EMSS (United Arab Emirates) - Dubai Medical College for Girls, Dubai
Pediatrics, Airport Clinic, Anesthesia, Biomedical, Cardiology, Dermatology, Diabetology, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Geriatrics, ICU, ICU Surgical, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opthalmology, Physical Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Thoracics, Trauma Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, ENT, Medical Physics, Nephrology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Respiratory, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Pathology
All months - OBGYN and Pediatrics unavailable in January and February, Exchangees not accepted in August.
AED 200
At the University Dorms
Dorms have a curfew that you must abide by while staying there. Also, as it is a girls only dormitory, males are strictly forbidden. Please respect the culture of the UAE.
During Ramadan, drinking, smoking and eating in public will not be allowed, an
Haneen Aqleh
A bit about Dubai Medical College
Twenty five years ago, founder Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed AlLootah established Dubai Medical College (DMC) as a way to empower young women in the region who wished to study medicine. Since its inception, DMC has been fortunate in receiving help from the government of Dubai’s Department of Health and Medical Services and our students rotate in three of the best public hospitals in Dubai: Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Latifa Hospital.

With over 900 graduates practicing medicine across the world and a campus that includes professors
and students from over 30 different countries, DMC has earned a reputation as one of the best centers
for medical education and a beacon of academic excellence.

Given the prime, central positions of both the dorms and the hospitals in Dubai, exchanges will have ample opportunities to discover every corner of the emirate and beyond.

We'd therefore like to welcome you to Dubai in advance, where the skyscrapers are the tallest, the multicultural crowd the friendliest, the food some of the greatest, and the experience is definitely one of the best! Don't forget your sunscreen!

Students will be rotating in Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Latifa hospital depending on their elective of choice.

These hospitals are equipped with state of the art technology which, combined with years of experience and expertise, is bound to result in a rich learning experience.

  • Rashid Hospital is the biggest of the three, and being equiped with Dubai's best A&E, is the emirate's choice trauma center. The care provided there is comprehensive and multidisciplinary, from the machinery to the ambulatory helipad outside.
  • Dubai Hospital is the oldest hospital in the emirate, with an astounding 13 floors,meach dedicated to a medical discipline, and situated in the heart of old Dubai, where the city's old charm truly shines.
  • Latifa Hospital is an impressive 367 bed hospital aimed exclusively at maternal and pediatric care. It was built to ensure the best possible environment for pregnant women and their children, and is a modern building with the most modern of medical technologies.

We ask that you please adbide by the country's culture and ethics code, and dress respectfully while on your hospital rounds. Dresses and skirts must be below the kness at all times, no clow cut shirts or blouses, and no sandals. A white coat will need to worn at all times when you are on your attachment at the hospitals.
Students will be given AED 200, which is sufficient for one meal at the hospital cafeteria per working day.
Students will be residing at the Dubai Medical College Hostel.

The dorms have some rules, which we kindly urge our valued exchangees to abide by:

- Curfew is 11pm and must be adhered to at all times. If you wish to stay out beyond this time, or overnight, please speak to the LEO to see if this will be possible.
- Please dress respectfully, even while in dorms (ie no short shorts or crop tops)
- This is a girls only dormitory, with some girls being from culturally sensitive or conservative backgrounds. We therefore ask that you respect this and do not bring any males to the dorms.

You will have your own room with an en suite bathroom in the dorms, and there is a communal kitchen in the eating hall, where you can cook. 
There is also a laundry room equipped with washers and dryers.
WiFi access is available throughout the dorms.

We pride ourselves on our Arab hospitality, particularly in the dorm life, so please don't hesitate to get to know your neigbors! 

Transportation is available from the college; several buses leave from the dorms and the hospitals at pre designated times a day. However, students should be prepared to pay for their own transport during holidays when the university is off ie during summer or winter breaks, or public holidays. 
Students can contact their CP or LEO to get a rough estimate of the costs, and we will try our best to accomodate your needs.

Additionally, a metro card will be given to all incomings for their personal use.
  • The social program is tailored according to the time of the year and the number of incomings at the time. It is specially arranged at discounted prices for incoming students, inteded to give ou a well rounded experience of all Dubai has to offer.

    Some of our fixtures include:

    NFD(national food and drinks) night,a not to be missed pportunity to explore the diverse cusines the UAE has on offer.
  • AT THE TOP, Burj Khalifa: You can’t just come to Dubai and not go to the top of the world! Explore the view from one of the most iconic buildings in modern history, and cross one more item off our bucketlist. 
  • Desert Safari: when in Dubai, do as the people of the desert do! Go exploring in the the vast red dunes of that make up the emirate, with camel riding and more.

**{Please note that while both these events have taken place so far in the LC, it could change according to availability}

Other activities such as the SCOPE Amazing Race may take place depending on the number of incomings and the weather condition at the time.

NB. 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.

NB. There are designated places for consumption of alcohol in the city of Dubai. Proof that age is over 21 is required.

We encourage you to go and explore the diverse metropolis that is Dubai! Some good places to start:

  • The Burj Al Arab; only 7 star hotel in the world
  • Madinat Jumairah, where old souk style architecture meets fine dining
  • The Burj Khalifa; tallest skyscraper in the world!
  • The Dubai Mall Fountain, which is programmed to give a spectacular show in tune with several songs
  • The Deira Gold & Spice Souks, where you can submereg yourselfin a traditional UAE souk
  • Al Bastikiya, a historical neighborhood with forts constructed in the 1800s
  • The Palm Jumeirah, a man made island where the iconic Atlantis is situated, and you can even visit the Aquaventure Waterpark there!
  • the Grand Mosque, built is 1900 is a bautifu sybol of the Islamic faith prevalet in Dubai

  • 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.
  • Public displays of affections between members of the opposite sex are not allowed.
  • 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.

Here are some key points to keep in mind with regards to the dress code:

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.

3. Around 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.