Expo 2020 Dubai: Foreign universities use platform to attract prospective medical students from UAE

Foreign colleges taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai are taking advantage of the big event to lure potential medical students from the UAE.

They are demonstrating trends to empower future physicians while establishing a curriculum based on cultivating diversity.

In keeping with the theme of Dubai Expo 2020, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ students attending the mega event will be able to see how colleges in the Caribbean have become a prominent center for academic achievement, providing a global perspective in this quickly changing world.

Lesley Byrne, Vice President, International Student Recruitment at St. George’s University, Grenada, explains, “Most students now are searching for international and multicultural elements to their medical education, so it makes sense to get this exposure during their learning experiences. “Students at SGU have the opportunity to start their studies in Grenada, the UK, or India, and can complete clinical rotations at one of over 70 affiliated hospitals in the US and UK. With our state-of-the-art campus facilities and commitment to pastoral care, students are offered a truly holistic medical study program.”

He adds, “Since its founding in 1976, SGU has been a medical school with a worldwide mission. We draw students, graduates, and faculty from more than 150 countries and have contributed over 19,000 physicians to the global physician workforce. This long, proud, and verifiable history of success is supported by implementing a curriculum that is built on fostering diversity, and one that is taught across the globe.”

With students already arriving from the MENA area, the medical school hopes to attract the greatest talent and practices from throughout the world.

The worldwide campus provides a supportive environment for students from all backgrounds to aspire for success as medical professionals.

Students believe they gain from learning from one another and the community as well — real-world experience that provides them an advantage in hands-on medical practice.