Innovations in AI & Students Assessments Wins Two Education Oscars for Gulf Medical University at QS Reimagine Awards 2020


Gulf Medical University Stood First in use of AI in Teaching and Learner Assessment categories contested by 1400 university from 72 countries.

United Arab Emirates: Gulf Medical University a Leading Medical University in the Middle East, Won Two Education Oscars at the 2020’s most exciting, effective new approaches to teaching and learning announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and The Wharton School, after a grueling competition comprising eight months, 1425 applicants, and six rounds of close expert scrutiny at the Global Education Awards Held at QS Reimagine Conference 2020.

-Learning and Assessment Award, Gold Winner-Using AI-based Virtual Patient Learning for Distance Problem-Based Learning & Assessment of Health professionals, Clinical Competencies

-AI AWARD, Gold Winner-Using ai and Hi-fidelity Simulation (Virtual Patient Learning) in Health Professions Education

Gulf Medical University stood First Place in two categories at the Reimagine Education global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The conference brings together edtech startups, academic faculty from top institutions, Chief Innovation Officers, university leadership, teachers, and other stakeholders in the future of higher education teaching and learning. The Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education – reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability.

 Prof. Hossam Hamdy Said “It is wonderful to see innovative training methodologies used at Gulf Medical University being recognized at the regional and global levels. The Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) is the only simulation which captures the patient’s emotional reactions to the learner’s approach of communications with the virtual patient. Because it is highly authentic and extends beyond the simple acquisition of knowledge, I believe that Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) will gradually replace the traditional less authentic forms of Problem Based Learning.”

GMU is the first university in the Middle East region to introduce VPL, which is making a huge difference to the overall learning experience of the students, arming them with additional skills and insights to evolve as healthcare professionals of the future.

Virtual patient learning can be used in two modes: a ‘learning’ mode and an ‘evaluation’ mode. The learning mode is developed to stimulate student-centered learning and is linked to a large number of resources such as radiological images, laboratory results, videos, and management guidelines. The evaluation mode can be used for the purpose of evaluating students’ decision-making and communication skills.

Gulf Medical University is one of the most popular medical academic establishments in the Gulf region, with 6 colleges, 26 accredited courses having students from 86 countries and advanced infrastructure and facilities.

About Gulf Medical University:

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programs with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions – including CEOs, COOs, Medical Directors and Head of Departments – in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University’s academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.