RAK Medical and Health Sciences University( RAK MHSU) established under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi,(Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Chancellor of the university), celebrated its first convocation on 29th September 2011. The university is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Government of UAE. RAK MHSU is already listed in the International Medical Education Directory.
The University started functioning from the year 2006 and currently offers MBBS, BDS, B.Pharm, BS.Nursing and 2 year bridge program for Registered Nurses(RN-BSN). The University will be starting Masters programs in Nursing from October 2011 and is the first university in the UAE to commence this program. Masters program in Pharmacy will commence from Jan 2011.
Within a short span of 5 years, already RAK MHSU has earned a good reputation for quality education.
The first batch of 19 students who joined MBBS in 2006 and 8 students who joined BSc.Nursing in 2006 graduated along with 30 and 22 students who joined RN-BSN programs in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The degrees were awarded by H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Government of UAE and H.E. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais,Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and acting Minister of Health.
Higher officials from the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Health,Government of UAE and several dignitaries from Sheikh Saqr Hospital, Obaidullah Hospital and leading hospitals from UAE,leading institutions, organization, universities and schools attended along with the parents of graduating students.
The convocation ceremony was held in the University auditorium from 11am to 1pm