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Harvard Medical School Dubai

University name Harvard Medical School Dubai
Director's name Robert L Thurer, MD (Chief Academic Officer)
Executive body or owner Harvard Medical International (HMI) & DHCC
Date founded 2004
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute university
University location / area Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) (no map)
Postal address PO Box 505002, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3622794
Fax +971-4-3624778
Email info-hmsdc@hms.harvard.edu
Website hmsdc.hms.harvard.edu (new window)
Curriculum US
Qualifications Postgraduate
University fees
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 88 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 2 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
2.5 stars from 6 votes.    

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15 May 2008
  • Full name is Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) Institute for Postgraduate Education and Research.
  • Institute is for the professional development of doctors, nurses, research personnel and other professionals in the health sector in the Gulf region, and offers postgraduate training fellowship programs.
  • HMSDC is in a 350,000 sq foot area including an auditorium (340 seats), case method room, IT facilities, classrooms and medical simulation center.
  • The HMSDC initiative was launched in 2004, construction of facilities expected end 2007 with first students expected July 2008.
  • Location is Harvard Medical School Dubai Center, Ibn Sina Building, Block C, Dubai Health Care City
  • Alternative contact details might be Fax +971-4-3249000, and research@hmsdc.dhcc.ae for research enquiries.
  • Current HMSDC programs include (programs take place at Boston hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School)
    • Clinical Fellowship - development of clinical subspecialty in medicine, surgery or diagnostic imaging.
    • Research Fellowship
    • Specialty Observership - duration of 1-3 months, observing and participating in diagnostic and medical procedures.
    • Maktoum Harvard Medical Library Observership - 1 month duration in Boston medical libraries, then return to Dubai to do a master's program in Library Information Systems. Candidates for this fellowship should have a health or education related bachelor's degree.
  • HMSDC Fellowship programs are usually 1-3 years.
Last update 15 May 2008
General comments - might not apply to Harvard Medical School Dubai
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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