Queen’s University Belfast
MBRU has a partnership services agreement with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). The goal of the partnership is provide advice and guidance on the strategic planning, organization and governance of the university and its Colleges., infrastructure and educational resources development, to support the quality of curriculum development, faculty recruitment, senior staff recruitment, student recruitment and faculty development programs.
QUB was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, before becoming a university in its own right in 1908, and today is an international centre of research and education. QUB has 20 Academic Schools within three Faculties, each led by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. The QUB School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) has over 520 staff, managed through its seven Centers and has over 2000 students across its three undergraduate disciplines and intercalated degrees. The School operates five research centers through the Institute of Health Sciences.
Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, and was placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results. This validates Queen’s as a University with world-class researchers carrying out world-class or internationally leading research.
Globally recognised education
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.
An international institution
Queen’s is in the top one per cent of global universities and is a UK top ten research-intensive university.
With more than 17,000 students and 3,700 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a major employer and investor, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.
Dubai Health Authority
The Dubai Health Authority is the major public sector healthcare provider in Dubai, and is owned by the Dubai Government. The healthcare system includes four hospitals and 14 Primary Healthcare Centers supported by a full range of ancillary services. Service is provided in all the core specialties and sub-specialties. The system has a total of 1772 in-patient beds and 485 specialist physicians, of which 192 are consultant physicians.
The average number of visits per healthcare facility is 276 and the average length of stay is 5 days, with 79% bed occupancy rate. The case mix covers a wide range of conditions suitable for clinical training.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is the first overseas branch of Moorfields and brings 200 years of excellence in eye care to the Middle East. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai chose to be located in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
Moorfields London was founded over 200 years ago and is both the oldest and largest eye hospital in the world. It is internationally renowned for its comprehensive clinical and research activities. The hospital is a major international tertiary care and training centre in ophthalmology and over half of all ophthalmologists in the UK have received specialist training at the hospital. Together with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which is adjacent to the Hospital, it forms the world's largest site for eye care, education and research.
Mediclinic Middle East
Mediclinic Middle East is part of Mediclinic International, one of the top 10 listed private healthcare groups in the world, with 52 hospitals in South Africa, 16 in Switzerland (under the name Hirslanden) and two hospitals and 10 clinics in the UAE. Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City currently has 229 beds across a range of specialties and plans to have 93 full time consultant staff in post by April 2016.
Mediclinic Middle East will offer our students a unique opportunity to learn in the setting of a large multispecialty private sector healthcare provider. MBRU students will be embedded in healthcare teams and participate in healthcare delivery under supervision, and with graded responsibilities according to their skills and experience. Mediclinic Middle East will assign faculty members as supervisors for these students, and training will be based on a jointly developed program with clearly defined learning outcomes. Under this agreement, clinical academic faculty of MBRU with the required skills and experience, will be granted clinical privileges to treat patients at Mediclinic facilities.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MBRU has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The postgraduate Programs at Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine satisfy the clinical specialist training criteria leading to eligibility for the UK-based Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) specialty membership examinations.
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical practice, through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical workforce. The College is located in Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, within the Surgeons' Hall and adjoining buildings.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the largest and oldest surgical organisations worldwide, and traces its origins to 1505 when the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh were formally incorporated as a Craft Guild of Edinburgh. Today, in its sixth century, the College continues to promote the highest standards in education, assessment and surgical practice and is committed to providing the best services and facilities possible to everyone who has chosen to be part of our College, wherever they are based.
Truly a global College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an international network with a membership with close to 22,000 Fellows, Members and Affiliates in almost 100 countries worldwide. Though Edinburgh based, only 10% of the College's membership is based in Scotland, with around 40% based in England and 40% overseas.