Message from the Associate Dean of Medical Student Education Center

Welcome to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is dedicated to advancing medical excellence through our comprehensive care across numerous specialties. As a pivotal healthcare destination, we prioritize not only top-tier clinical care but also outstanding medical education and training.

Our collaborations with prestigious universities across the UAE enrich our educational endeavors. We host students from Khalifa University, UAE University, and Gulf Medical University, engaging them in essential clerkships and diverse elective rotations. Our commitment is to nurture future medical professionals who are not only skilled in their craft but are compassionate caregivers and visionary leaders in healthcare both regionally and globally.

As we continue to grow and welcome more students, we are enhancing the breadth and depth of our clinical training to keep pace with the evolving needs of healthcare. Our alumni, who lead and innovate in various healthcare sectors, are testaments to the efficacy of our programs.

Thank you for engaging with Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City. We are excited to journey with you towards a healthier and brighter future.

Dr. Isam Sayed Salih
Associate Dean of Medical Student Education

Medical Student Education Center Partners


For further inquiries and assistance, please contact us on the email below:

[email protected]

Clerkship Directors


    • Gastroenterology
    • Rheumatology
    • Cardiology
    • Pulmonology
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • Nephrology
    • General OB/GYN
    • Ambulatory Gynecology
    • Infertility
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Obstetric Anesthesia
    • Hepatobiliary Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Urology
    • Thoracic
    • Orthopaedic
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Plastic / Reconstructive
    • Trauma / Acute Care
    • Otolaryngology
    • Oral and Maxillofacial
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • Peds Allergy / Immunology
    • Pediatrics Rheumatology
    • Pediatrics Neurology
    • Pediatrics Endocrinology
    • Radiology – Interventional
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Anesthesiology
    • Adult Psychology

Clinical Observership Program for Medical Students

The Medical Student Education Center at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City offers a clinical observership program designed for medical students who wish to gain exposure to various medical specialties and observe healthcare delivery in a world-class medical facility. The program provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with experienced healthcare professionals and learn from their expertise.

    • Duration: Up to four (4) weeks
    • Eligibility: Medical students currently enrolled in an accredited medical school who have completed at least six (6) months of clinical experience.
    • Application Process: Submit an application through the online portal website at least eight (8) weeks prior to the desired start date.
    • Provide medical students with an opportunity to observe and learn from experienced healthcare professionals in a clinical setting.
    • Expose medical students to various medical specialties and healthcare delivery systems
    • Enhance students’ understanding of patient care, medical decision-making, and interprofessional collaboration
    • Encourage students to develop their professional skills, including communication, teamwork, and professionalism.
    • Observers will be assigned to specific departments based on their interests and availability.
    • Observers will follow a schedule that includes attending rounds, observing clinical procedures, and participating in educational activities.
    • Observers will have the opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and allied health staff.
    • Observers will be required to complete an orientation session and adhere to all SSMC policies and guidelines.
    • Observers who successfully complete the observership program will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information about the clinical observership program for medical students, please contact the Medical Student Education Staff via [email protected].

Extracurricular Programs for Medical Students

  • Humanity in Medicine Program for Medical Students
  • Leadership Program for Medical Students
  • Medical Students Documentation Course for Medical Students
  • Research Course for Medical Students
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