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Medical College of the Future

Family Medicine

October 12, 2020 - 14:00 - 15:00

Topic Description :

Medical College of the Future

Learning Objectives:

    1. Reflecting on the future of medical education in a rapidly changing healthcare system
    2. The balance between advanced technology and the humanistic practice of medicine
    3. How medical schools should prepare the students for the future.

Speaker :

Professor Hossam Hamdy

Professor Hossam Hamdy

Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE
MBChB, D.S, Doctorate of Surgery (DM), Alexandria University
FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (England), FRCP “England”
PhD (Med Education, Groningen, Netherlands)


Prof. Hossam Hamdy is Professor of Surgery and Medical Education. An internationally known medical educator and active Pediatric Surgeon. A scholar, professional and leader in higher education in the Middle East and renowned internationally. He has established and led several Medical Colleges, Suez Canal University, Egypt, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain and Gulf Medical University, UAE. He has served in different senior academic and administrative positions as Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, Vice Chancellor Medical & Health Science Colleges, Sharjah University, Director of the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, Sharjah University and Dean College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

Prof. Hamdy has served as WHO Temporary Advisor ‘Consultant’ in Medical Education. His PhD in Medical Education from University of Groningen, Netherlands was on “Measurements in Medical Education: Implications for Quality”. He is active in medical education research and has published more than 70 studies in education and surgery and introduced several innovation and best practices in Medical Education. He is member of several editorial Board Journals in Medical Education (Medical Educator Medical Teacher, AMEE MedEdPublish, Korean Journal of Medical Education etc.) He is a member of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Assessors team.

His work and contribution to Medicine and Medical Education over more than 40 years has been acknowledged and has won him many awards: The Sheikh Khalifa Award for Higher Education for “Distinguished Professor in Teaching”, led the College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University to win the “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award” for Best Medical College in the Arab world, “Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England “By Election”, and “Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of England”.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy was decorated in 2011 by the Republic of France with the prestigious decoration as “Chevalier Dans L’ordre Des Palmes Academiques” / “Knight of the Order of Academic Palms” for his achievements in Medical Education.