Welcome to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City’s Staff Development Center

At Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), we are committed to fostering a culture of continuous professional growth and excellence. The Staff Development Center is at the heart of SSMC’s mission to enhance the skills and knowledge of our healthcare professionals. The center provides a dynamic and supportive environment where staff can access a wide range of training and development opportunities designed to empower them to excel in their roles and advance their careers.

The programs are tailored to meet the needs of our diverse workforce, encompassing clinical and non-clinical domains. The center ensure that the team is equipped with the latest knowledge and tools necessary to provide outstanding patient care and support services. The Staff Development Center is not just a place for learning but a platform for innovation and collaboration. We encourage our staff to engage in lifelong learning and contribute to the continuous improvement of our healthcare services.

Scope of the Department


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

[email protected]

Dr. Abdulmajeed Alzubaidi

Associate Dean, Staff Development Center

Dr. Ibrahim Al Kuwaiti

Education Director

Amal Al Junaibi

Staff Development Manager

Amna Al Qemzi

Staff Development Coordinator

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Tamheed Program (Administrative Internship):

Program length: (1-3 months)

Tamheed Programs is designed to support the range and versatility of non-clinical educational and workforce opportunities at the SSMC campus. Programs are primarily internship-based experiences in administration. Though not directly involved in patient care, each learner will contribute to SSMC’s mission.

Students in the program will participate in the following ways:
  • Engage in a structured educational experience under the leadership of an appointed program director and assigned preceptor(s)
  • Learn critical skills relevant to their course of study according to established program goals and objectives
  • Interact with SSMC faculty and staff
  • Attend virtual and in-person meetings, lectures, and experiences
  • Tamheed Programs provides centralized oversight and support of these educational programs on the SSMC campus.
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Staff Development oversaw the implementation of the Nafis apprentice program. This is a federal program to increase the competitiveness of Emirati human resources and empower them to occupy jobs in the private sector. The cooperation between SSMC and Nafis will provide Emirati nationals with on-the-job training and development opportunities. The program aims to increase their employability and help them secure better job opportunities in the private sector by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge.

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October 2024

SSMC Education Week

How do I apply for Admin training programs at SSMC?

The learner can Apply here.

When does the intake for training begin?

The learner can apply any time of the year. However, there should be a 2-months window from the requested training start date.

After submitting my application, what is the next step?

The learner will be contacted by one of the Education team members to inform them about the status of the application (Accepted/Rejected).

What are the categories of training?

Internship training

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