Gulf Medical University a Leading Medical University in the Middle East, Won Two Education Oscars at the 2020’s most exciting, effective new approaches to teaching and learning announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and The Wharton School,
after a grueling competition comprising eight months, 1425 applicants, and six rounds of close expert scrutiny at the Global Education Awards Held at QS Reimagine Conference 2020.
-Learning and Assessment Award, Gold Winner-Using AI-based Virtual Patient Learning for Distance Problem-Based Learning & Assessment of Health professionals, Clinical Competencies
-AI AWARD, Gold Winner-Using ai and Hi-fidelity Simulation (Virtual Patient Learning) in Health Professions Education
Gulf Medical University stood First Place in two categories at the Reimagine Education global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The conference brings together edtech startups, academic faculty from top institutions, Chief Innovation Officers, university leadership, teachers, and other stakeholders in the future of higher education teaching and learning. The Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education – reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy Said “It is wonderful to see innovative training methodologies used at Gulf Medical University being recognized at the regional and global levels. The Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) is the only simulation which captures the patient’s emotional reactions to the learner’s approach of communications with the virtual patient. Because it is highly authentic and extends beyond the simple acquisition of knowledge, I believe that Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) will gradually replace the traditional less authentic forms of Problem Based Learning.”
GMU is the first university in the Middle East region to introduce VPL, which is making a huge difference to the overall learning experience of the students, arming them with additional skills and insights to evolve as healthcare professionals of the future.
Virtual patient learning can be used in two modes: a ‘learning’ mode and an ‘evaluation’ mode. The learning mode is developed to stimulate student-centered learning and is linked to a large number of resources such as radiological images, laboratory results, videos, and management guidelines. The evaluation mode can be used for the purpose of evaluating students’ decision-making and communication skills.
Gulf Medical University is one of the most popular medical academic establishments in the Gulf region, with 6 colleges, 26 accredited courses having students from 86 countries and advanced infrastructure and facilities.