RAK Medical & Health Sciences University is the First Comprehensive Health Science University in UAE. His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Supreme Council Member, United Arab Emirates, is the Chancellor of the University.
From the humble beginning with 22 students, RAKMHSU has grown remarkably well, having 1350 plus students from 48 different Nationalities. Same way, RAKMHSU is proud of having 98 Teaching Faculty, 103 Adjunct Faculty and 100 Non-teaching Staff hailing from 25 different countries. Actually, RAKMHSU has become a role model of synergy and cooperation among the students and faculty of different nationalities and religions pursuing with commitment their respective professional careers. The continued significant contribution from our committed faculty has helped RAKMHSU immensely in improving the academic standards. RAKMHSU is proud to maintain a Student-Teacher Ratio at 7:1, which is more than an ideal situation.
RAKMHSU is fortunate to have matching physical and infrastructure facilities such as classrooms, multipurpose laboratories and a Clinical Skills Laboratory, which are critical for the faculty to achieve the goals and objectives of each and every course of different programs. The University recognizes the highly commendable work done by the office of the Finance & Administration, and facility management in creating these facilities in a record time. Now, the construction of two additional buildings (Academic Block and Sports Complex) to meet the requirements of both Nursing and Pharmacy Colleges, has been completed. In addition, the RAK College of Dental Sciences has its own State of Art building with all the ultra-modern dental facilities.
Our state of art Library has grown into one of the best libraries in UAE with more than 22,472 text books and 9719 Online Journals (PROQUEST and CINAHL) in addition to Computer, Internet and Wi-Fi facilities. Students and Faculty including Adjunct Clinical Faculty have access to these facilities from outside the campus too and through two satellite Libraries. Micromedex, which is a database of drugs, specially serves the Clinical Pharmacy department and its Masters students. In addition to the main Library, RAKMHSU has satellite libraries in RAK College of Dental Sciences and all the teaching hospitals of Ministry of Health.
RAKMHSU currently has full time Bachelors and Masters Programs in Medicine (MBBS), Dental Surgery (BDS), Pharmacy (B. Pharm & (MS) Pharmacy) and Nursing (BSN and MSN) and in view of the alarming rise in Lifestyle ailments in the UAE with 70% of our population overweight, 36% obese, 67% being unfit and sedentary, 33% smoking and 67% being cardiac risk, we have tied up with RAK Hospital and Arabian Wellness to launch a 6 month online certificate course in Lifestyle Medicine. The program is affiliated to the European Lifestyle & Medicine Organizations (Geneva).
I convey my deep sense of appreciation to the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) and Ministry of Health (MOH), for their continued guidance and prompt action and timely help.
Dr. S Gurumadhva Rao