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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Description:

United Arab Emirates University (SMHS) 

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) of the United Arab Emirates University is the first and highest ranked medical school in the United Arab Emirates. It was first opened in 1984 by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and Supreme Chancellor of the University. CMHS evolved rapidly from its embryonic beginnings. In 1986 the first batch was admitted and graduated in 1993. 

The College is internationally recognized and ranked highly, especially amongst similar institutions in the Middle East. It is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), listed and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and recognized by American and Canadian Universities and health institutions. CMHS strives to produce Emirati doctors educated to the highest international standards. It organizes regular continuing professional development and has an impressive record in establishing productive research programs.

GW, SMHS medical students can take electives in English in the following specialties while at UAEU: 
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • OB/GYN 
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
UAEU will assist GW, SMHS medical students in finding housing near the hospital where they are completing their clinical elective. Estimated cost for one month of housing, food and in-country transportation is $1,000. Students must perform standard clinical duties while in the United Arab Emirates and are expected to work closely with a designated faculty mentor, who will evaluate the student's progress.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to the program, click on the Apply Now button above to get started. Please note you will have to login with your GW Net ID (the first part of your or email address) and GW Net ID Password.

What to Do When You Login:

The system will prompt you to select which semester you would like to attend your international clinical elective. You will not choose by elective block, but rather put Fall, Spring, or Summer 
depending on the month you will be going abroad. Please do not hesitate to contact International Medicine Programs (IMP) Office (  with questions or problems  applying online.