MBRU Commemorates Graduation at Dubai Opera House
The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) celebrated its 2023 graduation with a remarkable ceremony held at the iconic Dubai Opera House. Demonstrating the university's dedication to excellence and inclusivity in medical education, the graduating class of 136 students hailed from 29 different nationalities and represented various medical professions.
Notably, 35% of the graduates were Emirati nationals, reflecting the growing interest and enthusiasm for medical education within the UAE. This year's graduates encompassed the fields of Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, College of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine, and the Department of Postgraduate Medical Education.
This graduation ceremony marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the accomplishments of graduates from 56 medical residency programs and 18 fellowship programs, offered by the Dubai Academic Health Corporation. Impressively, 78% of the cohort were successful female students, underscoring the growing role of women in the medical field.
The ceremony's distinguished guest of honor was Sultan Al Neyadi, the first Arab astronaut to venture into space. Delivering an inspiring opening speech from the International Space Station (ISS), he emphasized the crucial link between medicine and space exploration. He highlighted the importance of comprehensive medical training for successful space missions and scientific research, and commended MBRU's contribution to medical experimentation in space.
Sultan Al Neyadi stated, “Medicine and space exploration are interlinked, and without comprehensive medical training, we will not be able to undertake space missions, conduct scientific research, contribute to humanity and bring all the benefits of technology and space to Earth.” He further shared his collaboration with local universities like MBRU in conducting medical experiments during his time on the ISS.
Founded in 2016 and celebrating its seventh anniversary on June 9, MBRU has garnered high confidence accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE), placing it among the country's top universities. The university has also actively contributed to the healthcare sector with over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications. Presently offering 43 specialized medical programs, MBRU continues to make strides in healthcare education and research.