate all applicants for both cognitive and noncognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study.
Applicants shall submit all academic documents and official transcripts / credits / grades / marks duly attested by the Ministry of Education, U.A.E. and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.A.E. or U.A.E. Embassy in their country on admission into the program.
Students of Indian nationality are required to obtain an "Eligibility Certificate" from the Medical Council/Dental Council/Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi before they seek admission into the Gulf Medical University.
On admission, the student shall submit a copy of the birth certificate or proof of age, passport, and a copy of UAE nationality ID (Khulasat Al-Kayd), a Certificate of Good Conduct. A medical fitness certificate including blood test results, six recent color photographs, a written pledge by the applicant agreeing to comply with University rules and regulations, the application form duly filled up with complete details, a receipt for payment of a non-refundable fee towards admission.
All information regarding admissions shall appear in the Catalog, and in any other forms of advertisement circulated by the University.