Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital Announce Affiliation
Al Jalila Children’s, the first dedicated children’s hospital in the UAE to become MBRU’s Clinical Academic Affiliate.
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital (Al Jalila Children’s) have signed an affiliation agreement in the presence of Dr. Abdulla Al Khayat, Al Jalila Children’s
Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Amer Sharif, MBRU’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mohamed Al Awadhi, Al Jalila Children’s Chief Operating Officer, and Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Dean of the College of Medicine, making Al Jalila Children’s MBRU’s Clinical Academic Affiliate.
Al Jalila Children’s will serve as a teaching hospital for MBRU’s medical students. Both parties have agreed that they will cooperate and coordinate efforts between them to provide the optimum environment for conducting an educational experience for the medical students. As part of the agreement, a joint clinical academic committee (CAC) will be formed to oversee the implementation of the clinical training. This agreement is in line with Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s vision of establishing an integrated academic health system.
Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali said: “Partnering with a leading institution like Al Jalila Children’s is a key step towards realizing MBRU’s goals of innovative healthcare education and research through an integrated academic health system. We look forward to working with our colleagues in Al Jalila Children’s to provide transformative learning experiences for our students as well as opportunities for collaborative research that will enhance the quality of care in our region.”