MSEC- Associate Dean Message,

Welcome to the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Medical Student Education webpage. I appreciate your interest.

Personally, I am excited about where we are and where we are headed with medical student education at SSMC.

SSMC is already a great hospital, providing excellent care in many departments in conjunction with our partner, the local governmental health system (SEHA). We have over 350 physicians serving as faculty for our medical students as well as for residents and fellows in many specialities. However, this is just the beginning; SSMC began its transformational journey in January 2020 to become a world-class destination medical center. We seek to provide complex medical care and superb clinical training as a patient-centered, team-based, staff-supporting destination academic medical center.

We are currently involved with two esteemed universities. We participate in clinical education of pre-clinical students at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi and we have Khalifa students with us in the hospital for core clerkships and elective rotations. Students from Gulf Medical University in Ajman do core clerkships with us here at SSMC, too. In addition, we get numerous requests for visiting rotations from medical students around the world. We do our best to provide top quality medical training in order to produce excellent clinicians who provide compassionate patient care and who will become medical leaders both regionally and internationally.

Furthermore, we are growing! Our student numbers are increasing and we are offering additional clinical experiences to the Khalifa University students. As COVID restrictions ease, we anticipate welcoming more students from other countries for elective rotations.

Thanks for engaging with us as we look toward a healthier future, led by graduates of our training programs!

Dr. Phil Fischer

Medical Student Education Center Partners


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

[email protected]

Dr. Phil Fisher

Associate Dean, Medical Students Education Center

Dr. Uzma Qazi

Medical Students Education Center Coordinator

Santosh Kumar

Medical Students Education Center Coordinator


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