Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Enables Wateen Graduates To Celebrate Next Step In Their Healthcare Careers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: A new career in healthcare awaits fifty-four UAE nationals following their successful completion of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Wateen graduate program.

The university graduates spent the last year getting practical experience through a comprehensive training program that saw them meet strict competency requirements across a range of clinical and non-clinical roles within the hospital. The experience was made even more challenging by the unique circumstances of the pandemic that the trainees encountered through the course of the year.

“Healthcare has always been a vocation for people who want to directly address challenges and make a real difference in people’s lives. Never in our memories has that been more true than this year. Our graduates demonstrated exemplary commitment to our mission in both through the height of the pandemic and as we resumed our full range of services following our COVID-19 free designation,” says Nizar Luqman, Chief Human Capital Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health.

The hospital’s Wateen graduate trainee program offers qualified UAE nationals the opportunity to take their first step towards a promising career in healthcare. During their time in the program, trainees receive support and guidance from highly experienced professionals to help them translate their academic training to the real world.

“Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Wateen graduate trainee program is centered around each individual trainee providing them with a structured environment and the tools they need to succeed.  This support in beginning their specialized career means that we are able to train effective future leaders that will shape the next generation of UAE national caregivers, building towards our national vision of a more sustainable healthcare system,” says Yousef Abdulla Aljneibi, Executive Director, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness.“My experience over the last twelve months has been incredible, I have learned so much more than I ever imagined. I am keen to keep learning, be a team player to the social work management team, and transplant team, while contributing to the health of our community,” says graduate Fatima Al Zaabi, Assistant Clinical Social Worker.

Trainees receive feedback at regular intervals and upon graduation, become fully fledged professionals in their chosen field.  All 54 graduates will remain at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in permanent positions. By providing these educational opportunities, the hospital hopes to inspire and prepare the next generation of UAE national healthcare leaders.

“I am grateful to have had this opportunity and for everything we all accomplished this year. The key skills and knowledge that I have learnt and implemented while shadowing my team through actual projects have significantly contributed to helping me grow. I am proud to be part of the team and look forward to continuing making Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi a pioneer in the healthcare sector” says graduate Khaled Al Kaayyoomi, Specialist, Continuous Improvement.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is an integral part of Mubadala Health’s network, which work together to address the emirate’s most pressing healthcare needs. Designated as an advanced teaching facility by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the hospital has placed education at the core of its mission.

For more information on educational and training opportunities available at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, call 800 8 CCAD (2223) visit or download the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi app.

About Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi:

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, is a multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye, Respiratory, Critical Care, Surgical Subspecialties, Medical Subspecialties, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging, Quality & Patient Safety, and Clinical & Nursing. In all, more than 40 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards. The hospital is a 394 (expandable to 490) bed facility, with five clinical floors, three diagnostic and treatment levels, and 13 floors of critical and acute inpatient units. It is a physician-led medical facility served by North American/European Board Certified (or equivalent) physicians. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides patients in the region direct access to the world’s best healthcare providers and Cleveland Clinic’s unique model of care, reducing their need to travel abroad for treatment.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – Al Ain began offering select medical services in December 2017. The facility is located on the Tawam Hospital Campus in Al Ain.

About Mubadala Health:

Mubadala Health is the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 2021, Mubadala Health operates, manages, and develops a portfolio of healthcare assets including: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Amana Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC), Danat Al Emarat, HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, HealthPlus Family Clinics, HealthPlus Fertility, HealthPlus Women’s Health Center, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, and a stake in Al Meswak Dental Clinics Group. With a vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health sets a new benchmark for the UAE and regional healthcare industry through its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class caregivers who strive to put patients first across its continuum of care. Innovation, research, and education are the foundational pillars of Mubadala Health, supporting the further development of a sustainable healthcare sector in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi and the region.