Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Mubadala Health and its partners welcomed 60 high school students as part of the Junior Caregiver Program this summer. The program aims to catalyze the development of next-generation healthcare talent in the UAE and provides students with real-life exposure to medical, nursing, and other healthcare professions across the Mubadala Health network.
The program began at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in 2016 and following its success and positive reception by students and academic institutions, it was expanded to encompass other Mubadala Health partners.
This year, 60 students from various educational institutes in Abu Dhabi participated in the summer program, which was launched by Mubadala Health’s flagship partner, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital was the first to host the students and provide them with comprehensive orientation sessions and an exclusive opportunity to shadow caregivers on their day-to-day clinical and non-clinical tasks across the hospital, while gaining valuable exposure to the dynamic elements of a career in healthcare.
Following their experience at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, students were rotated across several other Mubadala Health assets, gaining first-hand knowledge across different healthcare organizations and specialties, further driving their interest towards diverse career opportunities within the healthcare industry. At the end of the program, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi hosted a graduation ceremony to present the students with completion certificates.
Suaad Al Hammadi, Chief Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Health, said, “At Mubadala Health we have always been committed to developing the future generation of homegrown talent. Initiatives like the Junior Caregiver Program provide first-hand experience and exposure to the exciting career paths in our vibrant and flourishing healthcare sector that await them. Educating future generations on career opportunities in healthcare supports the wider efforts of Mubadala Health in transforming the region’s healthcare landscape and helping create a sustainable healthcare sector for the UAE.”
Ali Al Jawdar, Chief Human Capital Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, commented, “Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is honored to open its doors to high school students as part of Mubadala Health’s Junior Caregiver Program. We are proud of the invaluable efforts of the caregivers, who are an essential part of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and we hope to further invest in homegrown talent across the UAE through such programs. We are excited to have the opportunity to support and make an impact on future generations and hope that students will consider careers in healthcare as a result of their experience at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. As a Mubadala Health partner, we look forward to developing more platforms that support the growth of our future talent force in the UAE.”
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 and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi. 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.
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 & Thoracic, 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.