Medical students at MBRU explore career pathways in UAE, abroad

DUBAI, Medical students at Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) explored clinical and non-clinical career pathways at the second annual Medical Career Fair organised by MBRU.

Year 4-6 medical students enrolled in the Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) programme at MBRU were invited to network with experienced healthcare professionals to discover training, residency, and career opportunities in the UAE and abroad.

At exhibition booths, attendees gained first-hand knowledge from seasoned clinicians practising across various surgical and medical specialities such as psychiatry, radiology, pathology, family medicine, paediatrics, intensive care and anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, and humanitarian medicine from Doctors Without Borders.

Amna Haji- Regional Recruitment & Career Manager, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said, “It is a huge pleasure to participate in the MBRU Career Fair for the second year. We enjoy connecting with future doctors interested in joining our field projects.”

Dr. Reem Al Jayyousi, Associate Professor of Medicine at MBRU and organiser of the event, explained, “The programme was designed to allow medical students to discover the infinite possibilities a healthcare career can offer in the UAE and abroad.”

Throughout the day, students were given guidance on how to apply for medical residency in the UK and USA and how to approach non-clinical career pathways in academia, medical education and the pharmaceutical industry.

Representatives from the Dubai Academic Health Corporation, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, and Emirates Health Services gave a comprehensive overview of their organisation’s medical training opportunities. MBRU faculty-led interactive workshops where participants could improve upon their interview skills or work on their medical CV.

The highly-anticipated ‘Residents Panel Discussion’ plenary hosted recent medical school graduates completing their residency placement in the UAE and abroad. In a vibrant Q&A session, attendees sought valuable insights about life as a medical resident at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, the UK’s Solent NHS Trust, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the USA, and Canada’s University of Toronto.

“Medicine is rapidly changing and medical education must evolve to keep pace. MBRU is now officially a part of Dubai’s first integrated academic health system, the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC), which is transforming medical education at our university,” said Professor Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Dean of MBRU’s College of Medicine.

Source: Emirates News Agency