EMSS (United Arab Emirates) - University of Sharjah, Sharjah
Anesthesia, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery, E.N.T, Emergency, Endocrinology, General Surgery, ICU, Medical Physics, Nephrology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, oncology, ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, Radiology, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Thoracics, Urology, gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Trauma Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery
All months except August
University cafeteria for one meal per working day
College Dormitories
Mahmoud Saleh
The University of Sharjah, established in 1997, is a comprehensive academic institution with a distinctive learning style and a global vision. It is a pioneer in academia, scientific research and the arts in the UAE and the GCC region. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The University of Sharjah is the first and only university in the United Arab Emirates, which employs the concept of domain clusters where colleges and similar centres are located in close proximity. This unique feature of the University, facilitates the sharing of common resources such as laboratories and libraries among the colleges. It also allows for students from similar fields to interact and exchange experiences and challenges.
The Sharjah LC include Dubai Hospital and Rashid Hospital. All of these hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, as well as advanced rehabilitation services. You're guaranteed to have a dynamic learning experience during your stay.
Food coupons from the university cafeteria on working days (5 days a week) or AED 200 will be provided for the entire month.
Lodging will be arranged at the dormitories of University of Sharjah.
Near the dorms, a library is provided along with a sports complex with free access to a fully equipped gym, an olympic swimming pool, as well as a soccer field and Tennis, Basketball, and Volleyball courts among others.
WIFI is provided in the dorm building outside of the rooms. Only wired internet connection is available inside of the rooms. Kindly bring a router with you if you wish to install a wifi in your room.

A laundry service is provided which costs around 2 EUROS per week (washing,drying ..)
Transportation is provided by the college to Dubai Hospital Only. Students wishing to joing the departments of Gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery or Plastic surgery will be placed in Rashid Hospital. The university DOES NOT provide transportation to Rashid Hospital and therefore students wishing to joing the previously mentioned departments will have to pay for transportatin on their own (Whch might be expensive).  Students can contact their CPs/LEOs to get a rough estimate of the costs.
ALL Incomings might have to pay part of the expenses of their transportation during summer months no matter what Hospital they are placed in.

To have a look at the busses network in Sharjah, kindly check the following link:

Dubai Full Busses network:

In addtion to that, there are 2 Metro Lines in Dubai, as well as a Tram line and a Monorail Line.  

The social program is tailored to the time of the year and the number of incomings at the time. It is specially arranged at discounted prices for incoming students. Social programs include at least 4 events ranging from National food and drink night,desert safari, tour of the city, Miracle garden and possibly a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa. 

Expect the social program to be altered from the rest of the year during exams and the Holy Month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, drinking, smoking and eating in public will not be allowed, and activity during the day will be reduced markedly. Restaurants will be closed and will not have dine in, but may only have take outs. However the country is full of festive celebrations in the evenings. There are designated places for consumption of alcohol in the city of Dubai. Proof that age is over 21 is required. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN THE DORMIORIES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Top of the burj khalifa
Dubai fountain
Eye of the emirates
Al Qasba
Dubai Marina
Al Qudra
Miracle Garden
Abu Dhabi Tour
Desert Safari

  • Dormitories have their own regulations and possibly curfews as per social norms of the country. You have to be prepared to follow them when mandated.
  • It should be noted that the cultural factors affect the lifestyle in the country significantly; as such it is important to take that into consideration in clinical and social settings.
  • The UAE has varying degrees of tolerance regarding clothing styles from around the world. There are legal guidelines as to what is not acceptable, as there are laws regarding decent clothing.  However, people can mostly wear what they wish whilst making sure to cover “Shoulders to knees” in most public areas such as malls. Some people may take offence and a security guard reserves the right to take action if he deems your outfit to be too offensive.
UAE as a whole has a certain dress code which we expect our incomings to follow.

Here are some key points to keep in mind:

1. Public places: the dress code applies to malls, markets, cinemas, on the
street, on the road in your car, super markets, public areas of hotels etc.

2. You can wear what you want in your home.

3. Round pools or at the beach: bikinis or swimsuits must be worn - topless bathing is not allowed neither are thong type bottoms.

4. A common problem seems to be when people come from the beach or pool and go to a shop or mall still wearing swimwear/not completely covering up over it. e.g, a bikini top with shorts or see through sarong worn over it. This is not acceptable - so make sure you get fully redressed after being by the pool or sea.

5. After the gym get fully clothed again, avoid crop tops and short shorts in public - this too will cause offence.

6. Underwear should be covered at all times - no briefs, g-strings, bras etc on show or viewable through fabric.